Wuhan Virus: >2000 confirmed, Toddler infected, Doctor died...

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The total number of reported confirmed cases has jumped  to more than 2000 as of Jan 26 9:26, that's from 896 as of Jan 24 23:00 and 1300 cases as of Jan 25 09:00. 

Beijing Suspend Interprovincial Transport

[China Daily] Beijing will suspend all interprovincial road passenger transport since Sunday to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Beijing News reported, citing municipal transport authorities.

Beijing Doctor Infected

[SCMP] On Saturday, three doctors in Beijing were reported to have been infected with the coronavirus, according to state media China National Radio

US to Evacuate Citizens in Wuhan

The United States on Saturday ordered the evacuation of its diplomats and citizens from Wuhan, the US government is arranging a charter flight for Sunday to bring back its employees and their families from the US Consulate General in Wuhan, The plane will carry around 230 people, and those evacuated will be responsible for the costs. Roughly 1,000 American citizens are thought to be in Wuhan.

The US will also temporarily shut down its consulate general in the city.

1230 Medical Staff Support to Wuhan

[SCMP] On Saturday, Chinas National Health Commission (NHC) said that six medical teams comprising 1,230 staff had been set up and dispatched to help fight the deadly virus in Hubei.

Three medical units from Shanghai, Guangdong and the armed forces had already arrived in the province, it said, though did not make clear if they were in addition to or part of the six teams.

Wuhan Hotels Free for Medical Stuff

After suspendeding its bus, subway, and ferry lines from 10 a.m. Thursday, the citys medical staff have had difficulty commuting to their workplaces.

On Friday, the local hotel industry spontaneously organized to provide free accommodation to medical workers so they might stay closer to their hospitals. 85 hotels in 11 districts had volunteered, with more expected to join.

First Toddler infected

A two-year-old girl in South Guangxi has been infected with the novel coronavirus, local health authorities said on Saturday, raising concerns for the virulent illness's impact on children.

The majority of confirmed cases have been in older people and those with underlying health conditions, but health experts have said that children and teenagers also should take precautions against the virus.

She visited a local hospital in the early hours on Thursday after showing symptoms of fever and a cough. The girl is now being quarantined for treatment and is in stable condition, local health authorities said.

Wuhan Doctor Dies from Coronavirus 

A medical worker in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, reportedly died of the novel coronavirus on Saturday morning, the first fatality among health workers since the pneumonia-like illness first surfaced in late December, online news website Paper.cn reported.


[People's Daily] The following public transportation had at least one infected person on it; should you or someone you know on the same trip please head to the closest health center for medical examination or call: 0355-2022501 

  • 2020-1-18 Train K1366 Car 4  

  • 2020-1-20 20:00 in Shanxi-Taiyuan Airport Bus No: C60695

  • 2020-1-20 11:40 in Songyuan-Chanan Public Bus No: JG4666

  • 2020-1-22 Wuhan-Beijing Flight ZH4751/CA8215 

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