What should the world do now about COVID-19?

28 Février, 2020, 07:39 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • What should the world do now about COVID-19?

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned of a full-blown pandemic, whilst the governments of France and Germany are rolling out plans for coping with coronavirus epidemics of their countries.

The World Health Organization declared Thursday that the new coronavirus epidemic was at a "decisive point" as countries across the globe battled to contain the deadly outbreak.

The husband, who is also in his 60s, is Ontario's third active coronavirus case and Canada's thirteenth overall.

In addition to stockpiling medical supplies, governments ordered schools shut and canceled big gatherings, including sports events, to try to halt spread of the flu-like disease known as COVID-19 that emerged in central China more than two months ago from an illegal wildlife market. "If you act aggressively now, you can contain this virus, you can prevent people getting sick, you can save lives".

Their criticisms include the number of people so far tested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which some say is too small, the possible difficulties of imposing lockdowns on U.S. cities and concerns that the White House could bungle containment efforts. Second optimistic assessments have additionally been reported in China and will suggest contracting the illness doesn't confer immunity.

Scientists warned that much remains unknown about the virus, including how long it can survive on surfaces.

The top of the WHO's emergency program, Dr. Mike Ryan, mentioned discussions have been being held with organizers concerning the destiny of the 2020 Olympics, scheduled for July in Tokyo, though no choice was anticipated quickly.

The update brings China's total number of cases to 78,824 and deaths to 2,788, while more than 3,600 infections have been reported outside China.

The Planet Well being Business stated China had noted 412 new conditions on Tuesday, whilst there ended up 459 in 37 other nations around the world.

The sudden increases of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning.

Italy's COVID-19 death toll rises to 17, 650 cases confirmed
The new outbreaks were reported in places as far-flung as Italy and Iran, France and Algeria, and Spain's Canary Islands. In Greece, two new cases were reported on Thursday, ...bringing the total to three.

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There have been almost 50 deaths outside China, including 19 in Iran , according to a Reuters tally. The latest numbers: There are more than 83,000 cases around the world, includingover 2,850 deaths.

Spooked by the influence on China, the guts of company provide chains, and the growing impact on different nations, shares sank deeper into the pink on Thursday and oil costs fell.

More than 82,700 people have been sickened by the coronavirus around the world as of Thursday.

The U.S. stock market fell into correction territory with the benchmark S&P 500 index down more than 4% on Thursday, extending a market rout that has now sliced more than 10% off of its closing peak on February 19.

Jeremy Farrar, a specialist in infectious disease epidemics and director of the Wellcome Trust global health charity, urged finance institutions to commit an initial $10 billion funds to fighting the virus. "The attainable influence of this coronavirus is way past a well being emergency - it's a global disaster with potential to achieve the size of the global monetary disaster of 2008".

Politicians are additionally scrambling to reply. The U.S. itself has but to introduce trip restrictions to and from South Korea and Italy, despite the fact that President Donald Trump stated Wednesday that one of these transfer used to be being thought to be.

California's governor complained that the state was monitoring over 8,000 folks however had exclusively 200 take a look at kits.

"We are facing a crisis, an epidemic that is coming", he said. "An epidemic is on its approach", Macron mentioned. And Greece, which is a gateway for refugees from the Middle East and beyond, announced tighter border controls, with particular attention on islands used by migrants.

There is no cure for the coronavirus, which can lead to pneumonia, and a vaccine may take up to 18 months to develop.

In the meantime, while Canada is still trying to keep COVID-19 out of the country, the public health agency is taking stock of the need for personal protective equipment and other supplies to make sure there are enough to go around in case of a pandemic outbreak.

China reported 29 more deaths Thursday - its lowest daily tally since January - and 433 new cases, majority in hard-hit Hubei province and well below massive increases from just a week ago.

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