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Europe records first coronavirus death Europe records first coronavirus death
- February 16, 2020

The most concentrated number of cases outside China is on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, off the Japanese coast, which is holding at least 285 people with the virus among its 3,700 crew and passengers. A further 2,641 people have been newly confirmed as infected, bringing China's total cases to 66,492. International Business Machines Corp said on Friday it had canceled its participation in the RSA cyber security conference in San Francisco at the end of February due to ... (more...)
Coronavirus death toll passes 1,500 in mainland China
- February 16, 2020

The World Health Organization ( WHO ) said that China is running more than 80 trials to find treatment for the COVID-19. Between 31 December 2019 and 14 February 2020, a total of 49,070 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, though majority of the cases continue to be reported from China (99%). (more...)
CDC Confirms a Single Coronavirus Case in San Antonio CDC Confirms a Single Coronavirus Case in San Antonio
- February 15, 2020

The patient in question lives in Texas and was also under quarantine after arriving back in the US on February 7. For more information about the virus outbreak and current efforts to contain it, visit the CDC's website here. All 50 states received testing kits from the CDC but a problem with the kits was discovered by multiple state labs, delaying the use of the kits, which enable testing samples away from the CDC's Atlanta headquarters. (more...)
Travis Air Force Base Prepares Coronavirus Airlift Of Diamond Princess Passengers Travis Air Force Base Prepares Coronavirus Airlift Of Diamond Princess Passengers
- February 15, 2020

The DGCA circular was further quoted as stating, "It is advised to place the suitable signages at strategic locations at all the airports and getting the self-declaration form filled by the passengers as per the instructions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare". (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus patient attended central London conference alongside more than 200 delegates United Kingdom coronavirus patient attended central London conference alongside more than 200 delegates
- February 15, 2020

The first coronavirus death outside Asia has been confirmed in France , it has been reported. Away from China , nearly 600 cases have been confirmed - roughly 35 of which have been reported in the European Union. 8, 2020. A total of 1,750 people in the United Kingdom have tested negative for the virus, which causes the disease now known as Covid-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms, even if mild, after travelling from mainland China, Thailand, Japan , Republic of Korea, Hong Kong , ... (more...)
Virus Outbreak: Toll from coronavirus on health workers in China rises unabated Virus Outbreak: Toll from coronavirus on health workers in China rises unabated
- February 15, 2020

There was good news for passengers on another cruise ship that was finally allowed to dock in Cambodia after being rejected by five nations over fears of the virus, even though no cases were reported on board. Egypt reported its first case of the coronavirus on Friday, becoming the first country in the African continent to confirm a case, and the second in the Middle East region, after the United Arab Emirates diagnosed its first cases late last month. (more...)
Experts say source of newly identified virus in China must be found Experts say source of newly identified virus in China must be found
- February 15, 2020

Four of the six previously known human coronaviruses are common and only cause minor respiratory symptoms, but the other two (Sars and Mers) are more risky and have claimed hundreds of lives worldwide. CDC. The total suspected patients in Hong Kong reached 38. Coronavirus is a pathogen that can cause illness in the respiratory or digestive tracks. (more...)
Beijing orders returnees to quarantine as virus death toll hits 1523 Beijing orders returnees to quarantine as virus death toll hits 1523
- February 15, 2020

The holiday was extended this year to help contain the outbreak. Wuhan , the city of 11 million people where the outbreak began, has the most acute problem. Leading health experts from around the world met at WHO to assess the current level of knowledge about the new COVID-19 disease, identify gaps and work together to accelerate and fund priority research needed to help stop this outbreak and prepare for any future outbreaks. (more...)
London subway could be breeding ground for coronavirus - United Kingdom doctors London subway could be breeding ground for coronavirus - United Kingdom doctors
- February 15, 2020

She was identified with the virus Wednesday and transferred to Guys and St. Thomas Hospital, the report mentioned. The summit was organised by Transport Times , which e-mailed attendees on Thursday to inform them that a person suffering from COVID-19 - the disease which is caused by the coronavirus - had been at the event. (more...)
Egypt confirms first case of coronavirus Egypt confirms first case of coronavirus
- February 15, 2020

