The coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with new cases of infection and fatalities in Asia, Europe, the United States and the first confirmed patients in Latin America. Governments are considering taking more drastic measures to stop the advance of the strain, although it does not have a high mortality rate, it presents difficulties for an early detection that helps to stop the spread.
The schedules are expressed in GMT:
10.20: Iran requested financial aid from the IMF for the first time since 1962 to deal with the epidemic. It is one of the countries most affected worldwide by the virus.
10.10: The Spanish Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, is infected with coronavirus. Meanwhile, her husband, Pablo Iglesias, general secretary of the Podemos party and second vice president of the Pedro Sánchez government, is in quarantine. According to protocol, tests will be carried out this morning on the entire cabinet.
10.05: The Olympic flame for the Tokyo Games was lit in Olympia, in the absence of spectators due to the coronavirus in Greece, which had its first death this morning
10.00: The global balance of the Covid-19 accounts for a total of 126,431 infected people in 116 countries and territories, 4,641 fatalities Y 68,300 people healed, according to official data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
9.45: Austria reported the first coronavirus death on its territory. This is a 69-year-old patient who died in Vienna. The country has registered 302 cases, of which four have already recovered.
9.40: Pope Francis asked for understanding with the decisions that the rulers take to fight against the coronavirus epidemic because, although sometimes they are not pleasant, they are, “for our good.”
9.25: China canceled permits to climb Everest due to the coronavirus pandemic, a few weeks before the expected start of the high season.
09:16: Some 60 people aboard a river cruise in Cambodia remain in quarantine after three British passengers tested positive for the outbreak of the new coronavirus, Cambodian health authorities reported on Thursday.
08:59: Kazakh President Kasim Jomart Tokayev announced the cancellation of all public events, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan, as reported by the Kazakh news agency. Kazinform.
08:53: The peak of COVID-19 broadcasts in China has come to an end, a spokesman for the Asian National Health Commission announced Thursday by the state agency Xinhua.
08:50: The Spanish stock market sinks 5.49% in the opening pending the ECB
09:48: The Venezuelan soccer team removed two players from the call for World Cup qualifying, at the risk of coronavirus
08:45: Madrid asked for measures for 10 days to face the coronavirus and the Government refused.
08:36: The White House decided to cancel the reception on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day that was scheduled to celebrate this Thursday and the visit of the Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, according to the American television channel CNN.
08:12: The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce this Thursday what changes they will make in monetary policy with the aim of tackling the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on the economy of the euro zone.
07:46: The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, called for calm to the world population before the recent declaration of the coronavirus as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has asked to prevent “fear from going viral “
07:03: The US Department of State has released a travel alert urging its citizens to “reconsider” international travel due to the “global impact” of the new coronavirus.
06:57: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will undergo the coronavirus test, after three government ministers and two senators announced Wednesday that they would remain in quarantine after maintaining contact with one of the 49 people who have been diagnosed with the disease across the country.
06:40: South Korea’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 114 new cases of coronavirus in the country on Thursday, the lowest number confirmed in more than two weeks.
06:25: The Chinese Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday the death of 11 new people, representing a total of 3,169 deaths, due to the new coronavirus and the contagion of another 15, thus adding 80,793, after another day of decreases in the number of cases that affect the Asian country.
06:10: According to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the suspension of travel decided by Donald Trump in the United States to and from the old continent creates a risk of “economic disturbance”.
04:57: Asian stocks fell on Thursday after President Donald Trump announced the suspension of flights from Europe to the United States for 30 days due to the coronavirus, which has become a pandemic according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
04:45:New York postponed the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, said the city’s mayor, days after other American cities canceled Ireland’s patron day celebrations for the coronavirus pandemic.
04:21: The President of Ecuador declares a health emergency due to the coronavirus
04:00: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that the government will inject an additional 10 billion shekels (2.5 billion euros) into the Israeli economy to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, a move that could be expanded.
03:40: Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced on Wednesday the closure of all schools and a ban on the meetings of more than a hundred people as measures to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from spreading further.
