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Pivotal week in COVID-19 outbreak as infections expected to soar Updated: 2020-04-06 17:11:09 KST

Nearly one.three million coronavirus infections have been recorded worldwide.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the number of cases climbed by more than 100-thousand in a single day for the first time, with a third of the new cases coming from the U.S.
The death toll in the U.S. is expected to surpass 10-thousand this week.
U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams on Fox News Sunday said the following week will be "the hardest and saddest week of most Americans' lives" drawing comparisons with the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and 9-11 terrorist attacks.
Britain could be the next epicenter of the virus as the country struggles to carry out mass testing for the coronavirus.
Some seven-hundred people died in a single day in the UK on Sunday bringing the total number of deaths to around five-thousand.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital some ten days after he tested positive for the virus.
Queen Elizabeth delivered a speech in a rare televised address to the nation in which she invoked the spirit of World War II calling upon Britons to show resolve during the coronavirus lockdown.

"Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones. While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour."

The number of infections in Italy and Spain has slowed with authorities facing the second phase of the battle against the coronavirus once the lockdown imposed nearly a month ago is eased.
Meanwhile in Japan, some 4,600 people have tested positive, according to public broadcaster NHK.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.
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