coronavirus

New Delhi, March 23, 2020:

Novel coronavirus or COVID-19 cases across the world have soared to 345,292 as on Monday afternoon. According to Worldometers data, the death toll has reached 14,925.

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With such staggering numbers, nations across the world have gone into a lockdown mode in order to deal with the deteriorating state of coronavirus.

The coronavirus or COVID-19 has so far affected 192 countries and territories around the world with the highest cases in China, Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, Iran, France, South Korea and Switzerland.

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It needs mention here that the total active cases of coronavirus stand at 230,826 currently. Over 10,000 people are in critical condition.

It needs mention here that among these ten countries, China and South Korea have reported the lowest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus — 39 and 64 respectively. Whereas, USA reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases — 1,524.

The USA has come to the fore on Monday after it saw a significant spike in coronavirus cases with the total cases crossing 35,000. 458 fatalities were recorded till now.

According to Worldometer, a website which compiles new cases of coronavirus, 35,070 Americans were confirmed infected with coronavirus. New York tops the list with more than 15,000 confirmed cases, with 5,418 new cases added in the 24 hours alone. As many as 114 people in New York have died, of which 58 were reported dead in a day.

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President Donald Trump, addressing the current situation of coronavirus in the State, said that America would prove that it can meet the moment. “We’re at war. In a true sense, we’re at war and we’re fighting an invisible enemy. For those worried and afraid, please know as long as I am your president, you can feel confident that you have a leader who will always fight for you. I will not stop until we win,” he said.

Taking it to Twitter, Trump said, “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”

Tokyo Olympics Delay on the Cards

With the current situation of coronavirus, the delay of Tokyo Olympics is on the cards after Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the parliament on Monday that the Tokyo Olympics may be an option if holding the Games in its “complete form” became impossible.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori said that the organizers would consider postponement as one of the many scenarios they aim to have ready in the next four weeks.

It needs mention here that in a bold move, Canada became the first country to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics. Canada said that it won’t send its athletes to the Olympics unless they are postponed for a year.

The Canadian Olympic Committee said holding the Games as planned would threaten the health of its athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these Games”.

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