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Australia records first cases of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus Australia records first cases of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus
- March 04, 2020

The man, who had previously been in Iran , flew on Jetstar Asia Airways Flight 5168 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, transferring to Qantas Flight QF82. Attorney-General Christian Porter has also outlined what new biosecurity measures could look like for Australians if the virus continues to spread: "If you had something that's described as a fever clinic where people are able to coalesce and return to health after the acute fever that occurs with coronavirus - people visiting relatives or ... (more...)
Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Republic of Ireland Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Republic of Ireland
- March 04, 2020

A Dublin school has closed for 14 days in a bid to contain the virus following the positive diagnosis of a male student there. It is the first such case to be confirmed in the Republic, after a case was confirmed in Belfast last Thursday. (more...)
ONTARIO: Province reports two new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 20 ONTARIO: Province reports two new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 20
- March 04, 2020

More than 1,000 people in B.C. have been tested for the virus, Henry said. For families, "similar to how you may need to care for someone with influenza, you want to ensure you have sufficient food, medications and support in place to stay home for a number of days". (more...)
China guards against imported virus cases as infections decline China guards against imported virus cases as infections decline
- March 04, 2020

Six of the new patients came from Italy , where they took the same flight to Pudong International Airport via Moscow. But although the fundamentals of the United States economy remain strong, " the coronavirus poses evolving risks to economic activity", the central bank said in a statement. (more...)
CDC and FDA move forward to expand and accelerate coronavirus testing CDC and FDA move forward to expand and accelerate coronavirus testing
- March 04, 2020

Redfield said he expected many more confirmed cases of COVID-19 to emerge. "Being able to confirm or rule out cases of COVID-19 at the state level allows us to be more nimble in responding to and controlling this disease if it occurs in Colorado". (more...)
China reports increase in new coronavirus cases coming from overseas China reports increase in new coronavirus cases coming from overseas
- March 04, 2020

Dr. Giovanni Rezza, who directs the infectious diseases department at the Superior Institute of Health (ISS), said in response to a question from reporters at Monday's press conference that the Rome cases "appear to be linked to the epicenter of the epidemic" in northern Italy and that for now the situation in the nation's capital "appears to be under control". (more...)
China reports dwindling new cases, pivots to control risk from overseas China reports dwindling new cases, pivots to control risk from overseas
- March 04, 2020

More than 90,000 people have been infected and 3,100 killed since the first cases were identified in China's Hubei province late past year. "My colleagues and I took this action to help the USA economy keep strong in the face of new risks to the economic outlook", Fed Chair Jerome Powell told reporters. (more...)
Coronavirus: BA and Ryanair cancel flights as bookings drop Coronavirus: BA and Ryanair cancel flights as bookings drop
- March 04, 2020

Ryanair said it would be reducing flight frequencies by up to 25% over a three-week period in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Korean Air, a major airline with flights between Las Vegas and Seoul, has suspended all flights between the two cities. (more...)
China Reports Rise In Imported Coronavirus Cases China Reports Rise In Imported Coronavirus Cases
- March 04, 2020

China leads the global infection tally despite seeing a slowdown in the pace of reported cases. Excluding Hubei, there were 11 new cases in mainland China on Monday. That town is the residence of 100,000 Chinese citizens who live in Italy , and the first infection of a woman who returned from Milan in mid-February was reported on Monday. (more...)
Coronavirus death toll in Washington state climbs to 9 Coronavirus death toll in Washington state climbs to 9
- March 03, 2020

The sixth victim was from neighboring Snohomish county , officials said. "What is happening now in the United States may be the beginning of what is happening overseas", said Dr. All of the deaths have occurred in Washington state , and most were residents of a nursing home in suburban Seattle. This flu season, 10 adults and two children have died in the county from flu-related complications, the health department's site said. (more...)
Coronavirus: San Antonio Says Evacuees Will Leave Quarantine After A CDC Change Coronavirus: San Antonio Says Evacuees Will Leave Quarantine After A CDC Change
- March 03, 2020

