In pictures: World’s battle with coronavirus
The World Health Organization described the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday.
The cases of Covid-19 have surpassed 126,000 worldwide, with more than 4,600 deaths. Amid the alarming scenario, the World Health Organization described the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday as Britain and Italy announced multi-billion-dollar war chests to fight the disease.
Now, US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping new travel restrictions on Europe in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
He said all travel from European countries would be suspended for the next 30 days. There are 1,135 confirmed cases of the virus across the US, with 38 deaths. Italy – the worst affected country in Europe -- It has more than 12,000 confirmed cases and a death toll of 827. The country has now announced that it is closing all shops except food stores and pharmacies in Europe's toughest lockdown yet as virus deaths and cases continue to mount.
Let’s take a look at how the world is grappling with the pandemic.