By, and Adam Renton, CNN
Number: Johns Hopkins University, which tracks cases reported by the World Health Organization and the additional resource, putting the total number of cases worldwide in more than 218 800, with at least 8,800 deaths
China reported no new domestic case. For the first time, a country where the pandemic started coronavirus has announced no new locally transmitted infection – an important moment in the battle to contain Covid-19. All 34 new cases were reported yesterday imported from abroad
US deaths :. 80% of coronavirus-related deaths in the US occur in adults aged 65 and older, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The US has at least 8736 cases and 149 deaths
British ramps up steps :. From Friday, the British schools will close until further notice. Northern Ireland schools will close from Monday. Dozens of London Underground stations will be shut down after the government advised to stop non-essential social contact. An additional 10,000 military personnel will be placed “on a higher readiness” to support public services as part of the support force new coronavirus
The only continent without a case. US researchers and workers stationed in the Antarctic screened for coronavirus before their deployment. About 100 people were in the Antarctic from the US and other countries
World under lockdown :. Millions around the world have entered the European Union has for 30 days. The US and many countries have issued a “shelter in place” command
The latest restrictions: .. Australia and New Zealand both prohibit entry to foreigners and non-resident
Economics: European Bank The central said it would spend $ 818 billion to buy government debt and private securities against coronavirus accident. South Korea is to provide 50 trillion won ($ 38.9 billion) in emergency funds to support small businesses.
Flight Deferred: Australian airline Qantas and its subsidiary Jetstar will suspend scheduled international flights from late March until at least the end of May. Air Canada will gradually suspend most flights trans-border international and US on March 31. Ryanair said it expects that “most if not all” its flights will be grounded by March 24 There were 12 094 flight cancellations across the world on Wednesday.
From CNN Kocha Olarn in Bangkok
Thailand will require a health certificate for all travelers entering, the Civil Aviation Authority of the country announced today.
command was issued Wednesday night.
Airlines will need to check whether passengers have a history of a recent trip to the areas of high risk certain health certificate issued within 72 hours stating that passengers are not at risk of infection, and proof of health insurance includes at least $ 100,000.
CNN Julia Hollingsworth in New Zealand and Akanksha Sharma in Hong Kong
start tonight, New Zealand will ban all foreign nationals entering the country, the Prime Jacinda Ardern Minister announced in a press conference today.
Current travel restrictions will apply to those coming from the Pacific Islands, which had previously been exempt from the restrictions.
This will also close from traveling between New Zealand and Australia for the majority of citizens in both countries, which usually can go back and forth travel without visas.
“a small number of exceptions to the new measures may be sought for humanitarian reasons, health professionals essential and residents of Samoa and Tonga that need tr Avel to New Zealand for an important reason,” said Ardern
new Zealand partner, legal guardian or dependent child traveling with them can also return
the threat of imported cases ..: new measures come after the country reported eight new cases today, bringing the total nationwide to 28.
All new infections “associated with travel abroad,” is not localized infectious, the ministry said.. there is no evidence of transmission of the people in this country
“All cases Covid-19 identified in New Zealand relate to people traveling to New Zealand and bring the virus with them – therefore we need to further limit the risk of people bringing the virus to New Zealand, “Ardern said in a release
Update: .. this post has been updated to accurately m encerminkan restriction
CNN Akanksha Sharma in Hong Kong
Starting tomorrow, Australia are no longer going to allow entry to non-residents or residents of Australia, unless they are immediate family members of Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today.
He added that he had consulted with New Zealand Prime Minister’s Jacinda Ardern about travel restrictions to “harmonize” their steps. Ardern also announced a travel ban for foreigners who enter New Zealand today.
He added that those with travel plans to Australia should use these 24 hours ahead to make alternate arrangements.
Australians overseas can still get back to the state, but will be subject to 14 days of isolation on arrival.
This comes as the country announced an increase in cases. Australia reported 111 new cases, bringing the national tally to 565, the state Department of Health said today
From a total of 565, 259 cases are considered “overseas earned” -. Imported from virus-hit countries such as the US, Iran, Italy, and England.
Some 46 patients have recovered, and six died.
The number of new cases has exceeded 218 800 global coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks cases reported by the World Health Organization and additional resources.
