CORONAVIRUS CARD. More than 480,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, and 21,571 people have died according to the latest report. Map of the world of the real-time evolution of the Covid-19 and the point in France, Italy, Spain, China Morocco, Germany, Portugal ….
[Mise à jour le 26 mars 2020 à 12h12] Since the start of the pandemic, more than 480,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide, including 21,571 deaths to date from the disease. This virus appeared in China last December to date affects 182 countries and territories. If China, presently presents the most contaminations, with 81,782 cases, including 3,291 deaths linked to Covid-19, it is in Italy that we deplore the most deaths (7,503). The balance sheet in Spain is also increasing, it is the second most affected European country. There are 49,515 people infected and the threshold of 4,000 dead has been crossed. Next is Iran with 29,406 cases and 2,234 deaths. In the United States, the situation worsens very quickly with 65,434 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 937 dead according to the latest Bloomberg report. However, there has been a slowdown in New York State.
This coronavirus-related health crisis is causing chaos across the globe with sad death records in China, Spain, Italy, France, Iran and all over the world, with significant economic consequences, but also with more a third of humanity has been forced to stay at home since India took the decision to confine its entire population. On the other hand, a historic decision was made on Tuesday, that to postpone the Olympic Games for a year, never seen before. Follow the map in real time and take stock of the situation country by country.
In Spain, an assessment of Thursday, March 26 brings the death toll to more than 4,000. The assessment now exceeds that of China, the cradle of the epidemic. The number of cases of people infected with the coronavirus has jumped sharply in recent days, more than 49,000 cases of Covid-19 have been identified in the country. Spain is to date the second most affected country in Europe after Italy, and the fourth most affected country in the world after China, Italy and the United States. 5,367 patients are cured.
“The cases are increasing and will continue to increase in the coming days,” warned an official of the Center for Health Warning and Emergencies, Maria Jose Sierra, in a press conference. Widespread confinement is also used in Spain, citizens are prohibited from going out for a walk, visiting family or friends, going out to play sports, staying with friends in no place, visiting a neighbor and celebrating a anniversary. On the other hand, the Spanish government has closed its land borders in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Italy has become in recent days the country most affected by the coronavirus in the world with 74,386 cases identified according to the last assessment published Wednesday March 25 in the evening and 683 more deaths in the last 24 hours. This figure marks a slight decline compared to the dramatic day on Tuesday (743 deaths) but remains higher than the last days (602 died Monday, 650 Sunday). The sad record dates back to Saturday March 21 when nearly 800 dead were counted. (Exactly 793 had been recorded). In Italy, the death toll is now 7,503 deaths since the start of the epidemic in the country. As a reminder, the government has decided to put a stop to “all non-essential production activity” to stem the epidemic.
In the United Kingdom, Prince Charles, 71, tested positive for Covid-19 according to information from the royal family on Wednesday, March 25. His entourage is reassuring, he “remains in good health”. The country has 9,640 people infected with the virus and 467 deaths to date. The city of London has a large proportion of Covid-19 patients. The British government has been widely criticized by the rest of European countries for its initial position of “collective immunity” from the coronavirus. The principle: to allow the virus to spread and finally to arrive at a generalized “immunity” of the British.
The arrival of the Covid-19 and the projection of the number of deaths has changed the rather “optimistic” point of view so far of Boris Johnson and his administration, who first asked their fellow citizens to wash their hands and take removal measures. Faced with the looming catastrophe, the British strategy has further changed and even radically in recent hours with the announcement of the general containment of the population for the next three weeks. After the confinement of the over 70s last week, the United Kingdom had ordered this weekend to close pubs, restaurants, cinemas, gyms and theaters.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday March 24, 2020 ordered a total containment of the country for three weeks. : “From midnight today, the whole country will enter confinement. To save India, to save each citizen, you, your family”. To date, India has 673 cases of coronavirus and 13 deaths.
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As the number of cases increases in Europe, the number of new people infected with the coronavirus hardly increases any more in China after two months of confinement. China has not identified any new cases of local coronavirus origin for several days. The number of deaths in recent days has also dropped, only four have been counted in the past 24 hours by the Ministry of Health. The number of patients cured of the virus is 74,177. The coronavirus has infected a little more than 81,700 people in China and has killed 3,291 in just over two months. In Wuhan, the authorities are gradually easing the containment of residents after two full months of blockade. The city’s quarantine of 11 million inhabitants will not be lifted until April 8. But the Chinese government announced Tuesday that travel restrictions will be lifted under certain conditions from Wednesday, March 25 for all of Hubei, except for its capital. Trains and coaches were taken by storm, traffic jams noted on the roads, said AFP.
The situation in Germany continues to worsen day by day. The country has more than 39,000 people infected with coronavirus but “only” 222 dead according to the latest assessment. A higher number of cases than in France, but much fewer deaths. 3,547 people are cured of the disease. This Sunday, Angela Merkel quarantined herself after being in contact with a doctor who tested positive. The results of the tests carried out indicate that the Chancellor is not contaminated. Since the beginning of the week, it has taken steps to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus and has decided to close the border with France, Switzerland and Austria. Sunday March 22, public gatherings of more than two people outside of work are now prohibited.
According to the latest assessment, nearly 3000 cases of coronavirus have been detected in Portugal. Only 43 deaths linked to the virus have been reported to date. Since Friday, March 13, the country is on alert, Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced the closure of schools and the limitation of the activity of bars, restaurants, nightclubs or shopping centers.
Belgium announced that it will introduce new measures on Friday. The country is in containment since Wednesday March 18 at noon, until April 5 inclusive. The borders were closed last Friday for any “non essential” movement, the freight and the return of Belgian nationals being always possible. Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès detailed these various measures (outings, shops, schools …) during a press conference followed by a speech by the Minister of the Interior Pieter De Crem. The country reports nearly 6,035 detected cases and 220 deaths.
Greece currently has 821 cases of coronavirus and 23 deaths. The government has taken steps to continue to limit the spread of the virus. On Sunday March 22, the government decided to impose general containment on its population as of Monday March 23 to stem the epidemic. “I have given orders that all appropriate action be taken to enforce the ban on unnecessary movement across the country,” said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The United States currently has more than 65,434 cases of coronavirus according to and the mark of 937 deaths has been reached across the country according to Worldometer. From California to New York, the whole country is affected. Half of the deaths have been recorded in Washington State and the fear of a real time bomb is now clearly felt. According to the WHO, the USA could soon take the place of Europe and become the new epicenter of the pandemic. In order to stem the spread of the virus, Donald Trump, who first called the flu the virus and did not fail to shake hands with his interlocutors, prohibited nationals of twenty-six European countries from traveling to the United States. United as of March 13, 2020. Several local cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco, have closed bars, restaurants and nightclubs for at least 15 days. Since Thursday, March 19 in the evening, the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has placed the entire state in containment to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
In Algeria, the latest assessment of the coronavirus reports 302 cases and 21 deaths. Algeria has closed gathering places such as party halls in recent days. Demonstrations were also banned and all international air and sea links suspended. On Thursday March 19, authorities announced new measures, including the closure of cafes and restaurants in major cities from March 22. Containment is also envisaged.
Morocco, still very little affected, has 225 cases of coronavirus, a virus that killed 6 people. The government took swift action to prevent the spread of the epidemic on its territory. We can cite the suspension of air links with Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal. All public gatherings of more than 50 people have also been banned. The 19th edition of the Moroccan festival “Mawazine Rhythms of the World”, scheduled from June 19 to 27, is canceled.