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The London tower building with foreign students is disinfected by workers with a hazmat suit

Coronavirus fears are on the rise in London after cleaners wearing hazmat suits were depicted as a 37-storey disinfecting tower building where a resident with fever was escorted in an ambulance.

Workers in protective suits were sent to One The Elephant yesterday morning, following the ninth UK case about the SARS-2 virus – a Chinese woman taking an Uber to A&E at Lewisham Hospital – was recorded the night before.

Various Chinese students are thought to live in the exclusive tower building, which has 254 apartments, including luxury apartments with views of the capital, its own leisure center and a roof garden.

Residents claim to have been left in the dark as to why the lobby was cleaned by men in hazmat suits and face masks. The suspected patient is supposed to be a Chinese student who has recently arrived from China.

It is after it was revealed today that one of the nine confirmed coronavirus cases in Great Britain attended a bus conference in Westminster on 6 February just a stone’s throw from Parliament.

The virus carrier was reportedly one of the 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit, whose main speaker was Boris Johnson’s Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, posing with a fully electric bus outside the QEII Center.

Other developments in the coronavirus outbreak today include:

  • Labor MP for Leeds North West, Alex Sobel, attended the bus top and isolated himself as a precaution despite no symptoms
  • Nearly 65,000 patients worldwide have now contracted the virus, with a death toll of nearly 1,400 since the outbreak began in late December
  • Heathrow was gripped by coronavirus fears with up to eight aircraft in lockdown after passengers on board complained of significant symptoms
  • Top scientists have ruled out that the corona virus has developed and dispel rumors that the virus never seen before had escaped from a laboratory
  • Churchgoers were encouraged to avoid community wine and handshaking when they “cough and sneeze” in coronavirus warning
  • Amazon and eBay have been accused of cashing in on the coronavirus outbreak with comic T-shirts that make fun of the crisis

Workers in protective suits were sent to One The Elephant yesterday morning after the UK recorded the ninth case of SARS-2 virus - a Chinese woman taking an Uber to A&E at Lewisham Hospital - the night before

Workers in protective suits were sent to One The Elephant yesterday morning after the UK recorded the ninth case of SARS-2 virus – a Chinese woman taking an Uber to A&E at Lewisham Hospital – the night before

It is after it was revealed today that one of the nine confirmed coronavirus cases in Great Britain attended a Westminster bus conference at the QEII Center on February 6, just a stone's throw from Parliament

It is after it was revealed today that one of the nine confirmed coronavirus cases in Great Britain attended a Westminster bus conference at the QEII Center on February 6, just a stone's throw from Parliament

It is after it was revealed today that one of the nine confirmed coronavirus cases in Great Britain attended a Westminster bus conference at the QEII Center on February 6, just a stone’s throw from Parliament

The virus carrier was reportedly one of the 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit, whose main speaker was Boris Johnson's Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, who posed with a fully electric bus outside the QEII Center (Baroness Vere of Norbiton speaks at the top)

The virus carrier was reportedly one of the 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit, whose main speaker was Boris Johnson's Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, posing with a fully electric bus outside the QEII Center (Baroness Vere of Norbiton speaks at the top)

The virus carrier was reportedly one of the 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit, whose main speaker was Boris Johnson’s Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, posing with a fully electric bus outside the QEII Center (Baroness Vere of Norbiton speaks at the top)

The Telegraph reports that the resident, who will not identify health officials because of patient confidentiality, was isolated in a common area of ​​the building awaiting an ambulance.

A Chinese student, who lives in the tower, told the newspaper: “The reception said someone had a fever and an ambulance was called to see if he was all right. I’m not sure who they were. “

And roommate, 21-year-old student Yen Chen, added, “I’ve seen two people wearing masks since this morning wearing insulation suits as they clean the lobby floor.”

She believed the cleaners were using antibacterial spray – but admitted she had not heard from the building’s operators about the suspected case. One of her friends is gripped by the fears and hardly leaves his room.

A source told MailOnline that the student had been taken to the hospital yesterday morning and added: “The man was taken in an ambulance by doctors wearing protective clothing.

