The spread of new cases of Corona virus, which sparked panic within China and infiltrated outside its borders, accelerated, with other countries around the world including the United States, Japan and Thailand recording a number of new infections at a time when many countries were quick to take precautionary measures through which they hope to ward off the virus from their lands.
The virus, which resembles two deadly viruses, SARS and MERS appeared early this year in Wuhan, Hubei Province, and so far has killed 41 people and injured 1287 others in China alone, prompting the authorities to take strict health measures and strengthen quarantine measures on Public transportation and the establishment of monitoring stations in bus centers, ports and airports.
The Chinese authorities have resorted to various measures to curb the spread of Corona and announced the establishment of a temporary hospital to treat patients infected with the Corona virus in Wuhan, also canceled the upcoming popular celebrations for the Chinese New Year and isolated the city of Huangang, adjacent to Wuhan, the center of the spread of the virus and prevented its population of 7.5 million people from traveling outside. In parallel with these measures, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China announced the establishment of a national research team composed of 14 experts to help prevent and control the spread of the virus, and also closed some tourist sites.
The circle of HIV infection was not confined to China, despite the strict health measures. The map of its spread to neighboring Asian countries, including Japan, which today confirmed the emergence of the third case of the virus, South Korea and Singapore, which recorded two cases in each of them, and Malaysia announced three confirmed cases on its soil.
The virus also reached Australia and Nepal, which recorded the first confirmed cases of infection, while France confirmed the registration of three infections are the first cases in the old continent, as the virus infiltrated the United States to show two cases there as well, despite the health procedures followed.
Corona's prevalence and growing fears globally about his transfer between countries had an impact both financially and economically. American stocks fell yesterday, while several countries took precautionary measures to counter the virus, as Russia strengthened examination and quarantine measures, and Britain announced that it would start examining people from countries that The majority of cases were registered, and Egypt in turn raised the level of health readiness. The Asian Football Confederation decided to transfer the women's soccer qualifying matches for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 to eastern China after it was scheduled to be held next February in the region of Wuhan.
As fears increase from the virus transmitted through the respiratory system through coughing or sneezing or by touching an infected person, the World Health Organization considered that it is too early to consider the new corona as a public health emergency on an international scale, but the evaluation of the organization may change at any time due to the acceleration of a number Incidence and spread of the virus.
It is noteworthy that, according to medical sources, corona viruses tend to originate in animals and bats are the main suspected of spreading and the first cases of the virus appeared in Wuhan, China, from people working in the city's live animal market.
It takes symptoms of infection with the virus between two days to 14 days to appear in the person with the most prominent symptoms are runny nose, cough, pharyngitis and fever. Infection with the virus can lead to pneumonia, an infection in which the lungs swell and fill with fluid, and if this pneumonia is left without treatment it may be fatal.