The U.S. surpasses 43 million cases of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announces that the government will lift the COVID-19 state of emergency in the Greater Tokyo Area on March 21 after approval from an expert panel due to a decrease in the number of cases.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announces that a curfew will be implemented between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m local time and orders restaurants and bars to close. Meanwhile, the curfew also prohibits gatherings of more than ten people, reintroduces online learning for high schools and universities, and sports events will be held only behind closed doors. The measures, which last for an initial 30 days, will be voted on in the National Assembly tomorrow and come into force on November 11.
France reports 2,288 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. It is the biggest daily spike since the end of May and the first time in months that the number of cases has surpassed 2,000, prompting fears that the United Kingdom will add the country onto its quarantine list.