The Wuhan coronavirus has spread throughout the world for the reason that first instances had been detected in central China in December. At the very least 425 individuals have died and greater than 20,000 individuals have been contaminated, and the World Well being Group (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public well being emergency of worldwide concern.
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee has confirmed the virus might be transmitted from person to person via “droplet transmission” — the place a virus is handed on as a result of an contaminated particular person sneezing or coughing — in addition to by direct contact.
There are at the very least 190 confirmed instances of Wuhan coronavirus in additional than 25 nations and territories outdoors mainland China. Two individuals have died outdoors of mainland China from the virus — a 44-year-old Chinese language man within the Philippines, and a 39-year-old man in Hong Kong.
A lot of nations, reminiscent of the USA and Japan, have evacuated their nationals on flights from Wuhan, capital of Hubei province.
It is a full checklist of locations outdoors mainland China with confirmed instances of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Australia (at the very least 12 instances)
Over the weekend, South Australia has confirmed its first two instances of coronavirus and Victoria its fourth, bringing Australia’s whole 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 line 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.
Over 240 Australians on the repatriation flight from Wuhan, through Qantas, reached the Australian territory of Christmas Island within the Indian Ocean, in line with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday.
A complete of 241 Australians had been transferred to Christmas Island to be quarantined, whereas a pregnant lady and her companion had been despatched to Perth for isolation, in line with Morrison’s tweets.
Morrison added that the federal government can also be working with Chinese language authorities on a second repatriation flight from Wuhan, and the New Zealand authorities about presumably repatriating its nationals on the identical flight.
Belgium (at the very least 1 case)
Belgium has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, after considered one of 9 repatriates from Wuhan examined constructive for the virus, Belgium’s public well being division stated in a press release on Tuesday.
“The one that examined constructive is wholesome and exhibits no indicators of sickness in the intervening time,” the assertion stated.
“They had been transferred final night time to St. Peter’s College Hospital in Brussels, considered one of our nation’s two reference centres. This hospital has all the mandatory experience and assist to make sure the absolute best care.”
Cambodia (at the very least 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 relations. They examined destructive for the virus, in line with a Ministry of Data assertion. The person’s situation was steady and he solely confirmed delicate signs, it stated.
Canada (at the very least Four instances)
Canada has a complete of 4 confirmed instances of coronavirus.
The fourth confirmed case is a lady in her 20s who arrived in Toronto from Wuhan on January 23, however was asymptomatic, in line 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 stated.
The girl initially examined destructive on the laboratory, the place an authentic check was achieved. A second check carried out a number of days later, in response to a brand new pathogen, got here again weakly constructive, and the swap from destructive to constructive was made on a precautionary degree, in line with Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Well being in Ontario.
A Canadian couple examined constructive in Ontario — each the person and lady had visited Wuhan earlier than getting in poor health.
The Canadian government has warned its citizens in opposition to all journey to Hubei province. It stated the danger of the brand new coronavirus spreading inside Canada remained low.
Finland (at the very least 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 line with CNN affiliate MTV3 Finland.
She developed respiratory signs and fever on Sunday and went to the emergency room on Tuesday, MTV3 Finland experiences.
France (at the very least 6 instances)
A sixth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in France, in line with the pinnacle of the nation’s well being division, Jerome Salomon.
The sixth confirmed case is a French physician who had been in touch with a affected person in Asia, a spokesman for France’s well being division instructed CNN.
France was the primary European nation to substantiate instances of the Wuhan coronavirus, in line with Salomon.
The fifth case is the daughter of an 80-year-old Chinese language vacationer, who is without doubt one of the first 4 confirmed sufferers, France’s Well being Minister Agnes Buzyn stated on French tv BFMTV.
Germany (at the very least 11 instances)
A brand new case of coronavirus has been recognized within the state of Bavaria, bringing the full variety of instances in Germany to 11, Bavaria’s Well being Ministry confirmed Monday.
