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Wode Maya Surprise Meeting With The Former President Of Ghana Interview

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Wode Maya And Ghana's Presdent

Hello, guys, today’s post is about Wode Maya’s surprise meeting with the ex-president of Ghana (John Agyehum Kufour)

Below is an interview with the former President.

Wode Maya: I don’t even know what to say, your excellency. it’s an honor to see you, I’m happy seeing you I don’t even believe that this is happening it’s like a dream come true.

Ex-President: Why can’t you believe it? you can feel me if you like. I see you in spite of your Chinese name.

Wode Maya: I just want to say thank you so much for hosting me this weekend. I want to ask you just a few questions.
How does it feel to be a President of Ghana?

Ex-President: What’s Your Profession?

Wode Maya: Engineering.

Ex-President: My Profession is law and politics, so I aspired from a young age like you to go into politics and i worked it for a very long period and ended up eventually at the pinnacle of my chosen field as President, so it wasn’t anything extraordinary.

I committed myself to serve the people and the people noticed me and gave me the vote.
Wode Maya: Now, I think you’re living your best life because when I came in here I see you moving in and out.
You’re really living your best life but you know what I’m doing right now it’s actually trying to tell both Africans on the continent and Africans in the diaspora to be proud of themselves and know that we are Africans.

so I just want to ask you one simple question. How proud are you to call yourself an African?

Ex-President: Very very proud, just like a Chinese person is proud to describe himself or talk about himself.

A Chinese or European would say they are European or American, me I’m very proud as an African.

Wode Maya: But a lot of Africans has turned their back against the continent.

Ex-President: Africa is a very huge continent with diverse backgrounds and histories, so I tell you, the way the world is going, I know wherever these people are, they’ll come around to see Africa as a place to uphold and to be, because Africa has got everything, and we are quickly becoming the envy of other people.

Wode Maya: We got like the African diasporans, people who are not born on the continent but now born in the diaspora.
As a former president, if you have a message for people like that, what will you?

Ex-President: look, in the whole world there is a true revolution happening around the world now.
Forget about the technologies, it’s people insisting on being identified for who they are wherever, in Europe, in Asia, in Africa too.
Everybody wants to be counted as a person and I subscribe to the universality of mankind.

You may be red or green, once you are human you are entitled to dignities, and Africa is included so you may be born in the united states but unfortunately, these days when we look at the news we see that it seems discrimination is still rife in that great place.

A nation that was built with migrants and technology and everything helped to make it like a foremost nation on earth with all the supposed enlightenment why should the people there continue to practice discrimination against the blacks.

But i tell you, when you are looking at nature, nature endowed Africa with more natural resources than perhaps anybody else.
As we talk now, we know that Africa has more than over 60 percent of farmable lands on earth.
Now we are thinking of food security and production is 60 percent in Africa so why should anybody feel shy to be seen as an African.

Wode Maya: i’ve been telling so many people that Africa is the future but people are saying i shouldn’t say Africa is the future, i should say Africa is now.

Ex-President: Africa is now but me i say that the future is for humanity generally.
We talk of global village meaning all people of races, of gender, of religion, must quickly seize the opportunity to grow into this village as neighbors so we share together.

Look you know you’ve come to see me when the whole world is afflicted with the pandemic.
We are searching for solutions we haven’t found it. Has these things fed anybody?
Whether you are American or Chinese, we are all in the boat together which should teach us that we should sail together or perhaps we destroy the planet together, so we are into times where we should see the future as belonging to the human being and Africa is part of it.

When you look at the map of the world, you will see the continental arrangements which made Africa sits quite in the middle of the arrangements.
Europe to the north, the Americas north and south, to the west is Asia to the east and down south is all sea Atlantic joining the antarctic and so forth.

With all the endowments of Africa and with youth like you from Africa with the mobility that the new technologies have facilitated into the globe now, how can anybody say they are not proud to be African.
With where the world is going, the world is for all of us together we must learn quickly to live together but Africa holds the center of natural resources, and thankfully the African Union, the continental union of nations is talking about a new partnership for Africa’s development.

Partnership from both within and from outside is welcome but the only thing is it’s a win-win, that should underpin the partnerships.

