A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.
More than 63,000 coronavirus cases were registered on Thursday according to Johns Hopkins University, and some intensive care units reach capacity. South Africa has also hit its highest single day increase, and Barbados tempts homeworkers.
The UK based charity says the pandemic is disrupting food supplies and aid. Also: the WHO announces a review of the global response to Covid-19, and the number of new cases in Tokyo has reached a record high, as Japan prepares to relax some restrictions.
Vice President, Mike Pence, said more than 39 million people had been tested. Also: the WHO acknowledges emerging evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by tiny air particles, and crowds in Serbia storm parliament to protest about a new curfew.