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Coronavirus global death toll exceeds 7,400; cases now at 183,579 worldwide

Latest updates on coronavirus from around the globe in bullet points


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Singapore: Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore

  • White House seeks $850-bn stimulus
  • Fed unveils emergency lending
  • San Francisco shuts down
  • 183,579 cases worldwide, over 7,400 dead
  • 1st death reported in Pakistan; cases surge to 212
  • 135 deaths in Iran, raising total to 988
  • 2,000 new cases in Spain as infections top 11,000, says govt
  • WHO confirms two positive cases among its staff
  • T20 World Cup to go ahead as scheduled, says ICC
  • Euro 2020 Soccer Tournament postponed by a year
  • US, China accuse each other of fear-mongering
  • 80,881 confirmed cases in China, rest of the world at 94,000
  • Pfizer, BioNTech to co-develop potential vaccine
  • UK govt says ‘reasonable’ estimate is that 55,000 could have COVID-19
  • US stocks rebound: Dow Jones jumps 1,000 pts intra-day
  • Alphabet’s Verily tests 20 people on first day
  • China approves vaccine for clinical trials
  • Spanish football coach, 21, dies of coronavirus

First Published: Wed, March 18 2020. 02:41 IST