Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

posted by martyb on Monday January 27 2020, @08:56AM   Printer-friendly
from the stay-aware-and-wash-your-hands dept.

China Battles Coronavirus Outbreak: All the Latest Updates:

The virus thought to have originated in a Wuhan food market continues to spread as China steps up containment efforts.

[...] China is extending the Lunar New Year holiday for three days and enforcing strict containment measures in an attempt to curb the spread of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 people and infected at more than 2,700, most of them in the central province of Hubei where the virus first emerged.

The holiday season was due to end on Friday but will now be extended until February 2.

More than 56 million people in almost 20 cities, including the Hubei capital of Wuhan, have been affected by travel restrictions, introduced amid fears the transmission rate will balloon as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel during the Lunar New Year celebrations.

[...] Health authorities around the world are taking action to prevent a pandemic as more countries report cases. Confirmed cases have so far been announced in several Asiancountries, Europe and North America.

[...] The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged the respiratory illness, which has been traced to the city of Wuhan, is an emergency in China but the organisation said on Thursday it was too early to declare the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

Previously:


Original Submission

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @10:16AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @10:16AM (#949247)

    To solve our problems for us..

  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @12:41PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @12:41PM (#949275)

    You mean this virus only targets Trump voters?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @02:57PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @02:57PM (#949335)

      Virus sprouts in communist third world hell whole. Several current cases in the US had been infected while traveling, now doing well and recovering. >50 dead in communist China. Very effective plan.

      • (Score: 1) by Sulla on Monday January 27 2020, @05:22PM

        by Sulla (5173) on Monday January 27 2020, @05:22PM (#949405) Journal

        now doing well and recovering

        Have a source on this? Have been wondering about how they were doing

        --
        Ceterum censeo Sinae esse delendam
    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @03:01PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @03:01PM (#949339)

      Actually the opposite. Trump voters tend to be in more rural areas, and stay away from highly populated "liberal" cities. They also don't travel globally very much.

      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @04:51PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 27 2020, @04:51PM (#949392)

        I do travel globally alot. Of the other foreigners I bump into I think there's a decent dividing line between two groups. The first are your younger silver spooner kids and/or backpackers (often the exact same group, contrary to stereotypes). They tend to be ultra-liberal. But most of everybody else tends to lean conservative at a pretty high rate. One exception are your weird older sexpats in places like Thailand. The types that probably could not get laid wherever they came from. They also tend to be ultra-liberal.