Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in intensive care as confirmed cases in Africa pass 10,000

UK foreign secretary to lead country; Japan declares state of emergency; China reports no deaths from Covid-19

11.24pm BST

Trump says on Tuesday that the federal government had 8,675 ventilators in a national stockpile available to states who need them while another 110,000 are to be delivered in coming weeks.

“I don’t think we’ll need them,” the president said, referring to the ventilators, in a White House briefing. “But we’ll have them for the future and we’ll also be able to help other countries who are desperate for ventilators.”

The US president also said that the United Kingdom has asked for 200 ventilators.

11.17pm BST

The WHO “did give us some pretty bad play calling,” Trump says. “With regard to us they’re taking a lot of heat. They didn’t want the borders closed. They called it wrong. They really called every aspect of it wrong.”

“They seem to be very China-centric. That’s a nice way of saying it.”

Continue reading…