According to the latest figures, the new Corona virus has infected 12 million and 387 thousand worldwide, of whom 555 thousand and 563 have died, while 6 million and 563 thousand have recovered.
During the last 24 hours, the United States experienced massive numbers of casualties, while Iraq set a record. While the British Prime Minister stressed the need for strict laws to confront Corona, the World Health Organization ruled out the elimination of the virus and praised the performance of 4 countries.
The Johns Hopkins University website announced that the number of coronavirus infections in the United States has reached 63,000 over the past 24 hours, a second record for this week, and indicated that the highest death rate has been recorded in the states of California, Texas and Florida, adding There is evidence that these numbers are related to the reopening of the economy.
The publication of the numbers coincided with the willing of Walt Disney Company to open the doors of its resort to the public in Florida tomorrow, Saturday.
The United States is the country most affected by the emerging coronavirus, in terms of injuries and deaths, with 3, 134,000 infections and more than 141,000 deaths so far.
In second place is Brazil, whose death toll from the virus has exceeded the 70,000 mark, while until now it has reported 1.8 million infections. During the past 24 hours, Brazil has witnessed 45,000 cases of the virus and 1,214 deaths.
on that, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that tougher rules on gagging may be required, indicating that he would like to see more commitment to use in stores in England, especially since they are optional unlike Scotland.
"I think we need to be more stringent in emphasizing that people use muzzles in confined spaces where they meet people they don't normally meet," Johnson added at a session where he addresses audience questions.
Recorded in Iraq , Arab, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced on Friday that it recorded 78 deaths, and 2848 cases of corona virus during the past 24 hours.
The recorded infections are the highest since the virus appeared in the country in mid-February.
The ministry said in a statement that the total number of injuries rose to 72,460, of which 2,960 were deaths, while more than 41,000 were recovered.
In Baghdad, on Friday, it was announced that the Chairperson of the Education Committee in Parliament, Ghaida Kambash, had died of corona.
There are fears in Iraq of the collapse of the health system, due to the accelerating rate of Corona injuries, and the authorities impose a partial curfew indefinitely, as residents are allowed to roam during daylight hours taking into account virus prevention measures, including wearing masks and preventing gatherings.
Lebanon sounds the alarm.
In Lebanon, Health Minister Hamad Hassan Friday announced that 71 new cases of Coronavirus had been registered within 24 hours, the highest daily rate to date.
Hassan described the number as scary and urged people to use masks in crowded places.
Lebanon has recorded more than 2,000 new cases of Coronavirus and 36 deaths since last February.
"We are raising the alarm about the lack of commitment by society. All countries of the world have opened and the numbers have started to rise, but the number we have is a scary number," the health minister said.
Two statements from the WHO
For its part, the World Health Organization announced that it is still possible to control the outbreak of the Corona virus, despite the number of infections increasing more than twice in the past weeks.
The head of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Giberisus, considered that the experiences of Italy, Spain, South Korea and India in combating the epidemic prove that no matter how severe the spread, it remains capable of bringing it back under control.
"The injuries in the last six weeks have more than doubled," Gypressus revealed during a video conference.
In contrast, Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO emergency program, said it was unlikely to completely eradicate the emerging coronavirus.
"In the current situation, it is unlikely that we will be able to erase this virus," he added in an online statement.
He said eliminating outbreaks hotspots could enable the world "to avoid the worst, which is having a second peak and having to go back in terms of general isolation measures."