Coronavirus: Trump says 22 Americans infected, reveals those that could survive disease

01 Mars, 2020, 01:11 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Coronavirus: Trump says 22 Americans infected, reveals those that could survive disease

Democratic and Republican lawmakers also have said his request for an additional $2.5 billion to defend against the virus isn't enough.

Mr Trump provided an update on the virus from the White House press briefing room for the second time this week after the first reported United States death of someone he described as having a high medical risk before contracting the virus.

Trump said healthy Americans should be able to recover if they contract the new virus, as he tried to reassure Americans and global markets spooked by the virus threat.

Iranian authorities said the USA sanctions were hampering Tehran's ability to get medical supplies from other countries, something which Washington has denied.

Trump said Democrats want him to fail and argued that steps he's taken so far have kept cases to a minimum and prevented virus deaths in the U.S.

Travelers entering the United States from Italy, South Korea and Iran will face new restrictions as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump and US health officials said on Saturday. More than 2,900 people have died and over 85,000 have been infected in more than 45 countries since it emergence in December a year ago.

The Chinese mainland reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday outside Hubei Province, with one in each of four provinces, Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the NHC, said at a press conference on Saturday.

The article was updated with new travel advisories for Italy, South Korea, and Iran on February 29.

Trump, speaking only moments after the death in Washington state was announced, took a more measured approach a day after he complained that the virus threat was being overblown and that his political enemies were perpetuating a "hoax". Seventy cases - the largest from a single prefecture in Japan - have been detected in the island prefecture.

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In the meantime, Ghebreyesus said people should be sure to wash their hands and regularly clean surfaces with disinfectant. Majority will be quarantined at home for 14 days and the school will be sanitized over the weekend and be closed on Monday.

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COVID-19 has caused more than 2,800 deaths and there are more than 83,000 cases of the coronavirus worldwide - the majority of them in China.

"We do not see evidence as yet that the virus is spreading freely in communities".

Bishop Michel Aupetit instructed that priests no longer put the sacramental bread in the mouths of worshippers celebrating communion and instead place it in their hands.

The bishop's instructions were listed in a statement Saturday from the Paris diocese.

Mongolia's president, who returned to the country from China, has been placed under quarantine for next two weeks, local media reported.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised its global risk assessment of the novel coronavirus to its highest level at global level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa and caused financial markets to plunge. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones index took yet another hit, closing down almost 360 points.

World stock exchanges, which fear the devastating consequences of the epidemic on the economy, have had their worst week since the economic crisis of 2008.

In Asia, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan announced they would close, and events that were expected to attract tens of thousands of people were called off, including a concert series by the K-pop group BTS. "All these cases have links to Italy". A measure of business sentiment in Germany fell sharply last week, suggesting that some companies could postpone investment and expansion plans. For the United States, estimates are falling to as low as 1.7% growth this year, down from 2.3% in 2019.

However, the scientists behind the report said there was a need for more research to understand the effects of COVID-19 on other human organs.

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