UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; WHO warns US risks could become the centre of the pandemic; EU urged to evacuate refugees from greek camps.

People who suffer from hypertension appear to be very susceptible to the coronavirus, according to figures from Italy’s epidemiology institute.

The institute is releasing details about who is dying from the disease in Italy, which has seen the most fatalities of any country. One of the interesting details refers to the victims’ underlying health conditions, so-called comorbidities.

Peru’s death toll has climbed to seven. A 38-year-old man died after he contracted the disease while on a trip to Canada, the country’s health ministry has said. He dies in hospital in Lima after being admitted on Monday with respiratory failure. He was then diagnosed with atypical pneumonia.

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