Coronavirus live updates: Singapore reports 618 new cases, Argentina extends lockdown

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  • Global cases: More than 2.8 million
  • Global deaths: At least 202,668
  • Most cases reported: United States (936,616), Spain (223,759), Italy (195,351), France (161,644), and Germany (156,418). 

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:31 a.m. Beijing time. 

All times below are in Beijing time.

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9:08 am: China reports 11 new cases, no additional deaths

China reported 11 new confirmed cases as of April 25, according to its National Health Commission. Of the new cases, six were attributed to travelers coming from overseas. That brings the country’s total cases to 82,827, according to NHC data.

It was also the 11th straight day that the NHC reported no additional deaths, leaving its death toll at 4,632.

A Chinese woman wears a protective mask as she sits on the back of a scooter at an intersection on April 24, 2020 in Beijing, China.

Kevin Frayer | Getty Images

Separately, the NHC said there were 30 new asymptomatic cases, where people tested positive for the virus but did not show any symptoms. It said there are currently 1,000 such cases under medical observation. — Christine Wang

All times below are in Eastern time.

5:40 pm: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work Monday after coronavirus recovery

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street on his way to Buckingham Palace after the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019.

Thomas Mukoya | Reuters

4:56 pm: Ex-Apple employees are tackling the mask shortage

Last year at this time, Sabrina Paseman was at Apple working on the design of the Mac Pro. Now, she’s holed up in a San Francisco apartment with another ex-Apple employee trying to address the global mask shortage.

Paseman and Megan Duong are founders of a nonprofit they’re calling Fix The Mask, an effort to create a simple solution to a massive and growing problem. The lack of protective gear amid the Covid-19 pandemic is first and foremost a crisis in the health-care industry, but as states and countries start loosening social-distancing restrictions, the need for masks becomes more acute for people on buses, in stores and in the workplace. —Ari Levy

3:19 pm: French PM to present plan to unwind lockdown on Tuesday

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will present the government’s plan to unwind the country’s lockdown to parliament on Tuesday, his office said.

The prime minister’s statement next week will be followed by a debate and a vote.

The lockdown ordered by President Emmanuel Macron has been in place since March 17 to slow the spread of the coronavirus and is due to be lifted on May 11. —Reuters

Read CNBC’s coverage from the U.S. overnight: Global deaths cross 200,000; US beaches reopen

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