PM suggests regime of mass testing and social distancing can ‘send virus packing’
The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak.
The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy has risen to 31,506, from 27,980 on Monday, Reuters reports. WHO urges governments to do more as virus infects more than 184,000 people and has killed at least 7,500 worldwide.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday ordered stringent restrictions on people’s movement to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and said the army would be drafted in to help move the sick to hospitals.
Germany will impose temporary controls on its borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Luxembourg on Monday to stop coronavirus spreading.
Prime minister moves UK response to delay phase as positive cases rise to 596
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made their last public appearance as working members of the Royal Family.
All of Italy under lockdown, reeling financial markets and rioting prisoners made clear on Monday how the global coronavirus epidemic was extending its reach into all aspects of social and economic life.