“He is a Chinese student who is around 28 years old. He recently came from China. Medical staff has since thoroughly cleaned his apartment. And now it just continues in the apartment building. “

The conference was held just meters from Parliament and was attended by David Brown, director of bus company Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood and Gareth Powell, head of Transport for the London bus network

The conference was held just meters from Parliament and was attended by David Brown, director of bus company Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood and Gareth Powell, head of Transport for the London bus network

The conference was held just meters from Parliament and was attended by David Brown, director of bus company Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood and Gareth Powell, head of Transport for the London bus network

All participants in the UK Bus Summit have been notified by email that someone at the top had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times

All participants in the UK Bus Summit have been notified by email that someone at the top had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times

All participants in the UK Bus Summit have been notified by email that someone at the top had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times

Baroness Vere posed with a fully electric bus outside the QEII center, about 100 meters from Westminster underground station

Baroness Vere posed with a fully electric bus outside the QEII center, about 100 meters from Westminster underground station

Baroness Vere posed with a fully electric bus outside the QEII center, about 100 meters from Westminster underground station

ONE OF THE BRITTANN’S CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS attended a bus conference

It comes after it was revealed that one of Britain’s nine virus carriers was one of the 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Center. The coronavirus patient who attended the conference was not the Chinese woman, the ninth case in the UK.

MailOnline understands that the infected person was actually one of three patients in Brighton whose identity has not yet been revealed. The other three in the coastal city are ‘super-spreader’ Steve Walsh and two doctors.

Patients’ presence in central London at a full conference will frighten hundreds of people in the transport sector amid growing public concern about the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Doctors have warned the status of London as a transport hub, which can aggravate the spread of the highly contagious disease that can survive for hours on doorknobs and railings and spread through people’s breath.

The speakers from the top were Baroness Vere, who posed with a fully electric bus outside the QEII center, which is approximately 100 meters from Westminster underground station.

Also present were David Brown, general manager of bus company Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood and Gareth Powell, head of Transport for the London bus network.

All participants in the UK Bus Summit have been notified by email that someone at the top had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times.

Attached was a letter from Public Health England (PHE) to anyone who develops flu-like symptoms to isolate themselves at home and call the NHS ‘111 helpline.

The email said, “It is unlikely that the level of contact you may have had with the case at the top is important, but we will take a precaution and inform you.”

It comes after it was revealed that one of Britain’s nine virus carriers was one of the 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Center. The coronavirus patient who attended the conference was not the Chinese woman, the ninth case in the UK.

MailOnline understands that the infected person was actually one of three patients in Brighton whose identity has not yet been revealed. The other three in the coastal city are ‘super-spreader’ Steve Walsh and two doctors.

Patients’ presence in central London at a full conference will frighten hundreds of people in the transport sector amid growing public concern about the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Doctors have warned the status of London as a transport hub, which can aggravate the spread of the highly contagious disease that can survive for hours on doorknobs and railings and spread through people’s breath.

The speakers from the top were Baroness Vere, who posed with a fully electric bus outside the QEII center, which is approximately 100 meters from Westminster underground station.

Also present were David Brown, general manager of bus company Go-Ahead, Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood and Gareth Powell, head of Transport for the London bus network.

All participants in the UK Bus Summit have been notified by email that someone at the top had the killer disease, according to the Financial Times.

Attached was a letter from Public Health England (PHE) to anyone who develops flu-like symptoms to isolate themselves at home and call the NHS ‘111 helpline.

The email said, “It is unlikely that the level of contact you may have had with the case at the top is important, but we will take a precaution and inform you.”

Dr. Yimmy Chow, health protection consultant at PHE, said: “One of our main priorities was to identify people who we believe have been in close contact with confirmed cases of corona virus to provide public health advice because of increased risk of developing the virus to catch.

“It is unlikely that the level of contact conference delegates had with the case was significant, but we have taken a precautionary measure and informed them of the situation.”

