Pandemic chronicle: quarantine measures are being stepped up in Europe, and good news is coming from China

The number of people infected with a new type of coronavirus in the world has exceeded 380 thousand people. The victims were 16,572 people, recovered – more than 101 thousand people. This is evidenced by data from the online monitoring of the research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).

China (81,514 people), Italy (63,927 people) and the United States (46,332 people) remain the leaders in terms of the number of infected people . In terms of the number of victims, COVID-19 leads Italy (6,077 people), China (3,277 people) and Spain (2,311 people).

The pandemic is accelerating, said the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus. According to WHO, the first 100 thousand cases of coronavirus were registered in 67 days from the first detected COVID-19, the second hundred – in 11 days, the third- in just 4 days.

But encouraging news is coming from China: more than 90% of those infected with a new type of coronavirus have recovered. Over the past 24 hours, 456 patients have been cured in China. At the same time, 78 people were infected, and 7 were killed.

The difficult situation persists in Italy, with a decrease in fatalities for the second day in a row. In the last 24 hours, 601 people died from diseases caused by the coronavirus, 651 people died on March 22, and 793 died on March 21. In addition, in Italy, a “zero” patient was discharged, which started a local outbreak of coronavirus.

Britain, which initially opposed the quarantine, imposed strict measures. You will only be allowed to leave your home to buy food and necessities, exercise (no more than once a day and alone or with family members), for medical reasons, or to travel to work that is considered vital. The Netherlands also banned gatherings of more than two people due to the coronavirus.

In Lithuania, where 179 cases of coronavirus infection have already been registered and one person has died, the quarantine is being extended for two weeks. The authorities also plan to introduce criminal liability and raise fines up to 1,500 euros for violating the quarantine regime. In Latvia, 180 people have already been infected with coronavirus (there are no victims; one person has recovered). In Poland, the number of infected people rose to 749 (eight died, 13 recovered), predicting that the outbreak of coronavirus in the country will last for at least another month.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
Function: Editor