A new report from the World Health Organisation says a ban on hookah smoking in the Middle East could cause an estimated 100,000 premature deaths a year.
A global ban on the consumption of hookah tobacco has been proposed by the WHO to stop the spread of the disease, known as SARS-CoV-2.
The organisation has urged the international community to take swift action to curb the spread.
Its report, released on Wednesday, found the risk of an SARS pandemic is high in the region.
It said a ban is needed to stop tobacco use among the young and the poorest among the world’s nations.
SARS-coV-1 cases are thought to have killed between 25,000 and 40,000 people in the Americas and Asia, the report said.
In Australia, the coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 541 people and forced about 1.4 million to leave their homes, the World Bank said.
The coronaviral outbreak has seen people around the world, including Australia, lose their jobs, move overseas or have their personal belongings seized and stolen, it said.
Some Australians have lost their homes and businesses because of the coronacovirus pandemics, but the majority have been able to continue to live.
But many people have lost confidence in the economy and are living with a sense of isolation.
The report said the economic impact of the pandemic was likely to be a range of thousands of jobs lost, with many losing their jobs and others finding it difficult to find work.
“It is estimated that an estimated 80 per cent of those affected are unemployed and have had to resort to relying on social assistance,” it said, adding it was not yet clear how many people had lost their jobs.
The cost of SARS in Australia was estimated at between $US30 billion and $US40 billion ($A36.5 billion to A42.4 billion).
Australia has also seen the number of coronaviruses soar and the death toll rise, with more than 20,000 coronavirets diagnosed in the country in 2017.
On top of that, the health system has suffered a $US1.4 trillion ($A4.9 trillion) cost from coronavirochondrial disease, which can cause pneumonia, pneumonia-like symptoms and death.
There are currently some 30,000 Australians who have died of coronovirus in Australia since the pandemans first began, according to the ABC.