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Coronavirus: US bars foreigners who recently visited China

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Australian nationals coming from the country would be quarantined for two weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. The Chinese city of Wuhan is the epicentre of the outbreak. A confirmed case in Tibet means the virus has now reached every region in mainland China. The central province of Hubei, with a population of nearly 60 million people and where nearly all deaths have occurred, is in a state of lockdown. We don't know if they will live or die, so they can't be used in these calculations. We also don't know how many mild and undetected cases are out there.

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WHO Calls Global Emergency on Coronavirus: BBC

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Most of the evacuees were students who will be quarantined. More than 10,000 cases with more than 200 deaths are reported in China. More than 100 cases have been reported outside China, in 22 countries. Earlier, it emerged that the number of new coronavirus cases worldwide had overtaken that of the Sars epidemic, which spread to more than two dozen countries in 2003. More than 130 people have died in China and close to 6,000 have been infected.

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Coronavirus: New global outbreaks emerge

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South Korea said some 700 of its citizens would leave on four flights this week. It is far too simplistic to take the 130 deaths and the 6,000 cases and come up with a death rate of 2%. . Who is being evacuated from Wuhan? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Every region in mainland China has confirmed cases of the new coronavirus Estimates by the University of Hong Kong suggest the true total number of cases could be far higher than official figures suggest. On Thursday, over the new virus. Both Malaysia and the Philippines have also pledged to evacuate their citizens in and around Wuhan. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said 191 people were under observation for the disease.

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BBC World Service

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On Tuesday, between the city and mainland China. Media captionJeff Siddle's wife will have to stay behind in Wuhan when he leaves with their daughter Cathay Pacific has also suspended in-flight trolley services, changed some aspects of its meal offer, and stopped giving out hot towels, pillows, blankets and magazines in an effort to prevent the virus spreading. He said the best way to track the virus was at official border crossings. Also on Saturday, more than 300 Indians arrived in Delhi after being evacuated from Wuhan. Almost 12,000 cases of the new virus have been confirmed, most of them in China, since it emerged in December. On Friday, of the virus. Based on mathematical models of the outbreak, experts there say more than 75,000 people may have been infected in the city of Wuhan alone, where the virus first emerged.

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Coronavirus: US bars foreigners who recently visited China

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The virus is affecting China's economy, the world's second-largest, with a growing number of countries advising their citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the country. The city's residents are enduring an isolated, frightening time. Several other airlines have taken similar measures. The World Health Organization declared a global emergency on the Wuhan coronavirus. It is a basic question, but the answer is elusive. The phrase has been trending on Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media site, with people from around the country posting supportive messages. On Saturday, Australia said it would refuse entry to all non-citizens arriving from China.

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Coronavirus: US bars foreigners who recently visited China

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The World Health Organisation has declared it a global emergency. Tianjin has also ordered all schools and non-essential companies to remain closed until further notice. In total, 774 people were killed by Sars. People who have been in Hubei are also being told to work from home. Public health officials identified the disease in Wuhan, China, in early January, and it quickly spread. Get more news at our site - Follow us: Facebook - Twitter -.

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Coronavirus: Whole world 'must take action', warns WHO

coronavirus global emergency bbc

Low-income nations lack public health personnel and resources to identify and contain the fast-spreading virus. He described the person-to-person spread of the illness in Germany, Vietnam and Japan as worrying, and said experts would consider it on Thursday when deciding whether to declare a global emergency. Also, the deadliness of the new virus is only one component of its threat. Flu kills hundreds of thousands of people each year not because it is super-deadly, but because it is able to infect so many people. All this to avoid any chance of the virus spreading in Britain, where so far there have been no confirmed cases.

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