- More than 6,000 people are now infected with the corona virus. The number of deaths is 132.
In Germany, four people were infected. These are employees of the Bavarian automotive supplier Webasto. But it is still unclear what will happen to Germany with the virus. Experts consider the German healthcare system to be well prepared.
- Outside of China there are, among others, in Thailand, Japan,
Singapore, Malaysia, the United States, Australia, South Korea and France.
- Several countries have started flying Chinese nationals. Germans are also expected to leave the country soon.
- It is believed that the virus originated from a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
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When Germans could be flown out of China is still open. A spokesman for the Federal Foreign Office expects one "in the next few days" Special flight of the German Air Force, Embassy staff record all those wishing to leave on site and clarify their transportation to the airport, it is said.
The Germans returning from China in Frankfurt am Main have to expect that they will temporarily isolated to rule out an infection in them. "14 days of quarantine are planned," said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health. The decision lies with the Frankfurt health authorities.
According to the report, the number of deaths in China remains unchanged at 132. 115 of the infected have been released from the hospital.
A woman leaves a hospital in Bozhou, China after suffering from an illness.
It is still unclear what with that coronavirus coming to Germany. There are now four people infected in this country. There are already worldwide more than 6,000 patients, This means that more people have been infected with the coronavirus than in 2002 and 2003 with the Sars lung disease. So far, 132 people have died from the virus.
The United States and Japan have started To fly out nationals, Health Minister Jens Spahn expects that an agreement on the evacuation of Germans from China can be reached in the next few hours. "We want to fly the Germans out of Wuhan and the Hubei province as quickly as possible," said Spahn. He was in contact with the Hessian authorities to regulate the arrival at Frankfurt am Main airport.
On Market in Wuhan, China is the starting point of the virus. Most of the infected and dead are in the associated province of Hubei. In addition to China, there are confirmed cases of infections in Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. So far, France and Germany have been affected in Europe. Australia, Canada and the United States also reported confirmed coronavirus infections.
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