Germany reports over 120,000 COVID-19 cases, Russia reports over 15,000

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Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (R), Director of the Institute of Virology at the Charite Berlin Christian Drosten (C) and Robert Koch Institute (RKI) President Lothar Wieler attend a press conference briefing COVID-19 situation in Germany, in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 9, 2020. No fatalities have been recorded despite Germany reporting 1,112 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) Monday, according to the country's disease control agency. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (R), Director of the Institute of Virology at the Charite Berlin Christian Drosten (C) and Robert Koch Institute (RKI) President Lothar Wieler attend a press conference briefing COVID-19 situation in Germany, in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 9, 2020. No fatalities have been recorded despite Germany reporting 1,112 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) Monday, according to the country's disease control agency. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

The world is now in a battle against COVID-19, a disease caused by a previously unknown coronavirus that has spread to over 200 countries and regions.

The following are the updates on the contagious disease.
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BERLIN — Germany on Sunday morning reported a total of 120,479 confirmed COVID-19 cases, up by 2,821 over the past 24 hours, according to the Robert Koch Institute, the country’s disease control agency.

The total deaths rose by 129 to 2,673, and a total of 60,200 people had recovered, up by 2,700 from the previous day, according to the agency.
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MOSCOW — Russia tallied another daily record of 2,186 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 15,770 across the country as of Sunday, official data showed.

The death toll climbed to 130 from 106 a day ago, while 1,291 people have recovered, including 246 in the last 24 hours, Russia’s coronavirus response center said in a statement.
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DHAKA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh has risen to 621. Authorities also confirmed four more deaths related to the disease on Sunday.

Health officials reported a spike of 139 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours as of 8:00 a.m. local time Sunday, the largest increase of confirmed infections since Bangladesh reported its first three cases on March 8.
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OTTAWA — The Canadian Parliament passed on Saturday what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the country’s most significant economic program since the World War II.

In a rare Saturday sitting — during the Easter long weekend with only a handful of parliamentarians present to avoid the large gatherings now prohibited across Canada — members of both the House of Commons and Senate, from all political parties, agreed to support the government’s 52-billion-U.S.-dollar-wage-subsidy program that will cover 75 percent of earnings up to about 42,000 U.S. dollars, retroactive to March 15 and up to June 6.
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WASHINGTON — There is “an even greater need for closer and more effective global cooperation” as COVID-19 has disrupted the global supply chain, Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai has said.

“I think this is something our economists really have to look at. But I believe, you see, so far the virus has moved much faster than any shift in the supply chain. You have to recognize this,” Cui said in an interview on April 3 with Ian Bremmer at weekly digital and broadcast show Gzero World, which was aired nationally on Saturday by American Public Television. Enditem

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