Issue Brief on “The Global Impact of Corona Pandemic”

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The outbreak of Corona virus disease (COVID- 19) has caught the world surprised and unprepared.  The disease was declared as a Pandemic on March 11, 2020 by World Health Organization after its first appearance in China in Wuhan in December 2019.[1]  As of March 30, 2020, a total of 638,146 worldwide confirmed cases of this disease have been registered with WHO while deaths are numbered at 30,105 spread across 171 countries.[2] United States has graduated to top position with 103,321 confirmed cases of corona disease and 1,668 deaths while China, Italy and Germany stand at second, third and fourth position respectively. US, China and Europe remain top affectees from Corona virus outbreak.

United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that “millions of people could die globally from the corona virus outbreak without a coordinated global response.”[3]

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