Coronavirus live news: record rise in Italy death toll takes total to 9,134, as France extends lockdown by two weeks

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Spain records highest daily death toll; China closes borders; British prime minister Boris Johnson tests positive

US President Donald Trump has publicly ranted at car-manufacturing giant General Motors over a delay in its production of ventilators.

There has been some suggestions he could invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to direct industries.

General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!! @GeneralMotors @Ford

A further three people with coronavirus have died in Ireland, taking the country’s death toll to 22, the National Public Health Emergency Team has announced.

The latest victims were described as a person in the north-west of the country and two females in the east.

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