Madrid/Washington – The Coronavirus pandemic on a rampage around the world has claimed more than 50,000 lives. Whereas, the number of cases is nearing a million. Two-thirds of the deaths have been reported from the developed countries like Italy, Spain, France and the United States. Also, 10,000 patients have died in the last two days because of the pandemic.
The Spanish medical officials had warned that soon Spain would become the epicentre of the pandemic. This warning seems to have become a reality in the last two days. 950 patients died in Spain during the previous 24 hours, and with this, Spain too has crossed the figure of 10,000 deaths, following Italy. In one single day, Spain reported 8,102 additional cases of Coronavirus.
For the first time in the last week, the number of deaths has reduced in Italy. 727 people died in Italy in the last 24 hours, and as per media claims, the number of new cases reported also has dropped. The Italian government too has claimed that the number of new cases is on a decline. But as per locals, the figures revealed by the government and the actual situation on the ground are different.
More than 4,000 patients have died in France, and in the last 24 hours, 509 patients died in France. The media informed that more than 6,000 patients are in a very critical condition. The pandemic claimed 750 lives in the United States over the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of deaths in the United States to 5,145. The US health agencies said that more than 9,000 people have recovered from the disease. As per government information, unemployment in the United States has increased due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, most of the European countries have imposed lockdowns and have appealed to the citizens to observe social distancing. But the European governments are giving an exasperated reaction that the citizens are not following the rules despite repeated appeals. The United Kingdom and France have started the use of drones to ensure strict implementation of the lockdown. Whereas, it has been reported that Spain has started mobile tracking and has taken action against 4,000 violators.