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All occasions under are in Beijing time.
8:05 am: China confirms 143 extra deaths, 2,641 new circumstances
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee reported a further 143 deaths nationwide, in addition to 2,641 new confirmed circumstances as of Feb. 14.
That tally consists of Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, the place 2,420 new circumstances had been reported, and 139 extra deaths.
That brings the whole variety of confirmed circumstances within the nation to 66,492, and variety of complete deaths at 1,523, the authority mentioned.
All occasions under are in Japanese time.
3:03 pm: US well being officers will verify sufferers with flu-like signs for coronavirus
U.S. well being officers will monitor people with flu-like symptoms for the coronavirus in 5 cities, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned Friday. The 5 labs are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and New York Metropolis, however the company hopes to increase the monitoring nationwide. — Feuer
1:21 pm: CDC involved with report of contaminated well being staff in China
A U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention official mentioned the discover from China’s Nationwide Well being Fee about 1,716 health workers infected with the coronavirus was “regarding.” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s Nationwide Heart for Immunization and Respiratory Illnesses, instructed reporters throughout a press briefing that there are at present no U.S. well being staff contaminated with the virus. She additionally reiterated the opportunity of neighborhood unfold in the US. — Lovelace
12:11 pm: Chinese language official to journey to Germany to debate outbreak
11:55 am: WHO and China examine well being staff contaminated with virus
World well being officers are working with Chinese language authorities to find out when the 1,716 health workers in the country were infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus. It seems infections amongst medical staff peaked in mid-January and has “quickly” decreased since, Dr. Mike Ryan, government director of the World Well being Group’s emergencies program, mentioned at a information convention on the company’s headquarters in Geneva. “This will replicate elevated ranges of coaching, elevated ranges of safety and elevated ranges of consciousness.” — Lovelace
10:44 am: WHO reveals particulars on its mission to China
Director-general of the World Well being Group Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned at a information briefing he expects the WHO-led mission to China to reach over the weekend. The crew will embrace 12 worldwide and WHO specialists, Tedros mentioned, in addition to the identical variety of Chinese language counterparts, although he didn’t establish particular person members. He mentioned the specialists will go to three provinces to look at on-the-ground response efforts, however didn’t say if the mission will go to the epicenter of the outbreak, town of Wuhan in Hubei province. “The purpose of the joint mission is to quickly inform the following steps within the COVID-19 response and preparedness actions in China and globally,” he mentioned. —Feuer
10:14 am: Beijing authorities situation self-quarantine order for returning residents
Beijing officers charged with responding to the virus issued an order for all these returning to Beijing to stay in quarantine at residence for 14 days, Chinese language state media The Individuals’s Every day reported. Those that refuse to quarantine themselves or observe the official guidelines on virus containment will probably be punished in response to legislation, the newspaper mentioned in a submit on Chinese language social media website Weibo. —Feuer
— CNBC’s Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and William Feuer contributed to this report.