The newest coronavirus patient went to A&E in Lewisham in an Uber. When it turned out she might have been infected with the disease, an ambulance was called to take her home after testing

The newest coronavirus patient went to A&E in Lewisham in an Uber. When it turned out she might have been infected with the disease, an ambulance was called to take her home after testing

The newest coronavirus patient went to A&E in Lewisham in an Uber. When it turned out she might have been infected with the disease, an ambulance was called to take her home after testing

Another SPIKE in coronavirus cases in China

China has again reported a sharp increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus killer, with the death toll now nearly 1,400.

The National Health Commission said yesterday that 121 more deaths were recorded, as well as 5,090 new confirmed cases.

The number of reported cases has risen faster after the heaviest province has changed its method of counting.

There are now nearly 64,000 confirmed cases on mainland China, of which 1,380 have died according to the national authority.

Hubei Province is now recording cases based on a doctor’s diagnosis and before being confirmed by laboratory tests.

The acceleration of the number of cases does not necessarily mean a sudden increase in new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This morning, Heathrow Airport was plunged into chaos this morning with ‘eight’ planes locked on the runway because of the fear that passengers had coronavirus on board.

Travelers on the United Airlines flight 901 from San Francisco were told by the captain that after landing they had to stay in their seats because someone could have the deadly virus.

Andy West, from Henley-on-Thames, told MailOnline that they were told they could be on the runway for a while because ‘seven other planes’ had also suspected cases.

He revealed that flight personnel brought the passenger to the back of the aircraft without wearing protective clothing or face masks and waited for health officials to arrive.

Passengers had to fill in health forms before they were allowed to leave 25 minutes later and they were not told if anyone on the plane had the virus.

Heathrow refused to confirm or deny this morning’s events and said it was one for Public Health England that MailOnline still needs to inform about the situation.

But a statement from United Airlines confirmed that his plane was locked.

It said: “Our team at London Heathrow Airport today offers assistance with regard to United flight 901 (San Francisco-London Heathrow), following reports of someone becoming unwell on board.

“The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority and we continue to work closely with local authorities.”

London has been alert to more coronavirus cases after the capital’s first confirmed patient brought himself to A&E on Sunday in a Uber and entered a public area of ​​Lewisham Hospital – against strict advice to stay home and call NHS 111.

Two health workers who came in contact with the Chinese woman at the hospital were told to isolate themselves and the taxi driver’s account was temporarily suspended.

Nearly 1,400 patients have been killed by coronavirus since the outbreak began in Wuhan

Nearly 1,400 patients have been killed by coronavirus since the outbreak began in Wuhan

Nearly 1,400 patients have been killed by coronavirus since the outbreak began in Wuhan

Nearly 65,000 patients worldwide have now contracted the virus after China reported 5,000 new cases yesterday

Nearly 65,000 patients worldwide have now contracted the virus after China reported 5,000 new cases yesterday

Nearly 65,000 patients worldwide have now contracted the virus after China reported 5,000 new cases yesterday

Amazon has several coronavirus T-shirts on offer and has refused to withdraw them

Amazon has several coronavirus T-shirts on offer and has refused to withdraw them

Amazon has several coronavirus T-shirts on offer and has refused to withdraw them

This shirt was for sale on eBay for £ 15.45, but the auction site has now and others removed

This shirt was for sale on eBay for £ 15.45, but the auction site has now and others removed

This shirt was for sale on eBay for £ 15.45, but the auction site has now and others removed

Auction site eBay says that tops like this violate and have removed the “Disaster and Tragedy Policy.”

eBay removes T-shirts with coronavirus slogans including ‘Wuhan city tours’ but they are still available on Amazon

Amazon and eBay are cashing in on the coronavirus outbreak with comic T-shirts that ridicule the crisis and have killed more than 1,300 people worldwide.

A £ 15.45 shirt on eBay said, “I survived the Coronavirus and all I got was this worthless T-shirt.”

Others on the auction site mock the city in China at the epicenter of the outbreak with a decorated with “Wuhan City Tours” and another saying: “Just arrived from Wuhan.”

Another for £ 10.99 had the Corona beer logo written with “Corona Virus” instead.

The woman, who contracted a corona virus in China, “presented” herself at Lewisham Hospital before being sent home to await the results of the tests.

