China virus remains severe, medical supplies very tight

Coronavirus 20 Kerala medicos trapped in Wuhan say no need to worry

Coronavirus 20 Kerala medicos trapped in Wuhan say no need to worry

Although a relief, it was a scenario hospitals across the state have been bracing for as fears mount that this new, mysterious virus will spread to New Jersey. It has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41 since being discovered last month in Wuhan, China. There have been only two cases in the USA - a man in Washington State, and most recently, a woman in Chicago.

Lion Travel Service Co. indicated it will call off tours to China scheduled for between Sunday and Feb. 3, while Cola Tours said it will halt all China tours before the end of February.

Lam said all official visits to the mainland and official Chinese New Year celebrations would also be halted immediately. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, people with weakened immune systems, infants and older adults.

But because it's new and somewhat mysterious - and now that it's crossed the Pacific Ocean - the Wuhan coronavirus has prompted growing concerns.

One person is sick in Bordeaux and another is ill in Paris.

The short answer is yes. That raises the risk that it might be more deadly that previously believed.

Travellers are being warned that the level of assistance the Government can provide is limited. But for everyone else: "Breathe".

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China's Commerce Ministry has created a special mechanism of "green corridors" to ensure direct supplies of basic goods to the central city of Wuhan, which has been on lockdown over a deadly coronavirus outbreak, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. A few days later, he started showing symptoms of pneumonia and contacted his doctor.

All three had recently travelled to China and had now been placed in isolation.

The man is now being treated at Monash University Hospital in isolation.

Three men tested positive to the respiratory condition in NSW on Saturday, state health authorities confirmed.

Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said it was important for people arriving from Wuhan - and those in close contact with them - to monitor for symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting and difficulty breathing.

An electrician sets up wiring while construction workers drive excavators at the site of a new 1,000-bed field hospital being built to accommodate the increasing number of coronavirus patients on Friday in Wuhan.

The new virus comes from a large family of what are known as coronaviruses, some causing nothing worse than a cold. Almost all flights at Wuhan's airport have been cancelled and checkpoints blocked the main roads leading out of town on Friday.

With Chinese authorities afraid that public gatherings will hasten the spread of the virus, the outbreak put a damper on Lunar New Year. "But right now we are facing an extremely severe public health crisis", he told a news briefing. Most of those who've died were older than 60. "We will act in a precautionary way as we learn more", Chant said.

Experts determined the patient who entered the Hackensack emergency room Thursday night was not infected with the virus after an evaluation, a spokeswoman for Hackensack Meridian Health said.

In the of Friday, 63 patients in 22 states are under investigation for the Wuhan coronavirus, and 11 of those have tested negative, according to the CDC.

As of Friday, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, the USA and Vietnam had all confirmed coronavirus cases.

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