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The World Health Organization (WHO) says Europe has become the virus’ current epicenter after reporting more cases and deaths than the rest of world combined, apart from China where the coronavirus originated last November.
Saturday, countries around the world continued to close borders, impose strict entry and quarantine requirements and restrict large gatherings in efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Countries have shuttered museums, tourist attractions and sporting events to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission, with 150,000 people worldwide infected, more than 5,700 dead, and over 73,000 patients are reported to have recovered from the virus
Colombia said it will close its borders with Venezuela and stop visitors who have been in Europe or Asia, while a US ban on entry for most people from continental Europe began at Midnight Friday.
Saudi Arabia is suspending all international flights for 2 weeks, starting Sunday.
Taiwan will require travelers from Europe, UK and Ireland to self-isolate for 14 days.
New Zealand implemented a similar measure for all those entering the country. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on cruise ships, a major source of infections in some countries, not to come to New Zealand until 30 June.
“Alongside Israel, and a small number of Pacific Islands who have effectively closed their border, this decision will mean New Zealand will have the widest ranging and toughest border restrictions of any country in the world,” she said.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced a ban on public events with more than 500 people Friday, joining countries such as Australia where the ban will come into force Monday.
Britain will introduce emergency laws next week to ban mass gatherings, said a government source.
The Philippines capital Manila, home to 12-M people, announced night time curfews Saturday and urged shopping malls to close for 1 month.
The Czech government will shut most shops and restaurants from early Saturday, with exceptions including food stores, pharmacies and gas stations.
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and the Moulin Rouge cabaret closed their doors.
The Smithsonian museums in Washington closed Saturday and Broadway theaters in New York went dark.
The kissing of the Blarney Stone, 1 of Ireland’s oldest tourist traditions, was suspended.
While infections continue to climb around the world, in Mainland China the number of new cases is falling.
The number of new coronavirus cases imported into Mainland China from overseas surpassed the number of locally transmitted new infections for the 1st time Friday, data released by the National Health Commission showed Saturday.
Mainland China had 11 new confirmed cases Friday, up from 8 cases a day earlier, but only 4 of those, all in the virus epicenter of Hubei province, were locally transmitted.
The global sporting calendar has been shredded with major tournaments canceled, postponed or forced to continue without spectators.