Novel coronavirus cases top 79,000 amid worsening outbreaks in South Korea and Italy

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Asia, Novel Coronavirus Cases Top 79

24.2.2020

New coronavirus outbreaks are continuing to expand in South Korea and Italy, raising fears of a global pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the novel virus is the worst public health crisis facing the country since its founding.

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned the novel coronavirus is the worst public health crisis facing the country since its founding, as new outbreaks continued to expand in South Korea and Italy, raising fears of a global pandemic. Speaking Sunday, Xi said the"current epidemic situation is still severe and complex, and the prevention and control work is at the most critical stage." The crisis is"the most difficult to prevent and control in China" since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, Xi said. He added the outbreak was likely to have a"great impact" on the country's economy, but that epidemic prevention and control methods were beginning to have an effect. As of Monday, there were at least 77,150 confirmed cases in mainland China, bringing the global total to 79,356, with the death toll at 2,619. .m-infographic--7347515604 { background: url(//cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2020/images/02/11/coronavirus-outbreak-full-coverage.jpg) no-repeat 0 0 transparent; height: 230px; margin: 15px auto; width: 300px; } @media (min-width: 640px) { .m-infographic--7347515604 { float: left; margin-right: 15px; } } A total of 27 of those deaths have occurred outside of mainland China, a major spike from a week ago, when only five deaths had taken place outside China, and most of those involving people who had a direct link to the country. Major new outbreaks are developing in South Korea, Iran and Italy, with dozens of confirmed cases and multiple deaths. Read MoreSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in said the country was at a"watershed moment" Sunday, as he issued the highest level of national alert and ordered new resources to tackling the outbreak, which is largely focused on the southern city of Daegu but has spread throughout the East Asian country, including among the military. The Ministry of Defense of South Korea confirmed Monday that an additional four soldiers had been confirmed to have contracted the virus, bringing the total of military personnel to 11. There are fears that the outbreak could spread quickly among troops living in close confines, and potentially spread to US forces stationed in Korea. Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Hospital personnel in Codogno, Italy, carry new beds inside the hospital on Friday, February 21. The hospital is hosting some people who have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.Hide Caption 1 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Doctors look at a CT scan of a lung at a hospital in Xiaogan, China, on Thursday, February 20.Hide Caption 2 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A sales clerk wears a mask as she waits for customers at a hat shop in Beijing on Tuesday, February 18. Small companies that help drive China's economy are worried about how much damage the coronavirus outbreak will cause to business.Hide Caption 3 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Buses carrying American passengers arrive at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Monday, February 17. The passengers were leaving the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship to be repatriated to the United States.Hide Caption 4 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A medical worker rests at the isolation ward of the Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Sunday, February 16.Hide Caption 5 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Authorities watch as the Westerdam cruise ship approaches a port in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on February 13. Despite having no confirmed cases of coronavirus on board, the Westerdam was refused port by four other Asian countries before being allowed to dock in Cambodia.Hide Caption 6 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker has his temperature checked on a shuttered commercial street in Beijing on February 12.Hide Caption 7 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Beds are made in the Wuhan Sports Center, which has been converted into a temporary hospital.Hide Caption 8 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A child rides a scooter past a police officer wearing protective gear outside the Hong Mei House in Hong Kong on February 11. More than 100 people evacuated the housing block after four residents in two different apartments tested positive for the coronavirus.Hide Caption 9 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Relatives of quarantined passengers wave at the Diamond Princess cruise ship as it leaves a port in Yokohama, Japan, to dump wastewater and generate potable water. Dozens of people on the ship were infected with coronavirus.Hide Caption 10 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak The Deneway branch of the County Oak Medical Centre is closed amid coronavirus fears in Brighton, England, on February 11. Several locations in and around Brighton were quarantined after a man linked to several coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom came into contact with health-care workers and members of the public.Hide Caption 11 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A police officer, left, wears protective gear as he guards a cordon at the Hong Mei House in Hong Kong on February 11.Hide Caption 12 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker wears a protective suit as he waits to screen people entering an office building in Beijing on February 10. China's workforce is slowly coming back to work after the coronavirus outbreak forced many parts of the country to extend the Lunar New Year holiday by more than a week.Hide Caption 13 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Chinese President Xi Jinping has his temperature checked during an appearance in Beijing on February 10.Hide Caption 14 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Photojournalists wearing face masks take photos of a bus carrying passengers after they disembarked from the World Dream cruise ship in Hong Kong on February 9. More than 5,300 people were quarantined on two cruise ships off Hong Kong and Japan.Hide Caption 15 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People participating in a Lunar New Year Parade in New York City hold signs reading,"Wuhan stay strong!" on February 9.Hide Caption 16 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A shopper walks past empty shelves at a grocery store in Hong Kong on February 9. China's Ministry of Commerce encouraged supermarkets and grocery stores to resume operations as the country's voluntary or mandatory quarantines began to take an economic toll. Hide Caption 17 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker wearing a protective suit uses a machine to disinfect a business establishment in Shanghai, China, on February 9.Hide Caption 18 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers in protective gear