Coronavirus World Updates: Patients Escape Hospitals

It was a dramatic day around the world when the corona virus continued to spread fatally.

According to Clarence House, Prince Charles has been diagnosed with Corona virus, with concerns for the Queen, even though she is “in good health” as the UK has seen the most dramatic increase in confirmed cases to date.

In Spain, patients who have fled from various hospitals have caused panic across the country, according to the country’s national police director.

“There are still irresponsible people, I mean several cases of patients admitted to different hospitals who have left without discharge,” said Jose Angel Gonzalez in a press conference.

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On Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. there were 428,405 confirmed cases and 19,120 deaths worldwide. China has the highest number of confirmed cases at 81,661, while Italy has the highest death toll at 6,820, according to the John Hopkins Resource Center.

Here’s what happens in the rest of the world.


The new corona virus continues to devastate Spain. The number of cases has risen by 6500 to 40,000 in the last 24 hours.

The country’s death toll rose by 500 to over 2,700, the Spanish Ministry of Health said.

Of the infected, 5,400 were medical personnel, which corresponds to 13 percent of all cases.

According to the director of the country’s national police force, there have also been several cases of coronavirus patients fleeing from various hospitals.

This emerging problem unnecessarily presents the security agencies with a “major task” in locating and returning patients to hospitals, Jose Angel Gonzalez said Tuesday.

Madrid remains the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, with more than 12,300 registered cases and 1,500 virus-related deaths. Catalonia was worst hit with 8,000 cases and almost 300 deaths.

The Spanish authorities hope that the country will reach the peak of the outbreak this week, which would mean that far-reaching restrictions on the free movement of people have entered into force for 47 million people.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will ask Parliament to approve another two weeks’ extension of the Spanish state of emergency until April 11.

United Kingdom

The UK saw the largest daily rise in coronavirus deaths as the number of confirmed cases increased rapidly.

The death toll across the UK rose 87 percent to 422, up 26 percent from the previous day, the Department of Health said in a statement.

Confirmed cases rose from 6650 to 8077, a 21 percent increase after a few days when the rate of increase appeared to have eased somewhat.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the British to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to curb everyday peacetime without precedent.

All but the major stores must close immediately and people should no longer meet family or friends, Johnson said in a television speech to the nation.

It comes when Prince Charles tested positive for the virus, says Clarence House.

The 71-year-old shows slight symptoms, but is otherwise “healthy”, it said.


Coronavirus deaths in Italy have risen sharply in the past 24 hours and hope the epidemic will subside in the most affected country in the world.

The death toll increased by 743 on Tuesday, the second highest daily since the outbreak in the northern regions on February 21, and rose steeply from the 602 recorded on Monday.

Italy has seen more deaths than any other country. Latest figures show that 6,820 people died from the infection in less than a month. The total number of confirmed cases reached 69,176 on Tuesday.

However, since Italy only tested people with severe symptoms, the head of the civil protection agency said the actual number of people infected is likely to be ten times higher.

“A ratio of a certified case of 10 is credible,” said Angelo Borrelli La Repubblica Newspaper that states that he believed that around 700,000 people may have been infected.

The latest data is a disappointment for a country that has been banned for two weeks. Schools, bars and restaurants are closed, and Italians are prohibited from leaving their homes for everyone except essential needs.

According to the latest figures, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tightened the fines for people leaving their homes up to EUR 3000 (previously A5500 US $) from a maximum of EUR 206 previously (A370 US $).

The current restrictions are set to remain in effect until April 3, but there is speculation that the date will have to be postponed as the number of cases across the country continues to grow.

A decree issued on Tuesday gave the government the power to extend the deadline until July 31.

However, Conte contested plans to keep the block open until this date and said he hoped to loosen the curbs “long before”.

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicted on Tuesday that the Italian economy, which was in recession before the recession broke out, would shrink more than 11 percent this year.

The Civil Protection Agency said the greatest difficulty for health care is the lack of masks and ventilators – a problem that hospitals have been facing since the outbreak began.

– Crispian Balmer and Angelo Amante in Rome


Indians overcrowded groceries and chemists in the fight for essentials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a full ban for three weeks to fight a coronavirus pandemic, one of the toughest measures of this kind worldwide.

