Australia's coronavirus-infected population has declined from 5 to 2%, Health Minister Greg Hunt told a news conference in Sydney today, TASS reported.
More than 313,000 coronavirus tests have been carried out in the country since the first case of infection was registered on January 25, the minister said.
The National Headquarters responsible for combating coronavirus spread in Bulgaria announced Monday morning that 19 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country for the past 24 hours. The total number of infected has reached 541. The number of newly registered patients is 3.6% higher than a day earlier.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 1.27 million on April 6 as the pandemic swept across the globe.
Johns Hopkins University's website showed over 69,000 people have died from the virus.
The total number of people recovered from COVID-19 reached passed 262,000, according to the data.
Another 5 people infected with the novel coronavirus have died, taking Romania's death toll to 156, the Strategic Communication Group (CGS), the official coronavirus communication task force, announced on Monday. The latest victims are three men and two women, aged between 66 and 72. * Death No. 152 - 66-year-old man from Constanta County.
The coronavirus pandemic has created a huge demand in countries for certain sorts of medical equipment and much of this is manufactured in Turkey, British Ambassador to Ankara Dominick Chilcott has told Hürriyet Daily News, expressing his country's will to further cooperate with Turkey to meet the demand in the two countries.
As the health ministry announced its daily data on the spread and cases of the coronavirus, spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras expressed guarded optimism that if people continue to strictly abide by current public health restrictions and the fairly encouraging data on the rate of spread of the virus in Greece improves somewhat, there may be a gradual loosening of restrictions sooner than later.
The 31st Ankara International Film Festival was postponed as part of measures against the novel coronavirus, which has so far claimed over 200 lives in Turkey.
According to an official statement, the 11-day event was scheduled to begin on June 4, with 1,278 movies having applied to take part in the festival.
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide reached 938,373 on April 2, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
The virus, also known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to 180 countries and regions around the globe, with over 47,273 deaths worldwide.