Category Archives: pandemic

Health experts question coronavirus quarantine measures on cruise ship | World news | The Guardian

Keeping passengers on ship may have helped spread of coronavirus, says one lawyer
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/18/global-health-experts-question-cruise-ship-coronavirus-quarantine-measures

The critics can self promote but they are not responsible for millions of people. If this becomes a pandemic, 2.3% of the world population (mostly someone’s grandparent) could die.

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in a visual explainer

The coronavirus which was first reported in Wuhan late last year has quickly spread around the world. The Chinese authorities have locked down many cities in China’s Hubei province, and some international flights to China have been suspended.

— Read on multimedia.scmp.com/infographics/news/china/article/3047038/wuhan-virus/index.html

Coronavirus: top Hong Kong scientist claims community outbreak has already occurred as government prepares to quarantine mainland Chinese | South China Morning Post

Expert believes coronavirus spread has taken hold locally, with government set to quarantine incoming mainland Chinese in hotels and government centres from Saturday.

Source: Coronavirus: top Hong Kong scientist claims community outbreak has already occurred as government prepares to quarantine mainland Chinese | South China Morning Post

Reporter’s Notebook: Life and death in a Wuhan coronavirus ICU, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

WUHAN (CAIXIN GLOBAL) – In the coronavirus epidemic, doctors on the front lines take on the greatest risk and best understand the situation. Peng Zhiyong, director of acute medicine at the Wuhan University South Central Hospital, is one of those doctors.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Source: Reporter’s Notebook: Life and death in a Wuhan coronavirus ICU, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

China marks biggest nCoV jump; WHO unveils response plan | CIDRAP

China total passes 24,000 The nearly 4,000 new cases announced by China today raises its overall outbreak total to 24,324, according to the latest update from China’s National Health Commission (NHC). Deaths rose by 65, all of them patients from Hubei province, lifting the fatality count to 490. Regarding severe cases, the country reported 431 more, raising the overall total to 3,219.

Source: China marks biggest nCoV jump; WHO unveils response plan | CIDRAP

Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

The victim was a 44-year-old male Chinese national who was the companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman who arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan on January 21.

Source: Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

China coronavirus: Hong Kong medical experts call for ‘draconian’ measures in city as research estimates there are already 44,000 cases in Wuhan | South China Morning Post

Expert calls for measures to limit people’s movement, school closures, work-from-home arrangements and cancellation of mass gatherings.
— Read on www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3047813/china-coronavirus-hong-kong-medical-experts-call