Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

PIDE Newsletter 03
Publication Year : 2020

· According to a WHO expert, lockdowns alone will not defeat the outbreak. · UK government will not dismiss Italy-style lockdown. · The number of global coronavirus cases surged past 300,000 on Sunday, with more than 13,000 deaths worldwide, according to John Hopkins University, which reported that China, Italy and the US had the most people diagnosed with the respiratory illness. · India imposes a nationwide curfew. · In Spain, the death toll rises by almost 400 as Germany and Iran see cases jump. · A Washington State hospital says it could run out of ventilators by early April 2020.