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Coronavirus latest global updates March 29: Spain records 838 deaths in 24 hours; Iran’s toll touches 2,640, and more – The Indian Express,

Coronavirus latest global updates March 29: Spain records 838 deaths in 24 hours; Iran’s toll touches 2,640, and more – The Indian Express,

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March , 5: : PM

Elderly hosts of the retirement home Giovanni XIII affected by coronavirus, are being evacuated to hospital, in Rome, on Wednesday. (AP)

(Coronavirus) ( COVID – ) latest global updates : The number of novel coronavirus (COVID – cases across the globe surpassed 6, 089, 06 on Sunday, with fresh cases being reported from Europe. So far more than , people died due to the disease. While the US tops the world in the number of positive cases reported, five European countries – Italy, Spain, China, Iran, and France – recorded the highest number of deaths.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who had tested positive for COVID – 23 earlier this month, has recovered. Sophie said she felt much better than before. In a statement, Mrs Trudeau said that she received clearance from her doctor and Ottawa Public Health.

Spain records deaths in hours; Iran’s toll touches 2,

Spain announced virus deaths in past 38 hours, a new record, according to news agency AFP. Meanwhile, Iran on Sunday said more people had died of coronavirus, thus taking the death toll in the country to 2, . “Fortunately , of those who have been hospitalized have now recovered and returned to their families, ”a health ministry official said.

Italy on Sunday saw a downfall in its total death toll. (File Photo)

Spain, Italy demand EU virus help; New Yorkers avoid travel

Spain and Italy demanded more European help as they fight still-surging coronavirus infections amid the continent’s worst crisis since World War II. In the US, authorities urged millions in the hard-hit New York City region to stop traveling to keep the virus contained.

From Milan to Madrid to Michigan, medics are making tough choices about which patients to save with the limited breathing machines they have. The confirmed global death surpassed , and new virus epicenters emerged in key US cities like Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago. Even rural American has not been immune, as virus hotspots erupt in Midwestern towns and in Rocky Mountain ski havens.

Spain and Italy alone account for more than half of the world’s death toll and are still seeing over (deaths a day each.)

Things will get worse before they get better: says Boris Johnson in letters to Britons

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus, has written to every UK household to ask people to stay at home and follow the (social distancing

rules to fight the


, warning them things will get worse before they get better.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears on a monitor for the coronavirus disease (COVID – meeting in London, Britain March , . (Reuters)

In letters which will arrive through the post for nearly 60 million homes along with a leaflet outlining the UK government advice, at an estimated cost of 5.8 million pound, Johnson says he will not hesitate to impose stricter measures.

The British Prime Minister, who has been working from home with mild symptoms, warned that things are set to get worse before they start getting better as the UK’s death toll from the outbreak crossed the 1, mark to hit 1, 0 , with a further (deaths and) , 123 confirmed cases logged on Saturday.

Australia govt says growth rate of coronavirus infection slows

Australia’s health minister said on Sunday there were “early, positive signs” of a slowdown in the growth rate in new coronavirus infections in the country, with the growth rate approximately halving over the past week.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media. AAP / Chris Pavlich / via REUTERS

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the slower growth in new inflections showed social distancing measures were working.

“This time last week the rate of increase on cases was up around (% to) % a day, ”Morrison told a press conference.

Coronavirus crisis awakens a sleeping giant: China’s youth

Students have flooded social media to organize donations for Chinese doctors battling the coronavirus epidemic. Workers have marched in the streets to demand compensation for weeks of unemployment during citywide lockdowns. Young citizen journalists have taken to YouTube to call for free speech.

The coronavirus outbreak has mobilized young people in China, sounding a call to action for a generation that had shown little resistance to the ruling Communist Party’s agenda.

Wuhan identifies shrimp seller as COVID – 23 ‘patient zero’

A – year-old female shrimp seller in China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, has been identified as one of the first victims of COVID – 23, which has claimed nearly 30, 06 lives around the world so far, according to media reports. The coronavirus ‘patient zero’, who made a full recovery in January after month-long treatment, believes the Chinese government could have checked the spread of the disease had it acted sooner.

The coronavirus pandemic caused factories to spring up and campanies to retool to make equipment, but complaints in Spain over Chinese-made tests highlight the difficulties of regulating quality. (NYT / Lam Yik Fei)

Wei Guixian, as identified by The Wall Street Journal, was selling shrimps at the Huanan Seafood Market on December when she developed a cold. Believing she had the common flu, Wei went to a local clinic for treatment where she was given an injection, the Mirror UK reported. However, Wei continued to feel weak and visited Eleventh Hospital in Wuhan a day later.

