“Europe is at the epicentre of the Coronavirus pandemic,” stated the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a news conference today. More than 5,000 people have died worldwide from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease to date. Ghebreyesus described the death toll a ‘tragic milestone’ during today’s conference.
There have been over 3,000 virus-related fatalities in China, where the Coronavirus outbreak began late last year, with more than 1,000 deaths in Italy. The country is currently in lock down battling the spread of the disease. In Lombardy alone the number of deaths has reportedly risen from 744 to 890 in a day.
Italy is currently the worst-affected country in Europe to date, followed by Spain, which has also declared a ‘state of emergency’ earlier this afternoon, as reported.