27 deaths in US, 849 corona virus cases as death toll passes 4000 globally
Universities shut down, launched online classes
US disease control and prevention department has confirmed 27 deaths caused by corona virus on Tuesday. The virus has affected 849 people in various states of America.
Educational institutions across the countries affected by the novel corona virus have been closed to halt the spread of virus. The countries have suspended flights to affected countries to contain the virus, which has spread to 85 countries globally. The corona virus has been reported from six continents of the world except Antarctica.
United States: two major airline companies ground their flights and national guards have been deployed America’s populous city of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a containment area will be set up in the city of New Rochelle as Westchester County works to stop the spread of coronavirus. Schools and facilities within will be closed for two weeks, and the National Guard will deploy to this area to help support the community.
More than two months after the coronavirus outbreak emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, President Xi Jinping has put on a major show of confidence by visiting the stricken epicenter.
The spread of the epidemic has basically been contained in the country, Xi said during his tour, adding that after hard work from authorities the situation is now gradually improving.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus Monday, with a sporting ban put in place until April 3.
Italian clubs in UEFA competitions — such as Juventus’ Champions League tie against Lyon — are still eligible to be play matches behind closed doors, as are international friendlies involving Italy.
Sporting facilities can also be used for training in a closed door capacity by professional athletes or non-professionals recognized by the country’s Olympic committee.