Data indicate that COVID-19 could be transmitted via respiratory, fecal-oral, or body fluid routes.
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.
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.
Expert believes coronavirus spread has taken hold locally, with government set to quarantine incoming mainland Chinese in hotels and government centres from Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
China reports new outbreak of deadly bird flu even as country struggles to contain spread of coronavirus.
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World Health Organisation committee will meet on Thursday for third time in a week to decide scale of threat posed by outbreak.
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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