Security guards and passengers outside of the Wuhan Hankou Railway Station stand and bow their heads for three minutes of silence for COVID-19 victims in a moment of nationwide mourning in China, Saturday, April 4.
READ MORE: The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 1 million people and killed nearly 64,000 worldwide, according to figures reported Saturday, with Europe and the U.S. feeling the most impact.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Saturday that he would ask parliament to extend the nationwide lockdown for a second time, to April 26. The country has recorded more than 124,700 cases of COVID-19 and more than 11,700 deaths.
Italy, the second-hardest-hit European country after Spain, has had more than 11,000 of its medical workers infected by the coronavirus, according to its National Institutes of Health and an association of physicians. The groups said about 73 physicians had died from the virus. Infections among medical personnel amounted to nearly 10% of all infections in Italy.
Britain’s Ministry of Justice said Saturday that thousands of prisoners would be released within weeks as part of the country’s broader campaign to contain the virus. Britain reported 708 deaths overnight, boosting the country’s toll past 4,300. The ministry said the inmates would be electronically monitored to ensure they remain at home and could be returned to prison “at the first sign of concern.”