Coronavirus death toll reaches 19000

Coronavirus death toll reaches 19,000, more than 422,000 infected
Globally, 195 countries have been affected by the Coronavirus, more than 19,000 people have died and more than 422,000 infected by the disease as it spreads rapidly to new territories.
Lockdown and precautionary measures are being taken by governments in various countries across the world suffering from Coronavirus.
The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, especially Italy, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases and deaths every day.
New Zealand imposed a four-week lockdown on Monday in a bid to smother coronavirus infection rates and avoid the mass fatalities seen elsewhere in the world
The total number of cases in United States rise to 54,867 while total death toll 775. New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as the statewide death toll rose to 210, with more than 25,600 confirmed cases.
After more than 122 new casualties in Iran, the total number has increased to 1934 while the number of victims is more than 24,880.
With the pandemic spreading across the world, Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries, logging the third highest number of deaths with the latest toll standing at 2,696 after another 514 people died over the past 24 hours.
Despite an unprecedented lockdown imposed on March 14, both deaths and infections have continued to mount, with the Spanish army called in to join efforts to curb its spread.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reported its first death from the novel  coronavirus as the country's total tally of infections surged to 767, according to the health ministry.
Saudi Arabia, which has reported the highest number of infections in the Gulf, began implementing a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew on Monday to limit the spread of the deadly COVID-19.
Britain ordered a three-week lockdown on Monday in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus as world health officials warned that the pandemic was "accelerating" around the globe.
According to Oxford University research, half of the UK population is suffering from coronavirus. The virus arrived in UK in mid-January but not reported initially.
Britain will open a 4,000-bed field hospital at a London exhibition centre to treat coronavirus cases in the latest measure to tackle the outbreak after the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.