About 1.7 billion people on the planet are self-isolating due to coronavirus.
Because of the coronavirus, 1.7 billion people (about 20% of the world’s inhabitants) are self-isolating, The Guardian reports on Tuesday, March 24.
The newspaper notes that the authorities of various countries have to resort to quarantine at the very moment when the world has a critical week in the fight against coronavirus.
The publication notes that while the British authorities announced serious restrictions that are being introduced in the country in connection with the epidemic of coronavirus, China, which was the first to face the epidemic, from Wednesday lifts restrictions on movements in Hubei, the first epicenter of the spread of COVID-19. Restrictions on the provincial capital of Wuhan will be lifted on April 8.
In the United States, where about 40% of the population fell under social exclusion, President Donald Trump said it would take weeks, not months, to restore the normal functioning of the US economy.
According to the latest data, the number of deaths due to coronavirus reached 16 587, the total number of cases of infection was 383 thousand, of which 102 thousand people recovered.