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Coronavirus, a global balance

COVID-19 has a paralyzed economy, stopped travel and frightened world population. How big is the problem?

People wearing face masks in Macau, China

The pandemic has affected various sectors of the world economy. / Photo: Unsplash

LatinamericanPost| Juan Manuel Londoño

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Here at LatinAmericanPost we have the balance updated to March 17 of the scope of the coronavirus globally.

Global number of deaths:

7,510

Global number of infected

188,555

Countries without confirmed cases

Angola

Belize

Benin

Botswana

Burundi

Cape Verde

Chad

Comoros

Djibouti

The Savior

Eritrea

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau

French Guyana

Haiti

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lesotho

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritius

Montenegro

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nicaragua

Niger

Papua New Guinea

Dominican Republic

Sao Tome and Principe

Sierra Leone

Syria

South Sudan

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

The countries with the most cases

China

Number of cases: 80,881

Number of deaths: 3,226

Italy

Number of cases: 27,980

Number of deaths: 2,158

Iran

Number of cases: 14,991

Number of deaths: 853

South Korea

Number of cases: 8,320

Number of deaths: 81

Spain

Number of cases: 11,178

Number of deaths: 491

Also read: Latin America against Coronavirus

Traveler restrictions

Countries that have restricted entry to all foreigners

Argentina (Does not apply to permanent residents)

Canada (Exempt Americans)

Ecuador

El Salvador (Does not apply to diplomats and permanent residents)

India (Does not apply to diplomatic, official, UN or international organizations, employment visas and projects)

Philippines (All trips to and from the capital of Manila)

Jordan (All flights suspended since March 17)

Saudi Arabia

Denmark

Poland

Serbia

The European Union closes its borders

On March 16 it was announced that all countries within the European Union closed their borders, only allowing "non-essential travel".

Canceled sports leagues

  • NBA

  • NCAA

  • MLB

  • NHL

  • The Champions League, Premier League and La Europa League have suspended all their games.

The DOW Jones records its worst drop in history

  • The S&P 500 fell by 12%

  • The Dow Jones index closed at 2,999 points, 12.9% down.

  • The Nasdaq Composite closed down 12.3%.

 

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