Spain’s coronavirus death toll overtook that of China today. The Spanish health Ministry said that fatalities have risen to 3,434 after 738 people died over the past 24 hours.
The country has entered the 11th day of its lockdown to try and rein in the COVID-19 epidemic. The virus has now infected 47,610 people.
Meanwhile, India’s 1.3 billion people have joined the global lockdown triggered by the outbreak as the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern at the acceleration of the pandemic in the United States. On Wednesday, Russia also ordered non-essential workers to stay home next week.
The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a healthcare system strained by the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.
Over 111,000 of the 435,000 people diagnosed with the disease have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. More than 19,000 people worldwide have died from COVID-19.