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- Global cases: At least 2,152,647.
- Global deaths: At least 143,802.
- Most cases reported: United States (667,801), Spain (184,948), Italy (168,941), France (147,091), and Germany (137,698).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:05 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
9:05 am: Australia could keep coronavirus restrictions for another year, its prime minister says
Australia could keep imposing restrictions to curb the virus spread for another year, its Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, according to a Reuters report.
He said that some social distancing measures, such as requiring people to stand at least 1.5 meters apart, could be in place for several months more.
“Social distancing is something we should get very used to,” Morrison told radio station 3AW, according to the report. “It could…