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China's Hubei province reports 93 new coronavirus deaths China's Hubei province reports 93 new coronavirus deaths
- February 18, 2020

By the time Xi and the National government acknowledged the coronavirus outbreak on 20 January, there were already 282 cases of coronavirus confirmed spread over China (278), Japan (1), Thailand (2) and South Korea (1), according to the World Health Organization . (more...)
China virus death toll passes 1,800
- February 18, 2020

The fatality rate for these confirmed cases is 2.3% - 2.8% for males versus 1.7% for females. Those events were hallmarks of outbreaks involving severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (more...)
Traditional Chinese medicine effective in COVID-19 treatment Traditional Chinese medicine effective in COVID-19 treatment
- February 18, 2020

The Hubei province announced on Sunday that all vehicle traffic would be banned across the province, expanding on an existing ban in Wuhan , in another step to try to stop the spread of the virus. Outside China, the ship has the largest number of cases of COVID-19. "At this stage, it is not clear how further cases of infection have occurred on that vessel. (more...)
World Health Organization working ‘day and night’ to combat novel coronavirus World Health Organization working ‘day and night’ to combat novel coronavirus
- February 18, 2020

China's leader, Xi Jinping knew of the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the city of Wuhan nearly two weeks prior to publicly acknowledging the epidemic on 20 January, 2020. Singapore's approach to the coronavirus outbreak is the "gold standard" for case detection, according to a new study at Harvard University, with researchers using Singapore as a benchmark for other countries. (more...)
China virus death toll tops 1,600, over 2,000 more cases China virus death toll tops 1,600, over 2,000 more cases
- February 18, 2020

In its daily update, the province's health commission also reported 1,807 new cases, a smaller number of infections compared to those declared on Monday. "These are all extremely good signs that show our prevention work is very effective", Guo said, citing early detection and treatment alongside quarantines and travel restrictions as largely responsible for the result. (more...)
Why are scientists so concerned about the new coronavirus? Why are scientists so concerned about the new coronavirus?
- February 18, 2020

More than 94% of the new cases on Sunday were in the central province of Hubei, where the outbreak is concentrated. Alternatively, it may mean that Mr Xi, as the top leader, was willing to take responsibility because he was aware of the situation, Mr Zhang said. (more...)
China says new coronavirus cases slow China says new coronavirus cases slow
- February 18, 2020

Japan reported 76 new cases of the virus, hiking up the countrywide total to 414 cases. It also ordered villages and districts to implement the "most stringent" measures to stop people from entering and leaving. It was not until late January that officials said the virus can spread between humans and public alarm began to rise. On Monday afternoon, the Japanese Ministry of Health said it had uncovered a further 99 cases on infection on board the cruise-ship, including 70 that were ... (more...)
Impossible to tell what direction coronavirus will take, WHO Impossible to tell what direction coronavirus will take, WHO
- February 17, 2020

Covid-19 not only influences the respiratory (and also gastro-intestinal) tracts but also the cardiovascular process. The comments from Guo Yanhong, a hospital administration supervisor at the commission came on the day when China reported 105 new deaths due to the virus. (more...)
Coronavirus: China official says efforts working as infections dip Coronavirus: China official says efforts working as infections dip
- February 17, 2020

In a published document, the provincial government said police cars, ambulances, vehicles carrying essential goods, or other vehicles related to public service would be exempted, Reuters reports . with 9, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 9, and Canada with 7 cases. Japan evacuated more citizens from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak on Monday, while the disease's spread prompted a hospital to stop accepting new patients and raised the possibility of restricting participants at next ... (more...)
China reports 105 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 16 China reports 105 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 16
- February 17, 2020

The province and its capital, Wuhan , have been virtually sealed off and locked down since Jan 23, with schools, offices and factories shut and most travel suspended. According to World Health Organization, a Chinese tourist suffering from the deadly disease died in France. "We look forward to this vitally important collaboration contributing to global knowledge about the #COVID19 outbreak", Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter. (more...)
China sees a rise in coronavirus cases after three days of declines China sees a rise in coronavirus cases after three days of declines
- February 17, 2020

Five new cases have been confirmed in Singapore, bringing the total there to 72. A total of 10,844 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery. Zhang Lifan, a commentator in Beijing, said it was not clear why the speech was published now. This was one of the measures the government took to curb the spread of diseases. (more...)
China's Hubei announces further measures to contain coronavirus outbreak China's Hubei announces further measures to contain coronavirus outbreak
- February 17, 2020

A total of 68,500 people have now been infected, the national health commission said, with most deaths occurring in Hubei. Last Monday, Xi made his first public appearance after the death of a doctor who became a hero for speaking out about the coronavirus sparked outrage on social media, visiting a district in Beijing wearing a mask and having his temperature taken. (more...)
British Passengers Furious While Those From US Evacuated from Cruise Ship British Passengers Furious While Those From US Evacuated from Cruise Ship
- February 17, 2020

She added: "We also now understand the Japanese may handle a select group of guests differently, anyone who had close contact with a person who tested positive - such as a cabin mate - may have to restart their quarantine from the date their close contact ended". (more...)
United Kingdom contacts delegates who attended conference with coronavirus patient in London United Kingdom contacts delegates who attended conference with coronavirus patient in London
- February 17, 2020

Sorry for any inconvenience". Transport Minister for Roads and Security Baroness Charlotte Vere was in attendance, as well as a number of industry CEOs and directors from across the UK. It comes after a coronavirus expert warned that the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories could lead to more cases in the UK. He added: "Worryingly, people are more likely to share bad advice on social media, than good advice from trusted sources such as the NHS, Public Health England or the ... (more...)
Flu severity in MA now ‘very high,’ health officials say Flu severity in MA now ‘very high,’ health officials say
- February 16, 2020

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) said 92 children have died across the country due to complications from the flu. "We may well have, for the second year in a row - unprecedented - a double-barreled influenza season", Dr. (more...)
France confirms first coronavirus death outside Asia France confirms first coronavirus death outside Asia
- February 16, 2020

China's National Health Commission said the joint mission with WHO experts will also pay field visits to China's three provincial-level regions to learn the implementation and effectiveness of the epidemic prevention and control measures taken in China's urban and rural areas. (more...)
Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules
- February 16, 2020

He was nominated to the federal bench by Republican President Ronald Reagan . "The text of the statute includes one primary objective, which is providing health care coverage without any restriction geared to healthy outcomes, financial independence or transition to commercial coverage", the court added. (more...)
Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 1,665 Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 1,665
- February 16, 2020

The commission received reports of 2,009 new confirmed cases on Saturday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, including 1,843 in Hubei. People with symptoms were to be banned from the flights. There are 255 Canadians and 330 Hong Kong residents on board or undergoing treatment in Japanese hospitals. (more...)
France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient
- February 16, 2020

Among the deaths, 139 were in Hubei Province, two in Henan, and one in Beijing and Chongqing respectively, according to the National Health Commission. He said he was concerned by the continued increase of cases in China as well as "the lack of urgency in funding the response from the worldwide community". (more...)
China reports fall in new virus cases for 3rd straight day China reports fall in new virus cases for 3rd straight day
- February 16, 2020

There were contradicting reports about the timing of when the Chinese tourist who died in France became ill and started to receive treatment. the tourist's illness. Restaurants, cinemas and other businesses have been closed nationwide and sports and cultural events have been canceled to prevent crowds from gathering. (more...)

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