WHO expresses concern over faster spreading of Coronavirus outside China
The World Health Organization (WHO) has shown concern as Coronavirus is spreading faster outside China in more than three dozen countries.
WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement that the number of new coronavirus cases outside China had overtaken those reported by Beijing for the first time since the outbreak began.
He said China had reported 412 new cases on Feb 25, while there were 459 in 37 other countries. He said 96.5 percent of the total number of 80,980 cases reported so far were in China.
Meanwhile, China’s national health commission says, virus has killed 2,715 people and infected more than 78,000 in China.
A further 52 deaths inside the country were reported yesterday the lowest number in three weeks.
In the rest of the world there have been more than 40 deaths and 2,700 cases.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran has no plans to quarantine cities and towns despite the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak across the country.
In a cabinet meeting, he said the health authorities would continue to “only quarantine individuals”.
Iran has reported 139 cases and 19 deaths during past week. While, two patients have been diagnosed with the infection in Pakistan. Both the patients had recently travelled to Iran.