Coronavirus spreads in Europe and the Middle East, WHO alarms

The world health organization has warned countries to deal with the COVID-19 aggressively as news infections and deaths have been reported in Europe and the Middle East; however, the epidemic has not reached the level of a pandemic.
As the WHO is much concerned about the extent of corona virus-like South Korea, Italy, and Iran, the WHO chief articulated. Nevertheless, in China, the epicenter of the outbreak, the virus cases have been dropping since February proving that the virus can be controlled.
Tedros Ghebreyesus told “For the moment, we are not witnessing the uncontained global spread of this coronavirus, and we are not witnessing large-scale severe disease or death” while addressing reporters in geneva.
Further on, the countries must be “doing everything we can to prepare for a potential pandemic”.
“What we see are epidemics in different parts of the world affecting countries in different ways and requiring a tailored response”.
The WHO chief made the statement while officials in the Middle East and Europe rushed to control the extent of virus and stock markets plunge owing to coronavirus threats.
In turkey, with reporting of more than 200 new cases of coronavirus and 7 deaths, officials have established a blockade of roads, canceled football matches, the most affected parts are cordoned off and public gathering in wide-area were banned.
The reporters accounted that there is a sort of alarm but not terror.
The reporter said “People are taking precautions … but they are still out and about”. He maintained “All that being said though, people are concerned because there were just a handful of cases last week and in the past few days they have spiked”.
A WHO team scheduled to visit Iran as the officials reported 12 deaths across the nation with five deaths reported in the neighboring regions Kuwait, Bahrain, Afghanistan and Oman, close to the Iranian border.
Meanwhile, South Korea reported more 231 cases, mounting the number of confirmed cases to 833. Mostly, cases are reported in Daegu. The fourth-largest city of South Korea became isolated as Asiana airlines and Korean airlines shut off flight operations to Daegu. Earlier, magnolia announced to cease flight operation from South Korea to the region.
Also known as COVID-19, the virus has extended to almost 30 countries all over the world and killed hundreds of people in mainland China. The virus has infected about 77,000 people in China in Hubei.
Beijing has called off an annual summit of the national people’s congress, scheduled on March 5, as reported by state television.
The reporter from Beijing said, “So far, no new date has been set”.
“But analysts say when the meeting is rescheduled, that will be the biggest indicator that the country has finally won its so-called war against the coronavirus outbreak”.
According to the reporter, no new cases of coronavirus have been reported in China, with the WHO visiting team noting down a defining moment as the virus has dropped in Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic.
The head of WHO delegation Bruce Aylward said: “They’re at a point now where the number of cured people coming out of hospitals each day is much more than the sick going in”.
He appreciated China’s efforts to curb the virus, especially in Wuhan. The WHO team praised China and urged the other countries of the world to learn from China how to contain the virus from spreading.
Aylward said, “The world is in your debt” while referring to Wuhan citizens. He held “The people of that city have gone through an extraordinary period and they’re still going through it”.
As of, the dreadful virus has forced many factories in China to close down with most of the businesses subdued because of the quarantines. The presence of the virus has been felt by different countries of the world.
The virus is surging outside mainland China with the global markets plunging and investors flee to safer places. European markets are facing the biggest slump since 2016, gold rates climbed to a seven-year highest price. The oil prices dropped by 5 percent. wall street plummeted about 3 percent after opening, with a drop of 5 percent Italian shares.
According to the international monetary fund, the virus is putting a “fragile” on the world economy.–Worldwide News

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