US Has Potential of Becoming Coronavirus Epicenter, Says WHO

Elmhurst Hospital is seen in New York

Elmhurst Hospital is seen in New York

The World Well being Group stated on Tuesday that the United States could become the worldwide epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, which lastly compelled reluctant organisers to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer season Olympics.

"We are seeing a very high acceleration cases in the USA", - said the representative of the who, Margaret Harris, quoted by Reuters.

Dr Harris said "but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the case numbers we received overnight will put that up considerably". In the end, the epicenter of the outbreak COVID-19, which started in China, moved from Europe to the United States.

Almost 384,000 people worldwide have been infected and more than 16,500 have died from the virus, according to by Johns Hopkins University.

More than 12,000 people have tested positive in the city and 125 have died. Of those, 40% were from the United States.

US President Donald Trump has reportedly claimed that he is unlikely to follow the suggestion of his medical advisors for a complete lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Some US states and cities, including NY and Los Angeles, have introduced emergency quarantine measures in a bid to stop the spread of the disease.

"We've seen in the last two days fewer new cases and deaths in Italy but it's very, very early days yet".

Meanwhile, Britain went into lockdown and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

"President Bach said he is in agreement, 100%".

Of the highest 10 global locations by case numbers, Italy has reported the best fatality price, at round 10%, which a minimum of partly displays its older inhabitants.

The WHO warning came just hours after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence applauded how the country was coming together, including mentioning the contributions from the business community, to take on coronavirus as it continues to spread and impair the country.

Britain on Tuesday began curbs on movement without precedent in peacetime after PM Boris Johnson ordered everyone to stay at home.

The streets of the capital were quiet as all but essential shops closed and people only went to work if it was unavoidable.

China's Hubei province, the original epicenter of the outbreak, will lift travel curbs on people leaving the area, but other regions will tighten controls as new cases double due to imported infections.

The provincial capital Wuhan, which has been in complete lockdown since January 23, will elevate its journey restrictions on April 8.

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