TEHRAN (Iran News) – The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, has so far claimed the lives of 2,765 people across the world.
The total infections reported across the world stood at 81,133 by Wednesday, of which 78,064 are registered in mainland China.
Next comes South Korea with 1261 Covid-19 infections, and the death toll of 12.
Meanwhile, Iran has confirmed 95 cases of infection with 16 deaths by Wednesday morning.
China has been allowing healthy non-residents of Wuhan to leave the epicenter of the virus from Monday.
Four Chinese provinces; Yunnan, Guangdong, Shanxi, and Guizhou, on Monday lowered their coronavirus emergency response measures, local health commissions said.
Yunnan and Guizhou cut their emergency response measures from level I to level III, while Guangdong and Shanxi lowered their measures to level II.
China has a four-tier response system for public health emergencies that determine what measures it will implement, with level I the most serious.
Gansu province was the first to lower its measures on Friday, followed by Liaoning on Saturday.
In Iran, Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari expressed readiness to work in cooperation with the Health Ministry in the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic in the country.
He informed that the Army Commander has urged him to make arrangements with the Health Ministry in the efforts to contain the coronavirus.
- source : MNA, Irannews