- Ecuador's COVID-19 death toll is then one of world's highest per capita after 7,600 more deaths than usual (503 official toll), in report by "The New York Times"
- First findings of a frog fossil 40 million years old, found on Seymour Island, Antarctica (2015) published in "Scientific Reports"
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns this is "not the end phase but still just the beginning" of the COVID-19 pandemic
US President Donald Trump suggests COVID-19 might be treated by injecting disinfectant or UV lights into a human body at a White House press briefing. Government officials and disinfectant companies quickly state doing so is not only extremely dangerous but potentially deadly.
- Norbert Blüm, German politician, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, dies at 84