News By/Courtesy: Ishita | 03 Mar 2020 13:35pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO has voiced concern
  • Over 60 countries affected by the virus
  • Cases rising rapidly

Health hazard : According to UN in the last 24 hours there have been more caes of coronavirus outside China than inside.

Brussels: The World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced its concern on Monday about the spread of the Coronavirus outside China as the death toll globally is 3,000. More deaths are reported in China, Iran and the United States from the virus, approximately 90,000 people have been infected by the virus in over 60 countries. The epidemic threatnes to cause a global economic slow down, while airlines cancelled or reduced flights and the stock market faced huge disturbance on Monday. WHO has urged the countires to stock up on criticial care ventilators to treat the patients with severe symptoms with the fears of the rising pandemic.

In Brussels, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) increased its risk assesment for Europeans to "moderate to high". Hours later Italy announced that the death toll has jumped from 18 to 52. Italy is Europe's worst affected country with around 1700 infections and 52 dead. EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said that there were more than 2,100 confirmed cases across 18 member states. Elsewhere in Europe, Sweden barred flights from Iran- where cases have rapidly ballooned while France Germany and the UK said that they would send medical and financial aid to the Middle Eastern nations struggling to contain the outbreak.

Section Editor: Kajal Jain | 05 Mar 2020 11:38am IST


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