Here are some updates from the most impacted countries:
Egypt: Egypt’s Health Ministry registered 12 people who were suspected of carrying the coronavirus on a Nile cruise ship traveling from Aswan to the southern city of Luxor. Fortunately, none of these 12 individuals tested positive for COVID-19.
United Kingdom: Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, is actively addressing the coronavirus outbreak. The government’s Cobra civil contingencies committee met to discuss the situation. The UK reported 1,234 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Iran: Iran is taking strong measures to limit travel between cities, and the number of COVID-19 patients in the country has reached 4,747.
Nottingham, UK: Nottingham confirmed its first case of coronavirus, as a resident recently returned from South Korea. Public Health England is identifying and advising close contacts of the confirmed case, ensuring health monitoring and rapid response.
UN Rights Chief: The United Nations’ human rights chief emphasized that governments implementing lockdowns and quarantines to combat the coronavirus must ensure that people’s rights are respected and that there are no unintended consequences.
China: There is a possibility that China may lift the quarantine in Hubei province, which has been in lockdown for more than a month. Fifty-six million people have been effectively quarantined since late January to prevent the virus from spreading.
Indonesia: Indonesia reported its first confirmed cases on Monday, a mother and daughter. Two more individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to four.
Cameroon: Cameroon confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, involving a French national who arrived in the capital city of Yaoundé in February. He has been isolated in a hospital.
The situation regarding the coronavirus continues to evolve, and countries are taking various measures to mitigate the spread of the virus and provide medical care to those affected.