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Valencia: Labourers build a field hospital outside the La Fe Hospital

Valencia: Labourers build a field hospital outside the La Fe Hospital

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New York: A member of the clergy at St Vincent Ferrer greets local residents

New York: A member of the clergy at St Vincent Ferrer greets local residents

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Paris: People walk and sit near the Canal Saint-Martin on the on France’s 20th day of lockdown

Paris: People walk and sit near the Canal Saint-Martin on the on France’s 20th day of lockdown

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Moscow: tankers spray disinfectant

Moscow: tankers spray disinfectant

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Athens: a migrant camp at Malakasa village

Athens: a migrant camp at Malakasa village

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Ghaziabad: residents light candles on their balcony to observe a nine-minute vigil called by India’s Prime Minister

Ghaziabad: residents light candles on their balcony to observe a nine-minute vigil called by India’s Prime Minister

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Beijing: Chinese women wear masks at a park

Beijing: Chinese women wear masks at a park

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Valencia: Labourers build a field hospital outside the La Fe Hospital

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than one million people worldwide and over 63,000 deaths have been recorded.

Here is the latest on the situation from around the world:

RUSSIA: Vladimir Putin will continue working remotely for at least another week amid the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman said.

Dmitry Peskov said the Russian president and people who work with him are being tested regularly.

Russia's coronavirus task force said the number of infections in the country was 5,389, a rise of almost 700 on the previous day. There have been 45 deaths recorded.

SPAIN: The rate of the coronavirus outbreak continues to slow in Spain, the country with the second most infections behind the United States.

Spain recorded 6,023 confirmed new infections on Sunday, taking the national tally to 130,759. That is down from an increase of 7,026 infections in the previous 24-hour period, confirming the downward tendency of the past week.

Confirmed new deaths also dropped to 674 fatalities, taking the national tally to 12,418. That is the first time new deaths have fallen below 800 new fatalities in the past week.

Spain's government has started to cautiously consider when it can start to reactivate an economy that has been shut down and put hundreds of thousands out of work.

FRANCE: France's health director has said that 7,560 people have died of coronavirus-related issues in the country since the start of the epidemic.

Jerome Salomon said France has experienced 441 more deaths in hospitals in the last 24 hours.

He also said that 28,143 people were currently in hospital - of which 6,838 are in intensive care, accounting for a rise of 176 people in 24 hours in intensive care.

"The number of people being cured is also increasing very quickly," Mr Salomon said.

SOUTH SUDAN: Officials said the country has recorded its first case of Covid-19.

It makes it the 51st of Africa's 54 countries to have the disease.

First vice-president Riek Machar and the UN mission in South Sudan confirmed the positive case of a UN worker who arrived in the country from the Netherlands on February 28.

Officials say the patient is a 29-year-old woman who is in quarantine and recovering.

South Sudan has 11 million people but Mr Machar said the country currently has four ventilators. South Sudan has already imposed a night curfew and closed its borders to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

CZECH REPUBLIC: More than 300 pilots in the Czech Republic have formed a group of volunteers to use their private planes to distribute medical equipment across the country.

The Pilots To The People project aims to help the state authorities to "deliver supplies to any place in the country as soon as possible".

THAILAND: A Muslim separatist group in Thailand has announced it is suspending guerrilla activity to facilitate humanitarian access during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) said it was acting "in order to create a safer and more suitable environment... for healthcare agencies and other organisations tasked with preventing and containing the outbreak of coronavirus".

It said its suspension will remain in effect as long as the group is not attacked by government forces.

GREECE: Greece has put a migrant facility outside Athens on lockdown for 14 days after a 53-year-old Afghan man developed coronavirus symptoms.

Authorities say the man has been taken to an Athens hospital and is under "full medical evaluation". They have not specified the seriousness of his condition.

The lockdown began yesterday morning. The facility is called an "open" one in official parlance, meaning the migrants there can leave and enter as they wish.

CHINA: Chinese health authorities reported 30 new coronavirus cases yesterday, including 25 people who had arrived from overseas. The other five cases were in southern China's Guangdong province, which borders Hong Kong.

China has clamped down on international arrivals, banning most foreigners from entering and limiting foreign airlines to one flight per week. Having largely stopped the spread of the disease, the fear is that infected people coming from abroad could spark new outbreaks.

The National Health Commission said that three more people had died, bringing the country's death toll to 3,329 as of the end of Saturday. The deaths were in Wuhan, where the pandemic began and by far the hardest-hit city in China. The number of confirmed cases stood at 81,669.

Belfast Telegraph