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Fifth Australian infected with coronavirus, hundreds more trapped in China Fifth Australian infected with coronavirus, hundreds more trapped in China
- January 27, 2020

Li, clad in a blue protective suit and mask, thanked medical workers in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and the epicenter of the outbreak. Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang told state broadcaster CCTV the city's management of the crisis was "not good enough" - rare public self-criticism for a Chinese official - and said he was willing to resign. (more...)
Canada confirms first case of coronavirus in Toronto Canada confirms first case of coronavirus in Toronto
- January 27, 2020

He had flown to Toronto on China Southern Airlines Flight 311 from Guangzhou, China, after previously flying to Guangzhou from Wuhan. Government health officials say Canada is better prepared this time. The risk of outbreak in Canada remains low, Tam said in reiterating that if someone has travelled to the affected area in Wuhan and has fever or flu-like symptoms, they should call a doctor. (more...)
Canada identifies first case of coronavirus Canada identifies first case of coronavirus
- January 27, 2020

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto has confirmed the first case of deadly coronavirus, the official statement on its website says, Trend reports citing Sputnik . So much, 42 individuals have died from the coronavirus epidemic, and approximately 1,370 individuals throughout the planet have been infected. While 56 people have died of the virus in China - most of the deaths have been older patients - the World Health Organization has not declared the outbreak an worldwide public ... (more...)
3 possible NY coronavirus cases negative, results for 4 pending: Cuomo 3 possible NY coronavirus cases negative, results for 4 pending: Cuomo
- January 27, 2020

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is arranging testing for the novel coronavirus at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Although this person is unlikely to have been infected with the novel 2019 coronavirus, we conduct tests with caution", said Dr. (more...)
New York City votes to BAN 'elitist' cashless-only businesses New York City votes to BAN 'elitist' cashless-only businesses
- January 27, 2020

Advocates of banning cashless stores contend that such establishments effectively shut out the millions of Americans who don't have a bank account, credit cards or photo identification, with people of color particularly vulnerable. Amazon's Amazon Go store format, an early proponent of cashless stores, also now plans to accept cash. In 2019 Amazon bucked its own trend when it opened its 12th Amazon Go store, in NY. (more...)
Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city
- January 26, 2020

The epidemic has revived memories of the SARS outbreak that originated in China and killed almost 800 as it spread around the world in 2002 and 2003. Shanghai Disneyland, which expected 100,000 visitors daily through the holiday period, has already closed. The rule does not apply to Hong Kong residents. (more...)
Wuhan virus: Singaporeans not letting virus ruin Chinese New Year plans Wuhan virus: Singaporeans not letting virus ruin Chinese New Year plans
- January 26, 2020

National's health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse said the government has taken too long to implement this. China's geographical closeness with Afghanistan is cause for concern. The third patient is in a hospital in Goyang City. The number of confirmed cases in the city could rise by 1,000, Wuhan's mayor Zhou Xianwang predicted Sunday, based on the number now undergoing observation in hospital. (more...)
China reports 1975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 56 deaths
- January 26, 2020

The Orange County agency has consulted with the CDC and the California Department of Health and will follow up with people who have had close contact with the patient. Shantou in the southern province of Guangzhou - 800km from Wuhan - said on Sunday it was also banning cars, boats or people from entering the city, except for emergency purposes. (more...)
Canadian Patient With China Virus Showed Symptoms on Plane
- January 26, 2020

Canada's first "presumptive positive" case of coronavirus was announced Saturday. The man who's presumed to have the first case of the virus recently travelled to Toronto from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the virus. In Canada, the case was confirmed by a test in Toronto, but authorities said the federal government's separate test for infectious diseases in Winnipeg has not yet been completed. (more...)
France ponders repatriating citizens from Wuhan amid virus France ponders repatriating citizens from Wuhan amid virus
- January 26, 2020

