United States could overtake Europe as next epicenter of pandemic, World Health Organization warns

Clay Curtis
March 24, 2020

She told reporters that over the last 24 hours, 85 per cent of new cases were from Europe and the US.

The latest World Health Organization coronavirus daily situation report - published late Monday, before the overnight figures - showed that Europe reported 20,131 new cases in the preceding 24 hours, while the United States reported 16,354, more than doubling its total caseload. As per worldwide media reports, Harris said that they are witnessing a very large acceleration in the number of cases in the United States and added that the outbreak is increasing in its intensity.

The United States could soon become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday, as President Trump insisted that the country should soon be "open for business".

"I can not say this more strongly: we must stop all nonessential use of public transport now", London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted.

But in the U.S. there has been a sharp increase in the number of cases: country took third place with 46,168 thousand cases of the coronavirus after China (81,171 million) and Italy (63,927 thousand).

As Breitbart News reported, he cited the extraordinary action of President Donald Trump invoking the Defense Production Act, but also noted efforts from 3M, Facebook and Anheuser-Busch in working with the government in tackling the pandemic.

Japan's NHK television reported that Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.

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According to the spokeswoman, the spread of the infection in the United States is "very high and increasing in intensity". The fatality rate globally is around 4.3%, though national figures can vary widely according to how much testing is done.

A person crosses a mostly deserted 42nd Street following the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 23, 2020.

Britain on Tuesday began curbs on movement without precedent in peacetime after PM Boris Johnson ordered everyone to stay at home.

In the meantime China's Hubei province, the unique centre of the outbreak, will elevate curbs on folks leaving the world, however different areas will tighten controls as new instances double as a result of imported infections.

The provincial capital Wuhan, which has been in total lockdown since January 23, will lift its travel restrictions on April 8.

However, the risk from overseas infections appears to be on the rise, prompting tougher screening and quarantine measures in major cities such as the capital Beijing.

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