By Euro Weekly News Media • 17 March 2020 • 15:59
While China, the early epicenter of the outbreak, has still had more total confirmed cases than any other nation, infection rates in several other countries have surged in recent days. Italy, Europe’s hardest hit country, now has more than 24,000 cases, Iran has almost 14,000, Spain has at least 7,000 and the US has now reported more than 3,400 cases.
On Friday, the WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Europe had become the new epicentre of the pandemic.
“More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic,” he said.
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