【The c】【orona】【virus】【 epid】【emic 】【is be】【lieve】【d to 】【have 】【origi】【nated】【 in a】【 seaf】【ood m】【arket】【 in t】【he ce】【ntral】【 city】【 of W】【uhan,】【 capi】【tal o】【f Hub】【ei pr】【ovinc】【e, an】【d has】【 so f】【ar ki】【lled 】【1,770】【 peop】【le an】【d inf】【ected】【 more】【 than】【 70,0】【00 in】【 main】【land 】【China】【.】
【The 】【coun】【try 】【has 】【repo】【rted】【 nea】【rly 】【7.8 】【mill】【ion 】【infe】【ctio】【ns, 】【behi】【nd t】【he U】【.S. 】【tall】【y of】【 8.5】【 mil】【lion】【, an】【d ne】【arly】【 118】【,000】【 dea】【ths,】【 ver】【sus 】【224,】【128 】【in t】【he U】【nite】【d St】【ates】【. Un】【like】【 the】【 rec】【ent 】【U.S.】【 sur】【ge, 】【howe】【ver,】【 Ind】【ia’s】【 slo】【wdow】【n sa】【w th】【e lo】【west】【 dai】【ly c】【asel】【oad 】【in n】【earl】【y th】【ree 】【mont】【hs o】【n We】【dnes】【day.】
The condition, known as paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS), shares symptoms with toxic shock and Kawasaki disease including fever, rashes, swollen glands and, in severe cases, heart inflammation.
The continent’s governments have also battled deadly infectious diseases such as Ebola, which killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa in 2013-16. So officials took notice when the new coronavirus started spreading around the globe rapidly early this year.
The co-owner of Bondi Surf Seafoods, George Dimitrios said 2020 was the worst year in his family’s 47-year-old business and Good Friday sales had been disastrous.<
The coronavirus first emerged in December in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, where around two-thirds of global cases so far have been recorded.
The country has reported less cases of the novel coronavirus than most in Europe, but has seen a gradual increase in infections since early October.