Iran has verified almost 6,000 coronavirus infections and 145 deaths as the variety of cases around the world passed 100,000, officials state.
A second MP was supposedly amongst those to have actually died in Iran, where health authorities fear the number of cases might actually be much greater.
Europe’s worst hit-country Italy also reported a high increase in cases.
Leading Italian political leader Nicola Zingaretti stated on Saturday he had actually checked positive for the virus.
“ I am fine however I will have to stay at home for the next couple of days“, the leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Celebration (PD) stated in a Facebook post.
The death toll in Italy has actually passed 230, with officials reporting more than 50 deaths in 24 hours. The variety of validated cases jumped by more than 1,200 to 5,883 on Saturday.
Italy is expected to announce new measures to stop the spread of the illness, consisting of a possible restriction on people getting in or leaving the area of Lombardy and 11 other provinces for non-urgent factors, according to media reports.
The country has said it will begin recruiting retired physicians in an effort to fight the escalating break out.
There have so far been almost 3,500 coronavirus deaths tape-recorded worldwide. The bulk have actually remained in China, where the virus came from December.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called the spread of the virus “deeply worrying” and urged all countries to make containment “their highest priority”.
In other developments:
- A hotel utilized as a coronavirus quarantine center in the Chinese city of Quanzhou collapsed
- Pope Francis is to provide Sunday’s Angelus Prayer by livestream to prevent the normal crowds forming
- A cruise liner with 3,533 guests and team is being held off the coast near San Francisco after 21 people checked positive for the illness. All on board are being tested
- The US death toll rose to 19 as Washington state reported 2 more fatalities. The Governor of New york city state Andrew Cuomo stated a state of emergency situation there as cases leapt from 44 on Friday to 76
- Egypt has validated 33 new cases on a cruise ship on the River Nile, taking the total number of individuals contaminated on board to45 Officials state those affected are Egyptian and are not displaying symptoms
- The popular South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, has actually been cancelled
- Malta, Serbia, Slovakia, Peru and Togo reported their first cases of the virus.
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In Iran, 21 people are reported to have actually died as an outcome of coronavirus in the previous day.
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A spokesperson for Iran’s health ministry, Kianoush Jahanpour, said in a televised press conference on Saturday that more than 16,000 individuals were presently being tested in the nation.
He added that 1,669 people with the illness had actually recuperated.
The WHO’s representative in Iran, Dr Christoph Hamelmann, said Iran was making remarkable development at its medical facilities, with facilities provided for treatment in every province.
Among other countries to report an increase in the overall variety of cases are: France (to 949); Germany (795); Spain (441); the UK (206); the Netherlands (188).
More than 80,000 people have actually been contaminated with coronavirus in China given that its emergence in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province. Worldwide the variety of infections stands at more than 100,000
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