In keeping with the State Workplace for Well being and Meals Security, the 11th case was recognized in a toddler from the district of Traunstein, who examined constructive only a week after the kid’s father was discovered to have been contaminated.
On Saturday, CNN reported that the daddy — aged 33 — is an worker at an organization within the district of Starnberg, the place six different staff beforehand examined constructive with the lethal virus.
Hong Kong (at the very least 15 instances, 1 loss of life)
The semi-autonomous metropolis of Hong Kong, which borders mainland China, has reported its first loss of life from the coronavirus.
The 39-year-old man died Tuesday at Princess Margaret Hospital and had an underlying sickness. The affected person took the high-speed prepare from Hong Kong to Wuhan on January 21 and returned to town from Changshanan on January 23. He was stated to have by no means visited any well being care services, moist market or seafood market, or had any publicity to wild animals through the incubation interval.
Hong Kong has briefly 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 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 town.
Most authorities workplaces, besides these concerned in emergency and important companies, might be closed for the remainder of the week. All colleges may also be shut till at the very least 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 individuals within the metropolis.
India (at the very least three instances)
India confirmed its third case of coronavirus on Monday in Kerala.
The third case is a scholar who examined constructive for the virus after coming back from Wuhan, in line with a Fb put up from Kerala Well being Minister KK Shailaja. The coed has been admitted to a district hospital in Kerala and is in steady situation.
Italy (at the very least 2 instances)
Italy has confirmed two instances of coronavirus, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated 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 stated.
“Now we have already ready all of the precautionary measures to isolate these two instances,” Conte stated.
Italy’s Well being Minister Roberto Speranza stated the federal government would attempt to hint the vacationers’ journeys whereas in Italy, including that the state of affairs was critical, however underneath management.
“The timeliness of the intervention makes us assume that there are not any different individuals uncovered,” Ippolito stated.
Japan (at the very least 20 instances)
Japan’s Well being Ministry confirmed three further infections with the brand new coronavirus on Saturday, elevating the full home tally to 20.
The brand new instances are among the many 565 Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan on government-chartered flights earlier within the week. Among the many confirmed instances is a person aged in his 30s who has been recognized as a illness service with out signs.
At the very least two individuals with the coronavirus in Japan haven’t 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 in poor health. 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 hundreds of surgical masks, security goggles and 50 units of protecting fits.
Macao (at the very least 10 instances)
Macao has confirmed at the very least 10 instances of the Wuhan coronavirus.
The semi-autonomous metropolis in southern China will droop operations of playing and associated industries for half a month, Chief Government Ho Iat Seng stated at a information convention on Tuesday.
Macao officers instructed CNN it has not been determined but when this suspension will begin because the chief govt will meet with playing corporations Tuesday.
The outbreak has had a devastating impression 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 12 months is normally a very busy time for Macao’s casinos. However not this 12 months — tourism to town has dropped 73.6% year-on-year, the Macao authorities introduced on January 29.
Malaysia (at the very least eight instances)
Malaysia has confirmed eight instances — all Chinese language nationals. The instances embody a Four-year-old youngster and a 52-year-old man, in line with state information company Bernama.
Malaysia has temporarily suspended all visas for Chinese citizens from Hubei province. It has additionally established an emergency response crew at its Beijing embassy to offer help to Malaysian residents in China.
Nepal (at the very least 1 case)
There was one confirmed case in Nepal — a 31-year-old Nepali PhD scholar 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 stated individuals in shut contact with the affected person have been recognized and are being monitored.
Philippines (at the very least 2 instances, 1 loss of life)
The Philippines reported its first coronavirus fatality on Sunday — the primary loss of life from the virus outdoors 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 companion 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 harassed it’s “on prime of the evolving state of affairs” however urged the general public to put on surgical masks and keep away from crowded locations if they’re experiencing signs, reminiscent of coughing and a fever.
Russia (at the very least 2 instances)
Russia has recognized its first two instances, each Chinese language residents, Russia’s TASS information company reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister 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 (at the very least 18 instances)
Singapore’s Ministry of Well being stated the present variety of confirmed instances within the nation stands at 18.
