The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a global health emergency. The U.S. government recommends no Americans travel to China. The death toll and the number of cases have risen in 24 hours. WHO defiantly has a serious situation on their hands.
The new coronavirus now officially has more cases reported than the SARS epidemic back in 2002. U.S. health officials reported the first case of human-to-human transmission in Chicago. A woman who traveled to China came back home and infected her husband. On Thursday India documented its first case of the virus, and Russia closed its land border with China.
Latest Update And Numbers
- 9,692 confirmed cases in China
- 9,800 confirmed globally
- 213 people have passed away
- 18 nations have confirmed cases
- Asian stocks pared gains after the U.S. travel advisory
- China’s factories were struggling even before the virus worsened
- Businesses closed in China until at least Feb 10th
- WHO declared the coronavirus a public health emergency
The U.S. State Department had this to say on Thursday about the outbreak that is spreading around the globe.
“Those currently in China should consider departing using commercial means. The travel warning is at a level 4 the most severe.”
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(Cover photo courtesy of NBC, videos courtesy of Q/T and CGTN, source Bloomberg)