Coronavirus live updates: EU reports highest death toll in a day

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

16th Mar, 2020. 12:16 pm
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 Three countries from European Union have recorded their highest death toll in a single day.

Italy reported 368 deaths, number of deaths are now 1,809. In addition to this, over 97 deaths were reported from Spain in a single day.

Furthermore, France reported 29 deaths in a day, total 120 people have lost their lives.

Apart from that, UK also reported 14 new deaths, giving a total of 35.

Governments in the European countries have imposed strict restrictions over their citizens to fight against the pandemic.

Germany is likely to enforce strict control on its borders with France, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Denmark. Portugal will also close its frontier with Spain.

According to the international new agency, The Czech government has announced lockdown measuers; free movement in the country will be severely restricted until 24 March. People will be allowed to go to and from work and buy food or medicine, and make urgent family visits.

Austria is willing to ban gathering of more than 5 people whereas all the pubs are asked to be closed until 29 March.

Several European countries have also closed schools after increased death toll.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, White House physician confirmed the news.

Sean Conley informed, “This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative,”

Donald Trump experienced the test days after he hosted a meeting in Florida resort with a Brazilian delegation. Some of them were tested positive.

An advisor to Brazilian President Fabio Wajngarten were among those diagnosed positive.

Mr Conley said, “One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the president remains symptom-free,”

 

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