Coronavirus latest: Cases worldwide pass 3 million mark

Coronavirus latest: Cases worldwide pass 3 million mark
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Coronavirus latest - summary



New Zealand reports five new cases, eases restrictions

Health authorities announced just one new confirmed case and four additional "probable" cases on Monday. 
The country has recorded a total of 1,469 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths. Only seven people are currently hospitalised with the virus.

Amazon France extends warehouses closure

The retail giant's six French warehouses will remain closed until May 5 after the court in Versailles sided with unions who demand the company conducts an investigation into the COVID-19 risks its activity bear for employees. 
Amazon had appealed an earlier ruling restricting what it can sell to essential products only. 

Irish COVID-19 deaths reach 1,102

The Republic of Ireland has recorded 18 additional deaths from COVID-19 over the previous day.
It brings the total number of fatalities in the country to 1,102.

France's daily death toll rebounds

COVID-19 killed a further 437 people in France over the previous 24 hours, the country's Director-General for health has announced. This is up from the 242 registered on Sunday which was the lowest level since early March.
The total death toll recorded from hospitals and care homes in France now stands at 23,293. 

COVID-19 statistics at a glance as total cases pass three million


Italy death toll rises by 333

Health authorities announced that the country's daily toll had risen by 333 over the previous 24 hours to 26,977.
The country's National Federation of Orders of Surgeons and Dentists also announced on Monday that 151 doctors had died from COVID-19 between March 11 and April 26. 

UK 'on track' to test 100,000 people a day by the end of the month

Hancock said that the country is "on track to the 100,000 target."
"We're broadly where we expected to be," he went on.
He added that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set a goal of 250,000, "especially for when the antibodies tests come online but so far there isn't one of those that is clinically valid".

NHS to restart other services from April 28

Britain's Health and Social Care Minister said as the number of hospitalisations fro COVID-19 is falling across the country, the restoration of other NHS services such as cancer care would start on Tuesday (April 28).
He also deplored that attendance at emergency services across the country had dropped by over 50% and urged people to "come forward and seek help" as they always would.
"Our message is that the NHS is open. Help us to help you," he said.

Britain to pay £60,000 to the families of NHS workers who died from COVID-19

Hancock announced that a "life assurance scheme" is to be created for frontline staff including medical personnel.
Families of NHS staff who've died from the virus will receive a £60,000 (€68,800) payment.
So far 82 NHS staff and 16 care workers have lost their lives to the pandemic. 
"They have dedicated their lives to caring for others, and I have a deep personal sense of duty that we must care for their loved ones," Hancock said.

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