The well being ministry stated the entire instances are in steady situation and most are enhancing.
It beforehand suggested residents to “defer all journey to Hubei province and all non-essential journey to mainland China.”
Minister of commerce and business Chan Chun Sing stated 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 “adequate masks” in the event that they handle the availability appropriately.
The well being ministry earlier urged employers to implement flexible work arrangements, reminiscent of working from house or telecommuting, for workers who’ve been to China prior to now 14 days.
South Korea (at the very least 16 instances)
South Korea has confirmed a 16th case of the Wuhan coronavirus, in line with Kim Gang-lip, vice minister of Well being and Welfare.
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 up to now been accredited by the Chinese language authorities.
South Korea is sending $5 million of emergency humanitarian assist to China, the South Korean International Affairs Ministry introduced on Thursday.
Spain (at the very least 1 case)
Spain confirmed its first case Friday, in line with a press release from the Well being Minister’s Workplace. The assertion stated the affected person is presently underneath 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 bunch of 5 folks that well being officers on the island say are “underneath commentary” after being in touch with an individual in Germany who has been recognized with the virus, the discharge said.
Sri Lanka (at the very least 1 case)
There may be 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 might have come into contact with the only case to detect potential contagion.
Sweden (at the very least 1 case)
Sweden on Friday confirmed its first case, a lady in Jonkoping county who had visited Wuhan.
When the lady 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 stated in a press release. She was remoted within the hospital’s an infection clinic, however is just not significantly in poor health.
Taiwan (at the very least 10 instances)
Taiwan’s Centre for Illness Management (CDC) confirmed its 10th case on Friday.
The CDC says that Taiwan’s newest 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 briefly suspended to make sure steady provide.
Thailand (at the very least 19 instances)
Thailand confirmed an extra 5 instances on Friday, bringing the full quantity to 19.
4 out of the 5 new instances 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. Nonetheless, he was uncovered to people who had traveled from China. Two of the 19 instances 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 in poor health after lately touring from China.
United Arab Emirates (at the very least 5 instances)
A brand new case of coronavirus has been reported within the UAE, making that the fifth case within the nation, the Ministry of Well being and Prevention introduced on Saturday.
The affected person, who arrived from Wuhan, is “steady and underneath medical care,” the ministry stated in a press release, including there may be “no trigger for concern” for the general public.
United Kingdom (at the very least 2 instances)
The UK has confirmed its first two instances within the northwest of England, in line with a press release Friday by the chief medical officer for England.
“We will verify that two sufferers in England, who’re members of the identical household, have examined constructive 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 stop additional unfold of the virus,” Chris Whitty stated.
“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 stop additional unfold.
“Now we have been making ready for UK instances of novel coronavirus and we have now strong 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 (at the very least 11 instances)
There at the moment are 11 instances of the novel coronavirus in the USA.
Two instances have been confirmed in San Benito County, California in line with a press release supplied by San Benito County Public Well being Companies.
The confirmed instances in San Benito County are associated — the people are husband and spouse, each 57 years of age, in line with the assertion. The husband lately traveled from Wuhan, China, and the spouse didn’t — due to this fact, there was person-to-person transmission.
Six confirmed instances are in California, one in Massachusetts, one in Washington state, 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 doable “journey restrictions to be enforce with little or no advance discover.”
The advisory stated US residents presently in China ought to contemplate 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 stated throughout a information convention Wednesday afternoon, however they’ll stay underneath a voluntary quarantine on the air base.
Vietnam (at the very least eight instances)
Vietnam has confirmed an extra case of the Wuhan coronavirus within the province of Vinh Phuc, bringing the full variety of confirmed instances within the nation to eight.
The most recent case entails a Vietnamese lady who returned to Vietnam from Wuhan on January 17, in line with state broadcaster VTV. The affected person then had her samples taken for testing by the Ministry of Well being on January 31. The Ministry of Well being confirmed on Monday that she examined constructive for the Wuhan coronavirus.