Good day and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing protection of the coronavirus pandemic.
I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
It is the morning of March fifteen.
US President Donald Trump was tested for the virus, with the result coming back again negative. Meanwhile, Begona Gomez – the spouse of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez – has been diagnosed with the virus.
Spain and France have introduced bold new restrictions on their individuals in a bid to have the outbreaks in their international locations. Spaniards will be confined to their houses from Monday morning, though France has shut all ‘non-essential’ general public areas.
The throughout the world loss of life toll from COVID-19 now exceeds five,000 individuals.
The US has introduced that it is extending the travel restrictions imposed on the European nations to the United Kingdom and Ireland with outcome from Monday.
The World Wellness Organization (WHO), meanwhile, has described Europe as the new “epicentre” of the outbreak, which began late final year in the central Chinese town of Wuhan.
Here are the hottest updates:
Sunday, March fifteen
01:30 GMT – Korea situations continue to sluggish
South Korea documented seventy six new coronavirus situations on Sunday, the Korea Centers for Sickness Control and Avoidance said in its morning update on the country’s coronavirus outbreak, down from 107 on Saturday.
The state now has 8,162 verified situations of the virus, with seventy five deaths.
01:fifteen GMT – China imported situations exceed regional infections for second time
China recorded much more imported situations of coronavirus than locally-originated kinds for a second time on Saturday, according to knowledge introduced by the Nationwide Wellness Commission (NHC) on Sunday.
Mainland China experienced twenty new verified situations of coronavirus infections on March 14, up from eleven situations a working day previously. Of Saturday’s situations, 16 included travellers coming into China from overseas, it said.
The remaining four situations were recorded in the town of Wuhan. Saturday also marked the tenth consecutive working day where by Hubei province, recorded zero new infections exterior Wuhan, its provincial cash.
Of the 16 imported situations, five were identified in the cash Beijing and three in Shanghai. The provinces of Zhejiang, Gansu and Guangdong respectively documented four, three and just one situations.
00:30 GMT – Australia ‘national’ cupboard to satisfy on Sunday on coronavirus
Australia’s new national cupboard is established to satisfy on Sunday as the country’s situations of coronavirus topped 250 to discuss its reaction to the outbreak.
The national cabine, which involves federal, condition and territory leaders, will keep its first meeting through teleconference on Sunday.
The government has currently advised versus non-essential gatherings of much more than five hundred individuals from Monday.
The meeting is predicted to discuss irrespective of whether schools must be shut and irrespective of whether border controls must be further more tightened to have COVID-19.
“We are rightly, keeping all possibilities on the desk, irrespective of whether it’s in relation to travel or irrespective of whether it’s in relation to schools. The schools question will be very significantly guided by the healthcare guidance,” Wellness Minister Greg Hunt advised ABC television.
“One of the points that they have talked about, is not transferring too early on one thing like that.”
00:fifteen GMT – US president exams negative for coronavirus
US President Donald Trump was tested for the coronavirus and the result was negative.
Here’s the formal letter from Reuters’ Jeff Mason.
White House suggests @realDonaldTrump examination for #coronavirus was negative. pic.twitter.com/gqkj8pIHvR
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) March 14, 2020
00:00 GMT – Iranians disregarding calls to continue to be at residence, as Qom shrines requested shut
Iran has requested the closure of religious shrines in the holy town of Qom, where by the country’s coronavirus outbreak is assumed to have begun.
It’s also urging individuals to restrict their actions and continue to be off the streets, and has introduced all design get the job done in the cash, Tehran will prevent.
Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi, who is in Iran, suggests there is significantly scepticism about the government reaction.
“Certainly, [the closures] are improved afterwards than never,” he said. “But critics will say it’s too small, too late, the problems has currently been done, the virus has currently distribute during the state from Qom.”
You can read all the hottest updates from yesterday (March 14) in this article.