World Health Organization raises coronavirus risk assessment to 'very high'

29 Février, 2020, 04:07 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • South Korea reports 571 new coronavirus cases

In the announcement sent out to students, staff and faculty, Cartwright said that the suspension of travel to China and South Korea will also apply to any new faculty trips, with trips that have already been approved being considered on a case-by-case basis. And a person who returned on a flight from Iran became the first in faraway New Zealand.

Most other cases with unknown origins are believed to be linked to the religious sect, KCDC said.

South Korea has reported the highest number of cases outside China, with 571 new infections on Friday, bringing the total to 2,337, with 13 deaths.

There's a signal that "when you do containment measure like China is doing, you can actually see a decline in the cases and ultimately it can be contained", said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The Italy Ministry of Health is reporting 650 infected individuals with the new Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus, including 17 deaths.

While most of these cases are connected to recent travel to China, the State Department notes that "sustained community spread" has developed in Italy, sufficient to issue an increased travel warning.

During a press conference on Thursday, Newsom said that more than 8,000 people in California were being monitored for the virus but has resisted declaring a state of emergency.

As of Thursday, South Korea had 1,077 negative-pressure isolation rooms, which facilitate the treatment of patients with infectious diseases while minimizing the risk of cross-contamination.

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In Europe, France's number of reported cases doubled, Germany warned of an impending epidemic and Greece, a gateway for refugees from the Middle East, announced tighter border controls.

Friday's figure was the lowest rise in new cases since January 24, when 259 new infections were reported.

Of the 256 new cases, 182 are in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and 49 are in the neighboring North Gyeongsang Province.

Cases had previously been reported in Egypt and Algeria, but not in the sub-Saharan region until yesterday, when Nigeria reported its first case: an Italian man who returned to densely populated Lagos this week.

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"& ldquo; Meanings and terms aside, our recommendations stays the exact same, and we continue dealing with countries to restrict the spread of the virus while likewise getting ready for the possibility of larger spread", & rdquo; he stated. Most of the previously confirmed USA cases had travelled to China, were evacuated from the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship, or were family members of those cases.

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