The World Health Organization has raised the threat level for the new coronavirus to “very high”. She calls on all countries to prepare for the virus.
In the meantime, more than 85,000 infections have been detected worldwide. Almost half of those people have since recovered.
In the German region of Heinsberg, close to the Dutch border, the number of infections has risen sharply to 60. France, for example, is scraping large meetings to prevent the spread of the virus.
The number of infections worldwide continues to rise. Especially in China and South Korea, but in the meantime, the virus has already spread to a greater or lesser extent on all continents.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has therefore raised the threat level for the virus to “very high”. The organization calls on all countries where the virus has not yet surfaced to prepare for it. She also warns those nations that think they can stay safe from the virus make a “fatal mistake”.
More than 85,000 infections have now been identified worldwide—the vast majority (more than 79,000) in China, where the virus broke out in December.
Again, nearly 50 people died of the virus, bringing the number of deaths in China to more than 2,800. Hubei province is still the region with the most infections and deaths, especially in the city of Wuhan, where the virus broke out.