The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the world is currently in an “unknown situation” in the wake of the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus was “unique” but could still be controlled with the right measures.
There have been more than 3,000 deaths worldwide, most of them in China. But in the past day, there were nine times more new infections outside China than in China.
“We can fight this virus back,” Desai insisted. He also said that prejudice could be more dangerous than disease.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization said that the global spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in 2019 is not a “one-way street” and that if countries act quickly and effectively, they can be defeated starting with restrictions.
“There is no choice but to act now,” he said.
In Italy, the country most affected outside China, the number of deaths on Monday (March 2) rose from 34 to 52.
COVID-19 epidemic sweeps the world-“Unique” virus
Tan Tesai’s main suggestion is that there are no globally applicable means of fighting the epidemic. So each country must depend on its own specific situation.
“Each country must have its own approach, but this must begin with restrictions,” he said.
He also pointed out that this was a “unique virus with unique characteristics”, and that the WHO had expected to have a large-scale infection by this time, but the restrictions seemed to be working.
He also added that out of 62 countries reporting confirmed infections, 38 had no more than 10 cases.
“In eight countries, there have been no new cases reported for two weeks and they are able to control the outbreak,” he said, and China has shown that even in countries with a large number of cases, it is possible to limit the spread of the virus.
Wandersee also said that the WHO will continue to monitor the situation to see if the outbreak should be designated as a global pandemic.
South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan remain the most worrying situation. Tadesse said that in Iran, one of the WHO staff was also tested positive for the virus, although the symptoms were mild.
He also added: “To be honest, prejudice is more dangerous than the virus itself. Let us remember this. Prejudice is the most dangerous enemy.”
Global outbreak situation
At present, there are nearly 90,000 cases in about 70 countries. Most of them-nearly 90%-are still in China, and most of them are in Hubei Province. This was the place where the virus first broke out late last year.
There are nearly 8,800 cases outside China, of which 81% are concentrated in Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan.
On Monday, the number of deaths in Italy increased to 18, with a total of 1,835 confirmed cases, most of them in Lombardy and Veneto in the north.
Iran has also reported 12 new deaths, with a total death toll of 66. Iranian media reported that among the deaths were Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, a senior adviser to Iran’s top leader Ali Khamenei.
Health officials in Washington State said on Monday that four more people died there, bringing the number of local deaths to six. They are currently the only deaths in the United States.
U.S. President Trump says he has asked pharmaceutical companies to expedite vaccine development efforts, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has warned that more people will be “inevitably” detected in the city Positive.
There are currently 39 confirmed cases in the United Kingdom. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after meeting with the British Crisis Response Committee (COBRA), said the virus “is likely to get worse in the next few days to weeks.”
Portugal, Iceland, Jordan, Tunisia, Armenia, Latvia, Senegal, and Andorra each reported their first confirmed cases on Monday.
Other recent developments:
The European Centre for Disease Control confirms that the EU’s risk level has risen from “medium” to “medium to high”
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The global economy may face the slowest growth since 2009 due to the outbreak of the epidemic; the European stock market also experienced turbulence after New York, but the Dow Jones Index rose significantly by 5.1% later. Concerns over the outbreak cost the US $ 5 trillion (£ 3.9 trillion) in global stock markets this week
France confirmed another 61 confirmed cases on Monday-a total of 191 cases; one more death case, a total of three
Qatar, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, and Ireland also confirmed their first cases over the weekend
South Korea: Xintiandi Church breaks out
South Korea reported two more deaths on Monday, bringing the total to 28.
About 60% of the country’s more than 4,000 confirmed cases were members of the Xintiandi Church, and it is believed that they were cross-infected with each other when traveling around the country when no problems were found.
The church’s president, Li Wanxi, kneeled and apologized during a press conference.
“Although it was not intentional, many people were infected,” said the 88-year-old leader. “We did our best, but we couldn’t avoid it.”
China: Hubei Province remains a hardest-hit area
China has reported an additional 42 deaths, all in Hubei Province. This province accounts for 90% of global deaths.
In the past day, eight new cases were confirmed in China outside Hubei Province, showing that the restrictions have worked.
On Sunday, 206 new cases were reported across China, the smallest number of new cases in a single day since January 22.
A spokesman for China’s National Health Council said the next step will be to address the risks posed by the resumption of work. WHO claims new crown virus outbreak puts the world in “unknown situation”
How deadly is COVID-19? Is there a specific medicine?
The WHO says the virus appears to be more dangerous for people over the age of 60 who already have other illnesses.
In the first large-scale analysis of 44,000 cases in China, the mortality rate among elderly people was ten times higher than that of middle-aged people.
However, the WHO said that most patients have only mild symptoms, and mortality rates appear to be between 2% and 5%.
In comparison, the average mortality rate for seasonal influenza is about 0.1%, but it is much more contagious as many as 400,000 people die from the flu each year.
Other coronavirus diseases, such as SARS or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), have far higher mortality rates than COVID-19.
U.S. President Trump decides to ban European passengers from Britain from entering the U.S.
US President Trump has announced that passengers from European Schengen countries other than the United Kingdom will be banned from entering the United States from March 13. The ban will last 30 days. The United States Professional Basketball League (NBA) announced a complete suspension of the game indefinitely due to the diagnosis of new crown pneumonia. In addition, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day (also known as St. Patrick’s Day) parade was postponed due to the outbreak.
Barring European travelers from entering the United States
In early March, a number of “purchases of toilet paper” in Asia started in several cities in the United States. It seems to indicate that the United States has become nervous about the epidemic due to the diagnosis and death toll of new coronary pneumonia.
In a televised speech on March 12, President Trump even announced an expansion of the travel ban. Starting at midnight on the 13th, local time, visitors from European Schengen countries other than the United Kingdom were banned from entering the United States. The ban will last for 30 days. In addition, the US State Department has also raised global travel warnings, calling on citizens to reconsider overseas travel.
Newly diagnosed patients with New Crown Pneumonia in the United States have killed 1,135 people and caused 38 deaths. In a televised speech, Trump said that the EU failed to take the same precautionary measures as the United States in fighting the epidemic.
Restrictions issued by the United States do not include U.S. citizens or the United Kingdom. The travel ban regulates only 26 countries with a Schengen visa, such as Ireland, which is not a Schengen country and is not restricted.
In addition, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania are members of the European Union. But they do not belong to the Schengen area, so they are not covered by the ban. Although other European countries (such as Switzerland and Iceland) are not members of the European Union, they are also prohibited from entering the United States because they are Schengen visa countries.
Trump noted that the ban on entry also applies to trade and goods. However, following a televised speech, he tweeted that “trade will not be affected.”
In addition, in Europe, Italy, where the new crown pneumonia epidemic is most severe, authorities announced before Trump’s speech that they would implement stricter control measures. All stores in the country, except food supermarkets and drug stores, will be closed.