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Turkey to evacuate citizens from China's Wuhan over virus outbreak
- January 29, 2020

Bush Intercontinental Airport. Screening for a novel coronavirus is being added at the Minneapolis-St. The Minneapolis airport is one of roughly 20 US airports or ports with CDC quarantine stations . Customs while the Boeing 747 refuels before departing again for their final destination at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California . The virus has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and overseas. (more...)
China agrees to World Health Organization sending experts to study virus China agrees to World Health Organization sending experts to study virus
- January 29, 2020

On Tuesday, more than 4,500 had been sickened by the virus in China and more than 100 people had died, the Associated Press reported . Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and overseas. (more...)
Oklahoma health officials join others and CDC in monitoring possible Coronavirus cases Oklahoma health officials join others and CDC in monitoring possible Coronavirus cases
- January 29, 2020

It was previously announced that the aircraft will fly to Ontario, California. Seven of those tests were returned negative and three more are still pending. Officials from the US Consulate in Wuhan and private US citizens are reportedly on board. For more information about the current outbreak in China, view the CDC update here. (more...)
Elementary teachers plan provincewide walkout, more frequent rotating strikes Elementary teachers plan provincewide walkout, more frequent rotating strikes
- January 29, 2020

That means no school Thursday for ADSB elementary students or those enrolled in adult literacy and basic skills programs. The Upper Grand District School Board, which operates numerous city's public schools, is scheduled for the targeted walkout on February 4 . (more...)
China scrambles to contain strengthening virus China scrambles to contain strengthening virus
- January 28, 2020

Any cases of the corona virus in Ohio will have to be reported to the state immediately, the Ohio Department of Health announced Friday. The death toll from China's new coronavirus grew to 80 on Monday as residents of Hubei province, where the disease originated, were banned from entering Hong Kong amid global efforts to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak. (more...)
WHO chief says confident in China's ability to contain virus, urges calm WHO chief says confident in China's ability to contain virus, urges calm
- January 28, 2020

Last week, WHO held off on declaring the virus a global health emergency. Los Angeles public health officials said Sunday that a person diagnosed and hospitalized there also was a traveler from Wuhan. The infectious disease was discovered from a cluster of pneumonia outbreaks in Wuhan. The number of cases of coronavirus rose to 1,975 in mainland China on Sunday. (more...)
Canada’s Province Ontario Confirms Second Coronavirus Case - Chief Medical Officer Canada’s Province Ontario Confirms Second Coronavirus Case - Chief Medical Officer
- January 28, 2020

They also confirmed that since arriving in Toronto with her husband, she has been in self-isolation. "We are working alongside Toronto Public Health, who has been in regular contact with the individual during their self-isolation period", said Dr. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak: US evacuates staff to San Francisco from China Coronavirus outbreak: US evacuates staff to San Francisco from China
- January 27, 2020

The country reported three confirmed cases of the new coronavirus strain on January 20, Friday and Sunday and is keeping close tabs on those that may have come in contact with the patients. The advice was sent in a text message that went out to mobile phone users in the city on Sunday morning. Transportation curbs continued to widen, with the northern city of Tianjin to shut all inter-province shuttle buses from January 27, the official People's Daily reported on Sunday. (more...)
United States to limit visas for pregnant women United States to limit visas for pregnant women
- January 27, 2020

The U.S. State Department estimates that thousands of children are born to this type of business traveler and tourist each year in the United States. 'It will also defend American taxpayers from having their hard-earned dollars siphoned away to finance the direct and downstream costs associated with birth tourism, ' it said. (more...)
China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading
- January 27, 2020

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. The newly identified coronavirus is believed to have originated late previous year in a Wuhan market illegally selling wildlife. A fifth case of coronavirus has been detected in Australia, with a young New South Wales woman the latest to be infected . (more...)
Canada's first coronavirus patient had symptoms on flight from China Canada's first coronavirus patient had symptoms on flight from China
- January 27, 2020

