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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Trump says he will not wear a mask, shortly after CDC updated its guidelines to recommend all residents wear masks in public

US leader to not follow official advice for Americans to wear masks in public as global COVID-19 cases pass 1.1 million

US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a mask shortly after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated its guidelines to recommend that all residents take the precaution as the number of US coronavirus deaths  reached more than 7,000, among over 278,400 cases.
US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a mask shortly after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated its guidelines to recommend that all residents take the precaution as the number of US coronavirus deaths  reached more than 7,000, among over 278,400 cases.


Meanwhile in China, a national day of mourning was observed on Saturday for the thousands of "martyrs" who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment.

The country, where the virus first appeared in late December, has officially recorded over 3,300 deaths in the pandemic, which has killed over 58,900 worldwide. On Saturday, the global total of infections passed 1.1 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, with over 226,800 recovering from the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19.
As China's reported deaths have dropped off significantly in recent weeks, the death toll in Europe has surged to about 40,000, according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, while the number of cases have also continued to rise. Italy, Spain and Germany combined have recorded more than 300,000 cases.
Saturday, April 4
09:45 GMT - Spain reports 809 new deaths and 7,026 new cases, continuing downward trend
Spain's death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 11,744 from 10,935 the previous day, the Health Ministry said, the second straight second day in which the daily number of new deaths had fallen.

A total of 809 people died from the disease over the past 24 hours, down from 932 in the previous period, the figures showed.

The total number of registered infections rose to 124,736 on Saturday from 117,710 on Friday, the ministry said.

09:40 GMT: Gulf Air says transit open again via Bahrain for international travellers
Transit through Bahrain International Airport is open again for international travellers, Manama-based Gulf Air has said, though entry to the country is limited to Bahrainis and other residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

"In compliance with the new regulations issued by the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority, we are welcoming back transit passengers through Bahrain International Airport. Arrival into Bahrain remains restricted to nationals and residents," the airline said on Twitter.
09:30 GMT - Indonesia's coronavirus infections top 2,000
Indonesia has reported 106 new confirmed coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases in the southeast Asian country to 2,092.

Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto also said there were 10 new deaths, taking the death toll to 191.

09:15 GMT - Malaysia reports 150 new coronavirus cases, four more deaths
Malaysia has reported 150 new coronavirus cases, including four deaths.

The new numbers take the country's total to 3,483 confirmed infections and 57 deaths, the health ministry said.

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