Coronavirus

China Tightens Screening of Arriving Passengers, Fearing Reinfection

China Tightens Screening of Arriving Passengers, Fearing Reinfection

China is taking action to avoid allowing travelers with Covid-19 into the country, as a result of the spread of the virus in more countries across the globe.
Chinese officials in multiple cities are instituting strict screenings for those entering China. Travelers arriving from countries where there is a major outbreak of the coronavirus may even be quarantined as a precaution.
The move comes as health officials in China are reporting relatively fewer …

CDC: Coronavirus Could Cause ‘Severe Disruption’ in U.S.

CDC: Coronavirus Could Cause ‘Severe Disruption’ in U.S.

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that they believe the coronavirus could cause “severe disruption” to the lives of ordinary people in the United States, and that they are preparing for the possibility of a pandemic.
Nancy Messonier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said in a briefing on Tuesday that American businesses, schools, and communities should brace themselves for potential …

Coronavirus Update: Americans Warned Against Travel to Korea, Members of Korean Sect linked to Wuhan

Coronavirus Update: Americans Warned Against Travel to Korea, Members of Korean Sect linked to Wuhan

TUESDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
Chinese health officials reported 508 new cases, with only eight outside of Hubei province. The death toll on Monday was 71.
The total number of cases in mainland China since the December outbreak began is now 77,658, and the death toll has risen to 2,663.
Two-thirds of China’s small businesses remain shut due to the outbreak.
The number of people in the United States with Covid-19 reached 53, up from …

Expert Q&A: Addressing Traveler Concerns About the Coronavirus – ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’

The daily dispatches from Hong Kong and Wuhan and Beijing about Covid-19, the official name for the novel coronavirus that seemingly sprung out of nowhere in Wuhan, China, are nowhere near an end. Travel is down in some instances by over 90%, and thousands of people are under quarantine after possible exposure to the virus.  This leaves travelers – be they business or leisure – wondering, should I stay or …

Europe Faces Up to the Coronavirus as Cases in Italy Soar

The Italian government implemented the strongest measures yet in Europe to combat the novel coronavirus, including the imposition of fines, after a third person died of the virus on Sunday.
The move comes after the number of cases in the first major outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe rose to 152.
The outbreak appears to be one of a growing number of clusters of cases with no direct to the outbreak in Wuhan.
Officials …

Coronavirus Update: Cases Surge Outside of China, Italian Towns in Lockdown, Korea on High Alert

Coronavirus Update: Cases Surge Outside of China, Italian Towns in Lockdown, Korea on High Alert

SUNDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
China reported 648 new coronavirus cases and 97 new deaths, with 630 of the new cases in Hubei province.
The new report brings the total of number of coronavirus cases in mainland China to 76,936, with the death toll at 2,442.
CORONAVIRUS NEWS
02-23 Covid-19 did not originate in Wuhan market, some scientists said.  A new study by a team of Chinese scientists shows the virus may have originated elsewhere …

Coronavirus Update: Cases in Korea Double, CDC Prepares for Pandemic

Coronavirus Update: Cases in Korea Double, CDC Prepares for Pandemic

SATURDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The Chinese National Health Commission reported 397 new confirmed coronavirus cases, a 55% drop from the 889 reported the prior day. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 76,288. The death toll on Friday was 109, bringing the total of those killed by the virus to 2,345.
In Europe, officials in several countries said that the total number of confirmed  cases in England is …