China will give WHO more money; Spain’s daily death toll steady

  • China reported just 10 new cases as of April 22, according to its National Health Commission (NHC) — a decline from the 30 new cases reported the day before.
  • The number of confirmed cases in Mexico soared past 10,000, according to its health ministry.
  • South Korea’s gross domestic product fell by 1.4% in the first quarter compared to the previous three months, according to advance estimates by its central bank.
  • Japan has confirmed 14 more coronavirus cases on the Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica currently docked in the western Japanese city of Nagasaki for repairs.

China is to donate an additional $30 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support efforts to combat the coronavirus, China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday, Reuters reported.

Hua said on Twitter that the donation was aimed at strengthening developing countries’ health systems and added that China had already donated $20 million to the WHO in March.

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