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Here are a few key developments from today:
- Italy reported 427 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing its overall toll to 3,405. This means more people have now died after getting the virus there than in China, where it originated.
- The confirmed number of deaths globally is now more than 9,000, and confirmed cases have risen to more than 222,000.
- Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, has tested positive. He tweeted that he's "doing well and in good spirits".
- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged world leaders to work together, warning that if the virus were left to spread unchecked "it would kill millions of people".
- In the UK, the Queen issued a message to the nation about "coming together to work as one" during this "period of great concern and uncertainty".
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country could "turn the tide" on the virus within 12 weeks if people followed official guidance, around the likes of social distancing. But he hasn't gone any further to enforce restrictions on public life in the way that many other countries have.
- The US State Department issued a Level 4 warning - the highest possible - advising US citizens to avoid all international travel and, for those abroad, to “arrange for immediate return to the United States". The death toll in the US is 157, while the number of cases has risen to 11,274.
- Cannes Film Festival, due to be held in France in May, has been postponed. Organisers say they are considering new dates from the end of June to the beginning of July.
Most importantly of all, if you read only one thing, make it this guide to the symptoms of the virus and the ways in which you can minimise your risk of contracting or spreading it.
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