Feb 25, 2020, 9:55 AM
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Envoy: Coronavirus raises alarms in Europe

London, Feb 25, IRNA - Iranian Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad said on Tuesday that coronavirus epidemic in some European countries and concerns over its spread in Italy has raised alarms in Europe.

Coronavirus spread as the most important developments of the world heath is in the center of world’s attention, he wrote on his Instagram page.

Elaborating on the latest developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus and also the treatment of the affected cases in the world, he said, China with about 78,000 cases has the most affected ones in the world.

About 2,600 people were killed and about 25,000 others were released from the hospital, he noted, adding that 150 people have recently been affected by coronavirus.

The World Health Organization has warned that coronavirus may become pandemic, calling on the Governments to embark on the campaign at national and international levels to reduce its spread and the average number of affected cases.  

Baeidinejad added that 61 people have been affected in Iran and 12 of them were killed.

The city of Qom has been the epicenter of coronavirus in Iran, he said, adding that in order to control the disease, Iran has banned holding cultural and sports events and has put on the agenda closing schools and universities.

Many countries in the Middle East and South Asia like Pakistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia presented different statistics on the affected cases and many of them just reported one death case, the Iranian diplomat said.

The World Health Organization is worried about the spread of Coronavirus in these countries and some of them do not have a strong and intensive health system to diagnose and fight the disease, he noted

South Korea suddenly face many affected cases which were reported as 833 ones and eight of them were killed.

Baeidinejad said that in order to control the coronavirus epidemic, South Korea has closed all public social, arts and sports events.

Italy in a short time span turned out to be the epicenter of affection in Europe, he said adding that the number of affected cases reached 219 and eight of them were killed.

The affected cases were in the Lombardy region, Milan and people just out of concern and fear ransacked the food stores and emptied the shelves.

Italian official tried to control the epidemic by closing public ceremonies.

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