Corona Virus is raising a Global Risk says WHO
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Corona Virus is raising a Global Risk says WHO

On Friday, WHO alerts against the deadly coronavirus and says that it might spread rapidly all around the globe.

WHO representative Christian Lindmeier told correspondents the flare-up was “getting bigger” and emphasized the association’s warning that the dangerous novel coronavirus infection could spread around the world.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that his organization was not underestimating the threat of the disease. He told journalists in Geneva, “That is the reason we said today the worldwide risk is high,” The Reuters reported.

The World share market fell once again, wrapping up their most noticeably awful week since the 2008 global financial crisis and taking the global crash to $6 trillion. The U.S. stock market tumbled for the seventh straight day amid fears of a worldwide epidemic.

People are hoping that the pandemic that began in China at the end of 2019, and the swung financial market would soon come back to normal.

Tedros Adhanom, the director-general of WHO, stated that mainland China had revealed 329 new cases over 24 hours, taking its count to over 78,800 cases with around 2,800 deaths.

South Korea has revealed 571 new cases on Friday, carrying the aggregate to 2,337, with 13 deaths reported.

Switzerland banned significant events from attempting to check the epidemic, canceling the Geneva international car show, which was scheduled for next week.

Japan is booked to host the 2020 Olympics in July. However, organizers are examining whether to proceed with it due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had ordered to close schools and colleges and promised to prevent the epidemic from spreading further.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is taking full measures, and Trump has complete confidence that the U.S. would be able to manage coronavirus.

In Europe, Germany cautioned of a looming pandemic and Greece, declared more tightly border checks.

The loss of life due to the pandemic in Italy rose to 17, and those testing positive increased to 655. France has around 38 and Spain 23, and Germany has almost 60 cases, as per Reuter’s reports.

In India, there have been three affirmed cases of coronavirus detailed in Kerala. However, India is practicing stringent screening tests to curtail coronavirus cases.

On Friday, as per Iran’s Health Ministry, 34 Iranians died, and 388 positive cases were reported.

There are doubts that the new coronavirus (COVID-19) might spread in all the nations and majorly risk many nations that are not fully prepared to face the deadly epidemic with sufficient medical care.

Article Credit: The Reuters/ The Guardian

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