walk near the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama on February 7.Hide Caption 19 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People in Hong Kong attend a vigil February 7 for whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang. Li, 34, died in Wuhan after contracting the virus while treating a patient.Hide Caption 20 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A woman grieves while paying tribute to Li at Li's hospital in Wuhan on February 7.Hide Caption 21 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak The Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is seen docked at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, on February 7. Passengers were to be screened for coronavirus as a precaution, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told CNN.Hide Caption 22 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A light installation is displayed by striking members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other activists at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7.Hide Caption 23 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers are seen on the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at the Yokohama Port on February 7.Hide Caption 24 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Flight attendants wearing face masks make their way through Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 7.Hide Caption 25 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers check sterile medical gloves at a latex-product manufacturer in Nanjing, China, on February 6.Hide Caption 26 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A woman wears a protective mask as she shops in a Beijing market on February 6.Hide Caption 27 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak This aerial photo shows the Leishenshan Hospital that is being built in Wuhan, China, to handle coronavirus patients.Hide Caption 28 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A passenger shows a note from the World Dream cruise ship docked at the Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong on February 5.Hide Caption 29 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A mask is seen on a statue in Beijing on February 5.Hide Caption 30 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak An ambulance stops at a traffic light in front of the Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macao. The virus turned China's gambling mecca into a ghost town.Hide Caption 31 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A dog in Beijing wears a makeshift mask constructed from a paper cup.Hide Caption 32 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Striking hospital workers in Hong Kong demand the closure of the border with mainland China on February 4.Hide Caption 33 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak The Diamond Princess cruise ship sits anchored in quarantine off the port of Yokohama, Japan, on February 4. It arrived a day earlier with passengers feeling ill.Hide Caption 34 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A medical worker wearing protective gear waits to take the temperature of people entering Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4.Hide Caption 35 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical workers in protective suits help transfer patients to a newly completed field hospital in Wuhan.Hide Caption 36 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People wearing protective overalls talk outside a Wuhan hotel housing people in isolation on February 3.Hide Caption 37 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A man stands in front of TV screens broadcasting a speech by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on February 3. Lam said the city would shut almost all border-control points to the mainland.Hide Caption 38 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A colleague sprays disinfectant on a doctor in Wuhan on February 3.Hide Caption 39 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Commuters in Tokyo walk past an electric board displaying dismal stock prices on February 3, the first business day after the Chinese New Year. Asia's markets recorded their worst day in years as investors finally got a chance to react to the worsening coronavirus outbreak.Hide Caption 40 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical workers move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People's Hospital in Fuyang, China, on February 1.Hide Caption 41 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Children wear plastic bottles as makeshift masks while waiting to check in to a flight at the Beijing Capital Airport on January 30.Hide Caption 42 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers in Hong Kong wear protective masks as they wait to board a train at Lo Wu Station, near the mainland border, on January 30. Hide Caption 43 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A volunteer wearing protective clothing disinfects a street in Qingdao, China, on January 29.Hide Caption 44 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Nanning residents line up to buy face masks from a medical appliance store on January 29.Hide Caption 45 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Lyu Jun, left, a member of a medical team leaving for Wuhan, says goodbye to a loved one in Urumqi, China, on January 28.Hide Caption 46 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A charter flight from Wuhan arrives at an airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on January 28. The US government chartered the plane to bring home US citizens and diplomats from the American consulate in Wuhan.Hide Caption 47 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak South Korean President Moon Jae-in wears a mask to inspect the National Medical Center in Seoul on January 28.Hide Caption 48 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, attends a news conference in Hong Kong on January 28. Lam said China will stop individual travelers to Hong Kong while closing some border checkpoints and restricting flights and train services from the mainland.Hide Caption 49 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers at an airport in Novosibirsk, Russia, check the temperatures of passengers who arrived from Beijing on January 28.Hide Caption 50 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Alex Azar, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks during a news conference about the American public-health response.Hide Caption 51 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Two residents walk in an empty park in Wuhan on January 27. The city remained on lockdown for a fourth day.Hide Caption 52 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A person wears a protective mask, goggles and coat as he stands in a nearly empty street in Beijing on January 26.Hide Caption 53 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical staff members bring a patient to the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital on January 25.Hide Caption 54 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People wear protective masks as they walk under Lunar New Year decorations in Beijing on January 25.Hide Caption 55 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Construction