By Tony Winterburn • 01 March 2020 • 8:34
The UK is now the third country in the world with the most Covid-19 deaths, after the US and Italy.
A 50 year-old-man is the first person in the US to do of the Coronavirus, President Trump issued a directive that enables a federal defence law to boost the production of gloves, masks, and gowns.
The US President also announced an extension of travel restrictions banning foreign nationals from entering the US from Iran and warned against going to badly affected areas of Italy and South Korea, Americas the southern border may be also be affected by the travel restrictions.
He said: “We’ve taken the most aggressive actions to confront the coronavirus. They are the most aggressive taken by any country. And we’re the number one travel destination anywhere in the world. Yet we have far fewer cases of the disease than even countries with much less travel or a much smaller population.”
“On Monday, I’ll be meeting with the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Actually, they’ll be coming to the White House and we’re talking about a vaccine and developing very quickly and they’ve already started working on it, developing very rapidly a vaccine for the virus to combat the virus.”
An elderly Perth man who spent time onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship has become the first Australian to die after contracting coronavirus — which the Australian medical Authority (AMA) has likened to the deadly Spanish flu.
His death was confirmed by Western Australia’s chief health officer Andrew Robertson.
The 78-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife were among the 3,700 people — including 164 Australians — on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship when cases of coronavirus began to emerge.
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