A NEW coronavirus warning has been issued by New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio to smokers and vapers with death toll rising globally.
He said that smoking and vaping increases a person’s vulnerability to becoming infected by Covid-19.
“People above the age of 50 and with heart disease, lung disease, cancer, vulnerable immune system or diabetes are at a higher risk of becoming infected with the virus,“ he added.
As of Mar 9, there have been 540 confirmed cases with 22 deaths in the US due to Covid-19.
Currently, coronavirus death toll has gone above 3,800 and there are more than 110,000 confirmed cases in 107 countries.