A US military medical ship steamed into New York, where it will relieve pressure on the city’s badly stretched health system. Experts in Germany, Europe’s economic powerhouse, said the virus would shrink output there this year by up to 5.4 percent. ‘Work continues’After weeks of a national lockdown in Italy, signs were emerging that drastic action could be slowing the spread of the disease. Spain announced another 812 virus deaths in 24 hours, taking it past China, where the disease first emerged in December. Africa’s biggest city, Lagos, joined the global stay-at-home from Monday, with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari ordering a two-week lockdown for its 20 million people.
Source: The Guardian March 31, 2020 09:33 UTC