Latest developments in corona outbreak

South Korea appeals to citizens to remain indoors as the country is in “critical moment” against the coronavirus battle while there is a sharp increase in several coronavirus cases about 594, raising the total to 2,931.
South Korea is tackling the deadly virus as the largest number of cases have been reported in the region outside China, the epicenter of the outbreak.
More than 47 new cases have been identified in China, which confirms the national health commission, taking the count to 2,835. In mainland China, more 427 cases have been detected up from 327 a day before, making the total number of infections as 79,251. Globally more than 83,000 people have been affected.
Italy announces more than 650 cases of coronavirus with 17 deaths, leading the European region.
The world health organization warned in a statement that the epidemic is “getting bigger”.
Currently, the US has identified coronavirus cases in Oregon and California, however, the origin of the virus is unknown. The situation is alarming for the nation.
Japanese administration planned to establish a fund to assist companies to compensate and fund workers as they need to take leave to look after their children as schools are shut off, reported the Nikkei business daily.
The decision was taken ahead of the prime minister’s decision to shut schools as a plan to curb the novel coronavirus. The schools are expected to reopen in April after the beginning of the new academic year.
In Japan, the virus has reached 200 with 5 deaths including a man in his 70s. The total number of confirmed cases exclude 700 cases and five deaths from the quarantined diamond princess cruise, docked in Yokohama.
According to a letter seen by the news agency the UN secretary-general Antonia Guterres has suggested that diplomats and ministers miss out summit on the status of women in New York scheduled in the next month owing to coronavirus outbreak.
Generally, more than 7,000 people participate in the annual meeting, said, officials. The meeting is organized to promote the empowerment of women. The meeting was due from March 9 to 20.
However, the UN ambassador to Armenia Mher Margaryan proposed the states to “shorten and scale down the session”.
The US state of Oregon has detected the very first case of coronavirus, while the origin is unknown.
The infected person resides in Washington and had no history of traveling to any region where coronavirus is spread or was spreading. Interestingly, the person is not believed to be in contact with any other confirmed case.
The statement added the case is like community-transmitted meaning the origin is unknown.
The US state of California has reported a second case of coronavirus. The director of public health for Santa Clara, Sara Cody told reporters “Now, we have a case that did not recently travel or come in contact with anyone known to be ill”. She reported that the second patient is an adult woman seeking treatment in the hospital. California maintained it was scrutinizing people after confirmation of two coronavirus cases. The US issued a travel warning for Italy and appealed citizens to avoid unnecessary traveling to Italy over coronavirus fears. The statement said the centers for disease control and prevention “recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy. There is limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas”.
The US deiced to call off a meeting of Southeast Asian countries scheduled in March, amid coronavirus fears, reported two officials familiar with the matter. Two Southafrican traveling on the quarantined diamond price cruise have been tested positive for the COVID-19, as per state-run medical institutes. “We confirm that these citizens are currently being treated in Japan and are in good care,” said the national institute for communicable diseases.–Worldwide News

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