The world is facing the worst crisis since 1945, and the death toll from Corona in Europe has reached 30,000

The new Corona virus has claimed more than 30,000 lives in Europe, at a time when the United States is threatened by an invasion of the epidemic that the United Nations has described as the worst crisis facing humanity since 1945.

A count prepared by Agence France-Presse according to official sources on Wednesday at 7:00 GMT, showed that more than two thirds of the deaths caused by the virus in Europe occurred in Italy and Spain, which today set a new record in the number of victims in 24 hours amounted to 846 and exceeded the death toll has nine Thousands.

Globally, the health crisis continues to worsen with more than 41,000 deaths, according to an AFP count.

Since the virus began spreading to China in December, more than 830,000 cases have been officially registered in the world, more than half of which are in Europe, 186,000 in the United States and more than 108,000 in Asia.

In order to stop the spread of the new Corona virus, more than 3.6 billion people, or 46.5% of the world's population, are called to stay in their homes.

In China, where stone measures are gradually removed in Wuhan, the primary epicenter of the disease, residents have allocated their first transportation to lay jars that include the ashes of their relatives on their graves. China reported 1,300 injuries to people without symptoms.

In Italy, where the highest number of deaths occurred (more than 12,400 in over a month), isolation measures began to lead to "encouraging" results after three weeks.

However, 837 new infections were recorded within 24 hours in the countries that flew the flags yesterday in front of the buildings of their municipalities, in a minute of silence "in honor of the victims of the Corona virus" and for health workers.

Everywhere, health and medical crews are working at full capacity.

"When I get to work in the morning I hope that everything goes well. I am not personally (...) because I am well protected. I hope that everything is going well for me," said Esther Peachenini, 27, a nurse at Bergamo Hospital, Italy. To the sick. "

"We are trying to reassure them. One touch is worth more than words."

As for Spain, the second country in the world in the number of deaths, it fears that the situation will exceed the capacity of its intensive care units that are currently operating at full capacity.

About 500 patients have died in French hospitals in the last 24 hours, a record increase since the start of the epidemic in the country, with 3,523 deaths.

In Iran, which is also among the countries hardest hit by the spread of the virus, the death toll has reached more than 3,000 since the outbreak began.

As the isolation measures apply to nearly three-quarters of Americans, the United States faces the risk that it will become the epicenter of the epidemic. US President Donald Trump has asked his fellow citizens, like Europe, to prepare for "very painful" weeks.

The Hopkins University of America, which is a reference, announced that 4,076 people had died of Covid-19 as of Wednesday from the start of the epidemic. 2010 deaths were announced Saturday. And recorded about 40% of deaths in New York State.

The White House offered its forecasts that the disease would lead to the death of between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the United States, with current restrictions, compared to 1.5 million to 2.2 million if no measures were taken.

In New York, about a dozen tents were installed in Central Park to prepare patients. "When we see films like" Cotogen ", we think this will never happen," said John Dunbar, 57, who was monitoring the transformation of this symbolic site in Manhattan into a real field hospital. "Seeing this is really surreal," she added.

In this context, the Pentagon rejected the request of a US aircraft carrier commander to evacuate its crew stuck on the Pacific island of Guam.

In a four-page letter to the Marine Corps command, Captain Brett Cruzier, commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, admitted that "withdrawing the bulk of the crew of an American nuclear aircraft carrier and isolating them for two weeks may appear to be an exceptional measure." "But it is necessary." However, the request has been rejected so far.

Russia announced on Wednesday that it had sent a plane loaded with humanitarian aid to the United States.

Turkey also announced the dispatch of medical equipment to Spain and Italy.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the planet "faces the worst global crisis since the founding of the United Nations" 75 years ago.

He explained that this pandemic "brings together two elements: the first is that it represents a threat to everyone in the world, and the second is that its economic impact will lead to a recession, which we may have never seen before."

Managers of two UN and WTO agencies have warned of the risk of "food shortages" in the global market due to turmoil in international trade and food supply chains as a result of the virus.

On Tuesday, Riyadh called on Muslims to be patient in concluding contracts related to Hajj and Umrah due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus. The Kingdom suspended Umrah for fear of the spread of the new Corona virus in Makkah and Madinah.

Saudi Arabia has not yet announced a decision regarding the Hajj season in July.

Among the economic repercussions of the epidemic, European stock markets recorded a decline on Wednesday at the start of trading, so the London Stock Exchange opened a significant decrease of 4.16%, Paris 3.10% and Frankfurt 3.10%.

 

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