Coronavirus: First Case Detected in Turkey, No End in Sight Worldwide

  • "Please do not go abroad unless it is compulsory," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca requested.
  • The number of cases worldwide, including deaths, continues to increase.
  • In China, new cases were predominantly seen in people from abroad.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca reported that the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Turkey. “The infected individual contracted the virus after returning from Europe. He has been completely isolated,” Koca said. “The patient’s general condition is good. All of his family members and those who came into contact with him are under surveillance,” he added.

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 Minister of Health explained the positive test result on Wednesday. “Please do not go abroad unless it is compulsory,” he added. “We must follow the ministry’s guidelines for safeguarding against the coronavirus,” he said. “Turkey planned its fight against the coronavirus. Turkey will fight nationally against this global problem.”

While Italy’s nationwide quarantine is in its second day, the number of deaths increased by 168 people in one day, to 631. It was also reported that the number of confirmed cases rose to 10,149. Italy is the country most affected by the coronavirus in Europe, and one of the hardest-hit in the world.

In Spain, the number of deaths rose to 30, and the number of cases to 200. Meanwhile, Spanish officials decided to close schools and universities. It was announced on Tuesday that the number of cases reached 298 in Germany. Two people have died from the virus in the country so far. While Germany increased border controls, Austria and Slovenia closed the borders of Italy to prevent the spread of the virus. The Czech Republic and Poland announced that the controls on the German border tightened. Viruses have been detected in every member of the European Union.

At Least 119,000 Cases Worldwide

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.

Approximately 119,000 coronavirus cases were detected worldwide, and 4,269 people have died from the virus. Among those cases, 80,778 of the coronavirus cases in the world were seen in China. The number of those who died from the virus in the country has increased to 3,158. At least 24 new coronavirus cases were detected on Tuesday in China, 10 of the new cases were seen in people from abroad.

On the other hand, it was reported that local authorities in Wuhan, where the virus appeared first, have allowed some companies to return to work. It is noted that companies working in areas that meet daily needs can start working immediately. It is stated that bus, train and plane services will start to serve gradually in Wuhan.

Record Number of Cases in Japan

The number of coronavirus-infected in Japan has reached 1,278. The highest number of 59 new cases has been detected in the country so far in one day. At least 242 new cases were detected in South Korea, and the total number of cases increased to 7,575 and 60 people have died in the country from the virus.

Weeks after Vietnam announced that all coronavirus cases had improved, the number of cases in the country was announced to be 35. It was stated that 13 cases were detected in an airplane arriving from London to Hanoi on 2 March. No one has yet died of the virus in Vietnam.

It was reported that the first death from the virus occurred in Indonesia. A total of 27 cases were detected in the country. In Iran, the number of cases increased to over 8,000, while the number of dead rose to 291

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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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