Health January 28, 2020
UPDATE: China coronavirus outbreak

By Francesco Tamilia - Accountable Care Journal

More than 100 people have died and thousands have been infected by the new coronavirus originating in China. Chinese authorities have put millions of citizens on lockdown to try to avoid the spread of the deadly virus.

The latest updates on the China coronavirus as of 28 January 2020 are as follows:

  • The death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, with the total number of infections almost doubling in a day to more than 4,500.
  • A total of 97 UK tests have been concluded, of which 97 were confirmed negative and 0 positive. The risk to the public remains low.
  • The Chinese city of Wuhan is set to build a hospital in six days in order to treat patients suspected of contracting the coronavirus.
  • Germany confirms the first human transmission in Europe.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he is "confident China can contain the virus".
  • Britons in parts of China affected by the new coronavirus have criticised the lack of government support for returning home.
  • A Downing Street spokesman told the BBC that details of plans for British citizens to leave Hubei province "are being finalised" and the Foreign Office will confirm them "as soon as they can."
  • The Department for Health and Social Care will be publishing data on the outbreak daily at 14:00 GMT.

For an interactive guide to cases around the world, please click here.


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