Spain has reported a slight increase in the daily death toll of coronavirus for the first time in five days, with 743 people succumbing overnight.
Japan declared a state of emergency on Tueasday amid a spike in coronavirus cases, as Singapore began a partial lockdown and other countries extended stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the disease.
In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with coronavirus late last month, was moved to intensive care in a London hospital after his condition worsened on Monday evening.
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab will be leading the UK government response to the coronavirus while Johnson is in hospital.
Globally, the number of people diagnosed with the virus now exceeds 1.3 million. More than 74,500 people have died while nearly 285,000 have recovered, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.