04:28 GMT 13.04.2021
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 2.94 million; almost 136.3 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland’s Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
The US is still the most-affected nation amid the pandemic; over 31.3 million have been infected, and the death toll exceeds 562,000. Next is India, with over 13.5 million confirmed cases and more than 170,000 deaths; followed by Brazil, with 13.5 million confirmed cases and over 353,000 fatalities.
A number of European nations including the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Greece are taking tentative steps to ease lockdown measures, with national authorities allowing a number of non-essential facilities to reopen.