Italy has seen more fatalities than any other country, with latest figures showing that 6,820 people have died from the infection in barely a month.
The trial, which lasted six months, was closely watched in Germany where concern has been growing over an increasingly militant far-right scene.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
The ice rink at the Palacio de Hielo, or Ice Palace, shopping centre — which according to its web page has the capacity for 1,800 skaters — will be used "to store bodies," a spokeswoman for Madrid city hall said.
As WHO urges countries to take firm steps in face of accelerating Covid-19 cases, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes.
Nations are ramping up efforts to fight the deadly novel coronavirus, which has upended societies and sparked economic turmoil as it spreads around the world. Here're the latest developments:
Hundreds of millions of people have suddenly undergone the biggest change to daily life since World War II as governments order them to stay at home in a bid to beat the coronavirus disease.
Move comes in response to an EU call to stave off internet gridlock as thousands work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The latest daily toll was smaller than Saturday's record 793 fatalities but still the second-highest registered during Italy's month-long crisis.
In an op-ed he wrote for the Financial Times, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the block's "inaction on Syrian refugees is a stain on human conscience.”
Britain is under criticism for not taking enough steps to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Many buildings cracked in Zagreb and walls and rooftops were damaged. Downtown streets were littered with debris. Concrete slabs fell on cars and chimneys landed in front of entrances.
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