The World Well being Group (WHO) has revealed that 24 instances of coronavirus have been exported from Italy to 14 nations.
WHO additionally revealed that 97 instances have been exported from Iran to 11 nations.
In his opening remarks on the media briefing on COVID-19 – 28 February 2020, WHO’s Director-Common, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that previously 24 hours, China reported 329 instances – the bottom in additional than a month.
Mr Ghebreyesus who on Friday reeled out figures relating to the unfold of the virus mentioned that as of 6am Geneva time this morning, China reported a complete of 78,959 instances of COVID-19 to WHO, together with 2791 deaths.
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“Outdoors China, there at the moment are 4351 instances in 49 nations and 67 deaths.
“Since yesterday, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Netherlands, and Nigeria have all reported their first instances. All these instances have hyperlinks to Italy,” Mr Ghebreyesus advised newsmen on Friday.
The Director-Common additionally mentioned that the continued enhance within the variety of instances, and the variety of affected nations over the previous couple of days, are clearly of concern.
He, nevertheless, famous that WHO’s epidemiologists have been monitoring these developments repeatedly, and have now elevated its evaluation of the danger of unfold and the danger of the influence of COVID-19 to very excessive at a world stage.
“What we see in the mean time are linked epidemics of COVID-19 in a number of nations, however most instances can nonetheless be traced to recognized contacts or clusters of instances. We don’t see proof as but that the virus is spreading freely in communities.
“So long as that’s the case, we nonetheless have an opportunity of containing this virus, if sturdy motion is taken to detect instances early, isolate and look after sufferers and hint contacts.
“As I mentioned yesterday, there are completely different situations in several nations and completely different situations inside the identical nation,” Mr Ghebreyesus mentioned whereas briefing the media.
In accordance with him, the important thing to containing this virus is to interrupt the chains of transmission.