79 years became the first Russian deaths due to the virus, as the world turns to control the movement to stop spreading.
Russia has announced that a woman 79 years with coronavirus and underlying health problems died of pneumonia, the country’s first confirmed death resulting from a pandemic.
Italian, the countries most affected by coronavirus outside China, reported over 475 deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday as the world stepped up efforts against with closed schools, shut down the city and impose strict border controls.
Britain is the latest to announce to close schools. United States and Canada, meanwhile, have closed their borders all but essential traffic.
Almost 220,000 people have now been confirmed with the coronavirus globally, while at least 84,000 people have been recovered from COVID-19, more than 8,800 were killed, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University in the US
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Sri Lanka will conduct parliamentary elections as scheduled on April 25 because of the outbreak of coronavirus, Mahinda Deshapriya, the country’s chief electoral officer, said.
The government earlier this week banned all incoming flights for two weeks, and imposed a curfew in some areas to control the spread of the disease.
There are more than 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Sri Lanka so far.
US President Donald Trump has been criticized for repeatedly referring to the coronavirus as “Virus China”, with critics saying he was “fueled bigotry” and put the Asian-American community at risk.
However, Trump defended the labeling of the pandemic. Here is how:
Thailand recorded 60 cases of the new coronavirus in the biggest daily jump in the number of cases so far to take the number of infections to 272, said a health official.
new cases fall into two groups, the first consisting of 43 cases related to the previous case, while the second group involving 17 new patients, including immigrants from countries such as Italy, Malaysia, Japan, Iran and Taiwan, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director general of the Department of Disease Control at the Ministry of Health, told a news conference.
Thailand have recorded one death since the outbreak, with 42 patients have recovered and gone home and 229 are still hospitalized.
Israeli government and the Palestinian local media said that four Palestinian prisoners has a coronavirus.
cases were contracted in the Megiddo prison in Israel, the report said.
Malaysia reported 110 cases of the new coronavirus, with the number of cases rose to 900.
Most of the new cases are related to a religious meeting in a mosque which was attended by 16,000 people, the health ministry said. journalist based in Manila
Ana Santos attended in a training program in El Salvador when the crisis began coronavirus pandemic worldwide.
The program was canceled and he had to return to her each country, the Philippines, immediately.
He had a little bit more than 48 hours to make the 24-hour flight over the whole country to Manila before it closed.
, he described the obstacles he went through trying to get home as pandemic accelerated.
According to WHO, the coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause il lnesses ranging from the common cold more severe disease such as acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (mer).
WHO said signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
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Italy would remain under lockdown beyond the deadline was due to end later this month and in early April, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.
in comments to the newspaper Corriere della Sera, Conte said the steps taken to close schools, universities and to impose severe restrictions on the movement should be extended.
Under the current measures, Italy 60 million people were only allowed to travel for work, medical reasons or emergencies under the command which runs until 3 April whileMost shops, except those selling food and pharmacy, should remain closed until March 25.
Russia says a woman 79 years old with underlying health problems, who tested positive for the new coronavirus, has died of pneumonia, the country’s first confirmed death from the virus.
Russia has so far reported 147 cases of coronavirus.
up to 20,000 British military personnel will be on standby to help cope with an outbreak of coronavirus, the defense ministry said.
The number represents a doubling of the service personnel are on standby.
As a coronavirus take a stronger grip on the Middle East, there are concerns that the war-torn Syria may face a large outbreak.
As concerns over a possible prospect of growing disaster, a group of medical volunteers in northern Syria Syrian refugees teach how to help prevent catching coronavirus.
The teachings of medical volunteers to evacuate Syria how to help prevent catching.
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said that his tests came back negative for coronavirus.
Scholz added in a tweet that his cool slowly subsided and that he will join the discussion in Chancellor Angela. Merkel’s office on Thursday
“#corona crisis challenges us all -. together we can weather that our country can do,” added Scholz
Die Stimme ist noch mitgenommen. , Erkältung geht die etwas zurück und der Test negativ war. Vielen Dank für die vielen guten Wünsche. Heute kein Home Office, sondern Beratungen im Kanzleramt. Die -Krise fordert und alle – stehen wir gemeinsam das durch. Unser Land kann das.
Lufthansa said that the airline industry can not survive without state aid if the epidemic coronavirus lasts for a long time. Capacity
German airline group has been cut, the proposed short-time working and suspended dividend and said it was impossible to predict the impact on the profitability coronavirus.
“spread of coronavirus has put the entire global economy and our company is also in a state of unprecedented emergency,” says CEO Carsten Spohr said in a statement.
