Real-time update on coronavirus outbreak


Medical staffs swear in as members of “assault team” in the fight against the novel coronavirus-related pneumonia in a hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

9:10 am Jan 23

Seven new cases of Wuhan Coronavirus had been confirmed in Shanghai as of Wednesday midnight, local health authorities said on Thursday morning.

8:18 am Jan 23

571 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in China, with 17 deaths.

5:18 am Jan 23

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday night extended to Jan 23 its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

2:45 am Jan 23

Wuhan is to suspend bus and subway services in the city and close outbound travel at train stations and airports from 10am of Jan 23 amid the escalating epidemic of coronavirus, according to a statement released by city authorities early on Thursday.

01:08 am Jan 23

Three new cases of Wuhan Coronavirus have been confirmed in Guangxi, taking the total number to 5 in the autonomous region.

01:00 am Jan 23

As of 1:00 am Thursday, 550 coronavirus infection cases have been confirmed nationwide in China.

00:47 am Jan 23

Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province confirmed its first case of Wuhan Coronavirus.

00:03 am Jan 23

East China’s Jiangsu Province confirmed its first case of Wuhan Coronavirus.

11:41 pm Jan 22

Four new cases of Wuhan Coronavirus have been confirmed in Beijing, taking the total number to 14 in the capital city of China.

10:48 pm Jan 22

As of 9:30 pm Wednesday, 543 coronavirus infection cases have been confirmed nationwide in China, with 17 deaths.

10:20 pm Jan 22

Hubei Province in Central China reports 444 cases of coronavirus infection, and 17 have died as of 20:00 on Wednesday.

9:50 pm Jan 22

The local government of Wuhan issued a notice on Wednesday evening requiring residents to wear masks in public places in Wuhan.

9:30 pm Jan 22

474 cases of the coronavirus infection have been confirmed. One new case confirmed in Weihai, East China’s Shandong Province.

9:17 pm Jan 22

Wuhan starts to carry out pneumonia epidemic investigation on vehicles and personnel entering and leaving the city since Wednesday.

7:30 pm Jan 22

473 cases of the coronavirus infection have been confirmed. Places including Fujian, Anhui, Macao, Liaoning, Guizhou, Hainan and Shanxi reported their first confirmed cases on Wed.

6:05 pm Jan 22

East China’s Fujian Province confirmed its first nCoV2019 case. The patient, aged 70, had been working in Wuhan.

5:55 pm Jan 22

China reported 455 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus that originated from Wuhan nCoV2019.

5:15 pm Jan 22

Wuhan’s tourism and cultural bureau on Wednesday barred travel agencies from organizing any tour activities until Feb 8. All tours scheduled from January 30 will be canceled, and expenses will be refunded: reports

5:00 pm Jan 22

WHO experts visit Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, as it’s the key area of epidemic control zone

3:30 pm Jan 22

According to a source familiar with this matter, the NHC also shared information with Thai authorities through the Chinese embassy and the ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta. They have worked closely since Jan 3 with the ASEAN secretariat to disseminate timely information to members.

3:29 pm Jan 22

Embassy of Thailand in China confirmed to GT Wed receiving the letter from China’s National Health Commission, containing information on updated measures and treatment to tackle the menace of the pneumonia outbreak.

2:28 pm Jan 22

Japanese and South Korean embassies in China confirmed with the Global Times they are in close contact with China’s health authority over updates on nCoV2019-related diseases.

2:00 pm Jan 22

South China’s Hainan reports four confirmed cases of Wuhan Coronavirus; two cases confirmed in Northeast China’s Liaoning as of 2 pm Wednesday.

12:19 pm Jan 22

Tongji Hospital affiliated to the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan issued guidelines on quick diagnosis and treatment of the nCoV2019 related pneumonia.

11:35 am Jan 22

The novel coronavirus is believed to have stemmed out from wild animals illegally sold in a seafood market in Central China’s Wuhan: NHC expert

11:25 am Jan 22

According to current epidemiological information available, the new coronavirus is less susceptible to children: NHC expert.

11:22 am Jan 22

NHC official reiterated Wuhan is still the key ‘epidemic control zone’, where over 90% of the confirmed cases across the country were discovered to date, while advising people not to head to the city & discouraging city dwellers from leaving the city under the current scenario.

10:45 am Jan 22

Confirmed cases of infection among medical workers validate the people-to-people transmission nature of this virus: National Health Commission official

10:16 am Jan 22

2,197 people who were in close contact with nCoV2019 infected patients have been tracked; among them 1,394 are under close medical observation.

10:14 am Jan 22

440 people have been confirmed infected with nCoV2019, and 9 have died: China State Health Commission

10:10 am Jan 22

No super spreader for the nCoV2019 discovered so far, National Health Commission experts. WHO defines super spreader, as a patient who transmits the virus to more than 10 people.

10:09 am Jan 22

There is no concealment of the actual number of confirmed cases, as China attaches great importance to disseminating every update and information on the outbreak: National Health Commission

10:08 am Jan 22

Dismissing the inflated figures of 2,000 cases as mere rumors, a Chinese National Health Commission official said the actual situation is different from theoretical speculation proposed by British scientists

10:07 am Jan 22

Chinese government and people are confident of winning this fight against nCoV2019: Li Bin, vice head of the National Health Commission

10:06 am Jan 22

The Chinese government has been much more transparent in updating the public with relevant information about the new coronavirus than it was during the same stage of the SARS outbreak in 2002.

10:05 am Jan 22

Daily update mechanism over the nCoV2019 outbreak has been established in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, where the epidemic originated, and international experts have been invited to probe into the disease on-site: State health commission

10:02 am Jan 22

Shanghai confirmed three new cases of the Wuhan Coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to nine: local health authority

10:14 am Jan 22

440 people have been confirmed infected with nCoV2019, and 9 have died: China State Health Commission

9:20 am Jan 22

The city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, has confirmed one new case of the Wuhan Coronavirus. The patient has been living in Huanggang, Hubei Province.

7:30 am Jan 22

Authority of East China’s Jiangxi Province confirmed on Wednesday morning that two cases of WuhanCoronavirus infection have been found in the province. Both patients had been to Wuhan.

7:00 am Jan 22

As of 7 am on Wednesday, in total 324 cases of Wuhan pneumonia have been confirmed across 14 provinces and municipalities: Chinese state media

2:40 am Jan 22

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC is expected to announce this afternoon that the first case of Wuhan Coronavirus has been reported in the US: CNN

0:20 am Jan 22

Five more cases added to the number of confirmed nCoV2019 cases in Chinese Capital city of Beijing as of late Tuesday and the national total is also on the rise




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