She was taken to St. Thomas on Wednesday after her test results had returned positively. She is supposed to live with family in London and is supposed to be in her late twenties or early thirties.

Official advice from PHE states that anyone suspected of having coronavirus should stay home, call NHS 111 and wait for transportation to the nearest pod of the hospital.

The Chinese patient was the first case in London and doctors fear that the rise of the disease in the capital will cause it to spread rapidly.

In the midst of fear of the virus in the capital, people have avoided London’s Chinatown in Soho.

The normally busy tourist hotspot was eerily deserted last night, with restaurants left empty just weeks after Chinese New Year.

Doctors warned that the London Underground could be a hotbed for the virus, that could survive for hours on handrails and spread through people’s breath.

Chinatown in London is eerily abandoned while thousands of revelers keep their distance from the tourist spot while corona virus sweeps panic across the UK

Chinatown in London is eerily abandoned while thousands of revelers keep their distance from the tourist spot while corona virus sweeps panic across the UK

Chinatown in London is eerily abandoned while thousands of revelers keep their distance from the tourist spot while coronavirus is panicking the UK

The normally busy restaurants are empty just a few weeks after Chinese New Year, after Britain's ninth confirmed case of the virus, a woman traveling from China, became the first in the capital

The normally busy restaurants are empty just a few weeks after Chinese New Year, after Britain's ninth confirmed case of the virus, a woman traveling from China, became the first in the capital

The normally busy restaurants are empty just a few weeks after Chinese New Year, after Britain’s ninth confirmed case of the virus, a woman traveling from China, became the first in the capital

With streets of central London location usually suited to bursting with visitors wanting to sample the variety of restaurants or visit the Chinese supermarkets, last night was a stark contrast

With streets of central London location usually suited to bursting with visitors wanting to sample the variety of restaurants or visit the Chinese supermarkets, last night was a stark contrast

With streets of central London location usually suited to bursting with visitors wanting to sample the variety of restaurants or visit the Chinese supermarkets, last night was a stark contrast

Su Chu Lu, market stallholder from Wales, had been to Taiwan - an island off the coast of China - to visit her family, but when she returned neighbors had turned against her. Pictured: an almost deserted restaurant in Chinatown. There is no suggestion that restaurant staff are infected by the virus

Su Chu Lu, market stallholder from Wales, had been to Taiwan - an island off the coast of China - to visit her family, but when she returned neighbors had turned against her. Pictured: an almost deserted restaurant in Chinatown. There is no suggestion that restaurant staff are infected by the virus

Su Chu Lu, market stallholder from Wales, had been to Taiwan – an island off the coast of China – to visit her family, but when she returned neighbors had turned against her. Pictured: an almost deserted restaurant in Chinatown. There is no suggestion that restaurant staff are infected by the virus

Mother of the youngest suspected corona virus victim in the UK says she is terrified that she will lose him

According to his mother Stephanie Adlam, the eight-month-old James Adlam has ‘all the symptoms’ related to the virus, including a boiling temperature, cough attacks, runny nose and extreme fatigue.

She says her terrified family says they live in hell because James’s four-year-old sister may have been exposed.

James, with haemorrhage hemophilia and a long-term lung disease, is now at home.

He was treated for a leg injury by a doctor who was later confirmed to have the virus.

The family is now anxiously waiting for the test results to find out if the boy has the disease.

Dr. Robin Thompson, an expert in mathematical epidemiology at Oxford University, said: “In general, the risk of long-term transmission from person to person is greater if the first case is in a densely populated area. This is exacerbated by the fact that London is a transport hub and the metro can provide a network for spreading the virus quickly. “

Yesterday morning paramedics in hazmat suits came to a flat in Paddington, central London, after a patient had reported symptoms. Video footage shows a man in a black hoodie walking in an ambulance at 9.45 am with two staff members in full body coats.

One of the doctors would have told bystanders that there was “a confirmed case in the building” and asked if people could take photos.

Elsewhere, two general practices were closed after patients with suspicious symptoms showed up unannounced.

The Ritchie Street Health Center in Islington, North London, posted a message on its website that it would be closed until today “due to the corona virus.”

