CoronaVirus: 11,948 infected, 259 deaths, 263 recovered

Source: China Daily, People's Daily, CGTN, SCMP, Global Times, Xinhua, BBC, JobTube, Majdi     

Major News 

More Patients Discharged, Recovered

A 67-year-old man surnamed Wan and his wife, both previously infected with novel coronavirus, were discharged on Friday from a hospital in Wuhan. A doctor celebrates with the couple in a ward. [Photo by Gao Xiang/provided to]

Twenty novel coronavirus patients were discharged from Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan on Friday, the highest number of recovered patients at one time.

A 55-year-old woman was discharged on Thursday from a hospital in Guangzhou, the first to recover in the city. She fell ill 19 days ago. After treatment, she tested negative on Jan 25, 26 and 27 and discharged on 30.

Ningbo reported its first case of recovery on Friday, bringing the total number of cured patients in the province to 10 so far.

Wenzhou announced on Thursday four patients infected with novel coronavirus have been cured and discharged from local hospitals.

Spain, Sweden Report First Cases

07:29, 01-Feb-2020

Spain has confirmed the country's first case of the novel coronavirus, the health ministry said late on Friday.

The first case of the coronavirus has also been confirmed in Sweden.

Swedens Public Health Agency said on Friday that a woman had tested positive for the virus. She had visited Wuhan City in China and experienced cough symptoms after arriving in Sweden.

Russia & UK Confirmed First Cases

20:50 Jan 31, the UK has confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus. First two cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in Russia: RT

17:30 Jan 31, the UK has confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus.

China Send Planes for Stranded Citizens

The Chinese government will send chartered planes overseas to bring stranded Chinese citizens from Hubei Province, particularly those from Wuhan, back home.

16 Foreigners Under Quarantine

Eighty-six passengers and crew members aboard Malindo Air Flight OD688 from Sabah, Malaysia which arrived in Tianjin on Saturday were isolated after landing.  The isolation happened due to one Wuhan passenger onboard showing fever. 

Sixteen Malaysian and Bolivian passengers were among those isolated and placed under observation in a hotel in Tianjin's Dongli district, triggering concerns from foreigners in the city.

HK Postpones Schools 

Primary and secondary schools and preschools in Hong Kong will remain closed until March 2 while civil servants will be allowed to work from home until Feb 9, the city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced on Friday.

Holiday Further Extended

China has greenlighted an additional extension of the Spring Festival holiday in Hubei province and other provincial areas seeing quick spikes in new infections, it was decided at a high-level meeting in Beijing on Friday.

6,000 People Barred from Disembarking

6,000 people were barred from disembarking from the Carnival-owned Costa Corp mega-ship Costa Smeralda in Italy after two passengers on the ship, a 54-year-old woman and her husband from Hong Kong, were tested for the virus.

US Imposes Entry Restrictions 

The U.S has imposed entry restrictions over coronavirus, foreign nationals who visited China in past 14 days will be barred from entering, while Americans who visited province at center of outbreak will be quarantined

US Declares Public Health Emergency

The Trump administration declared a public health emergency in the U.S. Friday in response to the global coronavirus outbreak.

The declaration of a public health emergency which will become effective Sunday at 5 p.m. ET enables the government to take temporary measures to contain the spread of the virus, which has been confirmed in seven people in the U.S.

US Airlines Suspend China Flights

American, Delta, and United Airlines announced they would temporarily suspend all flights to and from China 

American Airlines said it would suspend all flights to and from the Chinese mainland through March 27th, though acknowledged that adjustments may be necessary. Delta said it would suspend flights between February 6th and April 30th. United Airlines said it will suspend flights between February 6th and March 28th.


18,000 Expats Using Community Groups

As of 2020 Feb 1, around 20,000 expats are using WeChat groups to share tips and information regarding the outbreak. Scan the QR to join. 

Virus Real Time Data, in English

Now you can get live updates, with English interface, about Wuhan virus. The infection cases are shown in every province, city and town/village. Scan the below QR and share the below poster with your friends to spread the word. 

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