The number of people infected with the emerging coronavirus (COFED-19) around the world exceeded 16 million, while Morocco recorded a record number of daily infections, and the Sultanate of Oman imposed strict decisions limiting the movement and movement between governorates.
According to the World Meter website, which specializes in monitoring virus statistics around the world, the number of infected people reached 16 million and 78 thousand.
The United States ranked first with more than 4 million and 264 thousand, followed by Brazil with about one million and 348 thousand, then India with more than one million and 364 thousand.
Russia ranked fourth, followed by South Africa, then Mexico, Peru, Chile, Spain, Britain, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Italy. According to the same website, the number of corona deaths in the world has exceeded 644,2, and recovered 9 million and 802 of thousands.
Spread and risks
"No country is immune," the World Health Organization said in a statement, adding that the rise in the number of infections was caused by the rapid transmission of infection in crowded places as in the American continent and Asia.
After being infected with the virus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced today that he has recovered from the epidemic. He showed up with a thumb in one hand and carrying the other in a box of hydroxychloroquine, the drug that has been proven to be ineffective in treating Covid-19.
Earlier today, Saturday, the Moroccan Ministry of Health announced the registration of 811 new confirmed cases of the new Corona virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected with the virus to about 19,645 cases.
This outcome is the highest daily since the emergence of the virus. The Ministry of Health has called for adherence to the rules of hygiene and health safety, and to engage in the precautionary measures taken by the Moroccan authorities with full patriotism and responsibility.
In the Sultanate of Oman, the decision to completely close the governorates of the Sultanate and to prevent movement and the closure of commercial shops took effect from seven in the evening until six in the morning local time.
The decision, which will continue to be implemented until the eighth of next August, is based on the decisions of the Supreme Committee in charge of discussing a mechanism to deal with developments resulting from the spread of the Corona virus in light of the increasing number of people infected with the disease during the past weeks.
The cases of infection in the virus in the Sultanate as of Saturday were about 75 thousand cases, and 371 deaths.
For its part, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that it recorded 5 deaths from the virus, in addition to 382 infections and 627 recoveries. According to a ministry statement, the number of injuries rose to 12,795 cases, including 78 deaths, and more than 4 thousand cases of recovery, in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
In Sudan, the Ministry of Health announced in a statement, two deaths and 83 cases of HIV infection, in addition to 35 recovery cases.
The statement stated that the numbers of new injuries and deaths are for Friday, as Sudan usually announces the latest death toll from the virus, unlike most other countries.
In Mauritania, the Ministry of Health recorded 35 cases of HIV, along with 93 recoveries.