Hong Kong is planning to close all schools from Monday.

This development occurred after the territory reported a spike in locally transmitted COVID-19 infections, the city’s education minister said .

In the case of Italy, the country has banned entry to people coming from 13 countries because of the presented an excessive rate of COVID-19 infections.

Meanwhile, aid workers have disclosed that the first coronavirus case has been confirmed in northwest Syria.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the global statistics reveal that more than 12.2 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while more than 553,000 have died.

The patients that have recovered are above 6.7 million