Turkey announced that Corona entered its territory, confirmed that a British minister had been infected with the virus, and that it had jumped in Japan, and that while the deaths in Italy had exceeded 600, China confirmed its control of the disease.
Turkey revealed at dawn today, Wednesday, the first recorded infection of the Corona virus in the country, noting that the patient is a man who recently returned from a trip to Europe and his condition is "good".
Health Minister Fakhreddin Koca said that the patient was most likely infected with the "Covid-19" virus during a trip to a European country, while refusing to specify the Turkish city in which he was hospitalized.
"This is the first confirmed case in our country ... The patient is a man of good general health," he said, stressing that the family members and relatives of the patient were placed under surveillance.
Turkey, with a population of over 80 million, is a tourist country with distinction, and in 2019 it welcomed about 50 million visitors.
Today, Wednesday's data showed 242 new cases and six new deaths recorded in South Korea, bringing the total number of cases to 7,755 and the number of deaths to 60.
In Italy, the Civil Protection Agency said the death toll from the Coruna virus jumped to 631, after recording 168 new deaths on Tuesday.
The number of people infected with the virus in Italy reached 10149 people. The agency chief said that 1,004 injured people recovered completely on Tuesday, compared to 724 people the day before.
In France, the health authorities announced that the official death toll in Corona had risen to 30.
The authorities put Patrick Szertoda, director of the French president's office, in quarantine for two weeks after dealing with a person with HIV.
A jump in Japan
In Japan, the Radio and Television reported 59 new cases of corona recorded on Tuesday, the largest increase in one day since the disease began in the country.
The total number of cases increased to 1,278, including 696 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and 14 returnees on flights from China.
The radio and television added that the number of deaths from the virus in Japan reached 19 people, including seven who were on board the Diamond Princess.
In Britain, Nadine Doris, the Deputy Minister for Health, was confirmed injured after she was subjected to a laboratory examination.
"I confirm that the test showed that I am HIV-positive ... and that I am in sanitary isolation in my home," said Doris, 62.
On Tuesday, British health officials announced that the number of deaths in the country due to coronavirus infection had risen to six.
The Ministry of Health said that the number of people who tested positive for HIV increased from 373.
In China, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday that the Chinese mainland recorded 24 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, compared to 19 cases the previous day.
This brings the number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland to 80,778 to date.
The death toll from the virus in China reached 3,158 as of Tuesday, 22 more than the previous day.
Hubei Province, the epicenter of the virus, registered all new deaths, including 19 in Wuhan, the province's capital.
Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared "practical control" over the new Corona outbreak in Hubei Province, whose capital is Wuhan.
"An initial success was achieved toward stabilizing and improving the situation in Hubei and Wuhan," said Shi.
The Chinese president visited Wuhan for the first time since the crisis began in January.
The Chinese authorities dismantled a number of field hospitals devoted to treating Corona patients in Wuhan, while the Al-Jazeera correspondent reported that the authorities had decided to partially lift travel restrictions in Hubei province.
Middle East and Africa
In the Middle East, the Qatar Ministry of Health announced this evening that the number of people infected with Coronavirus has risen to 24 after six new cases were registered.
While the Lebanese Ministry of Health announced the registration of the first death of the virus in the country, explaining that the deceased was a Lebanese, 56, and that he had recently come from Egypt, and his health condition was critical since his arrival.
In the UAE, the Ministry of Health announced the registration of 15 new cases of the virus, which brings the country's total infections to 74.
In Iraq, the Ministry of Health in the Kurdistan Region announced a new infection with the virus, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 73 across the country, including seven deaths and seven recoveries.
In Iran, the Iranian Ministry of Health announced 54 new deaths from the virus, which brings the number of deaths to 291, while the total number of infections rose to more than eight thousand.
The Israeli Ministry of Health also announced that the number of people infected with the virus had risen to 58 after four new infections were recorded.
On Tuesday, the African Union confirmed the registration of 102 cases of corona in ten countries in the African continent, namely Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Togo, Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and South Africa.