Isreal, Mar 30, 2020: The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 7,00,000 and caused more than 30,000 deaths globally. With infections crossing 140,000, the United States has emerged as the new Covid-19 hot spot. President Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks. He has also extended the government’s “social distancing” guidelines until April 30. Japan is set to extend its entry ban to include citizens that have travelled to United States, China, Europe and South Korea to stop the spread of the virus, Hindustan Times reported.
In India, the number of Covid-19 cases crossed 1,000 on Sunday including the death toll of 29 as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare figures. Fresh cases were reported in Noida, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Netanyahu aide diagnosed with coronavirus, unclear if Israeli PM affected
An aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Monday, but it was not immediately clear if the 70-year-old leader had been exposed or his work affected, reports Reuters.
"We will take action in accordance with Health Ministry directives," an official said, announcing the diagnosis of the parliamentary aide, whom Israeli media described as being in good condition.