Potential pandemic looms, says WHO, as covid-19 spreads to 12 new countries in 24 hours and global markets slump

Nigeria reported the first case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa on Friday, Feb. 28, one of 46 countries outside China reporting 3,700 cases and 57 deaths so far. Global markets had their worst day since the 2008, raising recession fears. World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva Thursday night that “all nations should prepare themselves for a potential pandemic,” as nations outside China now account for three-quarters of the new infections.

About 12 countries reported their first virus cases in past 24 hours, raising the total to 46 outside China with about 3,700 cases and 57 deaths. Nigeria, New Zealand and Estonia had just joined the list.

Mongolia President Khaltmaagiin Battulga and his accompanying staff who travelled to China on Thursday have been placed under quarantine. Battulga was the first foreign leader to visit China since the coronavirus outbreak.

In Iran, which has the highest reported proportion of coronavirus deaths outside China, Masoumeh Ebtekar, the highest-ranking woman in Iran’s government and a vice president, was confirmed as having contracted the disease, along with two members of parliament and the deputy health minister. Friday prayers were cancelled in Tehran and other cities. The Health Ministry spokesman in Tehran reported a death toll of 26 out of a total of 254 positive cases. This ratio raises questions about official figures and how the secretive regime is handling the crisis.

All Qatari citizens have been evacuated from Iran and arrived in Doha. They are all to be quarantined in a hotel facility for 14 days. The Trump administration has meanwhile slightly eased sanctions on Iran to allow for trade in medical supplies and food as Tehran struggles to respond to the coronavirus outbreak throughout the country.
Fears of a pandemic are already having a serious knock-on effect on the global economy. The Dow Jones registered its fourth 1,000-drop in its history, followed by three major US indexes. Asian stocks tracked another overnight plunge in response to Wall Street, with markets in China, Japan and South Korea posting heavy losses.

People appear to be stocking up on food and essentials as covid-19 spreads to new countries, while fears and uncertainties are causing havoc in air traffic and the financial, tourism and other industries. Global corporations, like Facebook, are cancelling international conferences for fear of infection and staging virtual meetings while cultural events are faced with declining audiences.

In Israel, which has clamped down extreme precautions, the wife of a coronavirus patient who, four days after returning from Italy was diagnosed with the virus, has also contracted the disease and joins him in quarantine. Israel’s Health Ministry decided to deny entry to Italy’s swimming delegation scheduled to take part in the first round of the European Open Water Swimming Championships in Eilat in the second week of March. El Al, the national carrier, is cancelling flights to two covid-19 hotbeds – Italy as of Friday and Thailand from Monday – as well as extending the suspension of routes to Beijing and Hong Kong.

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55 thoughts on “Potential pandemic looms, says WHO, as covid-19 spreads to 12 new countries in 24 hours and global markets slump

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 13:13 at 13:13
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    Israeli’s, Palestinian’s Citizens & Professionals are Right Now Working for All People, Cultures, & Civilizations seeking a Vaccine with Protections to Contain and Treat Anyone & Everyone, so we can Live in Harmony & Prosperity.

    • Feb 28, 2020 @ 17:24 at 17:24
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      Cuba is also close to developing a vaccine. Just like they did with Ebola and SARS. Each and every country is doing the same and nobody is starting from scratch as simply research on other vaccines can and is being used. Obviously.
      Huge money to be made and advertising that a laboratory x or y is close to getting a vaccine is great for business and other needs.
      Yes, poor 3rd world country Cuba.
      Mejores Desos!
      ps. Remeber that Cuba also gave shelter to the Jews who had to escape Europe. You’re welcome!

      • Feb 28, 2020 @ 21:57 at 21:57
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        Juan,
        duly noted.
        It’s not the citizens, but rather the Cuban Gov’t that many despise, know that.
        Same might be said for certain Shiite Gov’ts, or those around Globe, not the people themselves.
        Vaccine will be known shortly, and in production after, hold on until April, be ok

        • Feb 28, 2020 @ 22:58 at 22:58
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          fck off, they are heroes

    • Feb 29, 2020 @ 6:13 at 6:13
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      skip the so called paliestinians not one medical advancement to world society in 700 years and the world is not doing there part by sending money in the sums needed to set a international center up for this killer virus we should see japan france england china israel argintina new zealand russia n bio chemical experts in one place working 24/7 this has the potential to wipe out 20 million people at the pace we are going forget about the future international travel watch the world stock markets crumple a world depresion is around the corner

    • Feb 29, 2020 @ 9:12 at 9:12
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      The virus can survive up to 9 days on surfaces, the infected can go 14 – 24 days without showing symptoms but been infectious from days 2-3. This beast is lab created contains parts of the HIV that allows it to attack the white blood cells. People can become infected again and again…

      I’m sure and have some secret information that U.S. with Israel made this Virus and caused the people death.

