Global anxiety over the spread of the new Corona virus escalated outside China on Sunday after a sharp rise in the number of infections in Iran, South Korea and Italy, while neighboring countries of Iran closed its borders and banned travel in a precautionary measure.
The World Health Organization announced on Sunday that the number of confirmed cases of the new mutated Corona virus "Covid 19" in the world is 78,811 cases.
Bloomberg News quoted the organization as saying that the number of corona virus cases in China is 77 thousand and 42 confirmed cases.
The organization added that no new country in the world reported HIV infections among its citizens during the past 24 hours.
The World Health Organization says that the death rate from the virus reaches 2% among the infected, noting that the elderly and the sick are the weakest group.
The organization said on Saturday that it was concerned to monitor cases of unrelated infection in China.
The neighboring countries of Iran announced the closure of the borders and a travel ban to and from them after the increasing number of deaths and injuries due to the new Corona virus in the past few days, and the Jordanian Ministry of Health announced today the prevention of arrivals from South Korea and Iran from entering the country as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of corona in light of the high number of infected Doing in both countries.
And Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan imposed restrictions on travel to Iran, while Oman urged its citizens today to stay away from countries with high levels of infection, and said it would impose a health quarantine on the arrivals from those countries.
Afghanistan and Pakistan share long, porous borders with Iran, often used by smugglers and traffickers, and millions of Afghan refugees live in Iran, raising concerns that the virus could spread easily across borders.
Armenia also decided to close its northern neighbor, Iran, for two weeks, and to suspend air transport between the two countries.
These measures came from the countries neighboring Iran, after registering eight deaths and 43 cases of corona virus in the country. The cases were concentrated in the city of Qom, 120 km south of Tehran.
The Minister of Health, Said Nimky, said that the virus came to Qom through a merchant who died, and he has been traveling frequently to China.
On Friday, Lebanon recorded the first HIV infection of a Lebanese woman who came from a visit to Qom.
Fears of neighboring countries of Iran that the latter recorded the largest number of deaths due to disease in the world outside China.
Panic in Italy
In Europe, fears increased about the developments of the Corona virus in Italy, where the country recorded the third death Sunday, and since Friday the authorities have recorded more than 150 cases of corona in the Lombardy region (north), and as a result of the rapid spread of the virus, Rome imposed a quarantine on 11 towns to become the first A European country does that.
The authorities have ordered the closure of schools and universities and the cancellation of three Premier League football matches in Lombardy and Veneto, where a large number of cases have emerged, and the two regions contribute about 30% of the country's GDP.
On Sunday evening, the Austrian authorities announced the resumption of rail traffic on a main line from Italy to Austria, after it was proven that the results of the analyzes of two passengers with symptoms of Corona virus were negative.
The European Union said it had confidence in the Italian authorities, and the bloc's Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, told reporters: "We share (the Italians) concern about a possible outbreak (but) there is no need for panic."
The South Korean authorities raised the level of preparedness for infectious diseases to the maximum level for the first time since 2009, while the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus jumped to 763, and the number of deaths rose to 7.
In Japan, where the government faces increasing questions about whether it is taking adequate measures to tackle the virus, the authorities confirmed that the number of infections reached 773 people by Sunday evening, most of them were passengers on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which was subjected to a quarantine near Tokyo, and a third Japanese passenger died in the eighties Old yesterday.
British authorities said that tests had confirmed that four travelers were infected with the virus after being evacuated from the ship.
And in Israel, the authorities announced on Sunday that a second HIV infection had been registered with an Israeli aboard the Diamond Princess, on which the Japanese authorities had imposed a quarantine, before returning it to his country.
The Israeli Ministry of Health announced that it had ordered about 200 pupils to stay in their homes for 14 days after it was found that they were in direct contact with South Korean tourists who tested positive for the virus.
Complex epidemiological situation
In China, where Corona was born, health authorities announced Monday that they had recorded 150 new deaths from the infection of the Corona virus by the end of yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,592 people.
And yesterday, Sunday, China announced monitoring of 648 new cases, which is higher than the previous day, but made it clear that it recorded only 18 cases outside the Hubei region, the virus's homeland, in the lowest number outside the region since the authorities began announcing data a month ago.
State television quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying yesterday that the measures taken by China to deal with the spread of the virus have proven effective, but he made it clear that the battle is still at a critical stage.
"At the moment, the epidemic situation remains severe and complex, and prevention and control work is in its most difficult stage," the Chinese president said.
On Sunday, state television urged residents to avoid the extra reassurance of a receding virus, and warned of gatherings in public places and tourist sites without wearing protective masks.