Coronavirus News: CONVID19 has been declared as a global pandemic as the death toll reaches 4,638 and the number of confirmed cases is 126,623.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11, 2020
This the first time that WHO declared Coronavirus as a global pandemic disease after a 13-fold rise in the number of cases outside of China and several countries affected in the last two weeks.
— CoronaVirus Updates🦠 (@COVID19Update) March 12, 2020
Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said
“Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.”
Sources have affirmed that COVID19 is now in more than 100 countries which infected some 120,000 people. Approximately 4,000 people are killed until now. The number of countries has closed schools and other institutions for the sake of safety.
According to the World Metre reports China is leading the table with a total number of 80,796 cases. After China Italy Iran, S.Korea, France and Spain are respectively followed each other with the number of cases is surprisingly high.
Turkey has only one case which is still undertreatment. Togo, St. Barth, Réunion, Mongolia, Vatican City are also placed on the least positions of the table with only one case of the virus.
Pakistan has 20 cases of virus till now from which 2 are treated and 18 are still under treatment, no deaths yet.
China is busy doing its best to cope with this virus. The government announced to spray twice a day around the city to prevent further cases.
— AB bones (@ab_boness) March 12, 2020
Italy is one of the countries which is under a complete lockdown as the number of cases in Italy reached12,462 from which 827 have died. Luckily no more cases were found yet. After Italy Ireland is about to take lockdown measures.
BREAK: Ireland announces new lockdown measures
From 1800 tonight – Schools, colleges and childcare facilities to shut
Indoor social gatherings of 100 and outdoor gatherings of 500 cancelled #CoronaVirusUpdate
— Darren McCaffrey (@DarrenEuronews) March 12, 2020
A short film has been released by Saudia in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
— टिवट्या… (@tivtvya) March 12, 2020
President Trump says restricting travel from Europe is necessary as the number of cases in the USA reached 1336 from which 38 have died. President Trump’s European travel ban shakes global stock markets.
As Italy is now in complete #lockdown, as the US is now banning all entries from EU countries, this is the only piece of information that is really relevant to the discussion.
— Alessandro Da Rold (@DaRold_Ale) March 12, 2020
Alexander Stubb, the former Finnish foreign minister, considers Trump’s decision to exclude the UK from a European travel ban was a proof of “irresponsibility”.
Any attempt to contain the #CoronaOutbreak is welcome, but the decision of @realDonaldTrump to exclude the UK from a European travel ban is nothing short of irresponsible. Viruses do not recognise borders. Decisions should be based on facts, not politics.
— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) March 12, 2020
Tom Hanks, An Academy award-winning actor, says he and his wife have the coronavirus. He announced this news last Wednesday which states that virus that has spread throughout the globe. Moreover, The N.B.A. suspends its season after a player tests positive for the coronavirus.
The US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia.
The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently on the Gold Coast in Queensland filming Baz Luhrmann’s production about Elvis Presley. #CoronaVirusUpdate pic.twitter.com/VWZD9esCds
— Voice of Kigezi FM (@Vok895) March 12, 2020
Condition in Iran is getting worse day by day. The Financial Times reports a suspected coronavirus case in a camp for internally displaced people in northern Iraq.
First suspected coronavirus case documented in a camp for internally displaced people, in N Iraq
Prospect of the virus spreading through overcrowded camps – with health services in some being cut – is a nightmare.
Iraq still has over 1m displaced people (not all in camps). pic.twitter.com/NLgp49M6cP
— Chloe Cornish (@ChloeNCornish) March 12, 2020
Meetings, conferences, and other different events being canceled because of coronavirus outbreaks around the globe. Governments and health officials are frequently requesting the restriction of large gatherings, in an attempt to reduce the virus’s spread.