Chinese authorities completed a new, rapidly constructed 1,000-bed hospital for victims of the outbreak and delayed the reopening of schools in the hardest-hit province. Restrictions were tightened still further in one city by allowing only one family member to venture out to buy supplies every other day.
Markets plunged at the open in their first session since January 23, when the outbreak of the newly identified virus had claimed only 17 lives in Wuhan city, the epicentre of the outbreak, in the central province of Hubei.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the entry ban for all non-Chinese nationals. The other countries were confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported are Japan (20), Thailand (19), Singapore (18), South Korea (15), Hong Kong (15), Australia (12), Taiwan (11), Malaysia (eight), Germany (eight), Macao (eight), Vietnam (seven), France (six), UAE (five), Canada (two), Italy (two), the United Kingdom (two), India (two), Philippines (two), Russian Federation (two), Cambodia (one), Finland (one), Nepal (one), Sri Lanka (one), Spain (one) and Sweden (one). At least another 171 cases have been reported in more than two dozen other countries and regions, from the United States to Japan. A second woman in Santa Clara County, Calif., was reported with the illness - though the cases are not related - and a married male and female in San Benito County.
The construction of the second hospital in Wuhan is due to be finished on Wednesday.
In addition, six officials from Huanggang City, near Wuhan in Hubei Province, were dismissed for "poor performance" in managing the epidemic, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The Chinese ministry also pointed out that the US entry ban can potentially amount to abuse of power by the USA authorities and is not effective in lowering the chances of the virus spreading.
A HOSPITAL official, wearing protective equipment, looks out from an isolated room at Undata hospital in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia as part of the country's preparation to prevent and minimize the new virus outbreak. The Chinese government has not yet signalled when the lockdown could be lifted. Meanwhile, the domestic economy continues to slow down, weighed by slowing demand and the trade war with Washington. The 14-day ban applies to foreigners leaving China, but not to residents of New Zealand.
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China is facing increasing worldwide isolation due to restrictions on flights to and from the country and bans on travellers from China.
About 250 Indonesians were also evacuated from Hubei.
Saudi state media reported that 10 Saudi students were evacuated from Wuhan on a special flight.
At full capacity, China's factories are only able to produce around 20 million masks a day, according to the ministry of industry.
South Korea and India expelled hundreds of their citizens from Wuhan over the weekend. A Turkish military transport aircraft with 42 people arrived in Ankara on Saturday evening. A French-chartered plane made its way toward France on Sunday with 300 evacuees from a multitude of European and African countries.
It added that 2,296 patients remained in severe condition, and 21,558 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.
The never-before-seen virus was first reported in December in a seafood and poultry market in Wuhan, with a population of 11 million people.
New confirmed cases surged by 1,033 in Wuhan and climbed by 244 in nearby Huanggang on February 2.