The World Health Organization has released a series of do’s and don’ts to help lessen the risks of contracting the highly contagious and life-threatening COVID-19, which has now spread globally, affecting close to 100,000 people in over 100 countries over the weekend.
The spread of the virus has now been likened to a pandemic, spreading fears of a global devastation, with countries and governments scrambling to put together ways of controlling any further spread.
As the epidemic appeared to be subsiding in China, where it first emerged in Wuhan nearly three months ago, the viral outbreak seems to have aggressively spread in Italy and other countries.
With over 9,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Italy now has the highest total behind China, which reported over 80,000 confirmed cases of infection. Italy is in a state of lockdown to help contain any further spread of the virus officially called COVID-19.
In India, the number of confirmed virus cases rose to more than 50, with 6 new confirmed cases in Kerala, 3 in Karnataka, and 2 in Pune. Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force brought back 58 Indians from coronavirus-hit Iran earlier today.
At the time of writing, the total number of Coronavirus cases globally stood at 1,16,244, with deaths at 4,089, and recovered cases of 64,633.
Globally, travel has been restricted while governments have put a ban on gatherings, conferences, weddings, and any event involving a large number of people coming together.