The number of deaths worldwide stood at 8810, according to the calculation of the university.
China: On Wednesday, China reported 34 new cases – all imported from abroad. The milestone of no new locally transmitted infection is a change for the Chinese government. China has a total of 80 928 cases and 3,245 deaths, with 70 420 patients were cured.
Italy: The country with the worst outbreak outside of China announced its biggest one-day jump in new coronavirus cases Wednesday, an increase of 4,207 in 24 hours. The total number now stands at 35 713 cases and 2,978 deaths, according to WHO
Iran. Iran confirms 147 new deaths from coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total death toll in the country to 1135. Additional 1,192 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 17 361. Iran has become the center of an outbreak in the Middle East.
From CNN Daniel Silva Fernandez
El Salvador has reported the first case of the coronavirus, President Nayib Bukele said in a television announcement on Wednesday.
Patients infected had visited Italy and into El Salvador through “unofficial point,” according to the announcement.
Analysis of CNN Helen Regan
Meanwhile, and climate change is a problem inherently different, they share two important characteristics :. Both the global crisis that threatens the lives of millions of people
However, only one crisis has inspired broad, drastic measures from countries worldwide.
As the spread, the country has been put into lockdown, schools are closed, the event was canceled, factories closed, prompting millions and released. There are no economic costs already too big to stem the spread of the disease.
The climate crisis is also a global health emergency. The virus’ impact was sudden and dramatic. The number of victims of the climate crisis is slow and steady -. But no less lethal
Air pollution killed 7 million people each year, the World Health Organization. A recent study found toxic air shortens lives around the world average. , And the life of every child born today will be strongly influenced by climate change, according to
We have the tools to adapt to climate change – we do not need radical shutdowns such as the world has seen to. This pandemic
But climate scientists say that adapting to climate change does not require radical shutdowns – technologies needed to reduce emissions already exist. renewable energy sources is a cost-effective alternative to fossil fuels, and make a reasonable transition economies
Read the full analysis here.
From CNN Gina Yu
About 80% of coronavirus-related deaths in the US occur in adults aged 65 and older, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention published Wednesday.
The report examines patient deaths that occurred between the 12th of February and 16th March because of missing data on the underlying health issues and other key characteristics, mortality is estimated as a range.
For adults aged 85 years and older, the highest mortality rates, ranging from 10% to 27%.
For adults aged 65 to 84, the range is from 3% to 11%.
No US deaths have occurred among people aged 19years old or younger.
The largest proportion of hospitalized patients aged between 65 and 84 years, contributing 36% of cases. They also made up the largest proportion of ICU patients, with 46% of cases.
From CNN Will Ripley
Passing through the airport in Hong Kong and Tokyo this week to highlight the differences in the approaches of the two hubs of Asia in dealing with the new coronavirus pandemic
Arriving in Hong Kong. After landing directly onto the tarmac, we were taken to a quarantine area on the lower level of the airport.
There we underwent several medical examinations and security. My temperature taken, and I filled out a detailed questionnaire about the history of my trip. quarantine officer gave me a list of instructions for after I left the airport, including that I take my temperature twice daily and report any abnormal symptoms immediately to the Ministry of Health.
If I were to land in Hong Kong today, it will be more stringent.
The local government announced this week that anyone arriving from a foreign country is required to self-quarantine for two weeks, and is likely to issue a bracelet electronic monitoring that will alert the authorities if they leave home or their hotel
arrived in Tokyo .. When I arrived at Narita airport in Japan this week for our plane stopped at the gate as usual
I walked freely through the airport, more than 500 meters into the quarantine station where approximately 10 quarantine officers hurriedly trying to process all the people who come from my flight.
no one took my temperature, though I walk through the thermal camera scanning to high body temperature. But it was a cold night and many of the passengers were bundled up in coats that could hamper the ability of the camera to get an accurate reading.
I gave my quarantine officers to sign the English form asked me to stay in my home for 14 days, checking my temperature daily, and avoid public transport.
This is just a request, and not enforced. I followed the recommended protocol, but there’s nothing stopping me from everywhere I please.
But without a comprehensive test, it is difficult to know whether quiet in Tokyo is a true picture of the situation coronavirus in Japan – or if it was actually quiet before the storm
Read the full story here :. .
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