Both San Antonio and Bexar County had moved to keep the CDC from moving more evacuees without further tests, after a woman who was released from coronavirus quarantine at the military base over the weekend was later found to be infected with the COVID-19 virus. (more...)
Governor Brian Kemp: Georgia has 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19
- March 03, 2020

One of the two people recently returned from Italy. WSBTV reports that the carriers of the virus are a married couple who are being kept inside their home to isolate the virus. We're preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. "We thought it was important that we come today and tell you about this even as our epidemiologists are still investigating and find any potential contacts in the community", said Toomey. (more...)
What did we be informed from the federal government's coronavirus motion plan? What did we be informed from the federal government's coronavirus motion plan?
- March 03, 2020

The government's response comes in four stages: containing the outbreak, delaying its spread and mitigating the impact of the disease once it becomes established, and alongside that, a research programme is aimed at improving diagnostics and treatment for the disease. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak: First cases reported from Delhi, Telangana Coronavirus outbreak: First cases reported from Delhi, Telangana
- March 03, 2020

They tested positive. They are stable and being closely monitored. The person from Delhi has travel history from Italy, while the one from Telangana has travel history from Dubai. The COVID-19 outbreak, on the other hand, is spreading more in China as the country now has recorded 42 new fatalities. The United States and Australia reported their first fatalities over the weekend, while infections almost doubled in the past 48 hours in Italy, Europe's hardest-hit country. (more...)
Westchester Man Confirmed As Second Positive Case Of Coronavirus In New York Westchester Man Confirmed As Second Positive Case Of Coronavirus In New York
- March 03, 2020

There have been more than 87,000 cases worldwide and almost 3,000 deaths in 60 countries, the World Health Organization said. He said the fight against the coronavirus should become a bridge for peace, commending the United States for supporting sending medical aid to Iran despite the tensions between them. (more...)
U.S. HHS to probe production of defective coronavirus test kits U.S. HHS to probe production of defective coronavirus test kits
- March 03, 2020

Validation processes could still take 15 days, however. Up until now, the USA testing capacity was only between 75,000 and 100,00 kits, Dr Hahn said during a Monday press briefing. Dr. Nyan, in a communication to medical and public health authorities, expressed concerns about "the possibility of misdiagnosing COVID-19 in Liberia and other African countries if the reported US CDC faulty test kits are the ones being used for monitoring and surveillance". (more...)
Covid-19: Wash your hands. No really. Wash your hands Covid-19: Wash your hands. No really. Wash your hands
- March 03, 2020

But given the frequency of washing hands, you might get bored and exhausted of only singing Happy Birthday . The CDC's hand washing guide follows WHO's guidelines - which include 11 steps. Finally, you should use a clean towel to dry your hands or air dry them. The alcohol in hand sanitiser disrupts the outer coating of many, but not all, germs. (more...)
World Health Organization joins TikTok to fight misinformation around Coronavirus
- March 03, 2020

In the explanation part of the first video shared, the note "We join TikTok to provide you with reliable and timely public health advice" was shared. The social media platforms are flooded with videos in which people claim that they were infected by coronavirus in a public space or did something disgusting like licking the food placed on display in a store. (more...)
South Korea seeks murder charges as coronavirus kills more than 3,000 worldwide South Korea seeks murder charges as coronavirus kills more than 3,000 worldwide
- March 03, 2020

Italy has 1,694 cases, the vast majority in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna. China's economy has halted with large swathes of the country under quarantine or subject to strict travel restrictions. News of the closure coincided with a steep fall in new cases in Hubei, but China remained on alert for people returning home with the virus from other countries. (more...)
Texas governor slams CDC for releasing San Antonio coronavirus patient Texas governor slams CDC for releasing San Antonio coronavirus patient
- March 03, 2020

The agency that was once considered the best public health agency in the world for preventing the spread of infectious disease has withered under President Donald Trump, who installed as the head of the CDC a physician who " has no experience leading a public health agency ". (more...)

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