The variety of coronavirus circumstances worldwide has topped 71,000, in keeping with the newest numbers from China’s Nationwide Well being Fee.
The numbers: 5 extra deaths have been reported in mainland China on Monday, China’s Nationwide Well being Fee stated as of Monday — together with 93 in Hubei province. The world death toll is 1,873, together with 5 individuals exterior mainland China.
Diamond Princess: One other 99 circumstances have been confirmed aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. The US has evacuated greater than 300 Individuals from the ship, 14 of which have examined constructive for the virus. Canada, Italy and Hong Kong are additionally sending flights for his or her residents.
Westerdam: An American girl was confirmed to have the virus, after virtually 1,500 fellow passengers departed the ship docked in Cambodia for onward journey. Some 92 Americans are nonetheless on board the Westerdam, and 260 in inns in Phnom Penh.
Decline in new circumstances: Current information from all over the world — and specifically from China — seem to indicate a decline in new cases. The World Well being Group says the brand new information should be analyzed “cautiously.”
Vacationers denied entry to US: No less than 140 vacationers have been denied entry to US because of coronavirus outbreak. Fourteen international nationals have been turned away at US airports and 126 individuals have been refused entry at land ports from February 2 to 12, in keeping with information from the Division of Homeland Safety.
Not a pandemic: Michael Ryan, govt director of the World Well being Group’s Well being Emergencies Program, stated the group remains to be not classifying the coronavirus outbreak a “pandemic” as a result of they weren’t seeing an “environment friendly neighborhood transmission exterior of China.”
Journey restrictions: Virtually half of China’s inhabitants — 780 million individuals — resides below some type of journey restrictions, as authorities try to include the novel coronavirus outbreak. Restrictions of various levels are being enforced in varied provinces and cities throughout mainland China together with Hubei, Liaoning, Beijing and Shanghai.