The Coronavirus Updates: Latest Facts on the COVID-19 Virus
The novel coronavirus, now also called COVID-19 which began late last year in Central China has for the past two months since its outbreak, ravaged so many countries and caused over 2,000 deaths.
According to China’s National Health Commission, so far, there are 75,725 confirmed cases, with 2,126 of these cases succumbing to the disease. Sadly, all but 10 of these deaths happening in China.
The Coronavirus Update: Outside China, some other countries affected by coronavirus include:
Over 30 countries have been infected with the coronavirus, with some recording cases of patients recovering from the virus.
1.Australia: with the first confirmed case reported on January 25th from a man who’d arrived Melbourne from China. Total infected cases in Australia are 15 as at February 19.
2.France: France has confirmed its first death. The man, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who arrived from Hubei, China, the center of the outbreak, arrived France on January 16 and was hospitalized since January 25. The total number ofnovel coronavirus in France are 12 as at February 12
3.Japan: Reported its first case on January 10, a man who’d been in Wuhan, China. The total number of infected cases in Japan are 702 as at February 20.
4.Malaysia: Malaysia confirmed four cases on January 25. The patients were Chinese nationals on holiday from Wuhan. The total number of infected cases on Malaysia are 22 as at February 15.
5.Singapore: Singapore confirmed three cases on January 20. The total number of infected novel coronavirus cases in Singapore is 84 as at February 19.
6.Nepal: Nepal’s first case was a 32-year-old man who arrived from Wuhan, but has since recovered. The total number of infected cases in Nepal is 1 as at January 24.
7.South Korea: South Korea confirmed its first case of the coronavirus outbreak in a 35-year-old woman who arrived from Wuhan. The total number of infected cases in South Korea is 104 as at February 20.
8.US: US confirmed its first case on January 21. The number of infected cases in the US is 15 as at February 15.
9.Vietnam: Vietnam confirmed its first case on January 23 of the coronavirus. Vietnam has 16 confirmed cases as at February 13
10.The Philippines: The total number of confirmed cases in the Philippines is 3 as at February 5.
11.Spain: The total number of confirmed cases in Spain is 2 as at February 9.
12.Sweden: Sweden has just 1 confirmed case of the coronavirus as at January 31.
13.Taiwan: Taiwan has 24 cases of coronavirus as at February 20.
14.United Arab Emirate: United Arab Emirate has 9 confirmed cases as at February 16.
15.United Kingdom: UK has 9 cases of novel coronavirus as at February 9.
16.Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka has 1 cases as at January 27.
17.Russia: Russia has two confirmed cases of the coronavirus as at January 31.
18.Iran: Iran has 5 confirmed cases as at February 19.
19.Italy: Italy has 3 confirmed cases as at February17 of the novel coronavirus.
20.India: India has 3 confirmed cases as at February 3.
21.Germany: Germany has 16 confirmed cases as at February 19.
22.Finland: Finland has reported just 1 case of coronavirus as at January 29.
23.Egypt: Egypt has 1 confirmed case as at February 14.
24.Belgium: Belgium has reported 1 case as at February 4.
25.Canada: Canada has reported 8 cases as at February 18.
26.Cambodia: Cambodia has reported 1 case as at January 27
27.China: China has over 90% confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 74,651 cases.
28.Nepal: Nepal has 1 reported case as at January 24.,
29:Thailand: Thailand has 35 cases of the coronavirus as at February 19.
30.Myanmar: Myanmar reports just one case of the coronavirus.
Preventive Measures of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Strain by Countries
- North Korea quarantines380 foreigners to fervent the virus spread.
- Russia bans all Chinese visitors and is the first country to take such a drastic measure to curtail the spread of the virus.
- Italy goes ahead to cancel its Venice carnival to reduce the spread of the virus in its country. It goes further to impose heavy fines on persons seen entering or leaving outbreak areas.
- Kuwait unions are demanding measures be taken against importing fish from countries hit by corona virus (COVID-19).
- India has gone ahead to enforce certain restrictions on the export of medical equipment to China.