Beijing: new coronavirus epidemic rose Wednesday after an increase in the number of deaths in Iran and infections in previously untouched countries, the South Korea case rose to more than 1,000, raising a terrible warning that the world is not ready to contain it .
The virus has spread rapidly in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, although the number of deaths and new cases in Chinese disease centers has decreased.
To stop the epidemic from spreading, cities have been blocked and hotels in the Canary Islands and Austria have been blocked on Tuesday for alleged cases.
Authorities said on Tuesday that a 25-year-old man living in Baden-Wurttemberg, southern Germany, had tested positive for corona virus after his trip to Milan, while another man further north was in critical condition.
Neighboring Switzerland confirmed the first case of coronavirus earlier on Tuesday.
Reportedly, 15 people died of nearly 100 infections, and even Iran’s vice minister of health, Iraj Harirchi, said he was infected with the virus.
At the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Bruce Aylward, who was in charge of an international expert visit, praised the country for taking strict quarantine and quarantine measures.
But he told reporters that other countries were “not at all ready” to control the epidemic.
“You must be prepared to manage it on a large scale, and it must be done quickly,” Elward said.
The virus killed 2,715 people in China and infected more than 78,000 people. More than 52 people were reported Wednesday, the lowest level in three weeks, and there were no deaths outside the epicenter of central Hubei province.
The National Health Council also reported that the number of new infections has been reduced to 406 and that there are only five people outside of Hubei, a figure that will increase confidence that the rest of the country is spreading.
In the rest of the world, more than 40 people have died and 2,700 cases have been reported.
The disease has now spread to dozens of countries, with Austria, Croatia and Switzerland as the last announced cases.
The outbreak of the epidemic has intensified as stock markets around the world have plummeted, restrictions on travelers and sporting events have been lifted.
WHO, the United Nations health agency, has called on countries to “prepare for a possible pandemic,” a term used to describe epidemics that have spread worldwide.
WHO warns that poor countries are particularly dangerous.
South Korea reported 169 new infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,146, the largest case so far outside of China, with the 11th death.
The vast majority of new infections (90%) are located in Daegu, the country’s fourth largest city, the outbreak center and the neighboring Gyeongsangbuk-do.
With a population of 2.5 million people, Daegu City is mostly deserted on the street, with the exception of a few stores that sell masks.
Authorities are encouraged to be extra careful and advise citizens to stay at home if they have fever or respiratory symptoms.
China isolated 94 air travelers arriving from Seoul to Nanjing after discovering that three Chinese people had a fever on the plane on Wednesday.
Iran has become an important hotspot in the Middle East and three more people died of COVID-19 disease on Tuesday.
The country has been working to curb the epidemic since the first two deaths of the country were announced in Kom last week. Qom is the center of Islamic studies and pilgrims and attracts scientists from abroad.
The land of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on the brink of war with Iran earlier this year, said Washington was deeply concerned that Tehran “may have suppressed the outbreak there.”
Meanwhile, Italy, reportedly 10 people and more than 300 cases, blocked 11 cities and ordered a Serie A football match in an empty stadium.
A young man who returned from Italy to Croatia became the first case in the Balkans.
In the United States, where there are dozens of cases, health authorities are urging local governments, companies and schools to make plans, such as canceling mass meetings or switching to telecommuting, as the country prepares for further transmission of the virus.