A safety official stands guard as an ambulance arrives with a affected person to the Infectious Illness Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital on Jan
A safety official stands guard as an ambulance arrives with a affected person to the Infectious Illness Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital on January 22, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.
The deadly flu-like coronavirus spreading shortly all through Asia has now killed at the very least 26 folks and sickened greater than 900 worldwide, together with new sufferers within the U.S. and Europe.
Nearly all of the reported instances are in mainland China, the place native authorities have quarantined a number of main cities and canceled Lunar New 12 months’s occasions in Beijing and elsewhere. A number of instances of the virus have been confirmed in Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and america. Taiwan has confirmed one case.
France on Friday afternoon introduced two instances of the lethal virus, the primary instances in Europe.
U.S. well being officers recognized the nation’s second affected person with the virus after a Chicago girl returned from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. There are 63 “sufferers below investigation: within the U.S. which can be at present being monitored, they mentioned.
Journey bans have been in impact Friday for at the very least 10 Chinese language cities, together with Wuhan, the place the virus emerged Dec. 31. China mentioned Thursday it was providing to refund home flights and prepare tickets nationwide.