Once we get it like that and we are moving, creating opportunities for youths like you, so you are not driven to try to cross the Sahara desert by foot or by rickety vehicles or to be sunk or drowned in say the mediterranean sea because you think there’s a greener pasture somewhere.
Africa has got it all.

Wode Maya: Africa has got it all but you know, Africa is made up of 54 African countries and there’s this message that i’m actually preaching on my channel that we need to come together as well.

Ex-President: Don’t make it a precondition, it’s happening. i suspect you’ve traveled extensively on the continent and i understand you are using your technological grasp to send messages all over Africa and into wherever Africa’s African diasporans are.
Have you come as one with anybody physically?

Wode Maya: Have i come?

Ex-President: As one, you say African-American countries must unite, the unity comes from knowledge and the new technologies and also the self-respect. I told you that identity is the revolution around the world now, everybody wants to be counted and you may be west African, East African, South African, North African.

If you know yourself and you are self-assured you don’t need the stamp of any other person to put your hand on your chest.
Me i’m confident like you and proud as an African. Once the whole of Africa appreciates this, the unity will be there.

Wode Maya: i’m asking this question for the African diasporans, this thing they need to be granted automatic citizenship when they get here, how does it work?

Ex President: oh the African union describes that they are the sixth region of Africa.
On the continent, there are five regions, north, west, east, and i believe central and southern Africa but officially the African union said the sixth region is the Africans around the world, so they are here and i believe there’s even a spokesperson or an ambassador representing the diaspora and African at the summit of Africa, so they only have to venture and come, they will say they are coming back home to their roots.

Wode Maya: I just wanted to thank you so much for talking to me but we’ve got a lot of African youth watching us right now and i would love you to just send one message to the entire African youth watching us.

Ex-President: African youths i’m grandfather to all of you my firstborn is about 56 years old and it’s given me grandchildren who are your age.
You should be proud of yourselves the pigmentation of your skin is nothing. i have no complex at all, I see people as individuals. You may be as white as a snow but if you are a crook to me, you are a crook and not worthy of my company.
You may be as black as myself, if your mind and your sense of values are things i respect, I’ll lay the red carpet for you to walk on.

So be proud of your Africanness and know that if you are in America united states or whatever or china, i tell you the place for your roots are here.
I wouldn’t say Africa is better than everywhere else but i tell you Africa is equal to everybody everywhere else, so be proud to be an African and look towards Africa.

Okay guys we have come to the end of this interview with the Former President Of The Republic Of Ghana.

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Why and how to stop touching our faces

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.

Why Africa Should Be Home To Every Black Person

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Africa Is Home To All Black People

Hey Guys, Welcome To Another Episode Of Wode Maya Interviews.
In today’s post, we will look into why Africa should be Home to every black person.

Below is an interview with am American Born Grand-Mother.

American Born Grandmother: For so long living in America, we didn’t have anything to do in Africa, we didn’t know anything about Africa other than what they showed us in movies.
You know the movie, Tarzan, swinging through the trees, riding on the elephant and pictures of black pots with black people in them with a bone in their nose.
If this is the kind of picture you see every time, would you want to come to Africa? especially when they’re saying we’re not Africans.

We’ve been called so many names like, colored people, we’ve been Negroes we’ve been Coons we’ve been jigaboos.

We finally came to a point where we would call black people (black). So that’s all right up to a point, but black is a color it does not describe an ethnic group.
So then, as the level of consciousness begins to rise, then we became African American.

Though there are still people that didn’t want to be called an African, I mean I have a young man I called an African and he wanted to fight.
But my thing was, but we are Africans and this proved to me that I am NOT an African.

Wode Maya: okay grandma, I’m so happy that you brought this up and I want to access this question because even my classmate when I was back in China had a classmate who nearly fought with me because I called him an African.

Even the videos that I do, a lot of people comment that, hey stop calling us Africans because we are not Africans, we are Israelis or something.
You’ve been in Ghana and you’ve lived in America what are you gonna tell people who didn’t see themselves as an African or some of them who are even ashamed to claim being an African.

I even know some Africans that were born in Africa but when they go out of Africa, They say they don’t want to be called Africans at all.
At this point, do you have any message for people like this?

