New York State Issues New Restrictions As Coronavirus Cases Surge | TODAY
Italian authorities close schools and universities in the situation of an outbreak of infectious disease
Yeshiva University in New York said Wednesday that one of its students had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This is the third case in the state..
The university on Wednesday canceled all classes on one of four campuses in New York as a “precautionary measure”, while the university is consulting with authorities on how to keep students safe..
The name of the sick student is not specified.
Authorities said Tuesday that the virus was diagnosed in a 50-year-old man who lives in a suburb of New York and works at a law firm in Manhattan..
Meanwhile, Italian health authorities on Wednesday said that due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, all schools and universities will be closed by mid-March..
On Tuesday, Italy reported a sharp increase in the number of cases, with 79 new cases recorded, the highest daily number outside of China. Iran canceled Friday prayers in major cities again.
While the growth in new cases has slowed in China, attention has shifted to Italy and Iran. This is due not only to a steady increase in the number of cases of infection in these countries, but also to the fact that their citizens and people who have been there fall ill in other countries..
India, which identified cases linked to Italian tourists, said on Wednesday that the number of cases rose from 5 to 28..
South Korea announced more than 500 new cases on Wednesday, while more than 2,000 people in Daegu, the hotbed of the disease, await hospital beds..
South Korea, which has the most cases outside of China, plans to spend about $ 10 billion on medical resources and measures to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, there were also reports of the first death from coronavirus in Iraq, where so far all cases are associated with Iran..
In total, more than 93,000 people have become infected with the virus worldwide and more than 3,100 have died. The vast majority of cases were recorded in China.
Meanwhile, the disease has spread to several more new countries, including Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, Portugal and Saudi Arabia..
Saudi Arabia bans its citizens from making pilgrimage to Mecca.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, on Tuesday urged people not to buy respiratory masks and other protective equipment, noting that they are more needed by health workers.
Surgical masks do not offer guaranteed protection against the virus, experts say, but are indispensable for doctors and nurses..
According to Gebreyesus, he is concerned about “acute and growing disruptions in the global supply chain of personal protective equipment due to increased demand.”.
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