480 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed so far in South Asia © Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
480 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed so far in South Asia © Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

Coronavirus: 'urgent and aggressive' measures needed in Southeast Asia

18 March 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries in Southeast Asia to scale up their response to the coronavirus as cases rise.

WHO said there had been 480 confirmed cases in South Asia with eight fatalities. Thailand has 177 confirmed cases, Indonesia 134, India 125, Sri Lanka 19, Maldives 13, Bangladesh 5, Nepal and Bhutan one each.

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