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  • Fears are growing that it won't be possible to stop the global spread off Corona virus.

  • Ah health experts have warned that the chances of containing it are diminishing as cases appear in more countries.

  • Most infections are still in China, but there are a number of significant clusters elsewhere.

  • Around 77,000 people have been infected.

  • In China, where the virus emerged last year, there have been nearly 2600 deaths.

  • South Korea, which has the largest number of confirmed cases outside China, has more than 830 cases.

  • Eight people have died so far.

  • Iran says it has 61 cases of the virus on the 12 of those infected have died, and in Europe, Italy is the worst affected.

  • More than 220 people have tested positive for Corona virus.

  • On there are six reported deaths.

  • 11 towns have been put into quarantine to try to contain the virus.

  • In a moment we'll bring you the latest from our correspondents in China and in South Korea.

  • But first mark loan reports from Italy from the town of Caledonia, which is southeast of Mylan, they try to halt a virus they cannot see scrambling to contain the invisible behind the barriers.

  • More than 50,000 people a quarantined as cases rise, and so did the deaths.

  • Italy has Europe's worst corona virus outbreak, the third highest in the world, after China and South Korea.

  • We're following our instructions, he says, blocking roads and asking people inside not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary.

  • Well, this is the exclusion zone now on the road to code on your the center of the outbreak, and you can see they're stopping ALS cars trying to enter here.

  • And all those trying to leave depends where they've got the.

  • They got the authorization as to whether they can pass through on the Carabinieri on military air, deciding whether or not to widen this exclusion zone in an attempt to control the Corona virus spread for some old worldly methods of sending supplies to a cut off town, Tino delivering facemasks to his sister, stuck inside.

  • She's grateful they've run out there.

  • We were sent pictures from a pharmacy in Caledonia serving anxious cues When John, Under there on the man who filmed them, told us of the growing sense of fear.

  • Avila bit abandoned.

  • The news we get comes through WhatsApp or Facebook.

  • There's a lot of false rumors around.

  • It's a real agenda.

  • Chill, panic.

  • Oh, people panicked.

  • Yes, people are panicking.

  • Some convince themselves it will blow over.

  • Others are worried and can't sleep.

  • In nearby Milan, the cathedral that's withstood 500 years is closed.

  • Schools and universities are shut off, and in supermarkets, panic is spreading quicker than the virus, and it, too, is hard to stem.

  • Mark Lowe in BBC News, Northern Italy.

  • Fear has driven thousands in Digger into a panic buying frenzy, the queued for hours, even sprinting to the back of the lane in the hope of getting a face mask.

  • But some had to leave empty handed.

  • Thing is the first time we've been out the house in three days, and we couldn't buy more masks elsewhere.

  • It's eerily quiet.

  • Only a few stole holders have decided to open.

  • I've been working in this market for 40 years, but I never seen anything like this.

  • Most residents have decided to stay indoors as officials race to find those have been infected.

  • There are no travel restrictions in police for no.

  • As you drive through the worst affected idiots, the local government sends alerts detailing Vitus hot spots to avoid.

  • That's the kind of one another way, another one coming.

  • Each message has detailed notes off confirmed cases nearby.

  • Meanwhile, medics on the front line battle on doctor sent us these images to show us the kind of precautions they're taking while treating hundreds of patients using in North Korea.

  • They claim to have new cases of Corona virus after they sealed off the border with China in January.

  • All 380 foreigners in the country have been quarantined.

  • Experts feed an outbreak in this secretive state where millions are malnourished could be catastrophic, a little cheating on back in the safe, there is a sense of urgency, officials say.

  • The next few days will be crucial if there to prevent this outbreak becoming an epidemic.

  • Laura Baker, BBC news digger.

  • China is going all out to contain the virus.

  • This is an infection control squad in training, but there are still questions over its early response and the silencing of medics who try to raise the alarm.

  • Public anger hasn't gone away here.

  • A man films as doctors attends to his mother, but they can't save her.

  • Later he films as a funeral car arrives.

  • The government thinks we're foolish.

