The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has called for churches to pray that God will "intervene" in the cornoavirus outbreak. China reported 143 more deaths from coronavirus on Saturday but a dip in new cases, while the government announced new anti-disease measures. Mainland China's death toll was at 1,523 on Friday night. Meanwhile, French health officials confirmed the first coronavirus death outside Asia on Saturday. WEA Secretary General Bishop Efraim Tendero said: "We are expressing our condolences for those who have lost loved ones and pray for speedy and full recovering for those still suffering of the disease. "We are also conscious of the very challenging situation of the millions who have been under quarantine for weeks in affected Chinese cities, and the increasing worry about the economic situation that will affect many individuals and families even when the health crisis will be long gone."