Worldwide coronavirus cases top 207,800, doubling in 2 weeks
The coronavirus has now infected more than 207,800 people and killed more than 8,248 globally, with almost 80,104 people having recovered from the infection, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more “aggressive” action to curb the coronavirus in Southeast Asia after the European Union, now at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, moved to seal off its borders.
Almost half of all cases in the world are in China, but the virus, known as COVID-19, has quickly spread across borders. Last week, the World Health Organization declared that Europe had become the new epicenter of the virus.
Europe has moved to close its external borders as hard-hit Italy reported an additional 345 deaths from the virus, and France imposed a draconian lock down unseen during peacetime. In the United States, meanwhile, the virus has now spread to all 50 states.