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9:06 a.m.: Spain’s death toll climbs over 4,000

Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has now climbed to 4,089 after another 655 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to Spain’s Health Ministry.

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A health worker gestures to a municipal police officer during tests for the coronavirus in Madrid, March 25, 2020.

A health worker gestures to a municipal police officer during tests for the coronavirus in Madrid, March 25, 2020.Rafa Albarran/Madrid City Hall/AFP/Getty Images

Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths, following Italy.

The nation has 56,188 diagnosed cases, including 3,679 people who are in the intensive care unit, according to Spain’s Health Ministry.

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Ambulance workers in full protective gear arrive with a patient at the Severo Ochoa Hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Leganes, Spain, March 26, 2020.

Ambulance workers in full protective gear arrive with a patient at the Severo Ochoa Hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Leganes, Spain, March 26, 2020.Susana Vera/Reuters

Spain is fourth in the number of diagnosed cases, behind China, Italy and the U.S.

8:42 a.m.: Member of NYC hospital nursing staff dies from coronavirus

A member of the nursing staff at New York City’s Mount Sinai Health System has died from the coronavirus, according to the hospital.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of a beloved member of our nursing staff,” Mount Sinai said in a statement. “Today, we lost another hero – a compassionate colleague, friend and selfless caregiver.”

7:40 a.m.: Prince Charles still working in self-isolation, royal source says

Charles, Prince of Wales, is working at his desk as usual while self-isolating at his estate in Scotland, a royal source told ABC News.

The source said Charles has received hundreds of get well soon wishes sent to his official royal residence in London, Clarence House.

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In this file photo taken on March 9, 2020, Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, leave after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, U.K. Prince Charles, the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a spokesman for his official royal residence, Clarence House, confirmed on March 25, 2020.

In this file photo taken on March 9, 2020, Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, leave after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, U.K. Prince Charles, the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a spokesman for his official royal residence, Clarence House, confirmed on March 25, 2020.Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

A Clarence House spokesman confirmed in a statement Wednesday that Charles had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and “has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health.”

His wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative for the virus, according to the spokesman. The couple is currently self-isolating at Birkhall, their private residence in Scotland.

Charles, 71, is the first child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is the heir apparent to the British throne.

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6:32 a.m: Russia grounds all international flights over coronavirus

The Russian government has ordered the grounding of all international flights as part of new measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia’s civil aviation agency Rosaviatsiya will halt “regular and charter air flights from Russian airports to and from foreign countries,” with the exception of flights evacuating Russian citizens from abroad, according to the decree published Thursday on the government’s website.

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Citizens of Tajikistan rest on the floor waiting for a plane to return in their home country at the Vnukovo International Airport, southwest of Moscow, Russia, on March 24, 2020. Hundreds of Central Asian migrants were stuck in Moscow airports on March 24, struggling to return home as countries closed borders and airlines canceled flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Citizens of Tajikistan rest on the floor waiting for a plane to return in their home country at the Vnukovo International Airport, southwest of Moscow, Russia, on March 24, 2020. Hundreds of Central Asian migrants were stuck in Moscow airports on March 24, struggling to return home as countries closed borders and airlines canceled flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

The new travel restriction comes into force at midnight on Friday.

As of Thursday, there were 840 diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus in Russia, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

5:27 a.m.: Nearly 90% of the world’s student population is out of school due to pandemic

More than 1.5 billion students are not attending schools and universities because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest figures from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Governments across the globe have closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease. More than 160 countries have implemented nationwide school closure, impacting over 87 percent of the world’s student population, according to UNESCO monitoring.

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Custodian Patti Alesci cleans desks at Orange High School in Pepper Pike, Ohio, on March 16, 2020. A mandatory three-week closure of schools to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus began in Ohio on March 16, while bars and restaurants were closed indefinitely.

Custodian Patti Alesci cleans desks at Orange High School in Pepper Pike, Ohio, on March 16, 2020. A mandatory three-week closure of schools to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus began in Ohio on March 16, while bars and restaurants were closed indefinitely.Tony Dejak/AP

Several other nations have implemented localized school closures and, should those become nationwide, UNESCO warned that millions more students would be affected.

In the United States, at least 124,000 public and private schools have closed their doors due to the outbreak, affecting more than 55 million students, according to the latest count from the news journal Education Week.

3:30 a.m.: Diagnosed cases approach half a million worldwide

The number of diagnosed cases worldwide of the novel coronavirus will likely reach half a million in the coming days, the latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows.

China still has the highest tally with more than 81,000 diagnosed cases, but Italy isn’t far behind with over 74,000. The U.S. count is approaching 70,000.

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Medical workers wearing protective gear work at an intensive care unit for patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus at Erasmus Hospital in Brussels on March 25, 2020, during a national lockdown in Belgium to curb the spread of the virus.

Medical workers wearing protective gear work at an intensive care unit for patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus at Erasmus Hospital in Brussels on March 25, 2020, during a national lockdown in Belgium to curb the spread of the virus.Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Meanwhile, the global death toll topped 21,000 on Thursday, with Italy and Spain as the two worst-affected countries.

A third of the world’s population is under some kind of coronavirus-related movement restrictions as governments scramble to contain the spread of the disease.

ABC News’ Alina Lobzina, Zoe Magee and Christine Theodoroucontributed to this report.

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