Covid 19: Over 395,000 coronavirus cases across the world, US likely to become new epicenter
New Delhi : World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning on Tuesday that the US is likely to see a large acceleration in the coronavirus cases, adding that it has the potential to become the next epicentre of the global crisis.
More than 46,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States, although experts say the true number is much higher. On Monday, U.S. deaths surpassed 100 in a single day for the first time.
A total of 395,809 people have been infected with the coronavirus across the world. Out of the infected people, 17,235 people have been reported dead and 103,748 people have recovered from it.
Meanwhile, the total number of deaths in Italy has crossed 6000-mark. More than 63,000 people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
On the other hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts of containing the virus in India. This came after PM Modi asked Indian citizens to observe Janta Curfew on Sunday (March 22).
On Tuesday (March 24) evening, PM Modi announced complete lockdown of India for 21 days to combat coronavirus that has infected around 500 Indians.
"In wake of the current situation, the nationwide complete lockdown will be in place for the next 21 days (three weeks)," said PM Narendra Modi in his second address to the nation over Covid-19.
He mentioned that it will be 'a kind of curfew'.
PM Narendra Modi mentioned that if we fail to manage the next 21 days then we will be pushed back 21 years.
"Today India is at the stage where our current actions will define that to what extent we can bring down the impact of the disaster. This is the time to strengthen our resolve again and again," he said.