The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally forced reluctant organizers to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40% as the death toll from the respiratory illness mounted.
The world has entered uncharted territory in its battle against the deadly coronavirus, the UN health agency warned, as new infections dropped dramatically in China on Tuesday but surged abroad with the US death toll rising to six.
The rapid rise in coronavirus infections raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with five countries reporting their first cases and the World Health Organization (WHO) warning it could spread worldwide.
Globally, a total of 78,810 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in 29 countries and 2,462 have died as of 10:00 February 23 Central European Time, according to the World Health Organization.
China’s coronavirus outbreak poses a “very grave threat for the rest of the world,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday in an appeal for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines.
Two dozen critically ill Yemenis have been evacuated from the Saudi-besieged international airport of the capital Sana’a for a second time in a week via a humanitarian air bridge created by the United Nations.
Official data showed that an additional 20,629 people in Wuhan, Hubei’s locked down capital city, are in quarantine at home amid the outbreak. The city has recorded 8,351 confirmed cases, accounting for about 50 percent of the total confirmed cases in Hubei.