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US News US surpasses China, Italy in coronavirus cases

04:10  27 march  2020
04:10  27 march  2020 Source:   latimes.com

EU's borders will close for 30 days from noon, Macron says

  EU's borders will close for 30 days from noon, Macron says French President Emmanuel Macron has announced Europe's borders will close at lunchtime today for 30 days. "All trips between non-European countries and the EU and the Schengen zone will be suspended for 30 days," he said in a televised address to the nation.French people on holiday will be able to come back to France and those living abroad were told to contact embassies and consulates who will help them be repatriated.

The U . S . has overtaken China as the country with the most cases in the world of the novel coronavirus , marking a new milestone in the fight against the global pandemic. China had held the top spot since the deadly virus began spreading there in December.

Italy announces lockdown as global coronavirus cases surpass 105,000. In the United States , 444 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed, according to the US Centers for A Muslim worshipper attends a mass prayer against coronavirus in Dakar, Senegal, on March 4. It was after

a city street: Seventh Ave near West 42nd Street is seen devoid of people and traffic during the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the rate of increase of coronavirus cases in New York has grown, and the rate of new infections is doubling every three days. © Luiz C. Ribeiro/New York Daily News/TNS Seventh Ave near West 42nd Street is seen devoid of people and traffic during the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the rate of increase of coronavirus cases in New York has grown, and the rate of new infections is doubling every three days.

The United States has surpassed Italy and China in having the most confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a global case tracker run by Johns Hopkins University.

Gallery: Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world (Photo Services) 

As of Thursday afternoon, the United States was reporting more than 82,400 cases, above China’s tally of more than 81,700 and Italy’s count of more than 80,500.

a truck is parked in front of a building: Workers built a makeshift morgue outside Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Wednesday to deal with a potential surge of coronavirus victims. Gov. Cuomo sounded the alarm Wednesday that coronavirus cases and deaths are still spiking in New York. © Luiz C. Ribeiro/New York Daily News/TNS Workers built a makeshift morgue outside Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Wednesday to deal with a potential surge of coronavirus victims. Gov. Cuomo sounded the alarm Wednesday that coronavirus cases and deaths are still spiking in New York.

Spain has recorded more than 56,000 cases. Worldwide, there are more than 526,000 cases. Italy still tops the list of countries with the most coronavirus deaths, reporting more than 8,200.

a tall building in a city park: City Hall park is seen devoid of people during the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the rate of increase of coronavirus cases in New York has grown, and the rate of new infections is doubling every three days. © Luiz C. Ribeiro/New York Daily News/TNS City Hall park is seen devoid of people during the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the rate of increase of coronavirus cases in New York has grown, and the rate of new infections is doubling every three days. "That is a dramatic increase in the rate of infection," Cuomo said. "We re not slowing it, and it is accelerating it on its own."

Spain has reported more than 4,100 deaths; and China, more than 3,200.The U.S. has reported more than 1,100 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.

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Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.  


China honors virus victims with 3 minutes of reflection .
WUHAN, China (AP) — With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-mast, China on Saturday held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially “martyrs” who fell while fighting what has become a global pandemic. WUHAN, China (AP) — With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-mast, China on Saturday held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially “martyrs” who fell while fighting what has become a global pandemic.

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