Schools have been closed, sports events cancelled and cultural institutions shut around the world as countries try to stem the coronavirus outbreak. In the US, all major sport has been suspended and Broadway performances are off for a month. France is one of the latest countries to announce closure of all schools, universities and nurseries. President Emmanuel Macron described the outbreak as France’s most serious health crisis for a century. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has begun 14-day self-isolation after his wife Sophie tested positive for coronavirus. Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has been admitted to hospital after testing positive. More than 125,000 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in 118 countries around the world. The total number of deaths is more than 4,600.
- Several decisions have been taken to prevent the Coronavirus on the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister
- England tour of Sri Lanka postponed