India’s record of 536 cases and 10 deaths is overshadowed by China, Italy, and Spain, but Modi and health experts have warned the nation of 1.3 billion people that it will face a tidal wave of infection if hard steps are not taken , and more than a million people predicted could be infected by mid-May.

People in the key cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru hurried to stock up after Modi ordered the 21-day shutdown in a television speech on Tuesday, barely four hours before it came into effect at midnight.

When the states closed their borders, long lines of trucks with milk, fruit, and vegetables meandered along the highways, although Modi said the essential services would be maintained nationwide.

Modi’s comprehensive campaign aims to curb the spread of the virus in the many small towns in India after an initial wave of infections in Delhi, Mumbai and other large cities.

Cases reported from remote parts of the western state of Maharashtra have raised concerns about the ability of the public health system to cope. India has only 0.5 hospital beds per 1000 people, compared with 4.3 in China and 3.2 in Italy.

No one was allowed to leave the house for the next three weeks, Modi said. “Every district, alley, village will be closed,” he said, warning that India’s development would go back decades if it were not shut down to fight the virus.

India has found 562 coronavirus cases and 11 people have died.

– – Sanjeev Miglani and Nivedita Bhattacharjee in New Delhi


The leaders of the White House and the Senate have agreed on a massive stimulus package to alleviate the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

The unprecedented size and scale of the $ 2 trillion ($ 3.3 trillion) package faces a possible recession as large parts of the nation have reason to stop to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.

The package is expected to include direct cash payments to employees in addition to corporate loans that may be given if used to keep employees on the payroll.

According to White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, the package will be linked to $ 4 trillion in loans from the Federal Reserve.

The announcement came after five days of marathon negotiations between Democrats, Republicans and the White House.

Wall Street had recovered the previous Tuesday when news of an upcoming deal came. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 11 percent – the largest percentage daily gain since 1933.

The deal comes when the coronavirus outbreak spreads in the U.S. and New York is in the national epicenter.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wanted the US economy to go back until the Easter vacation on April 12, despite warnings from public health officials and a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak that doubles every three days in New York State is opened for business operations.

At a press conference later in the day, Trump seemed to soften his stance somewhat, saying he would make the decision based on advice from experts, including Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

At the meeting, Fauci said a deadline was flexible.

Trump said he would make the decision based on facts and data, but would stick to his Easter time frame.

The rate of new infections in New York roughly doubles every three days, which means that the peak would be higher and earlier than expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

He said the top of the cases could arrive in 14 to 21 days – at the same time Trump wanted the US shutdown to be lifted.

As of Tuesday, New York had 25,665 confirmed coronavirus cases, almost ten times more than the second most affected state in California.

Johns Hopkins University reports that the death toll is more than 670 nationwide.

– Eliyahu Kamisher, Shabtai Gold and Sophie Wingate in Washington


With another record number of COVID-19 cases, the New Zealand government has been granted exceptional operational powers to implement a nationwide ban.

Civil Protection Minister Peeni Henare declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern released an epidemic announcement on Tuesday.

These two measures have given invisible government powers to New Zealand since the 1951 Waterfront Dispute, a five-month industrial barney with tens of thousands of workers.

The government has instructed the defense forces to assist the police in maintaining public security and enforcing the blockade, which begins at midnight on Wednesday.

Police and civil protection personnel have received a number of extensive powers to block roads, take control of buildings and public spaces, and regulate and control the flow of food, fuel, and staple foods.

“I do not take this moment in our history and the associated forces lightly,” said Ms. Ardern.

“But every decision we make is in the best interest of New Zealand’s public health.

“Unlike so many other flooded countries, we have the ability to stay at home, break the transmission chain, and save lives.

“We have to take this period of self-isolation fatally seriously.”

With 50 new cases in the 24 hours until Wednesday morning, the total number of the country is 205.

As of Wednesday evening, New Zealanders will be largely confined to their own homes, which is far more stringent than the Australian restrictions.

Of the 205 cases in New Zealand to date, only six have to be hospitalized and none are in intensive care.

Health director general, Ashley Bloomfield, said the number will continue to grow as households are forced to isolate themselves under strict new government restrictions.

– Ben McKay in Wellington


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