Geneva, [Switzerland]: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has reached 634,835, among them 29,957 fatalities, the World Health Organization...

"We are spending good time with family and staying home. My all family is at home and we can actually learn how to spend time with the family," said Raina.

"There are no easy answers. It is exceptionally important that countries like India show the way to the world as they have done before," he added.

A South Korean patient who is linked to spreading the coronavirus to over 1,000 people is being used as an example of why social distancing is so important.

The government has given several advisories asking people to avoid crowded places and stay at home as much as possible in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

Eight more countries -- three in Africa, one in the Mediterranean Region, three in the Americas, and one in the Western Pacific Region - reported cases of the virus over the past day.

WHO has so far emphasized that asymptomatic transmission can happen, but have said that it's not a significant factor in the spread of the virus.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic and Europe as its epicentre with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China.

Global shares crumbled after Trump announced a temporary travel ban from Europe in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Tedros called for efforts to slow down the epidemic to save lives and buy time for preparedness and for research and development, noting that 'every day we can slow down the epidemic is another day hospitals can prepare themselves for cases.'