The World Health Organization chief Tedros said that there were “worrying upward trends” in early epidemics in parts of Africa and Central & South America. It can be seen as the warning that the “virus will be with us for a long time”.Lockdown has been taken as a measure to prevent coronavirus spread. But there are countries like Sweden where there is no lockdown. Now, Let’s take a look at the stats of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Stats

  • More than 2.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
  • At least 178,000 have died, with the US accounting for about a quarter of all deaths.
  • The United Nations is warning global hunger could double as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, putting 265 million people at risk. 

World Health Organization Reports

  • The core protocol for therapeutics against COVID-19 has been published by the WHO R&D Blueprint Working Group.
  • The World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe has emphasized the necessity to make sustainable people-centered long-term care within the wake of COVID-19.
  • Public health systems are coming under severe strain because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has published key considerations for the gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions introduced by many countries in response to the spread of COVID-19 across the European Region.

Maryland: Latest updates on coronavirus

Maryland has at least 14,775 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 631 deaths associated with the virus. This makes it 13th in the list of states for the most US coronavirus cases. 39 prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 and one has died. Thousands of Maryland prisoners will soon be released to prevent the virus’s spread.

Maryland has ordered 500,000 COVID-19 tests from LabGenomics, a company in South Korea, for $9 million. he deal was enabled, in part, by the state’s first lady, Yumi Hogan, who was born in Korea, said her husband, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. President Donald Trump is reportedly unhappy that a state negotiated with a foreign country, but Hogan defended the choice. Larry Hogan said he is working on a plan to safely reopen Maryland.

Nonessential businesses in Maryland will remain closed until at least May 10, Hogan announced. Maryland has released guidelines on how testing will be carried out for COVID-19. 

Sweden Coronavirus Update

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sweden till now is 17,567 in which there are 2,152 deaths and 550 people have recovered. Sweden has left its schools, gyms, cafes, bars, and restaurants open throughout the spread of the pandemic.

The government has urged citizens to act responsibly and follow social distancing guidelines. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has recommended its citizens to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze. They also recommended to wash hands regularly and maintain social distancing. But the government has not imposed lockdown in the entire country.

Georgia Coronavirus Update

Georgia has 22,491 confirmed cases of coronavirus till now and there have been 899 deaths which makes Georgia 12th in the list of states with the most US coronavirus cases. The governor of Georgia Brian Kemp is reopening some nonessential businesses. The governor said on Wednesday night that he plans to restart “shuttered businesses for limited operations”.

Georgia has become the first state in the US to reopen some nonessential businesses. Governor Brian Kemp has allowed hair and nail salons, barbershops, massage businesses, and gyms to reopen.

However, Donald Trump said that he “wasn’t happy” with the decision and he also tweeted about it.

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