The World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Margaret Harris on Tuesday said that with a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the country could become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour earlier said a record 1,762 new cases have been confirmed in Iran over the past 24 hours and 24,811 people are now known to have been infected with the new coronavirus.
"Ultimately, the goal is to ease the guidelines and open things up to very large sections of our country as we near the end of our historic battle with the invisible enemy", the president said. "We can not say that is the case yet but it does have that potential", she said.
According to Harris, even though Europe was considered the Coronavirus epicenter, with Italy being the primary source of both new cases and deaths.
A medical worker in a protective suit treats patients suffering with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome that has been dedicated to treating cases of the disease.
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As Breitbart News reported, he cited the extraordinary action of President Donald Trump invoking the Defense Production Act, but also noted efforts from 3M, Facebook and Anheuser-Busch in working with the government in tackling the pandemic.
Of those, 40% were from the United States.
As Reuters notes, Europe was the center of the transmissions with Italy being the worst hit with the world's highest numbers of deaths, though fatalities are slowing down.
Dr Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has said that nearly 1 in 1000 people in the New York City metro area has the virus. The new numbers on Tuesday increased Italy's totals to 63,927 cases and 6,077 deaths - almost doubling China's total of 3,283.
COVID-19 does choose anyone either your are rich or poor, young or old, healthy or not, everyone is susceptible to this virus most especially if the guidelines like proper social-distancing and to avoid mass gatherings will not be followed.
Spain's armed forces on Tuesday asked North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for humanitarian assistance to fight the novel coronavirus as the national death toll touched 2,700 and infections soared towards 40,000 in the country. The number of cases reached 39,676 on Tuesday as it added 4,540 new cases.
Widespread testing could mean a lower death rate because most COVID-19 cases - about 80% - are considered mild.