The empty Departure halls of Ben Gurion Airport. People are cancelling trips due to the fear of the coronavirus. March 04, 2020. Photo Yossi Zamir
The coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic has now affected 84 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).
There are now 95,180 infections worldwide and 3,254 deaths, with majority in Wuhan, China where the epidemic began last December.
Outside of China, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Iran, United Kingdom, Israel and Washington state in the United States are the other places where the virus has caused great disruption to local and international economy and altered the way people live.
One estimate said Coronavirus COVID-19 wiped out $50 billion off global exports in February alone. Airlines are crying and laying off workers.
The way they now greet in Israel : Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Director General of the Ministry of Health Moshe Bar Siman Tov hold a press conference about the coronavirus COVID-19, at the Ministry of Health in Jerusalem, on March 4
Schools to be shut in Italy from Thursday till 15 March
Medical staff wait outside a sanitary tent installed in Piacenza next to the hospital on February 26, 2020. – Italy saw a fresh jump in the number of cases of the new coronavirus on February 26, 2020 with another death also reported to bring the total to 12 and 374 infections.
Apple Store in Belfast UK shut down Deloitte office in London undergoing deep cleaning after staff from Asia caught the bug
Near empty Check-in counters are seen at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Deloitte office in London undergoing deep cleaning after staff from Asia caught the bug
A woman wears coronavirus face mask inside a bus in London
A family wear masks to help guard against the Coronavirus in downtown Tehran, Iran, the third most hit country after China and South Korea
Doctors in Washington nstate
An empty shelf in London for handwash
How they now greet in Asia
A coronavirus patient and doctors in South Korea
Visitors to Japan drop drastically because of coronavirus A ward for coronavirus patients in China
China sends 450 military medics to Wuhan to fight fast spreading coronavirus