Since last night, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the world has increased by 1, 300 more people.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with the coronavirus has exceeded 126, 300 people. 4, 634 people have died of COVID-19 so far. More than 68, 000 people have recovered.
After the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, the U.S. has terminated relations with European countries. U.S. President Donald Trump said that the passenger and cargo transportation from Europe is banned. The American citizens remaining on the continent will be allowed into the country after serious examination. Restrictions will not apply to the UK. A presidential proclamation issued later specified that only travellers from the 26 countries in the Schengen border-free travel area were barred. D. Trump also accused European countries of not taking necessary measures on time.
Mass events have also been restricted in Canada where so far, 109 people have contracted the coronavirus. In accordance with the latest decision of the government, the events with the participation of over 500 people have been banned. The entrance to museums and exhibitions in groups is barred.
Italy is in the first place in Europe on the spread of the coronavirus. The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Italy is 12, 462 people. 827 of them have died. Throughout the day, coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
During the day, 11 people have lost their lives in China where the virus was first detected. It is considered the weakening of the pandemic. The number of people, who have died of the virus, has made 3, 169. Approximately 80, 800 people have been infected with the coronavirus. Enterprises have started restoring their activity in Wuhan city which is the hotbed of the virus.
COVID-19 has also affected the program of sporting events. The state institutions of Italy, Germany and France have agreed to hold football matches without fans. The motorcycle competition set to be held in France on April 18 has also been postponed.