workers in Wuhan begin to work on a special hospital to deal with the outbreak on January 24.Hide Caption 56 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks to reporters on January 24 about a patient in Chicago who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The patient was the second in the United States to be diagnosed with the illness. Hide Caption 57 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A couple kisses goodbye as they travel for the Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing on January 24.Hide Caption 58 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers manufacture protective face masks at a factory in China's Hubei Province on January 23.Hide Caption 59 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Shoppers wear masks in a Wuhan market on January 23.Hide Caption 60 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers are checked by a thermography device at an airport in Osaka, Japan, on January 23.Hide Caption 61 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People wear masks while shopping for vegetables in Wuhan on January 23.Hide Caption 62 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A militia member checks the body temperature of a driver in Wuhan on January 23.Hide Caption 63 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers wear masks as they arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, on January 23.Hide Caption 64 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A customer holds boxes of particulate respirators at a pharmacy in Hong Kong on January 23.Hide Caption 65 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers wear masks at the high-speed train station in Hong Kong on January 23.Hide Caption 66 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A woman rides an electric bicycle in Wuhan on January 22.Hide Caption 67 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People in Guangzhou, China, wear protective masks on January 22.Hide Caption 68 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People go through a checkpoint in Guangzhou on January 22.Hide Caption 69 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical staff of Wuhan's Union Hospital attend a gathering on January 22.Hide Caption 70 of 71 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Health officials hold a news conference in Beijing on January 22.Hide Caption 71 of 71'Witch hunt'In Daegu, the outbreak has been centered around the Shincheonji religious group. Some 300 members of the group have tested positive for the virus, and more than 9,000 practitioners have been put into self-isolation while they are tested by health authorities. The infection is believed to have spread rapidly because of the mass worship sessions the group holds, which puts them in close contact with one another for long periods of time.A Christian-inspired new religious movement centered around the personality of its founder and chairman, Lee Man-hee, the outbreak has brought intense scrutiny and no small amount of hostility on the group. Of those South Koreans who identify as religious, more than 60% belong to a mainstream Christian denomination. Kim So-il, a project director at Shincheonji, compared the recent criticism of the group to a"19th century witch-hunt.""It's unfair that all people rebuke Shincheonji," he told CNN, adding that the group was in"great difficulty" right now." Speaking Sunday, a Shincheonji representative told reporters that practitioners are the"biggest victims" of the virus, and urged people to"refrain from hate and groundless attack."Police in Daegu said Sunday that they had deployed about 600 officers to locate the 670 members of the Shincheonji religious group whose whereabouts are unknown. Officers were visiting their registered addresses and using telecommunications service providers' location tracking information, police said.According to the South Korean law on the prevention of infectious diseases, health authorities are able to seek help from police and telecommunication service providers are obliged to provide information when requested by the police.The virus has spread beyond the Shincheonji members, however, with separate outbreaks in a hospital near Daegu, as well as among the country's military. As of Monday, more than 760 cases had been confirmed nationwide, and seven deaths. 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Authorities in Italy announced sweeping closures across the country's north and emergency measures Sunday as they scrambled to contain Europe's largest outbreak. More than 130 cases have been confirmed in Italy so far, and three deaths. 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!Modernizr.phone && !Modernizr.mobile && !Modernizr.tablet) {if (typeof videoPinner !=='undefined' && videoPinner !==null) {videoPinner.setIsPlaying(false);}}},onCVPVisibilityChange: function (containerId, cvpId, visible) {CNN.VideoPlayer.handleAdOnCVPVisibilityChange(containerId, visible);}};if (typeof configObj.context !=='string' || configObj.context.length 0) {configObj.adsection=window.ssid;}CNN.autoPlayVideoExist=(CNN.autoPlayVideoExist===true) ? true : false;CNN.VideoPlayer.getLibrary(configObj, callbackObj, isLivePlayer);});CNN.INJECTOR.scriptComplete('videodemanddust');ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH Life in Hong Kong during the time of novel coronavirus 03:18Global concernsSpeaking Sunday, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the"window of opportunity is narrowing" to contain the worst of the outbreak to mainland China. "Although the total number of cases outside China remains relatively small, we are concerned about the number of cases with no clear epidemiological link, such as travel history to China or contact with a confirmed case," he said.The increase in cases in Iran, South Korea and Italy"is also a matter of concern and how the virus is now spreading to other parts of the world," Tedros added.Members of the G20, currently meeting in Saudi Arabia, warned that the coronavirus poses the greatest risk to the global economy. "Global economic growth remains slow and downside risks to the outlook persist, including those arising from geopolitical and remaining trade tensions, and policy uncertainty. We will enhance global risk monitoring, including of the recent outbreak of Covid-19. We stand ready to take further action to address these risks," according to the final document of the conference.The host of the G20 meeting, Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al Jadaan, said that countries will be ready to act on the risk coronavirus poses to commerce."We all agreed that all countries and states will be ready to intervene as needed to face these risks and it'll be a multilateral intervention including the WHO (World Health Organization) to monitor these risks and use relevant policies as needed," Jadaan said.US stock futures dropped Sunday evening as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread globally.CNN's Steven Jiang, Lily Lee and Shanshan Wang contributed reporting from Beijing; Yoonjung Seo, Sophie Jeong and Jake Kwon contributed reporting from Seoul; Livia Borghese contributed reporting from Rome; Ben Tinker contributed reporting from Atlanta; Jessie Yeung, Carly Walsh and Helen Regan contributed reporting from Hong Kong. Read more: CNN