03:20: The Government of Egypt announced the suspension of “school activities” nationwide because of the new coronavirus, which has left a total of 67 cases in the country and one deceased.
03:15: The President of Colombia, Iván Duque, announced this Wednesday a series of economic measures to try to mitigate the damage that the coronavirus could cause, especially to the tourism industry in Colombia, among which is to facilitate a credit line of 250,000 million pesos (about 63 million dollars).
03:00: The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, criticized the opposition on Wednesday for accusing the government of hiding information about the situation of the coronavirus in the country and described these attempts as “regrettable”, alluding to the fact that “they are desperate”.
02:30: South Korea announced 114 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday and authorities are concerned about a new outbreak in Seoul that threatens the capital.
02:00: Guyana confirms its first case of Coronavirus
01:30: NBA suspends season after positive Jazz player coronavirus
01:15:Cuba announces the first three cases of coronavirus on the island
00.45: India suspended all tourist visas until April 15.
00.20: They confirm two new cases in Mexico, in Nuevo León and Querétaro, and the total amounts to 10.
23.40: El Salvador prohibited the entry of travelers from China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, France, Germany and Spain and declared the “Orange Alert”. The measure will initially last 21 days.
23:50: The Democratic pre-candidate for the Presidency of the United States and former Vice President of the country, Joe Biden, reported on Wednesday that he will hold his campaign events “virtually” due to the coronavirus crisis, which has left thirty people dead in the country.
23.30: The Italian army has started patrolling the streets asking people not to leave their homes.
22.30: Declare an emergency for all Miami-Dade County, in Florida, United States.
22.20: They confirmed that Juventus player Daniele Rugani has a coronavirus.
21.10: Italy suspended all commercial activities in the country, except pharmacies and food sales.
21.00: Two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Argentina and the total number of those infected amounts to 21
19.00: The Bolivian government declared a national emergency for the coronavirus.
18.00: They declare a state of emergency in the Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, United States, after detecting a suspicious case.
16.40: The World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as a pandemic. In addition, the head of the agency reported that there is “alarming levels of spread and inaction”As the disease progresses. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported that the number of Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks has increased 13-fold outside of China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with more than 118,000 cases reported in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths.
16.30: They postponed the final of the Copa del Rey in Spanish football between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad, scheduled for April 18 at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville. The new date has not been defined.
16.25: Spain is the second European country with the most cases of coronaviruses reported so far (2,128, according to the latest summary of the Ministry of Health), after Italy (with 10,146), and ahead of France (1,784) and Germany (1,296).
16.15: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated that the coronavirus crisis will worsen. “I can say that we will see more cases and that things will get worse with respect to the current situation”, The official declared when speaking before the Commission for the Supervision and Reform of the Government of the House of Representatives.
16.10: The G7 foreign ministers meeting scheduled for this month will be held virtually over concerns about the coronavirus. “As a precaution, the United States decided to host the next G7 ministerial meeting by video conference instead of the meeting in Pittsburgh,” said a State Department spokeswoman.
16.00: The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, one of the largest video game fairs in the world, was canceled due to fears linked to the epidemic.
15.50: Ireland reported the first fatality of the coronavirus in its territory
15.30: Kuwait will suspend all commercial flights from Friday until further notice for fear of the spread of the coronavirus.
15.20: Third positive case in the Spanish Congress. This is the second vice president of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, member of the Popular Party. Previously, the contagion of two Vox legislators was confirmed: Javier Ortega Smith and Carlos Zambrano.
15.10: GPMoto: The first date of the maximum motorcycle competition, based in Argentina, was postponed from April to November.
14.50: Peru announced the order to isolate passengers arriving from China, Spain, France and Italy. In addition, President Martín Vizcarra postponed the start of the school year for 15 days, in order to prevent infections.
14.35: All matches on the 26th matchday of the German league will be played behind closed doors this weekend. Meanwhile, a professional player tested positive in Hanover (second division).
14.25: The German Airline Lufthansa announced that will cancel about 23,000 flights between March 29 and April 24 due to the coronavirus epidemic, adding that “further cancellations are expected in the coming weeks.” Because of this epidemic, the group will also freeze its hires and offer unpaid vacations to its employees.
