Quarter of the world now under lockdown

Published: 25 Mar 2020 Updated: 26 Mar 2020   

Online Desk

Summary by BBC


A quarter of the world's population is now living under some form of lockdown

Prince Charles - heir to the British throne - tests positive for virus with "mild symptoms", palace says

India's 1.3 billion people went into lockdown at midnight, with a "total ban" on leaving homes

Russia's Putin postpones vote on constitutional change allowing him to stay in power, due to virus

About 250,000 people volunteer in the UK to help the NHS cope with vulnerable people

The death toll in Spain has overtaken China, rising by 738 to 3,434

US lawmakers agree a near-$2 trillion stimulus package, details yet to be released

Global cases exceed 400,000 with deaths approaching 20,000 and more than 100,000 recovered

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