Coronavirus live news: Third of world population under lockdown as global deaths pass 21,000

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Coronavirus live news: Third of world population under lockdown as global deaths pass 21,000

WTO warns economic impact will be worse than 2008; Spanish death toll higher than China’s; Prince Charles tests positive. Follow the latest updates.

After putting her daughter to bed last night, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern hosted a Facebook live Q&A focused on coronavirus, as the country entered the highest alert level, Stage 4. Ardern implored New Zealanders to remain in self-isolation, while explaining the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country will go up, but not to be discouraged.

New Zealand’s director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced 78 new suspected and confirmed cases of the coronavirus overnight (73 confirmed), bringing the country’s total to 283.

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