One new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba.
As worldwide cases climb above 1 million and deaths over 50 000, Dr Tedros stressed that the best way for countries to end restrictions and ease their economic effects was to attack the virus with an aggressive and comprehensive package of measures.
WHO has released new technical guidance recommending universal access to public hand hygiene stations and making their use obligatory on entering and leaving any public or private commercial building and any public transport facility. It also recommends that healthcare facilities improve access to and practice of hand hygiene.
• WHO/Europe has received a €30 million contribution from the European Commission for 6 WHO European Region Member States – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine – to meet immediate needs in their responses to COVID-19.
Albania reports 29 new cases, bringing the total to 333 with a total of 18 deaths.
China reports 19 new cases (18 imported and one in Wuhan), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 81,639. China also reports four new deaths, bringing the death toll to 3,326.
France records nearly 5,400 deaths, including 884 previously unreported cases in rest homes.
Georgia confirms its first death, with the country reporting a total of 157 cases.
Germany reports 6,082 new cases, bringing the total to 85,778. The country also reports 1,158 deaths.
Indonesia confirms 106 new cases, bringing the total to 2,092. The country reports 10 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 191.
Iran confirms 55,743 cases of whom 4,103 are in critical condition. The country also reports 158 deaths, bringing the death toll to 3,542.
Ireland confirmed 331 new cases and 17 deaths. This gave a total of 4,604 confirmed cases and 137 deaths.
Israeli authorities report a total number of 7,428 cases and 41 deaths.
Italy confirms 766 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 14,681. Italy reports 4,585 new cases, bringing the total to 119,827.
Japan reports 118 new cases in Tokyo, raising the total to about 3,000. The country also has reported a total of 73 deaths.
Kuwait reports its first death. The country also reports 62 new cases, increasing the total to 479 cases.
Malaysia reports 150 new cases, bringing the total to 3,486. Malaysia also records four new deaths, bringing the total to 57.
The Netherlands confirms 164 deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,651.
Panama reported 128 new cases and 5 new deaths, bringing the total numbers to 1,801 and 46, respectively.
New Zealand confirms 82 new cases (50 confirmed and 32 probable), bringing the total number to 950. It is reported that 127 people have recovered and that over 3,600 people have been tested on Friday.
The Philippines reports 76 new cases, bringing the total to 3,094. The country also reports 8 new deaths, bringing the total to 144.
Portugal confirms a total of 266 deaths and 10,524 cases.
Qatar reports 250 new cases, bringing the total to 1,213. 16 people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 109.
Singapore confirms its sixth death. At the same time, 75 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total number to 1,189.
South Korea confirms 94 new cases and three new deaths, bringing the total to 10,156 and 177 respectively.
Spain reports 809 new deaths, bring the total death toll to 11,744. The number of confirmed cases rises to 124,736.
Switzerland's number of infected cases rises to 20,278 and the death toll to 540.
Turkey confirms 76 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 501. The country also reports a total of 23,934 cases. 786 patients have recovered while 1,311 remain in intensive care.
Ukraine reports 153 new cases and 5 new deaths, bringing the total numbers to 1,225 and 32 respectively.
The United Kingdom reports a total death toll of 4,313. 183,190 people have also been tested with 41,903 positive cases being confirmed.
The United States reports a total of 300,915 cases and 8,162 deaths, based on figures by Johns Hopkins University. New York state reports 113,704 cases and a total of 3,565 deaths.
The first four cases are confirmed in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeds 1.1 million.
Source: Wikipedia and The World Health Organization