World Health Organization officials on Wednesday downplayed criticism that Chinese officials dismissed cases of a mysterious virus in the first weeks of the coronavirus outbreak, as hundreds of Canadians were found stranded inside a virus-hit cruise ship off the coast of Japan.
Zimbabwean Health Minister Obadiah Moyo on Thursday hailed China for its rigorous efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The WHO Director-General worry about countries with weak healthcare systems since these are not equipped to fight a deadly virus that can spread like wildfire.
- As thousands of hospital workers in Hong Kong went on strike for a third day to demand the border with mainland China be closed completely, the city announced that all people entering from the mainland, including Hong Kong residents, must be quarantined for 14 days.
Policies are in place at the Student Health Center to rapidly identify, test, isolate and treat suspected patients while minimizing the risk of exposure to health providers and other contacts, Paul Bennett, SIU's Medical Chief of Staff, said in a release about the virus.
"Experts at the World Health Organization have said that the novel coronavirus is not a pandemic, but rather an epidemic with multiple foci, since the number of cases outside of mainland China are few", Brown noted, referring to a statement made Wednesday by Silvie Briand, director of the WHO's global infectious hazard preparedness program.
More than 28,000 people have now been infected across China and the death toll has soared to 563.
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China orchestrated history's largest anti-viral campaign by blocking 50 million people from leaving Wuhan and nearby cities where the outbreak has been concentrated.
"We don't know the source of the outbreak, we don't know what its natural reservoir is, and we don't properly understand its transmissibility or severity", Tedros said. Hong Kong health authorities said more than 5,000 passengers travelled on that cruise and two others before the ship was quarantined Monday.
"$675m is a lot of money, but it is much less than the bill we will face if we do not invest in preparedness now". Ryan said numbers the regime released show a decrease in new cases.
Filipino Catholics pray over lit candles wearing protective masks following confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. And though we're starting to see isolated cases of human-to-human transmission in other countries, indicating its potential to spread farther, the other shoe has yet to drop.
The relatively small number of vases outside China provides a window of opportunity to prevent the outbreak from becoming a "broader global crisis", he said.
More than two dozen airlines have suspended or are restricting flights to China.