‘at this time, no one can predict the consequences.’
The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will make a national address on coronavirus at 8pm (14:30 GMT), it was announced on his official Twitter account.
The World Bank has increased the support packages for businesses and the economy struggling with the impact of the coronavirus.
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Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported that a panel of experts to guide response to coronavirus Japan might suggest relaxation of controls in areas that do not see the plague, as the northern island of Hokkaido ends state of emergency ,
infectious disease experts will meet on Thursday.
Japan, which will host the Olympics in July, has confirmed it will go ahead with the game even though the pandemic has brought the world of sports is almost a standstill.
Hokkaido has 154 infections on Wednesday. Among the 47 Japanese prefectures, 22 have fewer than 5 cases of coronavirus, according to health ministry data.
WHO is discussing concerns about the use of ibuprofen to treat fever in patients with COVID-19 and. do not realize the negative effects
It is not recommended to use
Q :. Could aggravate the disease for people with? A: Based on currently available information, WHO does not recommend against the use of ibuprofen.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the Southeast Asian nation needs to immediately expand testing for coronavirus after the country reported 55 new cases on Wednesday.
“I’m the number of testing kits and the number of test centers is increasing and we get more and more hospitals are involved,” said Widodo.
Indonesia has recorded a total of 227 cases so far.
Indonesian authorities have managed to convince a group of pilgrims Mulsim cancel mass protests amid fears it could fuel the spread of coronavirus.
officials have spent days trying to get the astral conjunction Asia, part of a global Jama’at Tabligh movement, to stop the event with 8,500 people had gathered near Makassar in eastern Indonesia.
A similar event in Malaysia which attracts more than 16,000 people.
“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah), astral conjunction finally agreed to suspend / cancel,” the head of Gowa, Adnan Purichta Ichsan posted on social media late Wednesday.
Two-thirds of the staff at the Australian airline Qantas has been told to go home, the airline suspended all international flights from late March until at least the end of May.
“This is a terrible day that we have to make this decision on the survival of a national airline,” the airline’s chief executive Alan Joyce told reporters. “I never thought I had to step down as CEO of two-thirds of our people.”
Some domestic flights would continue.
New Zealand have been told not to trip given the growing risk of contracting foreign coronavirus
“We are raising our travel alert to its highest level: do not trip,”. Foreign Minister Winston Peters said in a statement. “This is the first time, the New Zealand government has advised New Zealand against traveling anywhere abroad. It reflects the seriousness of the situation we face with COVID-19.”
He also urged New Zealand already abroad to return home.
The latest data from South Korea Showa surge in cases of a new coronavirus that emerged with new outbreaks na worst nursing homes in the city of Daegu.
Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 152 new cases, taking the nationwide tally to 8565.
This country has recorded fewer than 100 new infections during the four days in a row until Wednesday.
among the new cases, 97 are from Daegu, where KCDC said at least 74 patients in a nursing home tested positive for the virus this week.
KCDC not specify now many new cases directly related to the nursing home.
fresh outbreak Daegu has prompted officials to begin an extensive examination in all other nursing homes.
China’s new cases of coronavirus underscores how the nature of the outbreak had shifted.
The National Health Commission said that although there is no domestic cases reported on Wednesday, there were 34 confirmed cases among people returning from abroad. That compares with 13 days in advance.
Of the 34 imported infections, 21 were in Beijing.
That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the Chinese mainland as far as 80 928.
The death toll rose eight to 3245 as the end of Wednesday.
China’s Wuhan city center and the surrounding province of Hubei have reported no new cases for the first time coronavirus.
COVID-19 allegedly came now closed seafood market also sold wildlife late last year.
The new novel NO infection was reported on Wednesday, marking the first essential in the long battle in the city with the virus.
The US and Canada have closed their borders to non-essential traffic.
The White House said US President Donald Trump has signed response coronavirus bill that would allow for the testing of free and paid sick leave for those working in companies with under 500 employees.
It does not include corporate giants such as Amazon, McDonald’s and Walmart.
Hong Kong has tightened the rules for people who arrived from abroad.
Region reported an increase in the number of imported cases and all arrivals will now be required to spend 14 days in quarantine at their arrival in Hong Kong.
Authorities also urged citizens to not travel.
The United Kingdom is to close all schools from Friday and cancel the national exam, because ramps efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Secretary of Education Gavin Williamson told Parliament that the situation has become increasingly challenging.
“The surge in the virus increased at a faster pace than anticipated,” he said.
In London, which has reported nearly 1,000 cases of coronavirus, a network of underground night – a more limited services – will also be closed.
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