Saturday, March 14, 2020

Covid-19 Spreads Like Wildfire in Europe

Europe is now the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says. 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilization and social distancing to save lives. 

"Do not just let this fire burn," he said. 

His comments came as steep rises in infections and deaths were reported. And the two countries that stand out like sore thumbs are Italy and Spain.

Italy has recorded its highest daily toll yet. There were 250 deaths recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 1,266, with 17,660 infections overall. Spain, the worst-affected European country after Italy, reported a 50% jump in fatalities to 120 on Friday. Infections increased to 4,231.

Here are the seven worst Covid-19 countries in Europe today:

In Malaysia, this is our situation now:

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