New Delhi (NVI): More than 97.4 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,088,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 53.6 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 24.6 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,10,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.6 million-mark and stands at 8,697,368 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,14,000.
Meanwhile, Japan’s cabinet approved draft laws to toughen coronavirus restrictions on Friday, a move that could threaten rule-breakers with fines and prison sentences for the first time since the outbreak began.
Mexico posted new one-day highs for the pandemic on Thursday, with 22,339 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 1,803 deaths from Covid recorded for the previous 24 hours.
Furthermore, French President Emmanuel Macron told his European Union counterparts that France would make PCR tests compulsory for all travellers into France from Sunday, including from fellow EU countries.