US braces for 'hardest week' in coronavirus fight: Live updates

The United States entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with government officials warning the death toll in states such as New York, Michigan and Louisiana was a sign of trouble to come in other states.
"This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localised," US Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on US media network Fox News on Sunday. 

The warning came as Europe began to see glimmers of hope with Italy's death toll at its lowest in more than two weeks and its infection curve finally on a downward slope. In Spain, new deaths dropped for a third straight day.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, was admitted to a hospital for tests, in what his office said was a "precautionary step" and that he remains in charge of the government.
Globally, the death toll from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new virus, neared 70,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, while the number of infections rose above 1.27 million.
Here are the latest updates:
Monday, April 6

08:15 GMT - Czech Republic reports lowest daily rise in cases

The Czech Republic has reported its lowest daily percentage rise in confirmed coronavirus cases, as the country entered fourth week of restrictions on business and movement.
The country had 4,591 cases as of Sunday midnight, up 2.6 percent from the previous day, the Health Ministry said on its website. This was the lowest percentage increase since early March when the country had a handful of known infections. There have been 72 deaths and 96 recoveries. 

08:05 GMT - Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive, stunning zoo officials

A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the United States or a tiger anywhere in the world, federal officials and the zoo said. 
The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia was among a group of six other animals to have also fallen ill, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the zoo, said in a statement on Sunday.
She was screened for the COVID-19 disease after developing a dry cough along with three other tigers and three lions, it said, adding that all of the cats are expected to recover. 

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