The deadly coronavirus is not looking to contain itself anytime soon. After affecting the Asian countries especially those neighboring China the virus is set to expand its reach beyond the continent.
Coronavirus is spreading its legs towards Europe with an expansion in the Western Asian countries. Globally, the number of people sickened by the coronavirus has crossed the 79,000 mark. The majority of these cases was from China and other Asian country. Close to 50 people have died in Iran due to the virus.
In Italy, where 219 people have tested positive for the virus and five have died. Recently in Italy, authorities set up roadblocks, called off soccer matches and shuttered sites including the famed La Scala opera house.
In the Middle East, a health crisis that flared in Iran was reported to have spread for the first time to Kuwait, Bahrain, and Afghanistan. Clusters of the virus continued to emerge, including a possible one in Qom, an Iranian city. Countries like Austria temporarily halted rail traffic across its border with Italy.
Slovenia and Croatia, popular getaways for Italians, were holding crisis meetings on the outbreak. Schools were closed, theater performances were canceled and even Carnival celebrations in Venice were called off. The spread of the virus beyond China has been a concern and now when it is expressing itself strongly the measures are going to be more globally.
Inputs from Livemint