In China, officials strive for people to self-quarantine based on exposure to a high-risk place such as the live-animal market in Wuhan or being in close contact with someone known to be infected. Tam said those results were expected within 24 hours. Dr. Tam says evidence shows coronoavirus is spread by droplets & they have a 2 m radius. The United States government is sending a charter plane to fly its consular staff out of Wuhan. (more...)
Possible case of coronavirus reported in NC Possible case of coronavirus reported in NC
- January 27, 2020

DHHS said in a release that an individual recently traveled to China, passing through Wuhan City , where the outbreak originated, but had not visited the seafood and animal market that was linked to many early cases. People usually experience fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, because it's a lower-respiratory infection. DPH works closely with the CDC, local health partners and healthcare providers to evaluate the case and prepare for future potential cases in North Carolina. (more...)
Hospital says it has confirmed Canada's 1st coronavirus case Hospital says it has confirmed Canada's 1st coronavirus case
- January 27, 2020

Once the results from the local laboratory are confirmed by Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory, the case will be declared the country's first confirmed case of coronavirus. As the new coronavirus claims more lives in China, health authorities in this country are trying to reassure Canadians that plans and procedures are in place to protect them. (more...)
New York City To Require Businesses To Accept Cash Payments New York City To Require Businesses To Accept Cash Payments
- January 27, 2020

Purchases made online and over the phone are obviously exempt. It came as little surprise that the bill was passed by New York Council members Thursday - as 23 of the chamber's 51 members had already signed on as sponsors. However, the salad chain Sweetgreen, which had gone cashless, started accepting cash again a year ago. "We are inserting ourselves in the business of business in a way that we don't have the right to", Yeger said. (more...)
California Case of Coronavirus Revealed: Three Now Confirmed in U.S. California Case of Coronavirus Revealed: Three Now Confirmed in U.S.
- January 26, 2020

Canada confirmed its first "presumptive" case of coronavirus in Toronto on Saturday after receiving lab results. Chinese online travel agency Trip.com said Japan is their top foreign destination, followed by Thailand , Singapore and Malaysia. (more...)
Wuhan hospitals under pressure as China says coronavirus is getting stronger Wuhan hospitals under pressure as China says coronavirus is getting stronger
- January 26, 2020

An animal source appeared most likely to be the primary source of the new outbreak and some limited human-to-human transmission occurred between close contacts, according to the World Health Organization. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause the common cold. She began sneezing and developing a fever, and was transferred to a nearby hospital for care, officials said. (more...)
China confirms 56 deaths from new coronavirus
- January 26, 2020

A day earlier, Australia and Malaysia reported their first cases - four each, while France confirmed three cases, the first in Europe, and the USA identified its second, a woman in Chicago who had returned from China. Meanwhile, a Chinese expert on infectious diseases tells state broadcaster CCTV that human-to-human transmission is "affirmative" , raising fears of a major outbreak of as millions travel for the Lunar New Year holiday. (more...)
Coronavirus patient showed mild symptoms on flight
- January 26, 2020

Tam said that, given the number of cases of the virus around the world involving people who had been to Wuhan, it "was not unexpected" that the coronavirus could eventually make its way to Canada - or that there could be future cases. The vast majority of illnesses and deaths are in China, but the virus has also spread around the world, with eight cases in Thailand, three cases in the USA and three in France. (more...)
Coronavirus: Eight Chinese nationals quarantined at Johor hotel Coronavirus: Eight Chinese nationals quarantined at Johor hotel
- January 26, 2020

Director Dr Meerjadi Sabrina Flora disclosed the information while talking to reporters at a press conference. "But it's necessary to stay prepared". The outbreak, which began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December, as of Friday had infected more than 800 people in China and killed 26. "Following the information, the Singapore Health Ministry contacted its Malaysian counterparts (MoH), to inform that the coronavirus victim was in contact with the eight individuals who are now ... (more...)
China steps up fight against deadly coronavirus outbreak China steps up fight against deadly coronavirus outbreak
- January 26, 2020

The virus is unknown. On Friday, public health authorities said the virus had been detected in a Chicago woman in her 60s. China has locked down the worst-hit province of Hubei in the country's centre in a massive quarantine affecting tens of millions of people to slow the spread of a respiratory illness that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000. (more...)

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