The European Commission has recorded 2.1 thousand cases of coronavirus infection in 19 countries of the European Union (EU). This was announced at a press conference on Monday, March 2, by European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides during a speech, which was broadcast on the European Commission’s Twitter page.
According to her, 54 people died. The situation with the coronavirus in Europe will worsen, the European Commission is preparing a coordinated response, said Kyriakides.
Earlier Monday, European Commissioner for Internal Market Affairs Thierry Breton said that the tourism industry in the EU countries lost € 1 billion in January 2020 due to the spread of coronavirus COVID-2019 in the world. According to him, due to a new infection in Europe for two months no tourists from China.
In February, the World Health Organization warned that the current situation could be “only the tip of the iceberg. Up to 66% of the world’s population may get the new infection, provided that one patient infects only two or three people.
The Coronavirus COVID-2019 outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in late December. As of March 2, the number of deaths due to coronavirus reached 3057. In total, more than 89 083 people were infected with the infection and 45 163 recovered.