The World Health Organization declares a "global emergency", a rare designation that helps the international agency mobilize financial and political support to contain the pandemic.
The World Health Organization reports a record one-day increase in global cases, with a total of 338,779 cases reported in the last 24 hours led by a surge of infections in Europe, where cases rise by 96,996.
U.S. President Donald Trump says he is terminating the country's relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming the WHO has become a "puppet of China" and that American funding will be redirected to "other global public health needs".
The National Centre for Disease Control reports Libya's first confirmed case of COVID-19, a patient at a hospital in Tripoli. The World Health Organization has warned that the virus could cause Libya's already struggling health system to collapse.