The German chancellor said the population is not immunized against this new coronavirus, for which there is no therapy or vaccine yet.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that experts believe that between 60 and 70% of the population could get the new coronavirus.

In her first monographic press conference on Covid-19, the chancellor said that she shares the assessment of experts who see this new disease as an epidemic that will end up infecting most of the world’s population .

Merkel said the population is not immunized against this new coronavirus, for which there is still no therapy or vaccine, so the virus will end up spreading widely.

Following the logic of the experts, whom he asked to listen to, the essential thing nowadays is to try to slow the progression of the disease, so as not to saturate the health system and gain time for the development of therapeutic means against Covid-19.

This helps minimize the number of infected people, especially among vulnerable groups, the elderly and those with previous pathologies.

Merkel asked citizens for solidarity and common sense, as well as prioritizing daily activity, for example renouncing to attend sporting events or concerts .

On a European level, he advocated closely agreeing on the measures and avoiding solo actions or closing borders.

Coronavirus sases that have been reported on the following continents as on 11 March 2020:

Africa: Egypt (59), Algeria (20), South Africa (7), Tunisia (5), Senegal (4), Burkina Faso (2), Cameroon (2), Morocco (2), Nigeria (2), Democratic Republic Of The Congo (1) and Togo (1).

Asia: China (80 908), Iran (8 042), South Korea (7 755), Japan (568), Singapore (166), Malaysia (129), Bahrain (110), United Arab Emirates (74), Israel (70), Kuwait (69), Iraq (61), Thailand (59), India (50), Taiwan (48), Lebanon (41), Vietnam (35), Philippines (33), Palestine* (29), Qatar (24), Saudi Arabia (20), Indonesia (19), Oman (18), Pakistan (16), Afghanistan (7), Maldives (6), Bangladesh (3), Cambodia (2), Bhutan (1), Brunei Darussalam (1), Jordan (1), Mongolia (1), Nepal (1) and Sri Lanka (1).

America: United States (1 025), Canada (93), Brazil (34), Argentina (19), Chile (17), Ecuador (17), Costa Rica (13), Peru (11), Mexico (7), Panama (7), Dominican Republic (5), Paraguay (5) and Colombia (3).

Europe: Italy (10 149), France (1 784), Spain (1 639), Germany (1 296), Switzerland (490), Netherlands (382), United Kingdom (373), Sweden (326), Norway (277), Belgium (267), Denmark (264), Austria (182), Greece (90), Iceland (70), Czech Republic (63), San Marino (62), Portugal (41), Finland (40), Ireland (35), Slovenia (31), Romania (25), Georgia (23), Poland (22), Russia (20), Croatia (13), Estonia (13), Hungary (12), Azerbaijan (11), Albania (10), Belarus (9), Latvia (8), Luxembourg (7), North Macedonia (7), Slovakia (7), Serbia (5), Bulgaria (4), Malta (4), Lithuania (3), Moldova (3), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Cyprus (2), Andorra (1), Armenia (1), Holy See (1), Liechtenstein (1), Monaco (1) and Ukraine (1).

Oceania: Australia (112) and New Zealand (5).

Other: International conveyance in Japan (696).