Daily US Times: The coronavirus death toll reached 560 as of Wednesday and more than 28,000 cases reported so far in mainland China as per latest Coronavirus updates.
The latest Coronavirus updates came on Wednesday by Chinese authorities.
Among all updates, one caught everyone’s attention. A child aged just 30 hours has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. This is the youngest case recorded so far, state media said.
The newborn’s mother tested positive before she gave birth but it’s not yet confirmed how the diseases was transmitted.
The latest development creates concern about children. Only a handful of children have come down with the virus so far.
Taiwan confirmed two more cases of coronavirus today, bringing the total to 13 on the self-governing island. The country said they will discharge the first patient from the hospital today.
Taiwan will announce that it will prohibit international cruise ships from docking in its ports from today onward, according to a statement from the self-governing island’s Ministry of Health.
New York City Mayor Dil de Blasio said the city is “one step closer” to being able to test coronavirus samples.
Disney announced its potential loss over the Coronavirus outbreak. The compaNY SAID its parks in China could drop by $280 million in the current quarter, due to shutdowns caused by the coronavirus and a loss of business related to recent mass protests in Hong Kong.
There are now at least 250 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in more than 25 countries and territories outside mainland China, while two death reported so far. One is in Honk Kong and another is in the Philippines.
The airline Virgin Australia announced today that it was withdrawing all services between Australia and Hong Kong.
Several countries and charitable organizations are sending supplies and funding to assist in the global fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offered $100 million to support response efforts in vulnerable countries, said the director-general of the World Health Organization yesterday.
The US government has sent supplies to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. Recent flights sent to evacuate US citizens out of Wuhan also brought medical supplies and other goods, donated by faith-based groups, said a government official.
The coronavirus outbreak has hit global shipping. Now goods are getting stranded at sea.
About 80% of the world’s goods trade by volume is carried by sea, and China is home to seven of the 10 busiest container ports.
But with China keeping factories shut and workers at home, shipping companies are reducing the number of ships between China and the rest of the world.
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