The number of confirmed cases of corona virus worldwide has exceeded 1 million since the highest number of deaths in a single day in the United States, and the deaths have exceeded 50,000.
Foreign news agency AFP reports that the economic cost of the outbreak is increasing day by day, new data shows that last week, 66 million 50,000 Americans enrolled in unemployment benefits schemes. In the last 2 weeks of March, the number of people who lost their jobs rose to 10 million.
At the same time, economists have warned that the situation will only get worse.
“There are no words for it,” said Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics.
“Between March and April, the number of people expiring can reach one million 60 million to 200 million,” he said.
Meanwhile, financial rating agency Fitch predicted that the US and Europe’s economy, the impact on business, the decline in investment and the rise in the unemployment rate would reduce consumer spending by up to 30 percent.
On the other hand, world leaders have announced major assistance and packages to tackle the crisis, and the World Bank has approved a plan to release an estimated Rs 60 billion emergency cash in 15 months.
Rapid increase in casualties
In the United States, which accounts for a third of the cases worldwide, the number of casualties is increasing rapidly.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, about 6,000 people have died from the outbreak in the United States, while the death toll for the past 24 hours has been 1,100.
White House experts say about 100,000 to 40,000 Americans may die from the disease.
Given the same situation, Disaster Response Agency FEMA has sent one million bags from the US military to keep the bodies.
In addition, after the situation in the United States, 85% of Americans are obeying orders to stay home.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio of the epidemic in the United States appealed to the public to cover his face, while US Vice President Mike Pence said proposals would be issued to the public in a couple of days.
A decrease in the number in Spain
It has been clear that in Europe, which has been the focus of this crisis for several weeks, there have been indications that the epidemic has reached its peak.
Looking at the statistics for the past 24 hours, 950 deaths were recorded in Spain and 569 in the UK.
Italy and Spain were reported to have killed half of the world’s deaths so far, but experts said the number of new infections was now decreasing in both countries.
Spain’s Minister of Health Salvadorala said, “The data shows that the situation is stabilizing now and the epidemic has entered a slow phase”.
The virus has affected most elderly citizens or those who already have an illness, but in recent cases a few deaths have been reported among young people, but the death of a 6-week-old newborn baby is alarming for all ages. Is ringing.
In this regard, World Health Organization representative Hans Kluge said that the impression that only the elderly are affected by the Corona virus is inaccurate.
He said numerous cases were reported in the youth and youth, some of whom were kept in intensive care and some were killed.
In addition, Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the UK called for a massive increase in testing, while his minister for health set a target of 100,000 tests a week.
Boris Johnson, himself a victim of the Corona virus, has recently been criticized by the government’s failure to stop the outbreak.
Meanwhile, when the number of cases in Russia reached 3,000, President Vladimir Putin increased the number of days of non-payment by the end of April.
It should be noted here that most of Russia’s areas are currently in lockdown.
It should be noted here that Thailand is the country with the latest stringent action on the Corona virus, where the curfew was announced Friday