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World coronavirus dispatch: Numbers jump, scientists recommend mass testing

From Trump blowing a plan to churn out millions of mask, to early release of prisoners in the UK, to an unprecedented economic crisis

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Coronavirus | Lockdown

Yuvraj Malik 



Medical personnel from BayCare test people for the coronavirus in the parking lot outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Photo: PTI
The UK’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 20% to 4,313 as of April 3

On Friday, the number of cases around the world crossed a million. A day later, daily new cases, for the first time were higher than 100,000 (see stats below). This clearly shows that the graph is moving with a steep upward bent. The only silver lining is that the fatalities aren’t growing as aggressively. However, recovery is still far from sight.

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First Published: Sun, April 05 2020. 07:46 IST

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