The World Health Organization has warned that the epidemic can have greater consequences than terrorism.
On Wednesday, China witnessed its least number of new coronavirus cases since January, thus supporting to a forecast by its top medical adviser for the epidemic to come to an end by April. However, the World Health Organization has warned that the epidemic can have greater consequences than terrorism.
China’s foremost medical adviser, Zhong Nanshan, said that the numbers of new cases were dropping in some areas, and predict that the epidemic would hit this month. World stocks, which witnessed rounds of sell-offs over the Coronavirus, rose to record highs. The Dow industrials, S&P 500, and Nasdaq notch new records, and Asian shares pushed higher on Wednesday.
“The virus has scattered to other regions, where it’s the start of the outbreak,” stated, the official, Dale Fisher, head of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). Other international experts are alarmed at the outbreak of the flu-like virus, which has killed over 1,100 people in China.
Overall infections in China have reached 44,653, reveal health officials, taking into account 2,015 new confirmed cases on Tuesday. That was the lowest daily rise in new cases since late January. However, there are uncertainties regarding how reliable the statistics are. The number of deaths on the mainland China climbed by 97 to 1,113 by the end of Tuesday.
Speaking on this, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Chief of WHO, remarked, “The world has to wake up and see this enemy virus as public enemy number one. The first vaccine was 18 months away.”
Many cases have been reported in a number of countries and territories across the globe, taking into consideration one death in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines. The epidemic was a huge test of China’s governance as well as capabilities and some of the officials were still mishandling things in places, where it was most serious.