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  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 13:35 at 13:35
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    Is that not a wishful thinking@GT, details please if you don’t mind.
    Anyway welcome to New war method. “RESHUFFLING”

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 13:49 at 13:49
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    How comes the Americans, Russians, Canadians and Israelis are insignificantly affected so far given their huge traffic volume?
    Something looks fishy.
    Anyway how dare the Chinese think they can rule over the West

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 16:09 at 16:09
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    Istanbul has one of the most used airports in the world. How is it that Turkey has not yet reported any contagion?

    • Feb 28, 2020 @ 16:39 at 16:39
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      You have to test to be able to report. Besides this is not a Swineflu so the Turks may be immune.

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 16:35 at 16:35
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    This was a man made virus. Who ever released it may have done so also to make lots of money knowing what the effect will be on China. That there is a strain now in Iran that does not have a lineage to the virus in China implies that someone is deliberately releasing viruses. We need to identify and hunt down those responsible, luckily Israel will have a vaccine ready in a few weeks. So until its ready we need to close the borders and use the IDF to keep others out.
    https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-02-19-covid-19-coronavirus-found-to-contain-gain-of-function-for-efficient-spreading-human-population.html

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 16:37 at 16:37
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    𝐈 𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 18-𝐤 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐭. 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞……read more

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 17:06 at 17:06
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    Wake up, this is very good for us. How can you make peace with a snake? Our enemies are been destroyed before us and we will inherit their nations and then the earth. We are so close to having a true Jewish President which will help us to solidify our power. America first sets back the international order, we need to advance the centralization of global authority, nationalism can’t be allowed to take hold which is why we need more leadership that is able to be relied upon. One day not to far off States will be a thing of the past and everyone will be united under a common vision and strong common government. But to bring this about we must first set fire to the old world so that we may emerge as its Effendi

    • Feb 28, 2020 @ 18:16 at 18:16
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      @Dor Cohen = globalist death digger of the human race. You are either completely evil or incredibly naive.

      • Feb 28, 2020 @ 19:14 at 19:14
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        @Carl this is no threat to Jews, we have a very advanced biotechnology industry and there is no danger here.

        Israel has a vaccine ready which will be made available to our friends first and the rest of the world later.

        But as we are seeing the spread amongst our enemies is accelerating and there is no natural immunity for this virus and they will keep on becoming infected until we intervene. So celebrate our good fortune and the weakening of our enemies all without any need to put the IDF at risk.

        • Feb 28, 2020 @ 19:59 at 19:59
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          HAIL ISRAEL!!

    • Feb 28, 2020 @ 19:16 at 19:16
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      I see you have been infected, starting in your brain!!!!1

      • Feb 28, 2020 @ 21:21 at 21:21
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        WHICH MEANS THAT I HAVE INFECTED ALL SHARMOUTAS SUCH AS YOUR MOTHER!

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 17:18 at 17:18
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    The virus destroys everything in the body.If you get the chance,you escape.

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 18:11 at 18:11
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    Any vaccines or medication being developed to get control of Sara Netanyahu – THe Real YAHUU 🙂

    Nice story. What an exemplary family those Netan ..yahuuus! Husband and Prime Minister in courts with criminal charges … that woman First Lady of Israel … repeat psychopathic abuser. WOW!

  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 20:03 at 20:03
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    Nothing about this virus on the Microsoft site, but I know for sure there is such a thing as a Chinese Windows.

  • Feb 29, 2020 @ 1:20 at 1:20
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    WHEN A JEW CATCHES THE VIRUS, IT’S CALL SWINE FLU.🤣

    • Feb 29, 2020 @ 2:09 at 2:09
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      AND WE INJECT THAT PUTA YOU CALL MOTHER ITS CALLED A EPIDEMIC AS SHE SPREADS HER LEGS TO THE WORLD!

