Latest on coronavirus pandemic around the world

Latest on coronavirus pandemic around the world 

Spain: Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask the parliament to extend the country's lockdown curbs by 15 days, until May 9. Spain's death toll from the coronavirus rose at a slower pace on Saturday but surpassed 20,000. It increased by 565 deaths, down from 585 on Friday, while the number of coronavirus cases rose to 191,726 from 188,068. 

Italy: As many as 482 more people died of COVID-19, raising the country's death toll to 23,227, official data showed on Saturday, while the total number of confirmed cases rose to 175,925, a single-day increase of 3,491. 

France: As many as 642 more deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Saturday, bringing the total to 19,323, the fourth highest in the world, although the number of people in hospitals declined for a fourth day.  

UK: Another 888 people who tested positive for COVID-19 had died in hospitals in Britain as of Friday afternoon, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 15,464. As of Saturday morning, 114,217 people had tested positive for the virus, marking a daily increase of 5,526. 

Morocco: Lockdown measures will be extended to contain the spread of the coronavirus for another month until May 20, the government said on Saturday. The country reported 121 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total to 2,685. 

Singapore: As many as 942 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Saturday, the highest daily increase so far. This increase brings the city state's total confirmed cases to 5,992. 

Turkey: The number of COVID-19 cases surged to 82,329 after 3,783 new cases were confirmed on Saturday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced. The coronavirus death toll surpassed 1,890, with 121 new deaths in the country. 

(With inputs from Xinhua and Reuters)