US President Donald Trump signed an emergency spending bill for anti-Covid-19 amid global infections exceeding 100,000.
According to data from the Center for Science and Technology of Johns Hopkins University ( USA ), the number of new strains of coronavirus worldwide has reached 100,276, with 55,694 cases recovered and 3,404 deaths.
The total number of global infections exceeded the 100,000 mark after many countries announced a spike in cases, with Iran alone recording a record of more than 1,200 new coronavirus infections on March 6.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries around the world to mobilize the full power to fight the Covid-19 epidemic. “This is not a rehearsal. This is also not the time to justify. This is the time to remove all barriers,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, according to the New York Times.
In the US, President Donald Trump has just signed the $ 8.3 billion budget package for measures against the Covid-19 epidemic. The White House hopes this budget package will help alleviate the concerns of the American people and help them gain more confidence in the context of the disease spreading in the country.
The US $ 8.3 billion emergency budget package includes US $ 7.8 billion for medical facilities and US $ 500 million for health care providers to care for the elderly at home, because here is a group of people susceptible to new strains of coronavirus, according to the New York Times .