Coronavirus outbreak: Toll rises to 170 in China with 1,737 new cases confirmed; WHO expresses 'great concern' over virus spreading outside country
The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China on Thursday as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation.
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Program, Delhi office, confirmed that there are no cases yet in India, but some precautionary steps need to be taken.
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Many Asian countries – Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia – have people who have been infected.
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Fever and weakness are the typical symptoms of the infection along with ten to 14 days as the incubation period.
They returned from China on 18 January and came to the hospital after developing a cold.
Barring Tibet, all Chinese provinces have confirmed virus cases, posing a major challenge for the health authorities to contain.
The man, a resident of Tardeo in south Mumbai, is currently kept under observation at Kasturba Hospital.
The ban states that animals can't be transported or sold in markets or online and legal breeding centres will be quarantined.
France, Italy, Japan and the United States have all said that they were working to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan.
More than 18 million people are under the locked in China in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus that has killed 25.
Schools are asking parents, staff to provide details of their near year travel as part of measures to fight the virus.
WHO Director-General said while the epidemic was a crisis in China, “it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one.”
People infected were exposed to wildlife animals at market, where seafood, poultry, snake, bats, other animals were sold.
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China’s largest ride-hailing company said it would let passengers, drivers in Wuhan cancel trips for free till 31 January.
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The Wuhan govt asked all people in public transport and places to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.
No drugs have been approved to treat it but an antiviral called remdesivir appears to be effective.
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