Here are the latest updates from around the world.
A police officer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia points at a police drone used to remind residents to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday.Lim Huey Teng / Reuters
More American states have gone under lockdown, with Louisiana, New Mexico, Washington and West Virginia issuing stay-at-home orders. “Right now, every time you leave your house, you are putting yourself, your family and your community at risk,” New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham said.
Late on Monday, the United Kingdom went into lockdown as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to stem the spread of coronavirus, which has infected more than 5,000 people and killed hundreds in his country.
Meawnhile, the pressure is growing on Olympic officials to delay the Summer Games in Tokyo, with Team USA’s organizing committee calling for a postponement.
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Wuhan public transportation prepares to resume as China coronavirus cases drop
‘This is only the beginning,’ says New York City mayor
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that “April will be much worse than March” as coronavirus spreads through the city. New York now accounts for 35 percent of all cases across the United States, he said in an appearance on NY1.
“This is only the beginning of a much bigger crisis. I take no joy in saying that, but April will be much worse than March, and I fear that May will be worse than April. We are just beginning on a very difficult road,” he said, according to the remarks released by his office.
A state-wide lockdown took effect Monday as authorities rushed to set up thousands of hospital beds.
De Balsio, who has criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the outbreak, said on Monday he had “hopeful” conversations with the White House and that seen some “movement” on protective gear and medical support.