Coronavirus: Boris Johnson Hospitalized, Cases Slow in Armenia

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier, has now been hospitalized, according to an official statement.
  • The United States remains the leader in the number of reported cases, at over 356,000.
  • The number of coronavirus cases in Armenia has increased by only 11 yesterday.

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in the world is approaching 1,300,000. The number of deaths is nearing 70,000, and about 265,000 people have recovered from the disease. In Italy and Spain, mortality is declining day by day, but it is still high. The situation in hospitals throughout the world is difficult.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

The United Kingdom recored 708 deaths from the virus on Saturday, still the highest one-day total in the country so far. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier, has now been hospitalized, according to an official statement.

On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II called on the people not to despair, and to show solidarity and confidence that the country will overcome the trials with pride. “Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” the Queen said. “I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.”

The Scottish Minister of Health has resigned over two trips she made to her second home in spite of the coronavirus lockdown. Dr Catherine Calderwood apologized for visits she and her family made to Earlsferry, in Fife, which is more than an hour’s drive from her main family home in Edinburgh. She admitted it was a mistake, and called on Scots to stay home. British doctors, like everyone else, are short of protective equipment these days.
There are more than 5,000 cases in Ireland, and 174 people have died. Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is also a doctor, announced he is returning to his first profession. Once a week, he will give advice to patients over the phone.
The United States remains the leader in the number of reported cases, at over 356,000, while the number of dead exceeded 10,000. The highest number of cases and deaths are in New York State.  The Empire State accounts for more than a third of all American cases and nearly half of all deaths in the country.

In France, the number of deaths from this infection has aproached 9,000. The total number of reported cases of the new coronavirus in Russia has exceeded 6,000. Most of the cases are in Moscow, and most of the new cases are registered in the capital. In the country, according to official data, 47 people have died from the infection. There are also Armenians among the victims.

Coronaviruses are species of virus belonging to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses, including COVID-19.

Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has died at the age of 67, after complications from a coronavirus infection. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Ukraine and Central Asia.

11 New COVID-19 Cases in Armenia

The number of coronavirus cases in Armenia has increased by only 11 yesterday. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced this live on Facebook this morning. “We may have good news about overcoming coronavirus. Out of 263 yesterday tests, only 11 were positive, that is, only 11 people had coronavirus confirmed,” the Prime Minister said.

Emphasizing that this is an unprecedented low for the last few weeks, Pashinyan expressed hope that this dynamic will be maintained in the coming days. According to the head of government, it will be possible to ease the restrictions from next Monday.

“If this is confirmed (…), it will mean that the measures that cause us a lot of inconveniences have started to yield positive results,” the PM said on Facebook. “If that is the case, it means that if more strictly abide by the restrictions of the Commandant’s Office for the 1 one week, our chances of starting to think from Monday to relax the regime and return to normal life will increase.”

At the same time, Nikol Pashinyan said that another person died of coronavirus infection, a 68-year-old citizen who also suffered from bilateral polycystic ovary syndrome, had diabetes, hypertension, and severe ischemic stroke.

Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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