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Global Statistics

CountryTotal CasesNew CasesTotal DeathsTotal Recovered
World1,925,224+1,376​119,702447,948
USA682,619​+21423,60836,948
Spain170,099 17,75664,727
Italy159,516 20,46535,435
France136,779 14,96727,718
Germany130,072 3,19464,300
South Africa2,272+9927410
Zambia45+2230
Mozambique21  2
Zimbabwe17 3 
Eswatini15  7
Botswana13 1 

Cases worldwide are 1,925,224 with 119,702 deaths. The United States of America has the highest number of deaths with 23,608and it has nearly seven times the official number of cases recorded in China.

Italy has the highest toll outside the US, with nearly 20,000 deaths so far, but recent data suggests the infection rate is slowing. 

South Africa’s number of cases increased by 99 to make them a total of 2,272. 

Zimbabwean cases increased by 3 making them 17 and the death toll is still at 3. 

Zambia’s number of new cases increased by 2 to make them 45, 2 deaths and 30 have been reported to have recovered from the virus.

The number of cases in Eswatini increased from 13 to 15 with no deaths recorded.

70 potential coronavirus vaccines are in the works and trials are moving forward fast 

70 potential coronavirus vaccines are in development globally,with 3 already in clinical trials, according to a World Health Organisation report

Public health experts say it could take 12 to 18 months to determine whether a vaccine is safe and effective, and some experts have said a rushed rollout could backfire.

China Denies Discrimination against African.

Africans and the African diaspora have become victims of anti-foreigner sentiment in parts of China. In the city of Guangzhou, some homeowners reportedly evicted their black tenants, leaving them to sleep on the streets. All of this due to irrational coronavirus fears…A group of African ambassadors warned Beijing of these cases. China’s Foreign Ministry responded, denying that there’s discrimination against Africans in the country.

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Lockdown Restrictions by other Countries

Globally, different approaches have been adopted to loosening lockdown restrictions. 

President of the United States, Donald Trump said his administration was finalising a plan to reopen the US economy, which has been largely shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The Trump administration has signaled 1 May as a potential date for easing the restrictions.

The Chinese province of Wuhan, where coronavirus was first reported last December, has partially reopened after more than two months of isolation. 

India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world, will be extended until at least May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday.

Spain has allowed around 300,000 nonessential workers to return to their jobs.

Italy – the hardest-hit country in Europe – will allow a narrow range of businesses to resume operations this week. 

In France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced the country’s near-lockdown will extend until 11 May. 

The UK government has said no one should expect any changes to its lockdown restrictions this week.

Metal Prices 14/04/2020

METALBIDASKCHANGELOWHIGH
GOLD1715.401716.40+2.501713.401726.90
SILVER15.6115.71+0.2615.5715.78
PLATINUM762.00767.00+13.00755.00771.00
PALLADIUM2170.002320.00+57.002140.002334.00
RHODIUM4000.007000.000.00

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