The latest developments in the spread of the new Corona virus in the world

What follows are the latest developments related to the spread of the new Corona virus in the world in light of the latest numbers, new measures and notable events on Friday:

The Covid-19 epidemic has killed at least 984,068 people around the world since the World Health Organization’s office in China announced the emergence of the virus at the end of December, according to a toll prepared by Agence France-Presse, according to official sources, Friday at 11:00 GMT.

And officially diagnosed more than 32 million 298 thousand and 410 cases of the virus.

The United States is the country most affected by the number of deaths and injuries in the world, with 202,827 deaths. Followed by Brazil, which counted 139,808 deaths, then India with 92,290 deaths, Mexico with 75,439 deaths, and the United Kingdom with 41,902 deaths.

The restrictions on movement imposed since the beginning of the week have expanded to new areas in Madrid, which are the epicenter of the new Corona virus in the country. About 167,000 additional residents of the Spanish capital will not be able to leave their neighborhoods from Monday, except for specific reasons such as going to work or seeing a doctor.

This brings the number of people affected by restrictions in the region to more than 1 million out of a total of 6.6 million residents. However, the central government considered these measures insufficient and called for them to be expanded to include the entire capital.

With facing a new rise in the number of injuries, the city of Moscow, on Friday, asked the elderly to stay at home, and also called on companies to give priority to working from home.

On Friday, Poland announced a record number of 1587 new infections with the emerging coronavirus, within 24 hours. The number of new cases has not stopped rising in recent days, with 711 injuries recorded on Tuesday, 974 Wednesday and 1136 Thursday.

It also recorded 23 new deaths due to the virus, bringing the total deaths to 2,392.

The Israeli government announced new restrictions on travel from outside the country to combat the pandemic.

After two days of sometimes conflicting rumors, the Minister of Transport announced that Ben Gereon International Airport in Tel Aviv will remain open, but only for the departure of passengers who have purchased tickets before 11:00 GMT Friday.

In return, Israelis would be allowed to enter the country "without restrictions."

The French government said Friday that tightening anti-epidemic measures "will delay as much as possible" allocating additional resuscitation beds for people with Covid-19, so that other patients waiting for an operation or hospitalization are not affected.

On the same day, elected officials from the right and the left and representatives of Marseille merchants demonstrated against the closure of all bars and restaurants in the Aix-Marseille area, which was classified with Guadeloupe as a "high alert area".

Bars in Paris will have to close from 10:00 pm on Monday, but restaurants can continue operating as normal.

The "Latecoire" group for aircraft equipment intends to cancel 475 jobs in France, or about a third of the number of its workers in the country, to face the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, the group that employs 5,200 people in 13 countries has canceled, according to figures at the end of 2019, which represents 35 percent of its jobs abroad, meaning "a little more than a thousand jobs."


 

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