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Global Coronavirus Cases Cross 100,000 As 90 Countries Get Affected


Global Coronavirus Cases Cross 100,000 As 90 Countries Get Affected
The coronavirus continues to wreck havoc in countries outside of China.
A cruise ship that was not allowed to dock in San Francisco has now reported 21 confirmed cases of the virus, confirmed health authorities of the United States. 
The total number of people infected with the virus has now crossed 100,000 globally as the outbreak continues to find victims in newer countries.
The US authorities will now test all the 2,400 some passengers and 1,100 crew members of the cruise ship Grand Princess at an unspecified non-commercial port, said Vice President Mike Pence who was recently appointed as the US government’s point man on the virus outbreak.
“Those that need to be quarantined, will be quarantined. Those that require additional medical attention will receive it,” Pence told reporters at the White House.
Till data more than 3,400 people have been killed by the virus infection which has now spread to more than 90 countries of the world. Seven countries reported their first cases of the virus infection on Friday.  
The virus has also left an economic and business devastation as inventories of businesses continues to dry up and the global stock markets continue to fall.
A bill that will give an assistance of $8.3 billion to spruce up the capacity for testing for the coronavirus and provide financial aid to other measures in the United States was signed by President Donald Trump on Friday. More than half of the 50 states in the US have now reported confirmed cases of the infection of the virus. Till now there has been 15 deaths from the virus infection. 
Businesses and offices are asking people to work form home in many of the affected countries with schools being closed down and large gathering prohibited. Some countries have banned people gathering for sports and music events while essentials such as toiletries and water is being depleted from stores as people rush to purchase them. People moving around wearing face masks have become a common sight in many of the affected countries
Containing the epidemic should be made a top priority for every country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The global organization pointed out national action plan of Iran to fight the coronavirus outbreak there which is one of the worst in the world.
So far 124 people have died of the virus in Iran while more than 1,000 new cases were reported in just 24 hours.
The first cases of confirmed coronavirus infection was reported on Friday from the Vatican which indicated the possibility of the virus having spread already in the Italian capital. This is because the infected individual is a health worker and most of the employees stay within the walled city-state in Rome and those who live in the Vatican frequently go in and out to the city that surrounds it.
With a death toll of 197, Italy is the worst hit country in Europe. 
174 fresh cases were reported from South Korea on Saturday. The total number of people infected with the virus in the county now stands at 6,767. There has been a slowdown in the number of new cases in mainland China with reports of 99 new confirmed cases which was just a quarter of the number of new cases that have been reported from the rest of the world. China is the origin of this novel virus and has been the hardest hit by the virus outbreak.
The rate mortality rate for the virus infection so far has been at about 3.4 per cent compared to the less than 1 per cent fatality rate of seasonal flue according to the WHO.