On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s team will visit laboratories and markets in Wuhan, China, as part of an investigation into the origin of the emerging virus, which infected and killed millions around the world within about a year of its discovery. More than 2 million people have died as a result of more than 101 million infections worldwide.
A Chinese citizen journalist has been sentenced by a court in Shanghai to four years in prison. Zhang Zhan was accused of having reported from Wuhan when the coronavirus broke out in the city, something the Chinese authorities didn’t want exposed. The journalist’s sentencing has been confirmed by one of her defense lawyers, Ren Quanniu.
China is experiencing a second wave of the Coronavirus, particularly in Beijing. In the previous case, which began in Wuhan, China, it turned in to a global pandemic that continues to affect the rest of the world. Currently, there are 8.8 million infected and, over 464,000 deaths around the world.
Dr. Hu Huifeng, who has been battling coronavirus for the past four months, passed away on June 2. During treatment, his liver failed to function properly, and his face and body began to turn black. He turned the page on many media outlets. The exact cause of his death has not yet been publicly announced.
China has been boasting that the coronavirus pandemic is no longer a threat. The Chinese government claimed that China had zero new cases until now. It has been previously reported that as of April 24 all patients have been discharged from the hospitals. Russia joined in on the Chinese propaganda campaign meant to showcase the highly executed protocols by the Chinese government in response to the virus containment.
Another case of coronavirus infection has been reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the homeland of the coronavirus. Five cases of coronavirus were detected in the city on Monday. China has begun lifting restrictions in recent weeks, and the number of coronavirus outbreaks had been declining.
All the coronavirus patients in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, have been discharged. The National Health Commission confirmed this on Sunday through its spokesperson, Mi Feng, who attributed the success to the great efforts of the city of Wuhan and the medical staff.
US President Donald Trump has indicated that the Wuhan Lab-Covid-19 source conjecture may not be completely false. Speaking during a press briefing on Wednesday, he said that his administration was hearing more and more of the same story. This was while responding to a question posed by Fox News reporter John Roberts.
The Chinese government reported 108 new cases of the new coronavirus on Sunday, its worst day since March. Of these, 98 wеrе dіаgnоѕеd іn patients from аbrоаd, so-called “imported” cases, whоѕе drip соuld nоt be contained bу thе Chinese government. In аddіtіоn, thе fіgurе is mоrе than double thаt оf thе 46 саѕеѕ аnnоunсеd оn Saturday, and 9 mоrе thаn the dау before.
Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China. In the last 24 hours, 17 more people died there due to this virus. With this, the total number of deaths has increased to 3,136. Amidst the havoc of COVID-19, President Xi Jinping has made a big announcement. He said that the deadly virus has been controlled in Hubei Province, the main center of coronavirus, and its capital, Wuhan.
As fears of the continued global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to drive financial markets to new lows, savvy investors should take note of the excellent opportunities that this massive global sell-off is creating.
The World Health Organization on Coronaviruses:
“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”
The coronavirus, called Covid-19 by the World Health Organization, is now present on all continents. The number of victims of the epidemic of the new coronavirus on Saturday exceeded 1,500 in China, and the first case of infection in Africa was recorded in Egypt. It was the Egyptian Ministry of Health that announced on Friday that it had registered the first case of the disease on the African continent.
The French Health Minister, Agnès Buzyn, confirmed on Saturday the death of an 80-year-old Chinese tourist due to infection from the coronavirus (Covid-19) that causes pneumonia. This was the first case of death caused by the epidemic outside Chinese borders. The outbreak has so far reached twenty-six countries, in addition to China and its autonomous territories.
The new coronavirus has killed 908 people in mainland China, where the number of infections has risen to 40,000, officials said Monday, confirming that the epidemic’s progression has stabilized. The 2019-nCoV virus, which appeared in December in a market in Wuhan (central China), killed 97 more people in the country, 91 in Hubei province, the most affected by the outbreak, bringing the total fatalities to 908 all over the country.
A Chinese man died in the Philippines of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, becoming the first death related to the disease to be reported outside China, the source of the outbreak. The information was released on Sunday by government officials in the Philippines.
