Over 100 countries have reported cases of the rapidly spreading corona virus that infected over a Lakh people and killed over 3,800 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Eight new countries have reported cases in the past 24 hours. Maldives, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Faroe Islands, French Guiana, Malta, Martinique and the Republic of Moldova are the youngest countries to be affected by Coronavirus or COVID-19.
India has so far reported 41 coronavirus cases in which the government has taken various preventive measures, including: B. The departure of foreign cruise ships in Indian ports, suspended visas and e-visas for people from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan.
In China – with the exception of the Hong Kong and Macau areas – where the outbreak occurred in late December, there were over 80,000 cases, of which 3,097 were fatal.
More than 15 million people in Italy, the second most affected country after China, were banned on Sunday when the government announced an increase in deaths. Infections rose to over 7,000, overtaking South Korea as the country with the highest number of cases after China. A quarter of the country's population lives in Italy's quarantine zones.
WHO urged all countries to "prepare for the possible arrival of COVID-19 by preparing emergency response systems," and called on governments to increase patient detection and care capacities and to ensure that hospitals have access to them necessary facilities and personnel. The global health agency also urged countries to "develop life-saving medical measures."
In Russia, where 17 cases have been reported to date, authorities warned Muscovites that anyone who fails to comply with the quarantine measures would risk a five-year prison sentence if such a violation results in death.
South Korea currently has around 7,313 cases, and the country announced on Sunday that the infection rate is slowing.
And in China itself, the number of new cases reported on Sunday was the lowest in weeks, almost all 44 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and epicenter of the outbreak.
(With input from AFP)