The outbreak of acute pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus on 1 April continues to spread sharply, claiming thousands of lives worldwide. Especially among the victims on 1/4 has a 6-week-old infant. It is also one of the youngest of the more than 47,000 people killed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Medical staff (left) looks after Covid-19 patients in Italy. Photo: France24.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has admitted that the planet is facing the worst crisis since the world’s largest multilateral institution was established 75 years ago.
The world currently records a total of more than 930,000 cases of Covid-19, of which the US accounts for nearly a quarter. Despite the quarantine measures applied to nearly half of the global population, the rate of spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus There seems to be no sign of slowing down yet. More than 13,000 people died in Italy, 9,000 in Spain, 4,500 in the US or 4,000 in France, and the world has never witnessed a medical crisis that has claimed so many lives.
After the cases of 9-month-old babies in Chicago and a 13-year-old child in the UK, the 1/4-year-old death of a 6-week-old infant in Connecticut was particularly shocking, because children seemed to be coming. is still the least affected subject of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The governor of the Northwest US state, Mr. Ned Lamont had to say: “It’s heartbreaking”.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), expressed his deep concern when he witnessed the “almost exponential” increase in Covid-19 cases: “In the past 5 weeks, We have seen an exponential increase in the number of new cases. The epidemic has spread to almost every country, territory and region, while the number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week. In the next few days, the number of cases will surely exceed 1 million and the number of deaths will exceed 50,000.
For his part, US President Donald Trump called on people to prepare for the “very fierce” weeks ahead. The country of origin is becoming the next epidemic after Europe and the US government predicts that Covid-19 could kill 100,000 to 240,000 people in the country.