The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to spread around the world, and governments are taking increasingly drastic measures to try to contain it. In this blog post, we will provide updates on the latest news on Covid-19 from countries around the globe. We will also discuss the potential economic impact of the pandemic. Stay tuned for the latest news on this rapidly evolving situation!
The United States has now surpassed China in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, with over 85,000 reported as of this writing. The death toll in the US stands at over 1200. In response to the growing pandemic, President Joe Biden has announced a series of measures to try to contain the virus. These include ordering all US citizens to wear masks in public, banning travel from Europe, and increasing testing and tracing efforts.
In Europe, Italy continues to be the hardest-hit country, with over 12,000 confirmed cases and over 800 deaths. The Italian government has placed the entire country on lockdown in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. Spain, France, and Germany have also seen a significant increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. The European Union is also taking steps to try to slow the spread of Covid-19. On March 11th, the EU banned all non-essential travel from outside the bloc. This travel ban will initially last for 30 days. EU leaders are also considering imposing stricter border controls, including closing all non-essential businesses and banning large gatherings.
In Asia, South Korea continues to be the country most severely affected by Covid-19. As of this writing, the country has reported over 8000 confirmed cases and over 1000 deaths. Japan and China have both reported large increases in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. In China, the government has instituted a strict lockdown in the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began.
The situation in Africa is still relatively calm, with only a handful of countries reporting any confirmed cases of Covid-19. However, the World Health Organization has warned that the continent could see a rapid increase in cases in the coming weeks.
The World Health Organization has released a list of countries that are most at risk for a large-scale Covid-19 outbreak. The countries on the list include:
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Oman Pakistan Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka Tajikistan Thailand Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam.
The WHO is urging these countries to take steps to prepare for a possible outbreak of Covid-19.
The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is becoming increasingly apparent. Global stock markets have lost trillions of dollars in value, and oil prices have plunged to their lowest levels in years. Economists are warning of a possible global recession, and the International Monetary Fund has forecast that the world economy will grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis of 2008.
The World Health Organization has declared the Covid-19 pandemic a global health emergency. The full economic impact of the pandemic is still unknown, but it is likely to be significant. Many economists are predicting a global recession in 2020. We will continue to provide updates on the latest news on Covid-19 as the situation evolves. Stay safe and stay tuned!