COVID-19 Global Situation Report 9: 14 - 16 April
As of 17 April, confirmed cases globally surpassed 2 million, with over 135,000 deaths, since the outbreak began. Confirmed cases have been reported in more than 200 countries/territories/areas, with new cases and countries reporting daily. With the rapid increase in the global number of cases, global mobility restrictions have been extended and strengthened. A total of 202 countries, territories and areas have issued 47,423 mobility restrictions and measures as of 15 April 2020 highlighting a 3 per cent increase in the total number of restrictions issued (from 45,960 restrictions as of the last report on 9 April 2020). The tightening of mobility restrictions has increased considerably since 9 April, as restrictions such as visa suspensions and invalidations increased by 84 per cent and other forms of restrictions (such as new travel requirements) also saw a 20 per cent increase.