Italy death toll rises by 743 : Live coronavirus updates | News

The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 743 in one day to 6,820, reversing a declining trend in fatalities observed over the last two days. In India, 1.3 billion people will go under “total lockdown” from midnight (1830 GMT) on Tuesday for 21 days to combat the spread of the contagion. Spain’s deaths surged…

Ontario confirms two new cases of COVID-19, total rises to 20

TORONTO — Ontario has two more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total including recoveries to 20, with a further 45 people under investigation. Ministry of Health spokesperson Hayley Chazan said the two latest cases have recent travel histories to Iran and Egypt and both have been placed into self-isolation. Their ages and genders…

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 81 as China extends holiday

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoad blocks and ghost towns: Inside the province where the virus originatedThe number of people killed in China by the new coronavirus has risen to 81, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. The national new year holiday has been extended by three days to Sunday, in an attempt…

Demand for Simon Communities’ services rises by more than quarter

Demand for services from the Simon Communities has risen by more than a quarter in just one year, according to the homeless charity’s annual report published on Thursday The report shows 16,776 people used Simon Communities’ services in 2018 including 2,834 families with 5,331 children – up 13,304 people the previous year. Simon Communities are…