Covid-19 update: Coronavirus deaths top 70,000 worldwide


  • AseanPlus News
  • Monday, 06 Apr 2020

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING/HONG KONG/TOKYO/SINGAPORE: The total number of deaths from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic worldwide has passed 70,000 on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, a Chinese plane carrying direct aid from China to the European Union (EU) has arrived in Italy, the bloc's executive arm said on Monday.

The European Commission said in a press release that the Chinese plane delivered 2 million surgical masks, 200,000 N95 masks and 50,000 testing kits to Italy. Following the direct donation from China to the EU, the bloc's Emergency Response Coordination Centre coordinated the distribution to Italy. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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