However, it has been found that in practice no patient or staff has tested positive for the virus – and it remains unclear why management has decided to close.

NHS officials say the move was a precautionary move after a patient was tested for the virus after the appearance of the practice with symptoms.

Paramedics in hazmat suits march to a flat in central London, hours after the first corona virus patient in the capital was confirmed

Paramedics in hazmat suits march to a flat in central London, hours after the first corona virus patient in the capital was confirmed

Paramedics in hazmat suits march to a flat in central London, hours after the first corona virus patient in the capital was confirmed

Two doctors in fully protective jackets, gloves and face masks stepped out of an ambulance and wore heavy backpacks in an apartment building in Paddington at 9:45 am and brought a man in a black hood outside

Two doctors in fully protective jackets, gloves and face masks stepped out of an ambulance and wore heavy backpacks in an apartment building in Paddington at 9:45 am and brought a man in a black hood outside

Two doctors in fully protective jackets, gloves and face masks stepped out of an ambulance and wore heavy backpacks in an apartment building in Paddington at 9:45 am and brought a man in a black hood outside

Church of England advises on reducing coronavirus risk

In Thursday’s new guidelines, the CofE said that the current government opinion did not suggest that sharing a “common cup” during the services of the Holy Communion should be suspended.

‘For years the government has advised that’ in a pandemic it is wise to take precautions to limit the spread of diseases by not sharing common food and drink barrels. ”

COVID-19 has NOT been declared a pandemic, “according to the guidelines published on the church website.

It said that parishioners with ‘coughing and sneezing’ should already be encouraged to receive communion in ‘only one kind’ and ‘refrain from shaking hands during The Peace’.

An integral part of Christian worship, Holy Communion, also known as the Eucharist, is that worshipers receive sacred bread and wine in memory of the Last Supper taken by Jesus and his disciples.

During communion services, municipalities also observe ‘peace’, a pause in procedures where people usually shake hands with the people around them.

In its new guidance, the Church said: “It is also the best practice for churches to have hand sanitizers available for parishioners to use.

The Ferns Medical Practice in Farnham, Surrey, said a deep cleanup was taking place after a patient came in after a visit to “one of the affected coronavirus areas.”

Approximately 2,512 people in the UK have been tested since last month. Patients with a suspected corona virus have taken cotton swabs from their nose and throat and have been sent to one of the 12 UK laboratories.

The results usually come back within 48 hours – although they can be reversed within 24 hours – and the NHS can test up to 1,000 patients a day.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said officials hoped to delay the spread of the corona virus in this country until the summer.

He told the BBC Radio 4 Today program: “Delay is the next phase of what we have to do, because if we are going to get an outbreak in the UK – this is an if, not a when – but if we do that, if we put it back on time in the summer period, away from the winter pressure on the NHS, it’s a big advantage to buy us a little more time to better understand the virus …

He added that although it was “very likely” that the UK would see more cases, the disease could be “tempered” as the weather got warmer.

The head of the NHS, Simon Stevens, said that to limit the spread, many more patients at home should isolate themselves if they had suspicious symptoms.

He praised the coronavirus evacuees who left the Wirral yesterday after 14 days of isolation, and said that the ‘guests’ of Arrowe Park Hospital had set an important example because he acknowledged that many more of us should be isolating in the coming weeks. period to reduce the spread of this virus’.

A cabin is used as an isolation pod at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester

A cabin is used as an isolation pod at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester

A cabin is used as an isolation pod at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester

In Eastbourne District General Hospital, containers without windows are used on the side of a road in the hospital

In Eastbourne District General Hospital, containers without windows are used on the side of a road in the hospital

In Eastbourne District General Hospital, containers without windows are used on the side of a road in the hospital

Passengers on a cruise ship have been denied entry to five different countries by Cambodia

Passengers on a cruise ship that was being sent away from ports in Asia for fear of being able to carry the new corona virus finally started boarding in Cambodia on Friday.

The strong Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia welcomed around 100 tourists who received flowers and scarves when they landed after an uncertain two weeks at sea.

