The WHO has said that the world’s understanding of the virus is growing, despite the coronavirus rising rapidly across the globe.
There are more than 90,000 cases confirmed globally — with more than 80,000 in China — but as the death toll rises globally, the authorities are considering new quarantine zones and travel restrictions.
Italy has reported around 2,502 cases of the people affected by COVID-19, with the death toll reaching 78. According to the reports released bu the country’s civil protection body, the number of infections has doubled in 48 hours.
The outbreak in Korea is the highest around the globe after China, bringing the total number of cases to 5,328. The Korean President has declared ‘war’ on COVID-19 after 28 people have died so far in the country.
According to the Presidential Blue House, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has called off a planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey in mid-March because of the coronavirus.
But, as the global outbreak deepens, China, where the virus originated at the end of last year, continues to show signs of slowing.
According to the latest daily tally, China has reported around 119 cases, which is almost five times less than Korea’s.
Sporting events around the world have been cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus, with Olympics next in the list.
However, Yoshihide Suga, a top government spokesperson, has said that Olympics will go on as planned.