Coronavirus cases outside China rises, a worrying phase begins

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Coronavirus cases outside China rises, a worrying phase begins
Coronavirus cases outside China rises, a worrying phase begins

New Delhi : A significant rise has been noticed in the coronavirus cases outside China. In South Korea, more than 200 people have been found positive with coronavirus, while Singapore and Japan have topped with 85. And then there are the 600-plus from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan.

As the number of cases outside is on a rise, the situation has entered into a worrying phase Where China had the vast majority of cases and deaths before, there are now signs that infections are spreading more rapidly within other Asian countries beyond its borders.

China, however, has the most number of cases with more than 75000 people infected with the deadly coronavirus. While the number of new cases in China is declining, another big worry is on the rising cases outside the nation which is believed to be accelerating.

“The sudden jump in infections in other parts of Asia, notably in Japan and South Korea, has sparked renewed concerns," said Khoon Goh, Singapore-based head of Asia research at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. “This points to a new phase in the outbreak, and one which will see continued disruption and more economic impact than previously thought."

In December last year, Coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan in China and since then the virus has been spreading all across the world.

South Korea saw infections double in 24 hours, with a surge of cases tied to a cluster from a religious sect in Daegu.

For now, the World Health Organization says the situation is still manageable but warns that if countries don’t make the situation more seriously, the spread will become a wider global threat. “The virus is very dangerous and it’s public enemy No. 1," director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.