14.20: Almost 75% of US companies reported supply problems due to the coronavirus epidemic and even more expect to be affected, according to an industry survey.
14.10: The President of HondurasJuan Orlando Hernández confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus in the Central American country, in two Honduran women who entered through Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, from Spain and Switzerland.
14.00: The New York Stock Exchange sinks at the beginning of the trading day, before questions about the economic support measures that the United States government plans to present to face the effects of the coronaviris: the Dow Jones lost 2.89% and the Nasdaq -2.50%.
13.35: Canada announced the creation of a Canadian $ 1 billion ($ 728 million) fund to support the country’s economy in the face of the coronavirus epidemic. This fund “provides financing to the provinces and territories to help prepare for any eventuality and to mitigate risks” in the population, said Premier Justin Trudeau.
13.10: Argentina ordered a compulsory isolation for 14 days to people who enter the South American country from the countries most affected by the new coronavirus “That is not voluntary, it is not a recommendation. If he does not comply, he will be committing a crime, which is putting public health at risk, ”said President Alberto Fernández.
12.50: The British government will allocate 30,000 million pounds to counteract the effects of the coronavirus. According to the finance minister, the crisis will have a “significant but temporary” impact on the economy.
12.25: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is willing to reconsider the “zero deficit” rule to confront the coronavirus epidemic with all necessary resources.
12.00: Spain reached the 2,000 cases of coronavirus and 47 deaths. Half of those infected are from the region of Madrid, which totals 31 fatalities.
11.45: The final of the French League Cup, Paris SG-Lyon, initially scheduled for April 4 at the Stade de France, was postponed, announced the French Professional Football League (LFP), faced with restrictions linked to the coronavirus
11.20: The President of ColombiaIván Duque announced that “to protect collective health” a “preventive isolation”To people arriving in the country from Spain, China, Italy and France.
11.00: Iran reported 63 new deaths due to coronavirus, the worst daily balance since the start of the outbreak in the country, and totaling 354 fatalities. Furthermore, it confirmed 958 positive diagnoses, bringing the total number of cases to more than 9,000.
10.55: Paraguay analyzes to prohibit the entry of citizens of the countries most affected by the epidemic. The leader of the Honor Colorado bench in the Lower House, Bachi Núñez, said he will present a draft declaration to veto passengers who come from areas with more cases of infection and deaths. So far, five cases have been detected in the South American country.
10.40: Rio de Janeiro will authorize compulsory hospitalizations for those suspected of being infected with the coronavirus. Governor Wilson Witzel announced that the state will publish in the coming days a decree related to the emergency due to the epidemic.
10.30: Catalonia He went from pre-alert to alert, with new precautions announced by the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, who announced that they would be “more drastic and forceful measures.” At first, sporting events will be held behind closed doors and “all teaching practices in the field of health” were suspended to protect health personnel, as well as events with more than a thousand people.
10.15: The italian government announced a exceptional aid of 25,000 million euros ($ 28.3 billion) to fight the new coronavirus epidemic, which has left more than 600 dead in the country. Of this sum, half will serve to attend to the most urgent and the rest will be used at a later stage.
10.00: Israel reported two new cases and brought the total to 76. Among the diagnosed patients is an employee who works at Ben Gurion International Airport.
10.00: Iraq announced the second death in its territory from coronavirus. For his part, cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr said he would reject any medical treatment that has been produced by the United States.
9.45: Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, announced the closure of colleges and universities until the end of March.
9.30: Anyone who reaches Beijing the foreigner must submit to a 15-day mandatory quarantine, announced the city mayor’s office, at a time when cases of new imported coronaviruses are increasing in the Chinese capital. The measure affects all newcomers from abroad without distinction.
9:30: The outbreak of the new coronavirus has left a balance of about 120,000 infected people and a total of 4,285 fatalities worldwide, according to global data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
9.20: Bank of England lowers interest rates to 0.25% due to the coronavirus epidemic
9.10: Poland orders the closure of educational centers and cinemas and theaters to curb infections
9:10:The Government of Japan plans to keep the closure of schools for another ten days, schools and kindergartens and the ban on holding mass events, as part of measures to stop the outbreak of the new coronavirus, reported the NHK television network.
