The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus or COVID-19 a Pandemic. It has reached 114 countries and infected about 120,000 people. China tries to resume production and lighten lockdown imposed in many cities and provinces.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday that the coronavirus epidemic that originated in Wuhan (Hubei) in China is now a pandemic, having now reached 114 countries and infected about 120 thousand people.
Italy has the largest number of cases, over 12,000 outside of China and their death toll is over 800 people. Iran also has over 10,000 cases.
In Geneva, the WHO head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that “in the days and weeks that will come we expect to see more and more cases of [infection], the number of deaths, the number of countries affected ".
Because of the epidemic, China has postponed many political and economic appointments.
The country's economy has been badly hit. Many analysts fear that the Chinese giant may experience heavy negative growth in the first quarter of 2020 (-6% compared to the previous quarter and -3% compared to the same period in 2019). If so, it would be the first time since the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) that Beijing is facing a recession.
The total number of infected in China is 80,980; 62,887 have recovered; 3173 people have died.
Edited from AsiaNewsIT