COVID-19 UPDATES: Global Updates On The Coronavirus Pandemic
– 12 March 2020
Arsenal Manager Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, BBC News reports. This has resulted in the club postponing their game against Brighton which was scheduled for Saturday. According to the publication:
The Gunners have closed their training ground and club staff who had recent contact with Arteta will now self-isolate.The Premier League will hold “an emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures.
– 12 March 2020
Christiano Ronaldo Self Quarantines In Portugal
Christiano Ronaldo has retreated to his villa in Portugal to self-quarantine after a teammate tested positive for COVID-19, The Sun reports. Ronaldo jetted off to Portugal according to the publication after:
Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani, who the 35-year-old shared a dressing room with on Sunday when his team beat Inter Milan 2-0 behind closed doors, has tested positive for coronavirus.
– 11 March 2020
Italian Woman Stuck With Her Husband’s Dead Body In Her Flat For 2 Days
An Italian woman whose husband died of COVI-19 on Monday was seen screaming and crying for help after her husband died of COVID-19 and people were reluctant to help following quarantine restrictions, The Chronicle reports.
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According to the publication, The mayor of her town told CNN that:
Yes, it is true she is still there with the body and we won’t be able to remove it until Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, we have a security protocol we must follow
The woman was stuck with the dead body of her husband for 48 hours.
South African Corona Virus Cases Jump To 17, Spreads To Other Provinces
The case of persons that have tested positive for Coronavirus in South Africa has jumped to 17, IOL reports. According to the publication:
the Department of Health confirmed four new cases in KZN, Mpumalanga, the Free State and Gauteng – with each province having one new case each.
As of this morning, only 13 cases had been confirmed until the 4 new cases including a transmission case, were recorded.
South Africa Records First COVID-19 Transmission Case
South Africa has recorded its first transmission case after a 32-year-old man said he came in contact with a Chinese businessman, Reuters reports. According to the publication:
All others (cases) have been by patients who had travelled abroad
Europe Markets Fall 5.7% Travel Stocks Slides 9% after the US Europe Travels Ban
After the US president banned Europe travels during the coronavirus pandemic, the European markets have dropped a significant 5.7% while travel stocks shed 9% CNBC reports. According to the publication:
The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 5.7% in early trade, with travel and leisure stocks plummeting 9.3% following Trump’s announcement of a ban on European travel
The Dow Jones In A Sharp 1027 Points Decline
Wall Street giant The Dow Jones today lost a whopping 1000 points due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNBC reports. According to the publication:
Dow futures were down 1,067 points, indicating a loss of about 1,027 points at Thursday’s open. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures were also sharply lower. The move comes after the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended its historic 11-year bull market run by closing in a bear market