BBC summary of coronavirus

 

????????Italy’s death toll rises by 969 – believed to be the sharpest hike in fatalities of any country

????????Britain’s PM Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, as has Health Secretary Matt Hancock

????????England’s Chief Medical Officer, Chris Whitty, is self-isolating at home with symptoms

????????The infection of ministers shows that the virus does not discriminate, Michael Gove says at the government briefing

????????The number of deaths in the UK has risen by 181 in a day, taking the total to 759

????????The death toll in Spain rises sharply as 769 people die in 24 hours

????????The US now has more than 85,000 cases – overtaking China

????????More people with Covid-19 have died in China, however

????????Australia is to quarantine all returning citizens in hotels

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