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Coronavirus: Worst-hit international locations increase containment efforts


Published on Feb 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has reached a “decisive point” and has “pandemic potential”, World Health Organization head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus says.

His comments approach as international locations around the world battle to prevent the virus spreading additional.

For a 2nd day, extra cases have been reported outdoors than inside China.

Iran and Italy have grow to be major centres of infection, with individuals travelling from there spreading the virus additional afield.

Several high-profile Iranian officials have grow to be infected, the latest being Vice-President for Females and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar.

Contemporary Zealand, the Netherlands, Belarus, Nigeria and Lithuania have confirmed their first virus cases
Markets around the world have taken a colossal hit from the virus – the Australian Securities Exchange closed down 3.3%, and diversified Asian markets are down by a similar amount
British Airways has cancelled several journeys to Italy, Singapore and South Korea
A cruise that was turned away from several places has now been allowed to dock in Mexico. A crew member onboard had tested obvious for seasonal flu
A pet canine owned by a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong was found to have tested “weak obvious” for the virus
A local sect leader in South Korea, linked to the outbreak there, is to be charged for failing to post names of members to authorities

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