The Global spread of deadly Covid-19 Feb 24, 2020 0 1201 12345 The new coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has now killed more than 2,400 people and spread around the world. Outside mainland China there have been 24 deaths and more than 1,500 infections reported, with the most cases concentrated in South Korea and the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off Japan.Here is a roundup of the areas where cases of COVID-19, the virus’s official designation, have been confirmed: ● CHINA - As of Sunday some 77,000 people had been infected and 2,442 had died across mainland China, the majority in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where the outbreak was first reported.● ASIA-PACIFICSouth Korea: 602 people have been infected by the virus and five people have died.Japan: More than 130 people have been infected and four have died. Three of those deaths were passengers who had been on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off Japan, where the number of infections is now at 630.Hong Kong: 69 people have been infected, 2 deathsMacau: 10 Singapore: 85Thailand: 35 Australia: 17Malaysia: 22Taiwan: 26Vietnam: 16India: 3Philippines: 3, including one deathNepal: 1Sri Lanka: 1Cambodia: 1●NORTH AMERICA United States: 35Canada: 8● EUROPE Italy: 152, three deathsItaly became the first country in Europe to put some of its citizens under quarantine, with over 50,000 residents in eleven towns facing lockdown.Germany: 16France: 12, including one death. Britain: 9Russia: 5Spain: 2Finland: 1Sweden: 1Belgium: 1● MIDDLE EAST Iran: 43, 8 deathsUnited Arab Emirates: 11Israel: 1Lebanon: 1 ● AFRICA - Egypt: 1 Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES China must learn from ‘shortcomings’ in coronavirus response: President Xi Feb 24, 2020 0 424 Walls, mud packs and monkey removal for Trump’s India visit Feb 24, 2020 0 625 Ten student scouts killed in Indonesia flash flood Feb 24, 2020 0 868 South Korea raises virus alert to highest level after jump in cases Seoul/Beijing: South Korea decided to raise its alert over the coronavirus to its highest level, President Moon Jae In announced on Sunday, after the country reported over 150 new cases of the virus. Moon said that the .. Third death from Japan cruise ship as new cases raise quarantine doubts Tokyo: A third person from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined off Japan has died, the health ministry said on Sunday, as new infections among former passengers emerged. Japan has been criticised in the face .. Pakistan closes land border with Iran, Afghanistan bans travel over virus fears AFP Islamabad Pakistan on Sunday closed its land border with Iran, while Afghanistan suspended travel to the neighbouring country as fears across the region continued to grow over a jump in new coronavirus infections. .. Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds Kabul: Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day. The commitment has seen fighting drop .. Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban AFP Washington US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan. “Yes,” he told reporters at the White House as he prepared to depart on a trip .. Malaysia’s Anwar says partners trying to bring down govt Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday denounced “betrayal” in his ruling coalition, saying that some partners were trying to bring down the government and form a new one. The comments came ..