Dubai, agencies. The number of people who lost their lives to the coronavirus in Iran has risen to 77. More than 2300 people in the country are said to be infected. Iran is the only country outside China where the epidemic has killed the most people. The Gulf country United Arab Emirates (UAE) has canceled several tourism programs, including concerts, to prevent the infection from growing. The Electronic Music Ultra Festival to be held in Abu Dhabi on March 5 and 6 and the Pop Concert in Dubai on March 21 have been canceled. The Holi Carnival in Dubai in March has also been canceled. There have been 21 reported infections in the UAE so far.
2943 killed in China
The number of people who lost their lives to the coronavirus in China has risen to 2943. There have been 125 cases of infection in the country. Of these 114 are from Hubei province alone. Infection cases are steadily declining in China. The number was 202 the day before.
South Korea declares war against Corona
Ordering additional beds and face masks in hospitals, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in announced a war against Corona on Tuesday. The President apologized to the common people for the lack of face masks and promised to help small industries affected by Corona. So far 34 people have died in South Korea while 5186 cases of infection have been reported. Lee Man-hee, the head of South Korea’s Shincheonji Church and who calls himself the Messiah, has come under the Corona Virus Test negative.
Test positive of the woman returned from Iran in Pakistan
The number of infected people in Pakistan has risen to five after the 45-year-old woman returned from Iran, coronavirus test positive. The infected woman hails from the Gilgit-Baltistan region. As a precaution, schools in Gilgit-Baltistan have been closed till March 7. School-colleges in Sindh and Baluchistan are already closed.
Twitter asks workers to work from home
Twitter personnel around the world have been asked to work from home. The company’s HR head Jennifer Christie said on Monday, “We are encouraging all personnel globally to work from home.” Our goal is to reduce the possibility of the spread of coronavirus. ‘
31 new cases of infection in Germany
The number of infected patients has increased to 188 after 31 new cases in Germany. Coronavirus infection cases have been reported in 13 of the 16 states of Germany. On the other hand, all primary and secondary schools in an area of the French capital have been closed to prevent Corona infection. Most cases of infection have been reported from this region. The two people who died in France live in this region. So far 191 cases have been reported in France.
Death toll in Italy 79
Among European countries, Italy has been worst affected by the coronavirus. So far 79 people have died here, whereas, more than two and a half thousand people are infected. According to a government agency, 27 people have died since Monday. Most of the deaths have occurred in areas around Milan.
Fast end protection
Tedros Adnom Ghebreyes, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, said that corona virus-protecting masks, goggles, and other medical items have become increasingly scarce in the world. People have started buying these goods as a precaution and depositing them. Ghebreyes has expressed concern over the lack of these items needed for health workers.