Health & Wealth

Coronavirus outbreak hits another grim landmark with 4 million cases

The coronavirus outbreak has affected over four million people worldwide. Global deaths of Coronavirus in humans has hit 277,000.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected over four million people worldwide, according to a tally based on official sources.

New cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December are being reported daily around the world.

There are now at least 4,001,437 cases of coronavirus around the world, with the worldwide death toll that has surged past 277,000.

Cases in China and South Korea are rising after the countries relaxed lockdown rules, threatening hard-won gains in their fight against the virus. Germany has, meanwhile, seen an increase in the transmission rate.

Trump’s handling of coronavirus outbreak is slammed

The United States has been the hardest-hit country, the stars coronavirus has claimed more than 78,000 lives in the United States, which has recorded more than 1.3 million infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

In the US, the country with the world’s highest death toll, President Donald Trump faced sharp criticism from his predecessor Barack Obama who said on a leaked tape that Trump’s handling of the crisis was an “absolute chaotic disaster.”

Coronavirus in humans

The AFP tally, using data collected from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), probably reflects only a fraction of the true number of infections. Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

Lockdowns and economic disruption, meanwhile, have pushed millions into unemployment in a historic global downturn.

Amid the barrage of deaths, some European countries cited signs of progress they said justified taking slow steps back toward some version of normality.

Overall, the situation in Europe was still far from normal. The British PM Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to announce on Sunday that all overseas visitors will face a mandatory two-week quarantine, and the European Union warned against opening borders to travellers from outside the bloc.

Across Europe, commemorations marking VE day, 75 years since Nazi Germany’s surrender were cancelled or scaled-down.

Coronavirus Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: Breathing Difficulty & shortness of breath (dyspnoea) Symptoms of fever i.e have a temperature Develop a cough Some people may also experience Diahorea or upset stomachs. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service. But do not leave your home!
If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
To help spread the of Coronavirus (COVID-19) you should wash your hands with soap and water as often as possible – do this for at least 20 seconds Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available - i.e when you are outside shopping for essentials Wash your hands as soon as you get back home and wipe down the food you have purchased ( in its packaging) with an antibacterial wipe. Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze, Catch it, wrap it in another paper and bin it. Once you have put your used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
You may be at increased risk from coronavirus if you: If you are 70 or older Or if you are pregnant Or if you have an underlying medical condition that may increase your risk from coronaviruses, such as respiratory issue or a heart condition. See NHS.gov.uk for more info.

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