The Wuhan coronavirus has spread throughout the world for the reason that first circumstances had been detected in central China in December. A minimum of 300 folks have died and greater than 14,000 folks have been contaminated, because the World Well being Group (WHO) declared the outbreak a public well being emergency of worldwide concern.
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee has confirmed the virus will be transmitted from person to person by means of “droplet transmission” — the place a virus is handed on resulting from an contaminated particular person sneezing or coughing — in addition to by direct contact.
There are greater than 160 confirmed circumstances of Wuhan coronavirus in additional than 20 nations exterior mainland China. Just one particular person has died exterior of mainland China from the virus — a 44-year-old Chinese language man within the Philippines.
Quite a few nations, akin to the USA and Japan, have evacuated their nationals on flights from Wuhan, capital of Hubei province.
This can be a full record of locations exterior mainland China with confirmed circumstances of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Australia (no less than 12 circumstances)
Over the weekend, South Australia has confirmed its first two circumstances of coronavirus and Victoria its fourth, bringing Australia’s complete to 12.
A 60-year-old man and a 60-year-old lady have been confirmed to have novel coronavirus and are in isolation on the Royal Adelaide Hospital, in keeping with a press release posted on the South Australia Well being Fb web page.
The 2 sufferers arrived in Adelaide from Wuhan on January 20.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the federal government is negotiating plans to evacuate greater than 600 Australian nationals from Hubei province. They might be quarantined for 14 days on Christmas Island, an Australian territory that at the moment hosts a largely empty immigration detention middle.
The latest Australian government travel advice for China is to “rethink your have to journey.”
Cambodia (no less than 1 case)
Cambodia reported its first case of Wuhan coronavirus on Monday — a 60-year-old Chinese language man who flew into the nation from Wuhan with three members of the family. They examined adverse for the virus, in keeping with a Ministry of Info assertion. The person’s situation was secure and he solely confirmed delicate signs, it mentioned.
Canada (no less than four circumstances)
Canada has a complete of 4 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus.
The fourth confirmed case is a younger lady in her 20s who arrived in Toronto from Wuhan on January 23, however was asymptomatic, in keeping with the Ontario Ministry of Well being.
She began having signs on January 24 and was assessed and examined that very same day, the Ministry mentioned.
The girl initially examined adverse on the laboratory, the place an authentic check was finished. A second check laid on a number of days later, in response to a brand new pathogen, got here again weakly optimistic, and the change from adverse to optimistic was made on a precautionary stage, in keeping with Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Well being in Ontario.
A Canadian couple examined optimistic in Ontario — each the person and lady had visited Wuhan earlier than getting sick.
The Canadian government has warned its citizens in opposition to all journey to Hubei province, together with the cities of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou. It mentioned the danger of the brand new coronavirus spreading inside Canada remained low.
Finland (no less than 1 case)
Finland has one case of coronavirus. The affected person, a 32-year-old lady from Wuhan, arrived within the nation on January 23, touring the identical day to a village within the northern Lapland area, in keeping with CNN’s affiliate MTV3 Finland.
She developed respiratory signs and fever on Sunday and went to the emergency room on Tuesday, MTV3 Finland experiences.
France (no less than 6 circumstances)
A sixth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in France, in keeping with the pinnacle of the nation’s well being division, Jerome Salomon.
The sixth confirmed case is a French physician who had been involved with a affected person in Asia, a spokesman for France’s well being division informed CNN.
France was the primary European nation to substantiate circumstances of the Wuhan coronavirus, in keeping with Salomon.
The fifth case is the daughter of an 80-year-old Chinese language vacationer, who is among the first 4 confirmed sufferers, France’s Well being Minister Agnes Buzyn mentioned on French tv BFMTV.
Germany (no less than eight circumstances)
Germany has confirmed its eighth case of coronavirus. The most recent an infection was reported within the state of Bavaria, in keeping with a press release launched by the Bavarian Well being Ministry Saturday.
The affected person is a 33-year-old man from Munich who, in keeping with the assertion, works at an organization within the district of Starnberg, which additionally employs six of the beforehand identified coronavirus circumstances in Germany.
