Coronavirus outbreak continues, death toll rises to 81 in China

Coronavirus outbreak continues, death toll rises to 81 in China
The photo was captured from WUhan Red Cross hospital which has been heavily impacted by the outbreak. source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times, Shanghai: Death toll rises to 81 in Coronavirus outbreak in China and almost 3000 others are confirmed ill.

Chinese government extended the new year holiday by three days to Sunday, in an attempt to contain the spread.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the center of the outbreak, Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province on Monday.

Most of the deaths are from Hubei. Authorities said 76 of the dead are from the province and five from elsewhere.

Wuhan is in lockdown in an attempt to control the Coronavirus outbreak while and several other cities have imposed travel bans.

In Shanghai, the government has stopped businesses apart from utilities, medical firms, medical suppliers, and supermarkets from returning to work until 10 February.

The director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus flew to Beijing to discuss the outbreak with the Chinese government and health experts.

BBC reporter from Shanghai reports that extending the new year holiday is a rare and unusual move. He said the prospect of half a billion people getting back on trains, planes, and buses and crisscrossing the country again is the last thing the government wants.

The virus spread outside of China as at least 44 cases have been confirmed abroad, including in Thailand, the United States, and Australia but there have been no deaths outside China so far.

What are the symptoms of the new virus?

People who have been identified with the virus are inclined to have a fever and cough, and a few have issue respiration.

The signs seem to set in in some unspecified time in the future between two days and two weeks after the particular person has been uncovered to the virus, in response to health authorities. The virus causes pneumonia. 

Those that have fallen ill are reported to endure coughs, fever and respiration difficulties. In extreme circumstances, there might be organ failure. As that is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we’ve towards flu won’t work.

If persons are admitted to the hospital, they might get assist for their lungs and different organs as well as fluids. Restoration will rely on the strength of their immune system. Lots of those that have died are identified to have been already in poor health.

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