20 Mar 2020

Almost 250,000 global coronavirus cases – as millions isolate themselves to protect others

International Editor

There are now more than 250,000 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and just over 87,000 patients have recovered.

But today, the global number of dead passed 11,000, with Italy and Spain recording the highest number of deaths in a single day.

Germans have been warned if they don’t behave responsibly in terms of social distancing this weekend they’ll be locked down on Monday.