Coronavirus live news: Spain records smallest rate of increase in infections since start of crisis

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Spanish PM calls for ‘European solidarity’; Trump tells Americans to expect ‘a lot of death’; Global deaths approach 65,000

Spain’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 674 to 12,418 in the past 24 hours, according to figures which recorded the lowest number of victims in nine days.

It is also the first time since March 28 that daily deaths have dropped below 800.

The challenge we face is extraordinary and unprecedented. It calls for a single, united, radical and ambitious response to preserve our economic and social system and protect our citizens.

The Spanish have always protected and defended the European project. It is time for reciprocity. With us, with Italy and with each and every one of the 27 countries of the union.

The first confirmed case of Covid-19 has been recorded in South Sudan, one of the world’s poorest states where decades of war and hunger have already devastated infrastructure.

The news was announced by Riek Machar, one of the country’s vice presidents, Reuters reports.

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