Update on CoronaVirus Pandemic – Monday 20th April, 2020

• Iran reports 1,294 new cases of coronavirus and 91 new deaths.
A total of 83,505 cases and 5,209 deaths.

• France virus toll tops 20,000 after 547 new deaths

• A total of 399 people died of COVID-19 in Spain over the past 24 hours

• Qatar reports 567 new cases of coronavirus, 6,015 cases in total.
Qatar’s largest daily increase so far.

• Belgium reports 1,487 new cases of coronavirus and 168 new deaths.
A total of 39,983 cases and 5,828 deaths.

• Italy reports 2,256 new cases of coronavirus and 454 new deaths.
Total of 181,228 cases and 24,114 deaths.

• UK reports 4,676 new cases of coronavirus and 449 new deaths.
Total of 124,743 cases and 16,509 deaths.

• The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) on Thursday in Abuja donated food materials to over 500 households in Durumi community and environs in the FCT, as part of measures to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown in the FCT.

• Oil price plunges below $1 as coronavirus hits global economy

• #COVID19: Nigerian Security Operatives Exploit Lockdown Order To Harass, Extort Citizens |

• Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday reported 86 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 627.

• Hong Kong reports zero new coronavirus cases for first time since early March

• COVID-19 cases, deaths rise in Arab countries

• Crude oil price has now fallen by 40% in today’s trade, down to $10.9, the worst daily drop on record.

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