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WHO Says New Virus Has Infected More Than 76,000 People Globally

By on February 21, 2020 0 118 Views

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 76,000 people globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
WHO, according to a report by AP has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.
However, the report name Egpty as the only African country affected by the viral infection, which has left China as the biggest victim.
The Nigerian government has been on alert since the outbreak of Coronavirus, which the WHO said was the cause of the COVID-19, with health officials posted to the airports and land borders to check the possible influx of the disease into the country.
Also, the country’s health ministry has said about N620 million has been budgeted to control and fight the infection in the country.
COVID-19 has claimed about 2,236 lives in China, where the disease originated from since its outbreak this year.
The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Friday in Beijing:
— Mainland China: 2,236 deaths among 75,465 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei
— Hong Kong: 69 cases, 2 deaths
— Macao: 10
— Japan: 727 cases, including 634 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 3 deaths
— Singapore: 84
— South Korea: 156, 1 death
— Thailand: 35
— Taiwan: 26 cases, 1 death
— Malaysia: 22
— Vietnam: 16
— Germany: 16
— United States: 15 cases; separately, 1 U.S. citizen died in China
— Australia: 17
— France: 12 cases, 1 death
— United Kingdom: 9
— United Arab Emirates: 9
— Canada: 9
— Iran: 5 cases, 2 deaths
— Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death
— India: 3
— Italy: 3
— Russia: 2
— Spain: 2
— Belgium: 1
— Nepal: 1
— Sri Lanka: 1
— Sweden: 1
— Cambodia: 1
— Finland: 1
— Egypt: 1

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