While Wuhan, the first outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak, lifted the blockade, the pandemic continued to spread in many parts of the world and the number of infected people globally exceeded 1.5 million.
According to the South China Morning Post, the number of Covid-19 deaths worldwide has surpassed the 80,000 mark, largely concentrated in Western countries.
Italy still tops the list with 17,669 deaths, followed by Spain, the USA (more than 14,000 each country) and France (10,800 cases).
The French government has announced that it will extend the time of the country ‘s blockade, which is scheduled to end on April 15, to control the spread of the virus despite the deaths and infections showing the disease situation. more positive sign.
He also recorded a record 938 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country to nearly 7,000. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still in an intensive care room after his illness worsened due to a viral infection.
Governments are still struggling to find a balance between how to keep the community safe but at the same time minimize economic damage and limit unemployment.
However, a global economic recession is almost certain to take place, while health experts stressed that any early easing could accelerate the return of the corona virus.
Global trade growth is expected to decline by about one-third in 2020 due to the pandemic, according to estimates by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 8, warning that the numbers will become “bad.” Ugly “.
The head of the WTO, Roberto Azevedo, warned that the Covid-19 crisis would cause “possibly the worst economic recession of our time”.
In another development, Saudi officials have officially announced a ceasefire will be implemented in Yemen, where the Saudi-led coalition is fighting Iranian-backed Houthi forces.