China’s Central Bank intends to support the country’s economy affected by the outbreak of coronavirus. The People’s Bank of China announced on Sunday that it will bring to the markets on February 3 liquidity in the amount of 1.3 trillion yuan (€156 billion). The total liquidity in the banking system will reach 900 billion yuan higher than in the same period in 2019.
The death toll in China from the new 2019 coronavirus rose to 259 on Friday, after officials in Hubei province confirmed 46 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The contagion in Hubei continues to grow, with 1,347 new cases diagnosed. And 12,000, more people have been infected with the virus worldwide.
Thirty students and three teachers from a Florida school have been isolated and told to stay in their homes while waiting for news about whether they were exposed to the Coronavirus. This was while attending a four-day conference at Yale University last weekend. The group from Benjamin School in Palm Beach was attending a Model United Nations event when a Chinese student became ill with a cough and fever.
British Airways announced on Wednesday it had suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China. The move came shortly after the United Kingdom advised against any non-essential travel to the Asian country following the outbreak of the deadly new coronavirus. “We apologize to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority,” a statement to that effect released by British Airways read in part.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, announced a series of drastic new measures as the coronavirus continues to spread. Hong Kong will halt ferry and train services to the mainland, half the number of flights to mainland China, and suspend personal travel permits. Lam is also urging all Hong Kong residents to remain at home for the next 14 days.
The Philippines has stopped issuing visas on the spot to reduce Chinese tourist delegations, due to concerns about the virus causing pneumonia. However, it did not ban tourists from the country. “We are now temporarily suspending the issuance of VUA for Chinese nationals to slow down the influx of group tours,” Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement today.
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 81 on Monday. The Chinese government, in a bid to contain the spread of the virus, has extended the national Lunar New Year holiday by three days, to Sunday. Also, large Chinese companies have closed, albeit temporarily. Some have instructed their employees to work from home in an attempt to contain the virus.
The spread of the Corona virus is accelerating in China and is spreading to other countries, which will cast a shadow on the financial markets and global economies in general, and the Chinese in particular. Economies are expected to be strongly affected by the spread of Coronavirus, which restricts the movement and freedom of travel and trade between countries, and raises spending on the precautionary process to limit its spread, and in the event that it worsens strongly, it may affect economic growth and global demand for oil.
The French Ministry of Health confirmed three cases of people infected by the Coronavirus Friday that generated an outbreak of a mysterious respiratory disease in China’s Hubei province. France’s Health Minister, Agnes Buzyn, warned that, in addition to these two cases— the first ones to be recorded in Europe— new infections were still likely to arise in the country.
Chinese state TV network CGTN confirmed Friday morning that the death toll due to the new coronavirus in the country rose to 26. This is in addition to the confirmation of 881 cases of people affected by the virus. In Japan, the Minister of Health confirmed a second case, a man who is from Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared, and who had travelled to Tokyo.
Barely one month since its outbreak, the new Wuhan coronavirus has already caused 644 confirmed infected patients, 422 suspicious cases, and 18 deaths in China. However, with the arrival of the Chinese New Year and all the inevitable celebration gatherings, these numbers will just get higher day by day.
To avoid further expansion of the epidemic, finally, Wuhan has been officially locked down. All buses, metros, trains and planes have been stopped pending further notice. Across China, many sites have been closed and lots of popular celebration activities have been canceled. In Beijing, the Forbidden City will stop receiving visitors from January 25, the first day of the year in Chinese New Year 2020. The premier of several long-expected movies has also been rescheduled.
One person in the U.S. state of Washington is the first in the country to be diagnosed with the mysterious coronavirus. The case was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, where hundreds of people were hospitalized, in addition to the record of at least six deaths.
The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus is spreading to more Chinese cities, with 139 new cases confirmed this weekend. The virus, which causes pneumonia, has infected more than 200, health officials said on Monday. Authorities in Wuhan, China’s central metropolis where the disease was first identified in December, confirmed the new cases, including a third death.