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Global cases of Coronavirus is likely to reach half a million with 471,759 infected and 21,297 death.

More than three billion people around the world are living under lockdown as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy, the second most affected country by the pandemic has recorded 74,386 infected cases and 7,503 death. The USA is also not far behind in the game of numbers from China with a difference of only 10,000 cases.

As the death toll increased in folds in Italy and Spain, United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres started a $2bn in international humanitarian aid to help poorer countries tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

“A threat to the whole of humanity and the whole of humanity must fight back,” said Guterres.

More deaths were reported in Europe, making it the epicenter of the pandemic. Spain also became the worst-hit country after Italy wit 3,647 deaths recorded. Lockdown period to be extended.

Russian government suspended all regular and charter flights to and from Russia from March 27.

Thailand also confirmed 111 new cases after an emergency came into effect from midnight. Total known cases of the virus now stand at 1,045.

“Lockdown not enough, Find, Isolate, Test, Treat,” says WHO for tackling the growing Coronavirus death scare.

Air India will operate a ”relief” flight to Tel Aviv to fly stranded Israeli nationals in the country in the wake of visa and travel restrictions on foreign citizens.

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