      • Feb 29, 2020 @ 2:31 at 2:31
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        @jim carrol aka god with fermented semen.

        on meth again? crack?

        • Feb 29, 2020 @ 22:45 at 22:45
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          YOSEF, FAN OF MEN’S BEHINDS, I AM ALWAYS HIGH ON WOMAN’S PUZZY. SOMETHING YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW ABOUT!

      • Feb 29, 2020 @ 2:40 at 2:40
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        give it to them. you are our jewish her. jewish freedom fighter. jewish enforcer. we are so proud of you jim carrol. women love you and men quietly envy you for being so fertile with your fermented semen and so godly with your words. a true jewish hero. books will be written and documentaries recorded to preserve your memory for eternity as one of the most noble and gallant jews of all time. i am surprised that bibi has not elevated you to a high position somewhere so that your voice could be heard on a truly global scale. oh boy would you give it to the filthy chinese. those polish would run and hide in their holes. never mind iranians … they already defecated themselves just hearing jim carrol is coming! oh jim carrol!!!

    • Mar 1, 2020 @ 11:29 at 11:29
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      DID YOU KNOW THAT SWINE FLU WAS NAMED AFTER THE “PROPHET” MUHAMMAD??

  • Feb 29, 2020 @ 9:09 at 9:09
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    We all will die in occupied land of Palestine, it’s the God curse against what we did and do. Jewish people had deceived by devils and kill innocent people and occupied their land.
    I’m sure that everybody will die in Israel by Corona virus and war.

    • Mar 1, 2020 @ 11:34 at 11:34
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      I forgot to mention that us fake “Palestinians” deserve nothing but death for trying to fool the world that we weren’t originally from Transjordan and Western Saudi Arabia, with little or no connection to the West Bank.

  • Feb 29, 2020 @ 17:01 at 17:01
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    We may get lucky and lose Bibi and Miss Piggy to this virus. No more trial, no more problems and we can focus on unity in the moment of grief while we watch the Arab world fall apart because of this virus.

  • Feb 29, 2020 @ 17:49 at 17:49
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    If we did this to Iran its a very reckless escalation. Its wonderful if it works but we may have opened Pandora’s box.

    Many people are going to die and many may be in a position to do the same to the Jews world wide in a few years. The work at Nes Tziyona could also very easily be raised in the ICC investigation. We dont need more problems here.

    But the vaccine will give us leverage here if we use it right but we are going to have be very careful.

  • Feb 29, 2020 @ 22:39 at 22:39
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    It’s common knowledge that Israel CREATED THE VIRUS. IF THIS GETS OUT, WE ARE IN DEEP EXCREMENTS.

    • Feb 29, 2020 @ 22:59 at 22:59
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      It already got out.

      • Mar 1, 2020 @ 3:12 at 3:12
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        Yosef,
        And it’s coming for you.

  • Mar 1, 2020 @ 3:22 at 3:22
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    Bill Gates wants to microchip the worlds population via vaccines as part of the UN ID-2020 initiative. Now we find out China took part in a dress rehearsal just before the outbreak

  • Mar 1, 2020 @ 4:17 at 4:17
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    Ladies & Gentleman; Presenting The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES & how you win elections in America!!

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/02/29/trump-mocks-bloomberg-cpac-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

    This is hilarious !!! Trump should do stand-up comedy after his presidency. He would be a hit. NO DOUBT!! In a venue with 60,000 capacity and tickets at $50 per that would be 3,000,000 from tickets alone. Easy 5 mil from an hour and a half show. TRUMP SHOULD DO IT!!!!!

    TRUMP 2020!!
    MAGA!!!!

    • Mar 1, 2020 @ 5:28 at 5:28
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      That’s a collapsing country…

    • Mar 1, 2020 @ 11:38 at 11:38
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      What are you gonna do when the nuke goes off in NYC, you flippin’ moron?

      • Mar 1, 2020 @ 14:31 at 14:31
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        President Trump would sanction anything and everything to do with that nuke and America will be victorious!!!

        TRUMP 2020!!!!

        MAGA!!!

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