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April 19, 2020 in History

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PandemicCOVID-19

Turkey passes Iran to become the Middle Eastern country with the most COVID-19 cases with 86,306 infections, Iran continues to have the most deaths

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

UK COVID-19 death toll reaches 16,060 (hospitals only), as "The Sunday Times" criticizes Boris Johnson's government's response, saying they "sleepwalked into disaster"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • US COVID-19 death toll passes 40,000, with 742,442 cases recorded according to Johns Hopkins tally