Beijing warns its citizens not to travel to the US because of unfair treatment during a corona virus outbreak
China has warned its citizens not to travel to the United States because of the “excessive measures” that Washington has taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Chinese tourists have therefore repeatedly been treated unfairly in America, Beijing claimed today.
The coronavirus epidemic has killed at least 2,626 people, infected more than 79,700 and spread to at least two dozen countries.
The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism also mentioned the “home security situation” in the US as the reason for the travel warning today. The photo shows passengers wearing face masks arriving on a flight from Asia at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on February 2
Chinese health officials have said the virus probably originated from a market in the central city of Wuhan that sold wild animals for food. The disease has killed at least 2,626 people worldwide
The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism also mentioned the “home security situation” in the US as a reason for the travel warning.
“The Ministry of Culture and Tourism reminds Chinese tourists to effectively raise safety awareness and ensure that they do not travel to the United States,” the ministry said a statement.
The authority did not explain what kind of treatment Chinese tourists received.
The US has banned temporary entry for aliens, except the immediate family of US citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled in China for the past 14 days.
“The Ministry of Culture and Tourism reminds Chinese tourists to effectively raise safety awareness and ensure that they do not travel to the United States,” the ministry said in a statement. In the photo, a guard with a mask and protective clothing measures the body temperature of a visitor at the entrance of a bank in Guangzhou, China, on 24 February
A man has his temperature checked outside a barricade where community members decide who comes in and out of a residential street on February 24 in Beijing, China
A woman wearing protective clothing picks up mail outside an apartment complex in Beijing
Coming from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the new corona virus – known as COVID-19 – has infected more than 77,340 people in China and 79,700 worldwide.
The public panic about the virus has led to several attacks on those who resemble East Asia in the United States.
Earlier this month, a man was filmed who attacked a woman with a face mask on the New York City subway and called her a “sick b ****.” The police treated the case as a possible hate crime motivated by coronavirus fears.
Meanwhile, Vietnamese-American beauty blogger Michelle Phan had to remind her followers “I am American” when she referred to the racist comments she had received.
Phan, 32, tweeted her disgust at the reports that accused Asian people of “having contracted all kinds of illnesses” for “eating creatures left, right, and in the middle.”
To date, 35 people have been diagnosed with the new corona virus in the United States. No deaths have been reported.
The news comes when Moscow orders the police to raid hotels, dorms, apartment buildings and businesses in search of Chinese while Russia tries to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
It also comes as an increase in non-traceable clusters of new coronavirus patients around the world, as a result of which experts have warned that “containment methods will not work.”
An Italian soldier with a gun is on guard today outside the Duomo cathedral in Milan, closed to tourists because of coronavirus fears – while Italy today confirmed its fourth death
Masked Italian soldiers are standing outside the Duomo cathedral in the midst of a growing virus outbreak
Italian armed staff talks to drivers near Casalpusterlengo where one of the patients died
Tourists with masks walk across St. Mark’s Square in Venice with derailed carnival from the city
In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections lead to a leap in cases of the new viral disease outside of China.
World Health Organization officials said China’s crackdown on parts of the country has bought time for the rest of the world to prepare for the new virus.
But as hotspots are popping up all over the world, it can be hard to find any source – the first patient to turn on every new cluster – that the disease is spreading too widely for proven steps to eradicate it.
“A number of site fires that are happening around the world is a sign that things are going to tick, and what we’re going to have here is probably a pandemic,” said Ian Mackay, who studies viruses at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Workers wearing protective clothing spray disinfectant as a precaution against the corona virus at a market in Bupyeong, South Korea
South Korean tourists leaving Israel are depicted in a pavilion separated from the main terminal of Ben Gurion International Airport
Viruses vary in how they infect. Unlike its cousins SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (respiratory syndrome in the Middle East), the new corona virus spreads just as easily as a cold.
And it is almost certainly distributed by people who have such mild symptoms that no one knows, Dr. said. Amesh Adalja of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
Dr. Adalja said: “If that is the case, all of these containment methods will not work. It has probably been mixed throughout the cold and flu season, in several countries and gone unnoticed until someone becomes seriously ill. “
Moscow is targeting Chinese with police raids amid fear of coronavirus
Russian medical workers are shown walking after performing health checks on a group of passengers who had arrived on February 21 with a suspected corona virus transport company at Kievsky train station in Moscow
Moscow has ordered the police to plunder hotels, dorms, apartment buildings and companies in search of Chinese while Russia tries to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Bus, metro and tram drivers have also been told that a Chinese person gets into his vehicle before handing them a questionnaire asking why he is in the country and whether he has quarantined after arrival.
An email that leaked during the weekend suggested that the police would also be alerted by public transport to Chinese nationals, although the authorities claimed it was fake.
Russian medical workers are shown on February 21 in a sanatorium in Bogandinsky in the Tyumen region
The mayor of Moscow has also announced that the city will use facial recognition technology to ensure that arrivals from China observe a two-week quarantine.
Since the outbreak of the new virus that infected more than 76,000 people and killed more than 2,300 in mainland China, Russia has reported two cases. Both patients, Chinese subjects admitted to hospital in Siberia, recovered quickly.
Russian authorities are nevertheless going to make considerable – according to some discriminatory – efforts to prevent the virus from re-emerging and spreading.