Globally, there are more than 245,000 cases of which 88,465 people recovered, in 158 countries and territories, according to various trackers. Here's what's happening on March 20:
So far 631 people have died from Covid-19 and 10,149 have been infected in just over two weeks in Italy. Meanwhile, Iran reports highest one-day death toll of 54 more people.
China faces deepening isolation over the virus epidemic as death toll soars to 304, with US and Australia leading a growing list of countries to impose extraordinary China travel bans.
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