08:30: The outbreak of the new coronavirus originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left its first fatality in Indonesia, a 53-year-old woman who had previous pathologies, as reported by the Indonesian Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
8.00: Sealing the borders of Germany to prevent the spread of the coronavirus would not work, said the health minister, who opposed following the measures of neighboring Austria and rejecting the entry of people from Italy. “The virus is in Germany, it is in Europe. That is the idea that we have to get used to, ”he said. “It will continue to spread even if all borders are closed. Sooner or later you have to let people in or out and then it starts to spread again. ”
7:30: The Boris Johnson government is preparing to present its first postbrexit budget on Wednesday in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, which imposed a change of plans by demanding emergency measures to prevent the impact of the epidemic from sinking the economy.
7:15: Several companies in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus epidemic, will be authorized to gradually resume their manufacturing activities, the government of Hubei province announced on Wednesday.
6:52:Coronavirus cases in the United States have already exceeded 1,000, a number that has doubled since Sunday, as reported by the American press.
6 o’clock: The Jamaican Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Tuesday the first case of coronavirus in the country, a Jamaican woman from the United Kingdom.
5:30:South Korea’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC, for its acronym in English) reported that this Tuesday 242 new infections of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in the country, bringing the total balance to 7,755, representing a slight rebound after five consecutive days of decline due to the increase in infections in Seoul and surrounding areas.
4:20: The Chinese Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday the death of 3,158 people due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and has put the infections at 80,778, after another day of declines in the number of cases that affect the Asian country.
4:00: Ecuador announced on Tuesday budget cuts, reduced public employee wages and more debt to face the difficulties caused by the coronavirus and the drop in the price of oil.
3:35: The United States urged Iran to “immediately” release Americans detained “unfairly” in the country because of coronavirus cases registered on its territory, citing “humanitarian reasons.”
03:33: The death toll from the collapse of a hotel intended to house people affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Quanzhou (east) has risen to 26 on Wednesday, according to local authorities.
2:51: The Government of Paraguay decided to suspend classes in the country’s schools and ban events and activities involving crowding of people for 15 days as a measure of prevention and control of the new coronavirus.
00:30: The Minister of Health of Panama, Rosario Turner, confirmed eight cases of a new coronavirus in the country, including one dead, who became the first person to die of covid-19 in Central America.
00.00: Bolivia confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus. Both people had traveled to Italy.
23.00: The Coachella Festival, the big music event scheduled for the weekends of April 10 and 17 in the California desert, was officially postponed this Tuesday by organizers due to the advancement of the coronavirus.
21.00: Democratic presidential pre-candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden canceled their campaign events in Ohio because of the coronavirus.
20.30: The New York International Auto Show was postponed due to the advancement of the coronavirus. The traditional and influential event in which the latest trends in the automotive industry are unveiled will take place between August 28 and September 6, and not in April as scheduled.
18.00: Confirmed the first death from coronavirus in New Jersey, United States
17.40: The number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy amounts to 631, with 10,149 confirmed cases
16.50: New York State announced the imposition of a one and a half kilometer “containment area” around the town of New Rochelle, in New York County, Westchester, where the coronavirus’ largest “focus of infection in the country” is found. “It is a dramatic action, but it is the country’s main focus and it is a matter of life and death,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said of the quarantine.
16.15: The Greek government announced the closure of schools across the country for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in line with measures taken by other European countries.
16.00: Peru confirmed two new cases of coronavirus and brings the total of positive diagnoses to 11.
15.30: The flag carrier Iran Air announced that it will resume flights to Europe after a two-day suspension, with exceptions for Vienna, Stockholm and Gothenburg.
15.15: The Malaga film festival, scheduled to start from March 13 to 22, by the recommendations of the Spanish government to avoid travel. Authorities said they are working to determine a new date.
15.00: The European Commission expressed its support for the “bold measures” taken by Italy to deal with the coronavirus, a few days after Rome extended confinement measures across the country to fight the spread of COVID-19.