The German circumstances are vital as a result of most individuals identified with the virus exterior of China have not too long ago traveled to the nation — however a number of of the German circumstances didn’t.
Hong Kong (no less than 13 circumstances)
The semi-autonomous metropolis of Hong Kong, which borders mainland China, has confirmed 13 circumstances.
Hong Kong has quickly closed a few of its borders with China and stopped issuing journey permits to mainland vacationers.
West Kowloon Station, the place high-speed rail runs between the town and mainland China, is closed till additional discover. Half of all incoming flights from China have been canceled. Residents of Hubei province, the place the virus was first reported, are additionally being denied entry to the town.
Most authorities workplaces, besides these concerned in emergency and important providers, shall be closed for the remainder of the week. All faculties may also be shut till no less than March 2.
This comes as Hong Kong recalls painful memories from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, a pandemic that killed greater than 280 folks within the metropolis.
India (no less than 1 case)
India’s Ministry of Well being and Household confirmed the primary case within the nation on Thursday, a pupil within the southern state of Kerala who was finding out at Wuhan College.
The ministry mentioned in a press release that the affected person examined optimistic for the virus and is in isolation in hospital. No additional particulars got concerning the affected person, akin to age or gender, however the ministry mentioned they had been secure and being intently monitored.
India’s first case will inevitably elevate additional fears over the worldwide unfold of the virus. China and India at the moment account for about 37% of the worldwide inhabitants of roughly 7.7 billion, with China house to about 1.four billion folks and India to 1.three billion.
Italy (no less than 2 circumstances)
Italy has confirmed two circumstances of coronavirus, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte mentioned at a information convention in Rome on Thursday.
The people affected are two Chinese language vacationers who had arrived in Rome a few days beforehand, Conte mentioned.
“Now we have already ready all of the precautionary measures to isolate these two circumstances,” Conte mentioned.
Italy’s Well being Minister Roberto Speranza mentioned the federal government would attempt to hint the vacationers’ journeys whereas in Italy, including that the scenario was critical, however below management.
“The timeliness of the intervention makes us suppose that there are not any different folks uncovered,” Ippolito mentioned.
Japan (no less than 20 circumstances)
On Saturday, Japan’s Well being Ministry confirmed three extra infections with the brand new coronavirus, elevating the whole home tally to 20.
The brand new circumstances are among the many 565 Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan on government-chartered flights earlier within the week. Among the many confirmed circumstances is a person aged in his 30s who has been identified as a illness service with out signs.
A minimum of two folks with the coronavirus in Japan don’t have any journey historical past to Wuhan. One, a person in his 60s, is a bus driver who drove tour teams from Wuhan for 9 days earlier than getting sick. His is the primary case of suspected human-to-human transmission in Japan.
A 3rd aircraft carrying Japanese evacuees from Wuhan arrived in Tokyo on Friday.
Notably, the Japanese flights additionally carried medical provides for the Chinese language authorities. They included 1000’s of surgical masks, security goggles and 50 units of protecting fits.
Macao (no less than 7 circumstances)
Macao, a semi-autonomous metropolis in southern China, has confirmed no less than seven circumstances of the Wuhan coronavirus.
The outbreak has had a devastating affect on tourism within the playing enclave, which depends closely on mainland Chinese language guests. Playing is against the law on the mainland and Lunar New Yr is often a very busy time for Macao’s casinos. However not this 12 months — tourism to the town has dropped 73.6% year-on-year, the Macao authorities introduced Wednesday.
All residents of Hubei province and non-residents who traveled to Hubei up to now 14 days shall be denied entry to Macao, till they present a health care provider’s letter certifying they’re clear, in keeping with Secretary for Administration and Justice Cheong Weng-chon. Anybody who has been to Hubei up to now two weeks can also be banned from coming into casinos.
All public providers shall be closed for the remainder of January, and civil servants are suggested to remain house. All major and secondary faculties shall be closed till additional discover, and all banks are closed until Monday.
Malaysia (no less than eight circumstances)
Malaysia has confirmed eight circumstances — all Chinese language nationals. The circumstances embody a four-year-old baby and a 52-year-old man, in keeping with state information company Bernama.
