UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The announcement on Friday came as Spain recorded 769 new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country due to the coronavirus to 4,858.
Meanwhile, the United States now has more coronavirus cases than any other country with more than 86,000 infections, according to Johns Hopkins University, pushing the total numbers worldwide to more than 553,000.
Friday, March 27
14:55 GMT – Beirut Airport extends flight suspension to April 12
Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut has it would extend a suspension of all commercial and private flights until April 12, according to the Daily Star publication.
The airport had initially suspended flights for two weeks on March 18.
14:35 GMT – Chile cases rise by 304 to 1,610
Chile has confirmed 304 more cases of coronavirus in the country, the largest increase in one day, bringing the country’s total to 1,610, according to the health ministry.
Five people have died in the country from the outbreak. The majority of the cases have been reported in the metropolitan area of Santiago.
14:30 GMT – Global death toll passes 25,000
The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has passed 25,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Worldwide, there have been over 553,000 cases reported. Over 127,500 people have recovered.