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From CNN Alex Lin and Isaac Yee in Hong Kong
Hong Kong faced the rise of health problems associated with case import coronavirus as it confirmed 16 new cases, bringing the total to 208.
at a press conference on Thursday, Dr. Chuang Shui-kwan of the Center for Health Protection said most of the new cases have recently arrived in Hong Kong from countries including Spain, Britain, Italy and the United States. He said that the new cases include business people and students returning from abroad.
Dr. Chui Tak-yi of the Department of Food and Health said that Hong Kong is facing a new wave of public health problems associated with imported cases. He added that officials expect an increase in cases in the future.
He added that over the past two weeks, 92% of new cases registered in the city imported cases.
of 208 confirmed cases, 91 patients are still undergoing treatment in hospital including one patient in critical condition, according to Dr. Linda Yu Hospital Authority.
All legislators in the state of Georgia, along with their staff, were asked to self-quarantine for 14 days after a senator was confirmed to have a coronavirus.
Mon. Brandon Beach has tested positive, Georgia House said in a statement
Meanwhile, two members of the US Congress have tested positive for the virus – .. Rep Ben McAdams of Utah and Rep Mario Diaz-Balart. of Florida.
Several other Congress members in the different countries has also announced a self-quarantine after coming in contact with McAdams or Diaz-Balart.
The European Union official Michel Barnier has tested positive for the new coronavirus, he confirmed on Twitter.
Brexit chief EU negotiator said he was “doing well and in good spirits,” and follow all precautions along with his team.
He added: “for all the people affected already, and for all who is currently in isolation, we’ll get through this together.”
Barnier also share the video itself was filmed at his home, where he paid tribute to health workers and said he was thinking of all the families affected by the coronavirus.
He also mentioned his book about ecological threats, “Chacun Pour Tous” (One For All), which he says is relevant to the current crisis.
From CNN Emma Reynolds and Eoin McSweeney
governments and manufacturers who adopt drastic measures to generate more ventilators as coronavirus where pandemic demand unprecedented The hospitals in the world.
The British government has turned to the solution of the war, sign manufacturers including luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the Dyson vacuum company to produce this essential equipment.
Helen Meese, deputy chairman of the division of biomedical engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, told CNN Business there is “major needs” for ventilators, especially as the world prepares for a “reasonably drought this device over the coming weeks” as we reach the peak of the pandemic.
The World Health Organization has urged all countries to “optimize the availability of” lung ventilation equipment, which assist or replace the breathing function for critically ill patients, pumping oxygen into the blood to keep organs functioning. “Oxygen therapy is the main treatment intervention for patients with severe Covid-19,” the organization said.
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From CNN Christina Maxouris
Almost two months after the case of coronavirus first US federal government is currently preparing for a pandemic that could last up to 18 months or more and “including some sick waves,”.
report, on Friday, is a behind the scenes look and to overcome the crisis in our midst.
Although not say specifically that the government believes a pandemic will last 18 months, the document. they create a contingency plan outlines should assume a longer time to ensure readiness
This country is already feeling the strain: Hospital has sounded the alarm on – just 24 hours, cases increased by more than 40%.
The US government announced this week will help make up for the potential shortage of medical supplies and hospital deployed two ships to help increa se medical capacity.
Nearly 9,000 Americans have already tested positive for the virus. At least 149 were killed.
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## The daily life
From CNN ‘s Ben Westcott and Shanshan Wang
China has reported no new locally transmitted cases for the first time since the pandemic began, marking a major turning point in the global battle to contain Covid. -19
at a press conference on Thursday morning, officials from the National Health Commission of China announced it has happened only 34 new cases in the last 24 hours – all imported from abroad – and eight new deaths, all in Hubei, provinces where the virus was first identified.
There were no new cases reported in Hubei altogether on Wednesday
Why is this :. The milestone will likely be held as evidence of the ongoing success of the sweep, China’s top-down efforts to control the virus, although so local. Last month, the Chinese mainland is reported thousands of new cases every day, and are considered high-risk areas most infections in the world.
In the following weeks early spread of the virus, and the government imposed strict travel restrictions affecting hundreds of millions of citizens. In some hard-hit city, residents have for more than a month, while transport between major population hubs have been restricted or stopped altogether.
unprecedented nature of big steps have become a burden steep, both in the many millions of Chinese are forced to survive under lockdown and the country’s economy, which has seen a sharp decline in recent weeks.
But it also seems to work, with zero new local transmission.
And as the hazards have been reduced in China, the global infection rate continues to accelerate, with countries on several continents are now grappling with outbreaks rapidly expand their own
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CNN’s Max Foster
the Emperor and Empress of Japan has postponed a state visit to Britain planned for spring because coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
visit will be rescheduled for a later date.
Earlier in F ebruary, the Imperial Household of Japan canceled a birthday celebration common to the Emperor Naruhito over concerns that many people can allow a coronavirus to deployment
This will be a public celebration of first anniversary Emperor Naruhito .; last year he took the throne after his father,
Number :. Johns Hopkins University, which tracks cases reported by the World Health Organization and the additional resources, 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 infections – a pivotal moment in the battle to contain Covid-19. All 34 new cases were reported yesterday imported from abroad
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 latest restrictions :. Germany is expanding restrictions on the entry of six national borders for air and shipping traffic, the EU has 30 days, the UAE banned the entry of tourists and holders of visas and Australia and New Zealand both prohibit entry to foreigners and non-resident
The situation in the US :. 80% of the 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 8,898 cases and 149 deaths. The government is preparing for a pandemic to last up to 18 months
Economic :. The European Central Bank said it will spend $ 818 billion to buy government debt and private securities against coronavirus accident. South Korea is to provide 50 trillion won ($ 39.1 billion) in emergency funds to support small businesses
New case: South Korea confirmed 152 cases of the new coronavirus yesterday – the rise after a week reduce the rate of infection .. Singapore confirmed 47 new coronavirus case yesterday – biggest one-day increase in cases. Fiji country’s first case of coronavirus – bad news for Pacific Island countries,some. Meanwhile, Russia and Mexico have reported the first death-associated coronavirus them.
From CNN Daniel Silva Fernandez
Mexico have confirmed the first death-associated coronavirus, the country’s health ministry announced in a tweet on Wednesday.
patient, who also suffers from diabetes, began to show symptoms of coronavirus that on March 9, according to the ministry.
ministry did not specify where in Mexican patients died, and extended condolences to the families of patients in the tweet.
Mexico had 93 cases of coronavirus, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.
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