We could be on the verge of a global pandemic and this administration hasn't said a word to calm or inform its people. The CDC has a flyer on the virus but it's not being widely distributed. Isn't keeping people safe the most important job of any administration? So now we get to see Communism at its finest...a total shitshow.

Well, why did his Govt not listen to Dr. Li Wenliang, the ophthalmologist who raised alarm about this virus much before it gained epidemic levels? Sadly the Dr too fell victim to the Virus. I am pretty sure many more will eventually fall and we may never hear abt most of them. It is spreading quickly in Iran as well 😥😥😥 we don't get a fucking break. Disaster after disaster

President Xi must resign. Mismanaged the relationship w/ the US on trade. Mismanaged Hong Kong. Belt and Road is a failure. Concentration Camps for Chinese Uyghurs. Massive crack down on political opponents & the Chinese people's rights. Now Corona Virus, a global pandemic During the time of Lunar New Year, the Spring festival of China, a deadly outbreak of the coronavirus has emerged in the city of Wuhan. The question then arises,'What is the coronavirus? How dangerous is it?.' coronavirus Corona WuhanCoronavirus

Keep eating things that humans have no business eating and we’ll keep getting a new unknown virus every year. It’s not rocket science CHINA!!🤷‍♂️🤮🤮🤮🤦‍♂️ 😓😥😓😥😓😥 Speedy recovery at all 🙏❤️ CNN hoping the stock market crashes so they can try to blame Trump lol celsoportiolli 😱😱😱😱😱 It already is a pandemic.

Author who led backlash against 'American Dirt' novel is escorted from Long Beach teaching jobMyriam Gurba, who derided 'American Dirt,' has been placed on administrative leave and was escorted from Long Beach Polytechnic High School on Friday. Good. She’s bizarre...

A controversial religious group is at the center of South Korea's coronavirus outbreakMore than half of South Korea's novel coronavirus cases are linked to a branch of a controversial religious group in the southern city of Daegu. PulitzerforEunice onlyyoontv DanaCanedy Please work better on your headlines. This one, for example, has a lot of misleading implications—which is both irresponsible & potentially dangerous, especially considering that a lot of ppl these days don’t even bother with reading the actual article, just the headline. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Italy races to contain coronavirus outbreak as cases rise over 100Italy scrambled on Sunday to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Euro... There are some people in that picture that don't look Italian at all. make it mandatory to wear a mask Marco Polo effect?

Coronavirus updates: Italian towns locked down as almost 150 test positive10 towns in northern Italy, with a population of around 50,000, have been locked down after scores of people tested positive for COVID-19 and 2 people died from the disease. Train to Austria from Italy been stopped too, suspicion 2 travellers might have virus. Make it clear that we have no info here in the US because the states cannot test for it yet. The virus is contagious before people start showing symptoms, it is probably already too late for quarantine

Coronavirus updates: Italian towns locked down as almost 150 people test positive10 towns in northern Italy, with a population of around 50,000, have been locked down after scores of people tested positive for COVID-19 and 2 people died from the disease. 👍 Porca miseria! Virus data real time via John Hopkins fyi.

China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South KoreaChina reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epi... Key words here being “China Reports” Who believes in Red China Report?



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