The Westerdam would take its 2,257 passengers and crew on a 14-day cruise around East Asia, starting in Hong Kong on February 1 and ending on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan.

But the ship was blocked by Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand because of the fear that it was carrying someone with a new virus that has now killed about 1,400 people and made 64,000 sick, mainly in China.

Cambodia – a loyal ally of Beijing who receives large sums of Chinese money every year – announced this week that the boat could dock in Sihanoukville.

Dozens of jubilant passengers took advantage of their newly found freedom and visited a nearby beach, while some embraced Hun Sen – the ruler of Cambodia for 35 years – when they disembarked. One man even kissed the ground.

“Cambodia pays more attention to human rights … we respect the rights of the more than 2,000 people on the boat,” said Hun Sen, enjoying the rare positive focus on leadership that is more often hammered for abuse of rights.

“We don’t have wealth like a rich country, but we do have sympathy for the passengers who are stranded on the ship.”

All passengers are allowed to disembark, Hun Sen said, after no coronavirus cases were found on board.

The developments come when parents of a baby in Brighton fear that he may have the corona virus after being treated by one of the infected GPs in the city.

At least two doctors in Brighton are known to have caught the bug while on vacation with the ‘super-spreader’ businessman, Steve Walsh, who caught him in Singapore.

The eight-month-old has ‘all the symptoms’ associated with the virus, including boiling temperature, coughing attacks, runny nose and extreme fatigue, according to his mother Stephanie Adlam.

She says her terrified family says they live in hell because James’s four-year-old sister may have been exposed.

James, with haemorrhage hemophilia and a long-term lung disease, is now at home.

The family was brought on Wednesday by paramedics in full hazmat suits to Worthing A&E for testing. They are eagerly awaiting the results that are coming back today.

The boy’s father said, “My little boy has hemophilia and a lung condition, so he’s already poor.

‘My former partner admitted him on Tuesday to check out. We took it back yesterday morning and when we got home around 1 p.m., we received a call from Worthing A&E.

“They said both my son and his mother had been in direct contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, and said we should stay home.”

He said both his children “have flu-like symptoms, everything that has to do with the virus.”

Health Minister Matt Hancock said earlier this week that the coronavirus outbreak is a “serious and imminent” threat to the British public.

Provisional pods for coronavirus isolation have turned up in hospitals in England because the country is alert to new cases of the disease.

The NHS has instructed all hospitals to set up the isolation cabins so that they can send people there if they are suspected of having SARS-CoV-2.

A crane delivers a cabin to the University Hospital of North Tees, where it will be used as a coronavirus isolation pod

A crane delivers a cabin to the University Hospital of North Tees, where it will be used as a coronavirus isolation pod

A crane delivers a cabin to the University Hospital of North Tees, where it will be used as a coronavirus isolation pod

A contamination tent is set up outside A&E at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, a stone's throw from the Lindo wing where all the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton were born

A contamination tent is set up outside A&E at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, a stone's throw from the Lindo wing where all the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton were born

A contamination tent is set up outside A&E at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, a stone’s throw from the Lindo wing where all the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton were born

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has attached a sign to a permanent building indicating that suspected coronavirus patients should go there

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has attached a sign to a permanent building indicating that suspected coronavirus patients should go there

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has attached a sign to a permanent building indicating that suspected coronavirus patients should go there

WHERE DOES THE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS SPREAD?

NATIONS

CHINA

JAPAN

SINGAPORE

HONG KONG

THAILAND

SOUTH KOREA

MALAYSIA

TAIWAN

VIETNAM

GERMANY

AUSTRALIA

U.S

FRANCE

MACAU

UK

UAE

CANADA

INDIA

PHILIPPINES

ITALY

RUSSIA

SPAIN

BELGIUM

SWEDEN

FINLAND

NEPAL

SRI LANKA

CAMBODIA

TOTAL WORLD

CASES

63,862

255

67

56

33

28

19

18

16

16

15

15

11

10

9

8

7

3

3

3

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

64,464

Photographs show that rusty portable cabins and windowless containers are used for the purpose on site outside the main buildings of hospitals or in parking garages.