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters Friday in Geneva he expects a team to arrive in China this weekend and that "particular attention will be paid to understanding transmission of the virus, the severity of the disease and the impact of ongoing measures". (more...)
World Health Organization extends Ebola’s emergency status in DR Congo, admits ‘positive’ signs World Health Organization extends Ebola’s emergency status in DR Congo, admits ‘positive’ signs
- February 15, 2020

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus plans to meet with President Felix Tshisekedi and his senior advisers to discuss management of Ebola , which remains a public health emergency of global concern ( PHEIC ) following the decision to extend that status during Wednesday's meeting in Geneva . (more...)
Coronavirus patient took an Uber to London hospital Coronavirus patient took an Uber to London hospital
- February 15, 2020

Two staff from Lewisham Hospital in south London are now in isolation at home after coming into contact with the woman. As a result of her walking straight into the A&E, rather than going to the ambulance bay to be met by trained doctors and nurses in hazmat suits, some staff may have been been exposed to a risk of infection. (more...)
World Health Organization names deadly coronavirus disease 'COVID-19' World Health Organization names deadly coronavirus disease 'COVID-19'
- February 15, 2020

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the first vaccines for Covid-19 could be ready in 18 months, reported Xinhua news agency. These were the details of the news World Health Organization says coronavirus cases stabilising in China, but outbreak could go any way for this day. (more...)
Culinary Union to Endorse No One Before Caucus Culinary Union to Endorse No One Before Caucus
- February 15, 2020

The union boasts the state's largest massive grassroots organizing force, with 350 workers phone banking and canvassing in the 2018 midterms. The non-endorsement isn't new for the union. It's not the first time the two camps have clashed. Earlier this week, the Nevada Independent reported that the gang used to be circulating a flyer outlining a number of applicants platforms. (more...)
Coronavirus Cases Top 64,000 Worldwide, With Nearly 1,400 Deaths Reported Coronavirus Cases Top 64,000 Worldwide, With Nearly 1,400 Deaths Reported
- February 14, 2020

USA citizens who have recently traveled to the Hubei province of China, where Wuhan , the epicenter of the outbreak, is located, will be quarantined for up to 14 days, US health officials said. But in Geneva, World Health Organization officials warned Wednesday against reaching premature conclusions on the Chinese data. Other cases of the coronavirus in the USA were reported in Arizona, California, Illinois, Washington state, Wisconsin and MA, where a UMass Boston was diagnosed with the ... (more...)
London Coronavirus Patient Took Uber To Hospital, Driver's Account Suspended
- February 14, 2020

Dr Yimmy Chow, consultant in health protection at Public Health England (PHE), said: "One of our main priorities has been to identify any people who we think have been in close contact with confirmed cases of Covid-19 to provide public health advice, as they may be at slightly increased risk of catching the virus". (more...)
China’s NHC reports 5,090 new coronavirus cases for Thursday
- February 14, 2020

The government explained the spike was due to a change in how cases are tabulated - the total will now include "clinically diagnosed cases" - people who demonstrate all the symptoms of Covid-19 but have either been unable to access a test or are believed to have falsely tested negative. (more...)
China virus death toll nears 1,400, six health workers among victims
- February 14, 2020

Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported a further 4,823 cases of the diseases. Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805. Forty-four more passengers aboard the Diamond Princess have tested positive as the cruise ship remains docked and quarantined near Yokohama, Japan. (more...)
Surge in Chinese virus cases fuels public distrust of official data
- February 14, 2020

A preclinical trial of remdesivir, meanwhile, an antiviral drug being studied in China's outbreak that has been used on a compassionate basis for some COVID-19 patients, showed promising results in rhesus monkeys against a related coronavirus, a team from the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS ). (more...)
London confirms 1st Covid-19 case
- February 14, 2020

All attendees at the UK Bus Summit have been emailed warning them that someone at the summit had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times . "The patient was later discharged and taken home by London Ambulance Service". A GP surgery in Islington, north London, is set to reopen today after being closed "due to coronavirus ". (more...)

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