Chance to control is narrowing; says WHO

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Chance to control is narrowing; says WHO

 International Desk

 Published: 01:25 PM, 22 February 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised concerns that many are infected with coronavirus, even though they are not affiliated with China. At the same time, the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the way of controlling the virus is narrowing.

He said the number of victims outside China is very low. However, the trend in which the infection is taking place is of concern. We do not find any clear link to the epidemic with the number of victims. We are more concerned about it.

In the meantime, two more people have died of the virus in Iran. The death toll stood at four.

It has been reported that the outbreak of the virus has spread in Iranian holy city Qom, south of the capital Tehran. The city is popular with Shiite Muslims. Two people died Friday in this city. Two people died on Thursday. In addition, 18 people were affected. Coronavirus has been confirmed in the body of a 45-year-old woman after returning from Qom to Beirut.

The first one died of coronavirus in Italy. At least 15 people have died of corona infection outside China and at least 340 people infected in South Korea.

It is reported that; coronavirus was detected for the first time in China's central Hubei province on December 31 last year. In the wake of the epidemic, several countries around the world have already cut off all contacts with China. To prevent the virus from being transmitted from human to human, several countries have imposed sanctions on travel to China. So far, 2,360 people have died infected with the virus. Out of which, 2 thousand 345 have died in China’s mainland and 15 outside the country. In addition, more than 77,000 people have been identified infected so far.