American Born Grandmother: yeah, see one of the analogies that I use when people tell me that they’re not African is that I say, let me give you an example.
I have an almond tree and I also have a coconut tree. When the nut germinates it hits the ground and it grows up again, when it grows does it grow to be an almond tree or a coconut tree?
So when they took our ancestors out of those slave forts dungeons and took them to the Americas when did they become an American they never did become American, They were still Africans.

I mean America’s end of the slave trade’s primary mission was to yank Africa out of our souls out of our whole being so that we would be nothing and so many of us living in America and other colonized countries were not allowed to think or say African.
However, there were still some of us that held on to it and don’t give a damn about what others thought.
So when I explain that to people, my thing is you’re still an African, You’re an African that was born in America.

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I’m an African that was born in America if you’re an African that was born in anywhere else, we’re still African people and we can’t get away from that.
There is something brother told me, that he was a Jamairican and I said what the hell is a Jamairican, but that’s a Jamaican who’s living in America.

Listen, an Italian is still an Italian the Jew is the Jews so why is it totally impossible for us to remain or be who we are as African people and we need to take a look at the very glorious history of us as African people.

We were not always late and that’s the other thing people talk about slaves, they did not take slaves out of Africa they enslaved us and took us out of here that’s a big difference.
You know people may say oh yeah they took the slaves but hell no they didn’t come here to our farms and found us as slaves, they didn’t come into our markets and find us as slaves they enslaved us and took us away but we’re still African so my message to anybody is that we should be proud of who it is that we are.

You know people might say if African people are so great well y’all did nothing, you didn’t do this you didn’t do that, well we don’t have what white folks have, white folks have white privilege which means they get to do any damn thing that they want to do and we don’t have that.

We have to fight harder we have to work harder we have to be better in order to get along.
In order to survive, we have to be better so let us be better as proud African people because that’s who we are. we are highly melanated gifts from the most high, from the universe and we need to take the time to honor those ancestors because those ancestors got something for us.

They do take care of us, so from today Jamaicans And African-Americans, just get to know that you’re an Africa.

When do people go to hospital?

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.

What the virus does to the body

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.

Victoria Beckham ‘humbled’ by NHS staff

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.

US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.

Trump’s changing views on Covid-19

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.

Tracking the global pandemic outbreak

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.

Things the US has got wrong – and got right

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There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection. The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.

China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths. On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

How confirmed cases of coronavirus have spread

China has now lifted many of the stringent measures it took to bring the disease under control. On Wednesday, authorities eased travel restrictions in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began in late 2019. South Korea, where a major outbreak began in February, has also seen the number of new cases fall in recent weeks. Governments across the world have halted flights, locked down towns and cities and urged people to stay at home.

Europe still struggling – but signs of hope?

European countries have seen steep rises in cases and deaths, but slowing infection rates are raising hopes that strict social distancing measures are curbing the spread of the virus.

Italy has the highest toll of any single country in the world, with more than 17,000 deaths so far.

Spain has reported more than 14,000 deaths – the second highest of any country. There are now nearly 150,000 confirmed cases in Spain, but data shows the rate of new cases is falling. The Spanish government, which declared a state of emergency on 14 March, has suggested some restrictions, including keeping non-essential workers at home, could be lifted after Easter.

In Italy, there are cautious hopes that the country has turned a corner, with data in recent days suggesting that the infection rate is slowing. There have now been fewer than 600 deaths recorded in the country for three of the last four days. The majority of deaths have occurred in the northern Lombardy region, which contains the city of Milan. Hospitals there were reportedly at breaking point and retired doctors and nurses were asked to return to work.

On Tuesday, France became the fourth country to pass 10,000 deaths with the virus, following Italy, Spain and the US. More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalised in France, with around 7,100 in intensive care, according to the country’s health ministry.

In the UK, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and more than 7,000 deaths. The country’s first emergency field hospital, built in London’s ExCel Centre, was opened last week. The NHS Nightingale hospital, as it has been called, has space for 4,000 intensive care beds. Others are planned across the UK.

In Spain and the UK, deaths grew rapidly at first, doubling faster than every two days. That rate of increase has now slowed to doubling between every second and third day. Italy’s death rate has also slowed, while that of the US is continuing in roughly a straight line, doubling about every three days at present.