World Health Organization warns USA could become coronavirus epicenter

World Health Organization warns USA could become coronavirus epicenter

World Health Organization warns USA could become coronavirus epicenter

The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Health Organization spokesperson Margaret Harris informed the worldwide media that 85 percent of the previous day's new confirmed cases of Covid-19, were in the United States or Europe. "So it does have that potential".

Earlier in the call, Harris said that the majority of the world's latest Covid-19 cases have been in European countries and the United States.

The WHO warning came just hours after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence applauded how the country was coming together, including mentioning the contributions from the business community, to take on coronavirus as it continues to spread and impair the country.

The surge in confirmed cases could partly be a reflection of the uptick in testing, with Donald Trump taking steps to increase test availability after fierce criticism over shortages.

But amid the gathering gloom, the Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus was first identified in December, said it would lift travel restrictions on people leaving the region as the epidemic eases there.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown on Monday night, while India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a complete lockdown for India's 3 billion people on Tuesday.

Some health experts have predicted that death rates overall will decrease as the number of cases rises and testing expands. You would be forgiven for feeling a little confused about the condition of things in the nation and trying to keep up with the news related to the book coronavirus outbreak around the USA today.

Spain's armed forces on Tuesday asked North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for humanitarian assistance to fight the novel coronavirus as the national death toll touched 2,700 and infections soared towards 40,000 in the country.

He said, "I'm hopeful to have Americans working... by that Easter". The US, by contrast, has a death rate of 1.2%.

COVID-19 does choose anyone either your are rich or poor, young or old, healthy or not, everyone is susceptible to this virus most especially if the guidelines like proper social-distancing and to avoid mass gatherings will not be followed.

Iran has the fourth highest official death toll from the coronavirus after Italy, China and Spain but, unlike those countries, it has yet to impose any lockdown on its citizens.

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