Malaysia has temporarily suspended all visas for Chinese citizens from Hubei province. It has additionally established an emergency response staff at its Beijing embassy to supply help to Malaysian residents in China.
Nepal (no less than 1 case)
There was one confirmed case in Nepal — a 31-year-old Nepali PhD pupil who lives in Wuhan however flew to Nepal earlier this month. He was admitted to hospital in Kathmandu on January 13, however was subsequently launched on January 17 after his situation improved.
The Well being Ministry mentioned folks in shut contact with the affected person have been recognized and are being monitored.
Philippines (no less than 2 circumstances, 1 dying)
The Philippines reported its first fatality on Sunday — the primary dying from the virus exterior of mainland China.
The affected person was a 44-year-old Chinese language man who flew in from Wuhan in January, and who died on Saturday. He’s the accomplice of a 38-year-old Chinese language lady who was touring with him, and who was the primary confirmed case reported within the Philippines.
Earlier, the Division of Well being pressured it’s “on high of the evolving scenario” however urged the general public to put on surgical masks and keep away from crowded locations if they’re experiencing signs, akin to coughing and a fever.
Russia (no less than 2 circumstances)
Russia has recognized its first two circumstances, each Chinese language residents, Russia’s TASS information company reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova.
One affected person is being handled within the Zabaikalsky area, which borders China, with the second case detected within the Tyumen area in Western Siberia, which borders Kazakhstan, TASS experiences.
In keeping with Golikova, Russia will start evacuating its residents from the Chinese language provinces of Wuhan and Hubei, the place there are 300 and 341 Russians respectively.
Singapore (no less than 13 circumstances)
Singapore confirmed three extra coronavirus circumstances on Thursday, making the whole variety of confirmed circumstances within the nation 13, in keeping with a press release from the Ministry of Well being.
The brand new circumstances are three Chinese language ladies from Wuhan who landed in Singapore on January 21-22. The nation’s high well being division additionally mentioned within the assertion that every one 13 confirmed circumstances are in secure situation and “most are enhancing.”
It suggested residents to “defer all journey to Hubei province and all non-essential journey to mainland China.”
Minister of Commerce and Trade Chan Chun Sing mentioned at a information convention the federal government will distribute 4 masks every to 1.three million households beginning Saturday. He added that the nation has “ample masks” in the event that they handle the provision appropriately.
The well being ministry earlier urged employers to implement flexible work arrangements, akin to working from house or telecommuting, for workers who’ve been to China up to now 14 days.
South Korea (no less than 15 circumstances)
Three extra circumstances of the novel coronavirus had been introduced in South Korea Sunday, bringing the nationwide complete to 15, the South Korean Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC) introduced in a press launch.
The KCDC mentioned a 28-year-old man who was among the many 368 repatriated South Koreans to reach from Wuhan on a constitution flight on January 31 has examined optimistic. The opposite evacuees examined adverse.
The 14th affected person is a 40-year-old Chinese language lady who was already in quarantine as a member of the family of the 12th confirmed affected person. One other case, a 43-year-old South Korean man, arrived from Wuhan on January 20. He confirmed signs of the virus from February 1 and examined optimistic on Sunday.
In keeping with authorities estimates, there are about 700 South Koreans in Wuhan who registered to return to South Korea. The South Korean authorities initially deliberate to ship two constitution flights however just one flight has to this point been authorized by the Chinese language authorities.
South Korea is sending $5 million value of emergency humanitarian assist to China, the South Korean International Affairs Ministry introduced on Thursday.
Spain (no less than 1 case)
Spain confirmed its first case Friday in keeping with a press release from the Well being Minister’s Workplace. In keeping with the discharge, the affected person is at the moment below commentary at a hospital in La Gomaera a small island that’s a part of the Canary Islands.
The affected person is a part of a gaggle of 5 those who well being officers on the island say are “below commentary” after being involved with an individual in Germany who has been identified with the virus, the discharge acknowledged.
Sri Lanka (no less than 1 case)
There’s one case of the Wuhan coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
An announcement from the well being ministry assured residents that native hospitals had been ready to deal with any additional outbreak. The federal government is contacting individuals who could have come into contact with the only case to detect potential contagion.
