The number of deaths caused by the novel corona virus in China is
by a further 24 deceased to a total of at least 80. Out
A new interim report by the Chinese authorities also shows that the total number of registered illnesses
has now increased to more than 2,700. The previous number had
still around 2000 diseases.
The Chinese authorities
try to spread the virus by means of drastic
Stop travel restrictions. In addition to the metropolis of Wuhan, from
where the wave of disease started, stands meanwhile
practically the entire central Chinese province of Hubei under quarantine.
around 56 million people are affected.
As a further measure, major events were canceled, fever controls introduced and freedom of travel restricted. In Beijing, universities, schools and kindergartens also stay above that
Closed for the time being at the end of the current New Year holidays. The two largest amusement parks in Hong Kong, Disneyland and Ocean Park, closed their doors. The trade in wild animals was also prohibited throughout the People's Republic on Sunday. The Beijing authorities sent text messages
Mobile phone users in the Chinese capital with whom to waive
the handshake was asked to greet them.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, plans to visit China earlier this week
Advice on measures to fight the virus. "I'm on my way to
Beijing, "he wrote in the short message service Twitter
Chinese capital he wanted with government officials and
Health professionals come together.
Other cases in the United States
The authorities also confirmed other cases in North America. In the U.S., there were five sufferers in Washington by Sunday afternoon (local time), according to the CDC, the United States health agency. Two new cases were confirmed in California and one in Arizona on Sunday. In one of them, the Orange County Health Department near Los Angeles had confirmed that the person had previously returned from a trip to Wuhan, China. Two other cases had previously been reported: a woman in her sixties in Chicago and a man in her thirties in Washington State on the west coast in the north of the country.
On Saturday there was also a first "provisionally confirmed" case in Canada. A man who had previously visited the Chinese region of Wuhan had come to the hospital in Toronto. A formal confirmation by further tests in a laboratory in Winnipeg was still pending with him, said the country's chief medical officer, Theresa Tam, on Sunday.
In addition to the United States, several other countries reported individual infections, including Australia, Japan and France. In Austria and Berlin there were suspicions at the weekend. However, the all-clear was given later in both countries. The test result was
negative, said the Berlin Senate Department for Health on Sunday
With. A clinic in Vienna said that the Chinese
Flight attendant has not infected.
The Tokyo government is offering Japanese in Wuhan to take them out of the
fly out of the isolated city. US Consulate employees in
the central Chinese city is said to be flown to San Francisco.
There are limited places for other US citizens, said
State Department in Washington with. French citizens too
are supposed to be brought directly from Wuhan to their homeland