ArmInfo. The Foreign Ministry of Armenia urges its citizens temporarily refrain from traveling to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Italy due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in these countries.
" Due to the current situation with the outbreak of a new type of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we urge RA citizens to temporarily refrain from traveling to Iran, China, Japan, South Korea and Italy (especially the northern regions). However, when already in these countries, or if the visit is irreversible, we urge you to follow the instructions and advice of the Ministry of Healthcare or the relevant authorities of that country and, if necessary, establish contact with the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia, " shouted in a statement by the Armenian Foreign Ministry.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on Wednesday, February 26, a total of 80,980 people in the world were infected with Coronavirus, which outbreak from China. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the sharp increase in cases of disease outside of China "raises serious concerns."
In Iran, 139 cases of disease and 19 deaths have been officially confirmed, but the true extent of spread in this country can be much wider. Iran's Deputy Minister of Health Iraj Harirchi, who had previously denied that the authorities were hiding the true extent of the disease, confirmed that he was also infected with the virus.
In South Korea, according to data on Wednesday, 1261 people became infected with Coronavirus, 11 of them died. This country has the most cases of disease outside of China. Authorities check for the presence of the virus all 215 thousand members of this sect.
The US military leadership confirmed that a Coronavirus was found in one of the American soldiers serving in South Korea at a base in Daegu.
In Brazil, local media reported on Tuesday about the first suspected case of infection: the 61-year-old man from Sao Paulo who returned from a trip to northern Italy turned out to be infected. For a final conclusion, doctors expect the results of a second test.
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for the cancellation of all major sporting and cultural events or postpone them for two weeks due to the threat of the spread and disruption of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The vast majority of cases of Coronavirus are in China, where, according to the latest data, more than 78 thousand people were infected, 2,715 died. However, in recent weeks the number of infected and dead there has been declining. In some regions, the threat level has already been lowered. On Tuesday, 52 deaths were recorded in China - the lowest daily rate in the last three weeks. In several European countries, the first cases of Covid-19 disease caused by the new Coronavirus were recorded. Apparently, all of them are associated with an outbreak of infection in Italy, where the number of infected has already reached more than 300 people, 11 of those who died. The first case of Coronavirus was recorded in Georgia.