Deputy Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said all of them were fellow travellers of the 66-year-old Chinese male national from Wuhan who was confirmed yesterday as Singapore's first case of an individual who tested positive for the imported novel coronavirus . (more...)
China virus ability to spread getting stronger China virus ability to spread getting stronger
- January 26, 2020

On Sunday, Paris based Chinese associations canceled a parade, with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo saying they are "really not in a mood to party now". One man in Melbourne and three men in Sydney tested positive and are being treated in hospital isolation units after arriving in the country from Wuhan . (more...)
Canada reports first 'presumptive' case of Wuhan virus Canada reports first 'presumptive' case of Wuhan virus
- January 26, 2020

A joint statement between Minister of Health Adrian Dix and BC's Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirms the BC health authorities are monitoring the virus outbreak and taking precautionary measures, should a case be confirmed in BC. (more...)
Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with nearly 2000 cases Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with nearly 2000 cases
- January 26, 2020

Outside China, Japan, Taiwan , Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Macao, Hong Kong, France, Australia and the United States have reported confirmed cases of the new coronavirus strain, and there are media reports of a new case in Canada. (more...)
US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken Wuhan US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken Wuhan
- January 26, 2020

Some 56 people have died from the virus. On Sunday, China announced a nationwide ban on the sale of wildlife in markets, restaurants, and e-commerce platforms. There is no specific cure or vaccine. The World Health Organization this week stopped short of calling the outbreak a global health emergency, but some health experts question whether China can continue to contain the epidemic. (more...)
China coronavirus: 2,000 infected and more than 50 dead China coronavirus: 2,000 infected and more than 50 dead
- January 26, 2020

The infections were at a "crucial stage of containment", Ma Xiaowei said. Officials have pledged to intensify their efforts to contain the virus, and announced that the sale of all wildlife in China would be banned from Sunday. Saturday's Lunar New Year celebrations were dampened in China by fears over the coronavirus outbreak, and travel restrictions affecting 46 million people. (more...)
Virus Death Toll Rises in China; Xi Expresses Alarm Virus Death Toll Rises in China; Xi Expresses Alarm
- January 26, 2020

China has locked down the hard-hit province of Hubei in the country's center in an unprecedented operation affecting tens of millions of people to slow the spread of a respiratory illness that President Xi Jinping said posed a "grave" threat. (more...)
Second person in United States hospitalized with new coronavirus. Here's what doctors know Second person in United States hospitalized with new coronavirus. Here's what doctors know
- January 26, 2020

The U.S. reported its second case, involving a Chicago woman in her 60s who was hospitalized after returning from China. The first confirmed patient in the US with the virus was a man in his 30s who also traveled to Wuhan and returned on January 15 to his home in Washington state. (more...)
Virus death toll in China rises as Xi calls situation grave Virus death toll in China rises as Xi calls situation grave
- January 26, 2020

Hundreds of military doctors have been sent to Hubei and authorities are rushing to build a pair of field hospitals to deal with the crisis as patients swamp local medical facilities. "We fear that we will be sick soon". One of the biggest concerns across the province is that doctors can not confirm any infection and take the necessary action without the kit. (more...)
NYC's Empire State Building to shine in red for Chinese New Year NYC's Empire State Building to shine in red for Chinese New Year
- January 26, 2020

The fiery sound of fireworks displaying signaled the start of Chinese New Year celebrations in Calgary on Saturday to welcome the Rat Year. In Zambia, the governing Patriotic Front of Zambia said in a message on Friday that "on this occasion of the Chinese New Year, we are grateful to the Chinese people for the support they have rendered to us in various areas and we wish them well and a prosperous New Year". (more...)
Hong Kong, U.S. take steps to curb coronavirus spread Hong Kong, U.S. take steps to curb coronavirus spread
- January 26, 2020

Outside China , Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Macao, Hong Kong, France, Australia and the United States have reported confirmed cases of the new coronavirus strain, and there are media reports of a new case in Canada. (more...)

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