• World
More

    China’s “Coronavirus” death toll alarmingly rises to 25, WHO says no global emergency

    Must Read

    Vadodara SOG busted sex racket running inside spa centre

    Vadodara SOG police exposed a  prostitution racket running at old Padra Road under the guise of a...

    Covid 19 cases reached 24984 in Vadodara after 49 new cases on Saturday

    Total 54 discharged from hospital taking the total to 24157 The number of positive...

    Heartfelt farewell given to the Defence Minister at Vadodara Airport of Indian Air Force

    Minister of Defence of India Rajnath Singh, was given a hearty farewell from the Vadodara Airport of...

    The death toll in China’s alarmingly new coronavirus afflictions has climbed to 25 with confirmed cases rising sharply to 830, the Chinese health authorities said on Friday. The pneumonia situation had resulted in 25 deaths, including 24 in central China’s Hubei province and one in north China’s Hebei, the National Health Commission said.

    By Thursday, 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia, caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), had been reported in 29 provincial-level regions in the country, it said.

    A total of 1,072 suspected cases have been reported in 20 provincial-level regions, according to the National Health Commission.

    As the virus spread in the country and the world, China on Thursday effectively quarantined nearly 20 million people as it locked down five cities, including Wuhan, suspending all public transport in an unmacthed move to contain the coronavirus, humidifying the celebrations of the Lunar New Year.

    But after two days of talks to determine the level of global concern, the World Health Organization on Thursday stopped short of declaring a so-called public health emergency of international concern, declaration used for the gravest epidemics.

    WHO had postponed its decision by a day, after Chinese authorities announced unprecedented measures to rein in the spread of the virus.

    According to the health commission in northern Hebei province, which borders Beijing, an 80-year-old man diagnosed with the new virus died on January 22.

    The Wuhan lockdown is a cause of concern for Indian students who still remained there. The city has about 700 Indian students, majority of them studying medicine.

    As concerns grew over their safety, the Indian Embassy on Thursday opened helplines and established contacts with the concerned Chinese officials to ensure food and other supplies for those who remained in the city.

    In new disclosure, Chinese officials on Thursday confirmed fresh cases of coronavirus in people who did not even travel to Wuhan recently.

    The National Health Commission also reported an increasing number of cases with no exposure to Wuhan’s Hunan seafood wholesale market, which is believed to be related to most of the infected cases.

    In view of virus scare, several cities including Beijing have cancelled special events. The festival is also known as the Spring Festival. Large cultural activities during spring festival in Beijing such as temple fairs were cancelled to prevent the spread of the virus.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Latest News

    Delhi to have its own school education board, says CM Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that Delhi will have its own school education board...

    Covid 19 cases reached 24984 in Vadodara after 49 new cases on Saturday

    Total 54 discharged from hospital taking the total to 24157 The number of positive cases in Vadodara reached 24984 after...

    Heartfelt farewell given to the Defence Minister at Vadodara Airport of Indian Air Force

    Minister of Defence of India Rajnath Singh, was given a hearty farewell from the Vadodara Airport of the Indian Air Force.

    Delhi to have its own school education board, says CM Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that Delhi will have its own school education board just like the other states.

    Amrita Bagchi’s soulful rendition ‘Bematlab’ sums up Ridhi Dogra & Monica Dogra’s journey in the show

    One of the most striking and appealing elements from ALTBalaji's much talked about show 'The Married Woman', besides the intense narrative of...

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -