Media updates on coronavirus

US$675 million needed for new coronavirus preparedness and response global plan

Urgent support needed to protect vulnerable countries from outbreak.

What the Worst Case of a Coronavirus Pandemic Might Look Like

“I think at this point, containment is already a lost cause,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Meet the Chinese crowdsourcers fighting coronavirus censorship

Faced with information suppression and untrustworthy news, citizens in China and Hong Kong do their best to chronicle the coronavirus outbreak and sift fact from fiction.

Corona Virus:Kerala Confirms Second Case, India On Alert

As India evacuated a second batch of 323 stranded Indians from the Corona hit Wuhan city in China on Sunday, a second positive case of Novel Coronavirus has been detected in Kerala.

ANI reported the patient who has a history of travelling to China, has been kept in an isolation ward in a hospital. He is said to be stable and is being closely monitored.

Coronavirus: India temporarily suspends e-visa facility for Chinese and foreigners residing in China

On Sunday, India airlifted a second batch of 323 stranded Indians and seven Maldivian citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city, taking the total number of people evacuated to 654.

Quieter Response to Coronavirus in Countries Where China Holds Sway

Top officials in Southeast Asia have played down the threat of the virus and shied away from travel bans. Some have even pushed supposed remedies not supported by science.

8 questions about the coronavirus outbreak, answered

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Coronavirus: US and Australia close borders to Chinese arrivals

Countries around the world have closed their borders to arrivals from China, as officials work to control the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

The US and Australia said they would deny entry to all foreign visitors who had recently been in China, where the virus first emerged in December.

Earlier, countries including Russia, Japan, Pakistan and Italy announced similar travel restrictions.

Coronavirus update: 95 of 324 Indians who arrived from China moved to ITBP camp for observation

Ninety-five out of the 324 Indians, who arrived in the special Air India flight from Wuhan, China at Delhi’s IGI Airport today, have been moved to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp at Chhawla camp in West Delhi for medical observation.

Vivek Pandey, IBP Spokesperson, said that ITBP had arranged facilities for hosting the Indians from the airport to the camp. The paramilitary force had also made arrangements of around 600 beds at the camp as a quarantine facility for families coming from China, he added.

Coronavirus lurking in feces may reveal hidden risk of spread

  • The coronavirus was detected in the loose stool of the first US case — a finding that hasn’t featured among case reports from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak
  • Diarrhea occurred in about 10–20% of patients afflicted with severe acute respiratory syndrome about 17 years ago and was the source of an explosive SARS outbreak.

New science model finds coronavirus numbers are significantly too low, doubles in under a week

Even more alarming is the fact that the disease doubles in the number of infections every 6.4 days, the experts found.

That means, if the scientists are correct, more than 150,000 people living in and around Wuhan are infected with the disease.

What that means for the rest of the world is uncertain. However, given the lengthy incubation period, and the fact that the disease has already undergone genetic mutations, the official numbers likely do not reflect the actual number of people infected with coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Countries bar infected citizens from returning homeland

Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 170, and a confirmed case in Tibet means it has reached every region in mainland China.

Chinese health authorities said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of 29 January.

Infections have also spread to at least 15 other countries.

Coronavirus has infected more than 9,800 globally

Coronavirus cases confirmed as of Friday evening in Beijing: — China: 9,692 cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has 12 cases and Macao has five. Most of the 213 deaths have been in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.

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