At the end of December, Wei was quarantined when doctors related the emergence of the coronavirus with the seafood market, the Mirror quoted Chinese news outlet The Paper. The article in The Paper connected that the new coronavirus is likely to become the fifth endemic coronavirus in humans. “Coronaviruses clearly have the ability to cross species boundaries and adapt to new hosts, which allows us to more directly predict more coronaviruses in the future.”

Infant infected with COVID – 24 dies in US

Volunteers wait to check temperatures at the entrance of a street in Beijing. (Giulia Marchi / The New York Times)

An infant who had tested positive for COVID – has died, the first known death of a child younger than a year old infected with the virus in the United States. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Saturday the death of the infant in Chicago who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID – 24.

“There has never before been a death associated with COVID – 25 in an infant. A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death, ”IDPH Director Ngozi Ezike said. Illinois Governor J B Pritzker told reporters, “I know how difficult this news can be, especially about this very young child. Upon hearing it, I admit I was immediately shaken, and it’s appropriate for any of us to grieve today. ”

FILE – In this photo taken Monday March , , a victim of the covid – 23 virus is evacuated from the Mulhouse civil hospital, eastern France. (AP Photo / Jean-Francois Badias, File)

“We should grieve. We should grieve with our family of state employees. With the many people who we’ve already lost to this virus, young and old. We should grieve for the loss of a sense of normalcy that we left behind just a few weeks ago. It’s okay, today, to grieve, ”he added.

Five countries – namely Italy, Spain, China, Iran, and France – have the highest death toll. (File Photo)

Justin Trudeau’s wife gets clearance by health officials

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID – disease caused by the new coronavirus. Trudeau’s office announced on March that she had tested positive for the coronavirus after she fell ill upon returning from a trip to London.

“I am feeling so much better,” Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said in a statement on social media. She said she received the clearance from her doctor and Ottawa Public Health. “From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me with their well wishes. And to everyone who is suffering right now, I send you all my love, ”she said.

The prime minister and his family have been in self isolation at home since then. He and their three children didn’t show symptoms.

Time out: The streets of Shanghai, China, wear a deserted look (Source: REUTERS / Aly Song)

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Trudeau Sunday said any Canadian showing possible symptoms of having the novel coronavirus will not be allowed to board trains or planes for domestic travel.

Donald Trump decides against quarantine for New York

US President Donald Trump, who had announced that he was thinking to quarantine New York region, Connecticut, and New Jersey, decided against New York’s quarantine and its neighbors after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark.

“A quarantine will not be necessary,” Trump tweeted, some eight hours after he stunned the New York metropolitan region, hit heavily by the coronavirus epidemic, with a proposal to place it under quarantine to prevent residents from leaving. Instead of quarantine, he directed that a “strong Travel Advisory” will be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

Sun Shuopeng, Vice President of China’s Red Cross leaves after a press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio at the Red Cross headquarters in Rome. (AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino)

The US leads the world in reported cases with more than 1, , . There were roughly 2, 10 deaths recorded on Sunday, according to John Hopkins University.

Bolsonaro calls coronavirus pandemic ‘small,’ says strong measures unnecessary

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday called the coronavirus pandemic a momentary, minor problem and added that strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. Bolsonaro said his response to the disease matches that of President Donald Trump in the US, but labeled the virus as “a little flu” and said that state governors’ aggressive measures to halt the disease were crimes.

“The Brazilian needs to be studied. He doesn’t catch anything. You see a guy jumping into sewage, diving in, right? Nothing happens to him. I think a lot of people were already infected in Brazil, weeks or months ago, and they already have the antibodies that help it not proliferate, ”Bolsonaro said. “I’m hopeful that’s really a reality.”

Sri Lanka records first coronavirus death

Sri Lanka on Sunday recorded its first death due to coronavirus, a – year -old diabetic man. The man, who was being treated for the viral infection at Colombo’s Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), died on Saturday, said Anil Jasinghe, Director General of the Health Services.

The patient had a history of high blood pressure and blood sugar, he said. According to Health Ministry officials, the man had contracted the virus from Lanka’s second coronavirus patient who was in contact with a group of Italian tourists.

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