US President Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on all travel from Europe to the United States over the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organization has termed the novel coronavirus a pandemic with more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths.
WHO Chief Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “We have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action. We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear.”
The virus has spread its legs in new parts of the world, recording its first deaths in Indonesia, Bulgaria, and Sweden.
Sweden has recorded 500 infected cases with 498 active cases and one death. An elderly patient died in the intensive care unit at a hospital in the Stockholm region. The regional health authority in a statement said, “The patient has had COVID-19 as well as an underlying sickness.”
Italy’s death toll also jumped from 196 to 827, in just 24 hours. The largest rise since the virus came into light in the country, taking the total number of cases in Italy to 12,462 from a previous 10,149. Among these big numbers, 1,045 have recovered from the deadly virus.
Italy is the second most affected country after China, where the novel Coronavirus broke out first.
Since the emergency has escalated dramatically, Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte allocated an additional 25 billion euros ($28.3bn) to fight the coronavirus that has claimed so many lives till now.
Italy is under lockdown with all the sporting events being called off, schools and universities closed till April. Russia has suspended all tourists traveling to and from Italy.
Ireland also recorded a rise in the Coronavirus affected cases with one new death. It has reported 43 cases till now, among which more than 9 are new, and no updates on recovery.