COVID-19: Europe Faces a Serious Threat as the upsurge Rises

Highlights

  • First case of coronavirus in Luxembourg
  • Italy’s GDP on a low as northern part affected due to the virus

The spread of the coronavirus in the northern part of Italy which comprises of the manufacturing and food sector has slowed down the trade and commerce in the country. Universities and schools to stay closed in the area, to reduce further spread of the virus. Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Veneto in northern Italy are major hubs for business, contributing to around 41% of Italy’s GDP. A 1000 cases of the COVID-19 virus have been reported in Italy, 29 people have died due to the virus. This spread of this virus from Italy to Europe has certainly affected the daily overall activities thereby affecting the commerce and trade.

Luxembourg had its first case of the COVID-19 virus. According to health minister Paulette Lenert, a man around 40 years of age, who came back from Italy showed symptoms of the virus. He was tested in Luxembourg and found to be positive for COVID-19. This man was immediately isolated as second tests are being carried out in Netherlands. His family also has been quarantined.

France has a confirmation about hundred COVID-19 positive cases. The number has jumped from 73 upwards. As of now, out of these 100 cases 86 patients are under treatment, two have died and 12 patients have recuperated. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Netherlands have jumped to seven which is a serious concern for the government. The Russian government authorities have advised their citizens to avoid foreign travel to keep them safe from getting affected by the coronavirus. A woman in her 50s died due to the virus in Washington making it the first death in the USA.

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