Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus: More than 10,000 lives lost in Spain

Spain has passed another grim coronavirus milestone after the number of deaths exceeded 10,000.

The country, the second-worst hit in terms fatalities, has also lost nearly 900,000 jobs. The US, too, has registered 6.6m new jobless benefit claims - a record.

The unemployment figures are another sign of the dire impact the pandemic is having on businesses in many countries.

Worldwide, confirmed coronavirus infections are nearing one million.

That's according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks virus figures globally. Its tracker

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