Spanish PM’s wife tests positive for COVID-19, Donald Trump tests negative

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez

President Donald Trump tested negative for the new coronavirus, the American leader's personal physician said on Saturday. The French government ordered a nationwide lockdown on all bars, restaurants and non-essential shops. "If you'll buy food, go, but other than that, stay home", Philippine Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano told a news conference.

With schools shut across Spain and a first package of economic steps announced on Thursday, the government is also expected on Saturday to announce economic and social measures.

"The situation is serious but we are aware that this is going to help to halt the contagion here and to stop it from spreading", Caballero said.

The draft says the lockdown will begin on Monday at 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) while all other measures will enter into force as soon as the decree is published in the official journal.

Airline Jet2 has cancelled all flights to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The positive cases could be over 10,000 by next week, the prime minister warned in his televised address, from more than 4,200 confirmed by midday Friday.

The number of cases of coronavirus reported every day in Europe has surpassed China at its peak.

According to health officials in Spain, 5,753 people have been infected and more than 132 people have died.

At the same time, the number of people infected by coronavirus in Italy has gone up by 20 percent since yesterday. That represents a national increase of over 1,500 in 24 hours.

Coronavirus outbreak: United States extends travel ban to Britain, Ireland, says White House
London's Heathrow Airport's has been eerily empty since different temporary travel bans around the world have been put in place. The U.S. and Ireland had in the past been left off the commute ban, baffling well being officers and political pundits alike.

With hopes of quick containment dashed, dozens of countries have imposed increasingly severe measures over the past couple days - shutting borders, closing school for tens of millions of children and ordering tens of thousands of businesses to close their doors - to try to face down the disease.

China has reported 80,984 cases and 3,203 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, of which 66,911 have recovered in mainland China, which has imposed draconian containment policies, locking down several major cities.

The US has seen 59 deaths - including the first in New York, Louisiana and Virginia - and more than 2,100 cases.

Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed orders Saturday to close the land borders with Poland and Norway for most foreign citizens from March 15.

Within the USA, which reported its 51st demise Saturday, Trump mentioned the brand new emergency decree will open up $50 billion for state and native governments to answer the disaster.

The federal government of Hubei lowered its well being danger assessments for all counties within the province outdoors of Wuhan, the one metropolis that continues to be "high-risk".

With the rise in the number of new COVID-19 or coronavirus cases, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Europe is now the "epicenter" of the virus.

France and Spain joined Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of people, Australia ordered self-isolation of arriving foreigners, and Argentina and El Salvadore extended entry bans as the world sought to contain the spreading coronavirus. A number of Hubei municipalities are progressively resuming public transportation companies and reopening companies.

Hundreds of parks, museums and art galleries have reopened in Shanghai.

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