China lockdown spreads to 33 million people as coronavirus death toll rises
China has accelerated its response to the deadly coronavirus as the death toll rose to 26.Share to twitter Share to linkedin A security personnel checks the temperature of a woman as she travels for the Lunar New Year at the ... [+] entrance of Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing on January 24 AFP via Getty Images Topline : China has expanded its travel restrictions to at least 10 cities and cancelled major Lunar New Year celebrations as the death toll from a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak rose to 26. At least 846 people are now infected with the virus in China and abroad, including in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, while people are being tested for possible symptoms of the pneumonia-like virus in the U.K. and U.S. Most of the 26 deaths occurred in Wuhan in Hubei province, where the outbreak began. Deaths were also recorded in Hebei province, as well as Heilongjiang province in north east China. Disneyland in Shanghai, which often sells out during holiday periods, will be closed from Saturday, while 10 cities in Hubei province have suspended flights, rail and bus links. In total, some 33 million people are affected by the lockdown across Wuhan, Huanggang, Ezhou, Chibi, Qianjiang, Zhijiang; Jingmen, Xiantao, Xiaogan and Huangshi. All the cities are located in Hubei province. Beijing’s most famous tourist attraction, the Forbidden City, has been closed, while the Chinese capital also cancelled its Lunar New Year temple fairs. Macau and Hong Kong have also cancelled key celebration events. Meanwhile, Wuhan hospitals are struggling to cope with the volume of patients , with clips on social media showing overcrowded hospitals . Wuhan mayor Zhou Xianwang has faced backlash on Chinese social media and calls to resign over his handling of the crisis following an interview with state broadcaster CCTV . Yesterday, experts at the World Health Organization concluded a two-day meeting on the matter and decided not to declare the coronavirus a global health emergency. Key background : China’s move to impose travel restrictions on 10 cities at the heart of the coronavirus, and moves to suspend key Lunar New Year celebrations, one of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar, shows how seriously Beijing is now taking the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Chinese government’s move could have come too late as tens of millions of people prepare to travel home for the annual holiday potentially spreading the coronavirus even further. The threat of the new coronavirus causing similar disruption to travel, tourism and retailers like the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak has weighed on markets in Asia. The origins of this coronavirus strain are unknown but it is thought to have been transmitted from an animal at a market in Wuhan. Symptoms include coughing, fever and difficulty breathing, and it is spread through droplets in the air from coughing and sneezing. Further reading Read more: Forbes
They must be testing some Boi weapon down there. 🙄 make it 1.2 billion So 33 million people are on lockdown because 800 people are infected with 26 deaths. I need to read up more to understand why they are being so cautious shelbyciampa Lololol
Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs in China, and a Lockdown WidensAt least 25 people have died and more than 800 have been sickened by the mysterious illness, health officials said. The travel restrictions imposed on Wuhan were extended to at least four more cities. Sooo like 1000 are dead? Common sense should tell you that pandemic diseases come from overcrowded cities and homeless people living in unsanitary conditions. Those which do not succumb to the disease become carriers through constant exposure and spread it as they travel it's more then that, the chinese are lying, start issuing travel bans and lock it all down.
China Expands Virus Lockdown, Encircling 22 MillionChina drastically expanded a travel lockdown, essentially penning in more than 22 million residents to contain a virus that has killed at least 26 people and sickened more than 800. Experts warned that the country risked a repeat of the SARS epidemic. This is getting more concerning by the hour. No vaccines, no treatment (yet) Please don't ignore the fact that that could never occur in a free country and is a massive breach of human rights
China expands lockdown as novel coronavirus toll climbs to at least 25The transport and public space restrictions now encompass some 30 million people as the 2019-nCoV spread to 10 countries. Singapore confirmed two more virus cases, taking the tally to three.
China orders 'unprecedented' lockdown of two cities at virus epicenterChina locks down the two cities at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak: Wuhan and Huanggang Plague Inc. DEFINITIVE EDITION The efficiencies of communism really shine during virus outbreaks. MAYBE they should shut down their bioweapons lab in the city if they're looking for a source of the problem?
Those trapped in China virus lockdown expect lonely holidayAfter a new virus forced authorities in Wuhan to shut down the city, many are finding pharmacies are sold out of surgical masks and rubbing alcohol, and supplies of vitamin C tablets are dwindling. Some said grocers were charging exorbitant prices. Rest assured this virus will make it to the US through our southern border. Price gouging in China?! That's bad. Anyone remember the book World War Z? Not the movie. Tell people something new - how to help Wuhan. There is enough speculation already.
Millions on Lockdown in China Amid Coronavirus OutbreakThe mysterious virus spreading through China has led authorities to lock down entire cities, restrict travel, and cancel major holiday celebrations ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year this weekend Lunar new year celebration is not like lingering in tight quarters, similar to the square ball drop, is it?