Published: Thu, February 13, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Number of daily coronavirus deaths spikes in China

Number of daily coronavirus deaths spikes in China

The province had a total of 1,310 deaths as of Wednesday.

"Not only for the sake of China, but also the world, we have adopted rigorous prevention and control measures. effectively curbing the spread of the epidemic", Zhang said.

It also said it had revised its old data and previous assessments of suspected cases.

The two more British passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship brings the total number of Britons infected on the ship to three.

But he added that the apparent stabilisation in the number of new cases in China and the slower spread of cases outside Hubei province - where the virus first emerged - was reassuring.

CHINA: There are 44,690 confirmed cases of infection in China.

The jump raised the death toll to 1,355 and the total number of nationwide infections to almost 60,000 - just hours after President Xi Jinping touted "positive results" from the government's drastic measures to contain the virus and a top Chinese expert predicted the epidemic would peak this month. The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai has been officially postponed amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

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"This outbreak could still go in any direction", WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus warned. Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com announced 20,000 job openings for workers-warehouse workers, drivers and couriers-who have lost jobs because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

ASEAN: The Westerdam cruise ship, which was denied entry by at least four different countries despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus onboard, has been given permission by Cambodia to dock in the country.

"We have reported the epidemic information to the World Health Organization, the relevant countries, and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions as soon as it is available, shared the genetic sequences of the virus, actively communicated with other countries in order to come up with responses", he said.

Although no passengers have fallen ill on board, the ship had been turned away by Japan, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines and Thailand over fears that someone on the cruise could have the virus. After the mistake was uncovered, the patient was returned to the quarantine at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California. Japan now has 203 confirmed cases, the largest number outside of mainland China.

"This is an example of the global solidarity we have consistently been calling for", he said.

Two cases of the virus have been reported in Russian Federation.

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