Total US COVID-19 cases quadruple in one week

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As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the most significant developments and selected articles to read, as of Monday 30 March.


COVID-19's impact around the globe


In the US, deaths could reach 200,000. At a Sunday briefing from the White House's coronavirus task force, lead coordinator Deborah L. Birx explained that models predicted US deaths could range between 80,000 and 160,000, with "maybe even potentially 200,000 people succumbing". Without any restrictions, mortality rates could reach 1 million. Based on new modeling and recommendations, the Trump administration extended social distancing guidelines until 30 April.


WHO Situation Report, 30 March, 2020. Image Surce: WHO.


Moscow declares a city-wide quarantine. Moscovites must observe physical distancing and leave their homes only for essential reasons. The city says a special pass will be issued in coming weeks, but the restrictions will not prevent movement in or out of the city. Meanwhile, the unemployed will receive monthly payments of 19,500 rubles ($245) per

During the pandemic, how can you protect your mental health? Public Health England has released a number of tips to encourage people to take care of their minds as well as their bodies during the outbreak. They include: talking about your worries, looking after your sleep, setting goals and developing a positive new routine.

Is it safe to go for a run? Bruce Aylward, senior advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, told the Forum that coronavirus "moves in little droplets. And these droplets, they fall very quickly. They don't float in the air." So by maintaining proper distance from other people during activities such as running, you can stay safe. "It's just a virus. It's got to get from one person to another. Make it hard for the virus. We can beat this," he said.



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Originally published in weforum.org.

Author: Linda Lacina.

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