We’re pausing our live coverage for the time being. If you’ve been following our updates, thanks for joining us.
We’ll be back on Wednesday to bring you the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the UK and around the world.
Until then, here is a recap of what happened on Tuesday:
- President Trump said green cards will be suspended for 60 days, with unspecified exemptions
- The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 2.5 million, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University
- Researchers from Oxford University will begin testing a potential vaccine on people from Thursday, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said
- A further 823 coronavirus-related deaths in hospitals were reported in the UK, following a post-weekend dip in Monday's figures
- Italy registered its second daily decline in the number of people currently confirmed to have the virus, reporting a drop of 528 to 107,709. The country’s prime minister said he would soon announce a plan to slowly exit lockdown starting from 4 May
- The United Nations said the world was at risk of widespread famines "of biblical proportions" caused by the coronavirus pandemic
- The oil price crisis deepened, as the benchmark price of Brent Crude plunged to its lowest level since 2002
Our live coverage was brought to you today by BBC teams in London, Singapore, Delhi, Sydney and Washington DC: Saira Asher, Yvette Tan, Andreas Illmer, Tessa Wong, Frances Mao, Krutika Pathi, Michael Emons, Joshua Nevett, Joshua Cheetham, Jim Todd, Thomas Poole, Matt Cannon, Stephen Sutcliffe, Martha Buckley, Claudia Allen, Max Matza, and Ben Collins.