14.45: The Spanish government announced the suspension of all events with more than 1,000 people in Madrid, Vitoria and La Rioja, the areas most affected by the virus.
14.40: The French authorities announced that all the first and second division football matches will be played without an audience until April 15.
14.20: First fatality in Morocco. An 89-year-old woman died in Casablanca after testing positive after returning from a trip to Italy.
14.10: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has postponed a tour scheduled for next week to Central Asia, due to the new coronavirus epidemic. The Pentagon chief was due to travel to India, Pakistan and Uzbekistan from March 16 to 20 but decided to suspend the trip “to stay in the United States and help manage the Department of Defense response” to the Covid-19 virus.
14.00: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and two other charities pledged Tuesday to provide up to $ 125 million to accelerate the development of treatments for the coronavirus.
13.45: Spain reported four new deaths and the total of fatal victims reached 35. In addition, the number of infected persons exceeds 1,600.
13.30: The Basilica and St. Peter’s Square will be closed to the public until April 3 “To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus,” announced Tuesday the Vatican it’s a statement. This measure takes effect this Tuesday and means that the faithful and tourists will not be able to meet on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square for the traditional audience of the pope, which will be broadcast on video.
12.50: The Spanish government suspended all direct flights between Spain and Italy.
12.30: The league Spanish soccer team confirmed that matches will be played without an audience for at least two weeks
12.00: The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, declared: “We are only at the beginning of this epidemic”
11.40: The secretary general of the Spanish Vox party, Javier Ortega Smith, tested positive for cornavirus. The far-right party acknowledged that it was a “mistake” to make a massive meeting in Madrid over the weekend, but blamed the socialist government for not banning massive events.
11.20: The Spanish government announced that it will adopt measures to “facilitate” teleworking, to “alleviate” the economic burden of companies on Social Security quotas and avoid unemployment. Those infected in the country exceed 1,200, while 31 people have died from the virus.
11.00: Iran announced the death of 54 other people infected with the coronavirus, the most important daily balance since the epidemic appeared in the country, one of the most affected in the world. The figure leads to a total of 291 the number of deceased. In addition, the infected number 8,042 infected (881 new).
10.15: British Airyways airline canceled all its flights to Italy until April 4
9.50: The match between Barcelona and Naples for the Champions League, to be played on March 18 at the Camp Nou, will be held behind closed doors, as decided at a meeting held this Tuesday between representatives of the Generalitat and the Catalan club.
9.30: The Chinese authorities have closed 14 temporary hospitals that they had enabled in the city of Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak of the new coronavirus, given the progressive reduction in the number of infected patients.
9.00: Air France has reduced its flight program in Europe by 25% during March, and a significant part has to do with the 50% cut applied to connections with Italy, whose government has generalized the measures of confinement throughout the country by the coronavirus.
8.00: The Pope Francisco He asked the priests “to have the courage to go out and visit” those sick affected by the new coronavirus, during the morning mass at their residence, the Santa Marta house.
7.30: The Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, on his first visit to this city, a sign that authorities are beginning to control the spread of the disease.
6.00: Vietnam suspended visa waiver for travelers from eight European countries to contain the COVID-19 epidemic, which in recent days has doubled the number of cases after three weeks without infections. The directive cancels the visa exemption for citizens of Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
5:30: The government of Japan Tuesday approved a bill with measures for an eventual “state of emergency,” which would allow authorities to impose the confinement of people and require buildings to be used as hospitals.
3:00:Burkina Faso Y Panama confirmed that they have diagnosed the first cases of the new coronavirus in their territories.
2:30: The death toll from the collapse of a hotel designated for those affected by coronavirus that occurred in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian province, has increased this Tuesday to 18, according to local authorities.
2:00: The cruise ship ‘Grand Princess’, with more than 3,500 people on board, has docked this Monday in the port of Oakland, in California, after the occupants were quarantined after the death of a passenger by coronavirus and have been confirmed 21 cases.
1:30: China reported another 17 deaths from the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll worldwide to over 4,000, according to a count by AFP.