According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide on April 14 surpassed the 2 million mark with more than 119,000 deaths.
In the past nearly 5 months, since the first outbreak in China’s Wuhan city last December, the corona virus epidemic has spread to 185 countries and territories with 2,019,320 recorded cases, according to April 14 statistics from Johns Hopkins University.
The total number of deaths worldwide has reached 119,483 cases. The United States has the highest number of infections in the world, with more than 680,000 patients and 23,000 deaths, according to Reuters.
With signals showing that the worst phase of the epidemic has passed, many states in the US and some European countries are planning to reopen, restore economic activities and loosen relaxation measures. social way.
Meanwhile, in France, President Emmanuel Macron announced that he would extend the Covid-19 blockade measures to May 11. He emphasized that the epidemic situation had progressed well, but the war was not over.
The epidemic in Russia is becoming more and more complicated with the number of cases exceeding 18,000 cases and 148 deaths. President Vladimir Putin is considering mobilizing troops to support the Covid-19 response. He warned that the infection situation would continue to worsen. Moscow and some other localities in Russia have issued a blockade order that requires people not to leave their homes except for essential needs such as buying food, health care or taking time off work.
At a press conference on April 13, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that Covid-19 caused 10 times more deaths from the swine flu (H1N1) disease in 2009.
The only way to really stop the spread of disease is to develop vaccines. A number of recent studies show that as early as 2021, scientists have successfully developed the first vaccines against corona virus.