Global COVID Deaths Top 100,000, Nearly 1/5th In US

The New York Times reports:

The official global death toll from the virus surpassed 100,000 on Friday, with more than 1.5 million confirmed cases — figures that experts warn vastly understate the true extent of the epidemic.

Trouble spots were emerging from Moscow to Jakarta, Indonesia, as the virus reached deeper into places that so far have been spared the worst of the pandemic. And in a sign of the level of despair caused by economies closing down, a bloody melee erupted in a poor area of Nairobi, Kenya, where food was being distributed.

Countries in Europe stepped up enforcement of lockdown measures as the Easter weekend approached on Friday, and warned that restrictions on moving and congregating would be extended well into April and possibly longer.