Coronavirus: The pace of the epidemic is accelerating globally and Washington is beginning to use malaria to treat it.
The outbreak of the CoronaVirus is accelerating around the world, with the number of people infected more than 376,000, and as the United States prepares to start using an anti-malarial drug to treat the epidemic, Arab countries have joined in to impose curfews, and others have announced legal action against those who are not committed to it.
China still leads the affected countries despite the steady number of the injured at 81 thousand, while Italy came again with about 59 thousand injured, and the United States ranked third with more than 40 thousand injured, in addition to 573 deaths, and Spain ranked fourth and Germany ranked fifth.
US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on his account on Twitter that New York City and other areas will begin using Tuesday the treatment of malaria, stressing that this drug has achieved a great result, as he put it.
“We are seeking large quantities of the hydroxychloroquine and zpacK properties and they will be distributed on Tuesday morning,” he added, in his tweet, linking to a newspaper story about an American from Florida who recovered from the Coronavirus using the anti-malarial drug.
Trump expressed support for what the head of the US Public Health Service Jerome Adams has said, that the outbreak of the Coronavirus will worsen this week in the United States.
Adams had linked in a meeting with “NBC” between the failure to take advice and guidance seriously, especially among the youth, and the accelerating spread of the epidemic.
In Italy, the authorities announced 602 deaths from the virus, bringing the total deaths to 6078. The Associated Press reported that Italy has recorded fewer HIV infections for the second consecutive day.
Last Saturday, the Italian authorities recorded about 3,200 injuries, while the number of injured Sunday reached 1700, and yesterday, Monday, it reached 1500.
in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide closure, saying in a recorded televised message, “Coronavirus is the biggest threat that this country has faced in decades.”
“It is time for all of us to do more … You have to stay at home,” Johnson added, explaining that it would only allow citizens to leave their homes for shopping, medical needs, or daily exercise with family members or for a single person.
John Ashton, the former director-general of public health in northwest England, said Britain had “lost seven weeks” because the government had refused to impose the closure early on.
Ashton predicted in statements to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that the National Health Service would not be able to keep pace with the unexpected number of cases, and said, “A lot of people will be taken care of at home and many will die in homes.”
According to the latest statistics, Britain recorded 6,650 cases of coronavirus, while the number of deaths reached 335.
Arab measures, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced the death of Major General Shafi ‘Abdel-Alim Dawoud, Director of the Department of Major Projects in the Armed Forces, as a result of being infected with the Coronavirus.
This comes hours after the army announced the death of Major General Khaled Shaltout, Director of the Water Department of the Engineering Authority, of the Coronavirus.
The two officers had attended a meeting of the Egyptian military leaders with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the third of this March.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the registration of five deaths and 39 new infections, bringing the number of people infected with the virus across the country to 366, and deaths to 19.
In Sudan, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, President of the Sovereignty Council, announced the state of the state and the armed forces in the face of the Corona epidemic, and the creation of a national fund to confront the crisis to receive donations from the people of Sudan at home and abroad.
And the Supreme Committee for Emergency Management of the Corona Crisis announced a curfew in all parts of Sudan from today from eight in the evening until six in the morning and announced the suspension of buses between the cities of the country starting next Thursday.
In Algeria, Algerian radio said that the Supreme Council for National Security decided to put Blida, in the west of the country, under quarantine for ten days in an effort to curb the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.
In a meeting chaired by President Abdel Majeed Taboun, the council decided to implement a curfew in the capital between seven in the evening and seven in the morning, and also took measures including closing cafes, restaurants and shops except for bakeries and food stores, closing party halls, and preventing taxi movement across the country.
In Morocco, Mohamed El Youbi, director of the epidemiology directorate at the Moroccan Ministry of Health, announced that 28 new cases of the virus had been registered, bringing the number of patients to 143, while two cases of recovery recovered, and the number of deaths remained stable at four cases.
In Tunisia, the Presidency decided to instruct the army to support the security forces in implementing quarantine in the country.
The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced that 14 new cases of coronavirus were registered in the country during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 89.
The situation in the Gulf
Gulf region, the UAE Ministry of Health announced the registration of 45 new injuries, bringing the number of injuries to 198 cases.
In Saudi Arabia, the authorities imposed a fine of ten thousand riyals with imprisonment for twenty days, for those who violate the curfew decision taken with the aim of limiting the spread of the virus, and the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom announced that the number of infected people registered in the country increased to 562, after 51 new infections were recorded.
In Kuwait, the Ministry of Health said that the number of persons infected with Coronaviruses in the country reached 189 after it was recorded that a Kuwaiti woman was infected with a trip to the UAE.
The ministry said at the daily press conference that 30 people have fully recovered from the virus while 159 are still under treatment, including five in intensive care.