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While England suffers, Boris Johnson remains alive. Australia seems to be doing pretty well, but please don’t pop the champagne until well after Easter. And one of the Middle East’s worst humanitarian disasters sees a ceasefire amid pandemic fears. 

The big, bad numbers

There are now more than 1.5 million COVID-19 cases worldwide, less than a week after we hit the 1 million case mark, indicating that globally, the pandemic could still get a lot worse before it gets better.

The United States continues to lead the world in infections, with more than 430,000. New York City had 779 deaths yesterday. Things continue to worsen in Britain, where yesterday, 938 people died from the virus.