The number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy increased by 168 in just one day, with Spain reporting cases tripling within two days.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the Covid-19 epidemic is now spreading among people in nearly 30 countries across Europe. Concerns about the deadly epidemic now cover Europe, with the number of viral infections exceeding 17,000 and the number of deaths more than 700.
The Covid-19 crisis in Europe, centered on northern Italy, but has now spread rapidly, starting with only a few cases from China.
A series of shops and restaurants were closed, hundreds of flights were canceled, and the streets were deserted all over Italy on March 10 – the first day ever in the country after Italy sealed off the country to slow down. progress of the worst epidemic that Europe is facing.
Hours after the drastic restrictions took effect, Italian health officials announced that the number of deaths from corona virus in the country increased by 168, bringing the total number of deaths to 631. This is an increase. The biggest in Italy since the epidemic hit the country since February 21, according to Reuters.
The total number of viral infections has been increased at a slower rate, to 10,149 cases compared to 9,172 previous cases. However, Italian officials warn, Lombardy – the center of the epidemic in Italy, provided incomplete data.
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The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte suddenly expanded the so-called “red zone” to the whole country on the evening of March 9, leaving many small businesses shocked and concerned about their future. “Like the end of the world, no one is around,” said Mario Monfreda, owner of a restaurant in a residential area of Rome.
By government order, all bars and restaurants are closed at 6pm.
Speaking at a meeting of the Christian Democratic Union party in Berlin on March 10, German Chancellor Merkel warned that about 60-70% of the German population would be infected with the deadly corona virus if the epidemic broke out. control.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Jens Spahn pointed out that about 80% of infected patients will show no signs.
Germany has recorded only 2 deaths and 1,139 cases of corona virus since the Covid-19 epidemic infected 11,000 people worldwide.
Cases have skyrocketed in many European countries
Germany and Spain have recorded a sharp increase in the number of new coronavirus infections, while in the UK the number of infected people has increased eightfold within a week.
In Spain, the number of Covid-19 infections has now increased to 1,622 cases and 35 deaths. Schools in the capital Madrid are closed. The Spanish lower house was shut down for at least a week after Vox MP Javier Ortega said he was infected with the corona virus, according to El Pais.
In the UK, six deaths from Covid-19 were recorded on March 10, while the number of infections increased from 52 to 373. British Health Ministry official Nadine Dorries has been positive for corona virus and is now self-sufficient. isolation. She was the first member of parliament in the UK to be infected with the virus.
Albania on March 10 became the latest country to be attacked by Covid-19. Thus, only a small group of European countries, including Turkey, Cyprus, Montenegro and Kosvo have not reported any cases.
The crisis caused by the escalating Covid-19 epidemic in Europe came just weeks before thousands of British families would travel across Europe on the occasion of Easter.
Covid-19 attacked a quarter of all states in the United States
The number of virus infections is still increasing in the United States, causing health officials to worry and raise calls in Congress to increase testing and reverse the possibility of a recession.
Currently ¾ of the US states have been hit by the Covid-19 epidemic, with more than 800 Americans infected, 24 deaths. The Washington governor warned, there would be tens of thousands more cases if the government did not take “real action”.
The alarm sounded on both sides of the United States on March 10, with 70 virus infections linked to a biotechnology conference held in Boston.
The presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden unexpectedly canceled the campaign because of fear of coronary virus. Meanwhile, the governor of New York stated that he was dispatching the national guards to disinfect public areas and distribute food in a suburb of New York City, which is now the center of epidemic in this country. .