Virus

Situation Update Worldwide – 11 March 2020

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 11 March 2020, 118 619 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions in the affected countries) have been reported, including 4 292 deaths. The deaths have been reported from China (3 161), Italy (631), Iran (291), South Korea (60), Spain (35), France (33), United States (28), Japan (12), …

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Situation Update Worldwide – 10 March 2020

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 10 March 2020, 114 243 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions in the affected countries) have been reported, including 4 023 deaths. The deaths have been reported from China (3 139), Italy (464), Iran (237), South Korea (54), France (30), Spain (28), United States (26), Japan (9), …

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Situation Update Worldwide – 9 March 2020

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 9 March 2020, 109 695 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions in the affected countries) have been reported, including 3 811 deaths. The deaths have been reported from China (3 122), Italy (366), Iran (194), South Korea (51), United States (21), France (19), Japan (7), an international …

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Coronavirus: Italy extends emergency measures nationwide

Italy has extended its emergency coronavirus measures, which include travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country. On Monday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ordered people to stay home and seek permission for essential travel. He said the measures were designed to protect the most vulnerable. “There is no more time,” he …

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What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and …

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