  • They say it's a natural disaster, he tells me, but it's actually caused by humans.

  • If they had warned us in time, he asks, Would so many people die?

  • This is The World Health Organization, though, was full of praise for the actions China has taken.

  • China has rolled out probably the most ambitious that I would say agile and aggressive disease containment effort in history.

  • To what extent do you think cover up and censorship played a role in allowing this virus to accelerate the rate it did?

  • I don't know, frankly, didn't didn't look at that.

  • I'm being completely honest.

  • But what worries me most is has the rest of the world learned the lesson of speed.

  • Once China had woken up to the danger that speed, the rapid quarantining of cities and the shutting down of the economy appears to have worked and is now being held up a za model for the world as the virus was allowed to spiral out of control in the province of WHO bay it's spread in smaller but significant pockets toe every province in China.

  • This is the picture off a disaster, and it forced the government toe act.

  • And here's what happened.

  • The official figures show that in who bay, although the numbers are still high, they are stabilizing.

  • And for the rest of China, even better news.

  • The numbers kept low by those containment measures.

  • And if we have a closer look for more than a week now, they've been falling.

  • China's Bean So Effective The World Health Organization says it's now safe to get the economy going again.

  • Welcome news on this farm, with the roads all blocked.

  • Of course, it's brought sales down way.

  • Hong Kun tells me if China's control of information helped start the crisis, its control over its people might help solve it.

  • But how many other countries might really be able to replicate this?

  • John said Worth BBC News Beijing We're here in the UK Although more than 6.5 1000 people have been tested for the virus so far, just 13 have tested positive, including the four cases were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

  • They've now returned home.

  • Our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh explains how people can best protect themselves from Corona virus.

  • The new Corona virus spreads through droplets in the air when infected people cough, so if you're just a few feet from them, you could breathe in the virus.

  • If you touch an infected surface and then rub your eyes or mouth, that can also pass it on.

  • It's why regular hand washing is important.

  • None of us has any immunity to this virus, so if there's a major outbreak, any of us could catch it.

  • But it's worth stressing that it causes only a mild respiratory illness in four out of five people who get better without any medical treatment, the symptoms begin with a fever on a dry cough.

  • The older you are, the greater the risk of complications such as shortness of breath and pneumonia, especially for those with underlying health problems such as heart and lung disease and diabetes.

  • But the biggest viral threat at present is seasonal flu, which causes thousands of deaths in the UK every year.

  • If we get small, limited outbreaks here, we could see the same sort of quarantine restrictions that have been tried in other countries.

  • School closures are possible, as are postponing off sporting fixtures and other public events anything where large groups of people congregate.

  • But if we get cases popping up all over the country, then locking down communities won't be possible.

  • Instead, the focus will be on getting people to self isolate.

  • The longer we can keep this virus at bay, the better.

  • Because with the warmer weather, there's a chance that cases might start to dwindle.

  • Fergus There are medical correspondent And staying with this story has been a rather turbulent day on the global financial markets, which fell today as concerns grew about the impact off Corona virus.

  • And with me in the studio is our economics editor Faisal Islam.

  • So one of the market's been doing sharp falls across the world in the U.

  • S.

  • The Dow Jones industrial average just closed down over 1000 points, but just over 3% that were followed.

  • The clothes in European markets of between three and 4% down in the UK, the sharpest one day slump for 4.5 years, with airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair losing large fractions of their value.

  • Also, travel companies such as TUI on Carnival which runs cruises on mining companies with big, big exposure to China.

  • Tens of billions lost off the UK stock market and European stock markets to, and what you've seen is over the past couple of weeks, markets took some reassurance from one.

  • Those charts there are reporters showed their that it seems to be being contained in China, the source of the outbreak.

  • What we've seen today from our other reporters is that clusters and fairly extensive clusters in Italy and South Korea have got those fears stoked up again.

  • It's a health story primarily.

  • But if the health story remains out of control, then you have a really economic impact.

  • Okay, that's very much Faisal Islam, that you cannot accept it.

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