Wuhan Virus: 8 Cities Under Quarantine, 1st death Outside Hubei

Source: China Daily, People's Daily, SCMP, Xinhua, BBC, ABC, JobTube, Majdi 

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Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday

[SCMP] 8 Cities are now under quarantine, where travel bans have been imposed on eight cities in Hubei province: Wuhan, Huanggang, Ezhou, Chibi, Xiantao, Qianjiang, Zhijiang and Lichuan. 

Patients with NO Exposure

[Xinhua] Patients with no history of Wuhan travel confirmed with viral infection. The National Health Commission (NHC) also reported increasing cases with no exposure to Wuhan's Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which is believed to be related to most of the infected cases, adding that cases without confirmed exposure to the market have been found overseas.

First fatality outside Hubei

[SCMP] First fatality reported outside Hubei province as man dies in Hebei near Beijing. The Hebei victim, aged 80, was visiting relatives in Wuhan before he was diagnosed; 76 people who had close contact with him have reportedly been quarantined.

Hubei Schools to Remained Closed Down

[China Daily] All primary and secondary schools in Hubei province will delay starting the new spring semester, People's Daily reported on Thursday, citing the Hubei Department of Education.

5 suspected In Scotland, 17 in US

[BBC} Five people in Scotland are being tested for coronavirus as a precaution.

[ABC] 17 people being monitored in US as Washington man diagnosed with virus. 

[ABC] An Indian nurse working in Saudi Arabia has also been infected, Indian authorities said, although Saudi health authorities said there had been no cases in the country so far.

Youngest death is 48-year-old

Among 18 deaths; the youngest victim was a 48-year-old woman identified only by her surname, Yin, who died on Monday. The oldest were two 89-year-old men who died on Saturday and Sunday.

Beijing Cancels Major Events

In Beijing, "major events" have been cancelled indefinitely, including traditional temple fairs that are a staple of holiday celebrations, in order to "execute epidemic prevention and control". The Forbidden City, the palace complex in Beijing that is now a museum, announced it will close indefinitely on Saturday.

No fees for rail ticket cancellation

China's railway operator will allow passengers to cancel their tickets nationwide without charging fees.

Hospital build-up in 6 days

authorities in Wuhan will build a dedicated hospital to treat patients, which it aims to complete in six days

Seven Blockbusters Postponed

A total of seven blockbusters announced Thursday that they will postpone their release dates as the country is suffering pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.

Boy, 10, recovered in Shenzhen

In Shenzhen, two confirmed patients were discharged from the hospital after the recovery including a 10-year-old boy. 

No Global Health Emergency Announced

[WHO] The World Health Organization has determined that the outbreak of the coronavirus across China is not yet a global health emergency a rare designation the agency gives outbreaks that pose an international risk.

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