Coronavirus Updates: Infections Hit Grim Milestone; Japan Braces for Covid-19

Date: 2020-04-03 17:13:12

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CASES TOP 1 MILLION GLOBALLY
The new coronavirus has now infected 1 million people across the world, a milestone reached just four months after it first surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan. More than 51,000 have died and 208,000 recovered in what has become the biggest global public health crisis of our time.

JAPAN ON BRINK OF VIRUS SURGE
Japan is bracing for an explosive surge in coronavirus infections cases, senior government officials said, while continuing to resist calls to declare a state of emergency to fight the pandemic.

DNC POSTPONES NATIONAL CONVENTION
The Democratic National Committee postponed its national convention to be held in Milwaukee from mid-July to the week of Aug. 17, according to people familiar.

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS SOAR TO 10 MILLION
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits surged for a second week and reached about 10 million over the last two weeks, highlighting the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus as shutdowns widened across the country.

CHINA DEFENDS ‘TRANSPARENT’ VIRUS REPORTING
China rejected the American intelligence community’s conclusion that Beijing concealed the extent of the coronavirus epidemic, and accused the U.S. of seeking to shift the blame for its own handling of the outbreak.

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