HD Coronavirus death toll rises to 106; countries scramble to minimize damage

Coronavirus death toll rises to 106; countries scramble to minimize damage
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중국 신종코로나 '확산 가속'…사망 106명•확진 4515명The novel coronavirus is spreading quickly, keeping governments across the world on edge.More than 45-hundred cases have been confirmed in China, with at least 1-hundred- and-6 deaths reported.Our Kan Hyeong-woo is on the line with the latest.Hyeong-woo please fill us in.Right. So the new type of coronavirus that first appeared in Wuhan late last month continues to claim more victims.China's National Health Commission said on Tuesday,… the death toll in China has soared to 106,… and some 17 hundred new cases have been confirmed compared to the day before.Among the confirmed cases, about one thousand patients are in critical condition.This brings the total number of confirmed cases in China to around 4 thousand 5 hundred...and more than half of them are in Wuhan.Chinese officials added that 60 people have been cured and discharged.Beijing and Shanghai could not dodge the bullet...with both cities reporting their first deaths from the virus.A 50-year old man died of respiratory failure in Beijing on Monday.Health officials said he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus last week after staying in Wuhan from January 8th to 15th.Authorities in Shanghai have not released details of the victim.The Chinese government has urged its people to postpone non-essential overseas trips.The virus has spread to other parts of the world.What do we know so far about its impact, and what are countries doing to minimize the damage?Yes, the virus is popping up across the world.So far, there have been at least 68 confirmed cases in 17 countries and territorial entities outside of mainland China.But the good news is that there have been no deaths from the coronavirus reported in these other locations.Earlier today,...Japan reported two more cases of the new virus.One of them is a male bus driver in his 60s who has never been to Wuhan.According to the Japanese Health Ministry,...he drove two groups of Chinese tourists from Wuhan earlier this month.Thailand also confirmed six more cases...bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 14.That is the most in a country or territory outside of China.Hong Kong has also been hit hard...with eight confirmed cases so far.The Hong Kong government is waiving medical treatment fees for all patients suspected of being infected by the new coronavirus.Its Chief Executive Carrie Lam said a few hours ago that Hong Kong will «temporarily» shut down some of its borders with mainland China...starting midnight on Thursday local time.The virus has also spread to North America...with at least 5 confirmed cases reported in the United States.The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has raised its travel precautions for China to the highest of its three levels.Europe is also preparing for tougher prevention measures.Germany has confirmed its first case.The patient has been identified as a 33-year old German male.Although he did not visit China, he was in a meeting with a female Chinese national last week.She has since gone to Beijing and there tested positive for the coronavirus.Germany is the second country to have confirmed the virus in Europe,...following France, which has confirmed at least three cases so far.The South Korean, Japanese, American and French governments are sending charter planes this week to repatriate their citizens stuck in Wuhan.#Coronavirus #death #damageArirang News Facebook:
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