A woman has died from coronavirus hours after giving birth to her daughter in Ukraine

A woman has died from coronavirus hours after giving birth to her daughter in Ukraine.

The 36-year-old mother, identified only as Galina, is said to have been infected with the virus at a perinatal centre in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk, in western Ukraine.

“For the past week, none of these people who usually help me have come in sight,” she said, her voice cracking with sadness. “They are all at home because of the lockdown; they don’t have any job and so they cannot help me any more.”

When prime minister Narendra Modi announced almost two weeks ago that India’s entire population of 1.3bn people would be under lockdown for at least three weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it was the largest restriction of movement the world had ever seen.

Italy has reported 74 fewer intensive care unit beds in use over the past day nationwide as the number of new infections continue to slow.

Civil protection chief Angelo Borrelli said the dip was “important news because it allows our hospitals to breathe.”

They are two of more than 4,300 people in the country who’ve died after contracting Covid-19.

Ismail, from Brixton, south London, first showed symptoms on March 26, and was rushed to King’s College Hospital after having trouble breathing.

Within months it emerged that Ali Motamed’s cover had been so deep that it had fooled even the police.

Motamed’s real name was Mohammed Reza Kolahi Samadi. Samadi had disappeared from Iran without trace in 1981, when he was accused of a terrorist bombing in Tehran. The attack on offices of the Islamic Republic Party killed 73 people, including four ministers and Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, second-in-command to the then Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.