Coronavirus: WHO Reports Pandemic Acceleration

  • All Lithuanian citizens returning from abroad must spend two weeks in isolation, regardless of whether the Sars-CoV-2 virus is detected or not.
  • Elon Musk will donate 1,255 mechanical ventilation devices to the state of California.
  • Most Germans are satisfied with their government's actions and are not afraid of the economic consequences.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the number of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus cases worldwide is accelerating. According to the news sources, the virus has already entered 195 countries and territories. The causative agent of pneumonia COVID-19 was detected in 378,000 people.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

More than 16,000 people have died from the disease, and more than 101,000 have recovered. In recent weeks, Italy has become the most affected country. Germany is introducing tough measures aimed at the maximum restriction of social contacts.

In Spain, the death toll from coronavirus infection, according to authorities, increased by 514 per day, and reached 2,696. The number of SARS-CoV-2 infected increased from 33,089 to 39,673. According to the WHO, coronavirus infection is spreading faster in the world. “The first 100,000 cases were recorded in 67 days, the next 100,000 in 11 days and the third 100,000 in just 4 days,” the WHO said on Twitter.

All Lithuanian citizens returning from abroad must spend two weeks in isolation, regardless of whether the Sars-CoV-2 virus is detected or not. This was announced on Tuesday by Minister of Health Aurelius Veriga. At the same time, they should be kept in isolation in the premises allocated for this by the municipal authorities, which are also required to provide these citizens with food. It is forbidden to be in quarantine at home in such cases. In Lithuania, 187 people were infected with the new coronavirus.

The number of deaths from coronavirus infection in Turkey has risen to 37. In total, 1,529 people have been infected in the country, 293 in the last day, the Ministry of Health said. In Turkey, a number of measures have been taken to combat the epidemic.

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.

Bars and cafes have been closed, mass cultural and sports events have been canceled. In public transport, no more than half of the available seats should be occupied. The number of people who can simultaneously be in the same store is limited. From March 22, it is forbidden for people over 65 to leave the house.

The American billionaire and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, will donate 1,255 mechanical ventilation devices to the state of California. The devices were purchased in China and delivered by plane to Los Angeles, Musk said on Twitter. “If you want a free ventilator installed, please let us know!

The vast majority of Germans are satisfied with the actions of the authorities to slow the growth in the number of people infected with coronavirus infection. According to a survey by the public television channel ARD, 95 percent of German residents support restrictions on meeting more than two people who do not live together.

Only 3 percent of respondents spoke out against this rule, 75 percent of respondents are generally satisfied with the anti-crisis policy of the German government. It also turned out that most residents of the country are not too afraid of the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. At least 64 percent of the survey participants indicated that they are not very or very little afraid for their personal financial situation amid the current crisis.

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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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