Sweden (no less than 1 case)
Sweden confirmed its first case, a girl in Jönköping county who had visited the Wuhan space of China, on Friday.
When the girl landed in Sweden on January 24, she was freed from signs of the an infection, however later developed a cough and contacted an area hospital, Sweden’s Public Well being Authority mentioned in a press release. She was remoted within the hospital’s an infection clinic, however just isn’t significantly sick.
Taiwan (no less than 10 circumstances)
Taiwan’s Centre for Illness Management (CDC) confirmed its 10th case on Friday.
The CDC says that Taiwan’s new case, a person in his 40s, is the husband of the ninth confirmed case. He returned to Taiwan from Wuhan on January 12 and developed signs of higher respiratory an infection on January 21.
All residents of Hubei province are banned from coming into the self-governing island. Chinese language college students from different provinces may also be denied entry for 2 months. The export of face masks can also be quickly suspended to make sure secure provide.
Thailand (no less than 19 circumstances)
Thailand confirmed an additional 5 circumstances on Friday, bringing the whole quantity to 19.
4 out of the 5 new circumstances are Chinese language residents from Wuhan. The fifth case is a Thai taxi driver. He’s the primary Thai citizen contaminated with the virus who has no report of touring to China, however was uncovered to people who had traveled from China. Two of the 19 circumstances are Thai residents.
Thai airports at the moment are screening all Chinese language guests for signs. Thai residents are additionally being requested to report anybody who appears to have fallen sick after not too long ago touring from China.
United Arab Emirates (no less than four circumstances)
The UAE confirmed 4 circumstances, the UAE’s Ministry of Well being and Prevention mentioned in a press release Wednesday.
The 4 reported circumstances are all inside a single Chinese language household from Wuhan, the ministry mentioned.
“The overall well being scenario just isn’t a explanation for concern,” the assertion added.
United Kingdom (no less than 2 circumstances)
The UK has confirmed its first two circumstances within the northwest of England, in keeping with a press release Friday by the chief medical officer for England.
“We will affirm that two sufferers in England, who’re members of the identical household, have examined optimistic for coronavirus. The sufferers are receiving specialist NHS (Nationwide Well being Service) care, and we’re utilizing tried and examined an infection management procedures to forestall additional unfold of the virus,” Chris Whitty mentioned.
“The NHS is extraordinarily well-prepared and used to managing infections and we’re already working quickly to determine any contacts the sufferers had, to forestall additional unfold.
“Now we have been making ready for UK circumstances of novel coronavirus and we have now sturdy an infection management measures in place to reply instantly. We’re persevering with to work intently with the World Well being Group and the worldwide group because the outbreak in China develops to make sure we’re prepared for all eventualities.”
United States (no less than eight circumstances)
The eighth case confirmed in the USA is a pupil at College of Massachusetts Boston, public well being officers in Massachusetts mentioned throughout a name with reporters on Saturday. The person had not too long ago returned from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
The opposite circumstances embody one in Washington state, two in California, one in Arizona and two in Illinois.
The State Division is telling US residents to not journey to China amid the outbreak. In an advisory posted on the State Division web site Friday, the company elevated its travel warning to “Do Not Journey” and warned of attainable “journey restrictions to be put in force with little or no advance discover.”
The advisory mentioned US residents at the moment in China ought to think about leaving utilizing industrial means.
The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention on Wednesday confirmed that 195 passengers who’ve been evacuated from Wuhan arrived at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California, Wednesday. Not one of the passengers present indicators of illness, CDC officers mentioned throughout a information convention Wednesday afternoon, however they’ll stay below a voluntary quarantine on the air base.
Vietnam (no less than 7 circumstances)
Vietnam introduced yet one more circumstances Sunday, bringing to the whole to seven.
On Saturday, the nation introduced its sixth case, a 25-year-old resort receptionist within the Khanh Hoa province. The federal government didn’t give any extra particulars.
Beforehand, the Ministry of Well being introduced that the contaminated sufferers embody two Chinese language nationals and three Vietnamese residents who had traveled to Wuhan.
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