Health employers have said there should be provisions to keep suspicious patients away from the general public while they are being assessed by doctors by phone.

Hospitals in London, Hartlepool, Stevenage, Preston, Blackpool, Eastbourne, Brighton and Bournemouth have been seen with the pods outside.

A letter from NHS England two weeks ago to hospital directors instructed them to start using the pods on Friday 7 February.

It said, “As part of emergency care management, trusts are being asked to organize a” Coronavirus Priority Assessment Pod, “meaning that people with symptoms suggesting an infection are being assessed quickly, while other patients are also receiving appropriate continue to receive care. “

The letter stated that the pod must have a phone that is available 24 hours a day so that concerned patients can talk to a specialized response team at any time.

There should also be clear signs and posters that send people the pod so that they do not have to come into contact with staff – people should not just wander into the pods, but must first be referred to them.

At night, China again reported a sharp increase in the number of people infected with the deadly disease.

The National Health Commission said yesterday that 121 more deaths were recorded, as well as 5,090 new confirmed cases.

The number of reported cases has risen faster after the heaviest province has changed its method of counting.

There are now nearly 64,000 confirmed cases on mainland China, of which 1,380 have died according to the national authority.

Chinese military doctors arrive on Thursday at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, Hubei Province in central China

Chinese military doctors arrive on Thursday at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, Hubei Province in central China

Doctors check Thursday the condition of patients in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan

REVEALED: THE BRITON INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS – AND WHERE ARE THEY TREATED?

Cases in the UK and where they are cared for:

Newcastle: Two Chinese nationals who came to the UK with coronavirus and became ill in a hotel York. One is a student in the city and the other is a family member. They were the first two cases on British soil and were confirmed on January 31. They are treated in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Steve Walsh: The first British coronavirus victim became known as one super spreader. He picked up the virus in Singapore and then flew for a skiing holiday in France, where he seemed to have infected at least 11 people. He was taken from Brighton to St. Thomas’ Hospital in London on February 6, but was recovered on February 12 after recovery.

Dr. Catriona Saynor, who went on holiday with Mr. Walsh and her husband, Bob, and their three children, is considered the fourth patient in the UK diagnosed with coronavirus. Her husband and nine-year-old son were also diagnosed but stayed in France. She was taken from Brighton to a London hospital on February 9. She is supposed to be at the Royal Free in Camden.

Four more people were diagnosed in Brighton and were all ‘well-known contacts’ of the super-spreader and they are thought to have stayed in the same French resort. One is known as an A&E physician and is believed to have worked at Worthing Hospital. Another attended a bus conference in Westminster on February 6. They are all treated in London.

London: The first case of the corona virus in London brought the total number of cases in the UK to nine. The woman was diagnosed on February 12 and taken to St. Thomas Hospital. It is thought that she had flown into the UK from China the weekend before, with officials confirming that she had contracted the virus there.

Total in British hospitals: nine patients. Six British and three Chinese nationals

British expats and holiday makers outside the UK and where they are cared for:

Majorca: A British father of two who stayed with Steve Walsh in the French ski resort tested positive after returning to his home in Mallorca. His wife and children are not sick.

France: Five people who were in the chalet with the super spreader. These include the owner of the chalet, environmental consultant Bob Saynor, 48, And his nine year old son. They are all in a French hospital with three others not mentioned.

Japan: A British man aboard a cruise ship docked in a port in Japan tested positive for corona virus, Princess Cruises said. Alan Steele, from Wolverhampton, posted on Facebook that he was diagnosed with the virus. Steele said he had no symptoms but was taken to the hospital. He was on a honeymoon. Two Britons have since tested positive for a cruise ship quarantined.

Total: nine

Hubei Province is now recording cases based on a doctor’s diagnosis and before being confirmed by laboratory tests.

The acceleration of the number of cases does not necessarily mean a sudden increase in new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Paul Hunter, a professor of health protection at the University of East Anglia, said: “I suspect, but cannot be sure that the underlying trend is still downward.

“It almost certainly does not mean that the epidemic has sprung from one day to the next.”

The sharp increase is thought to have been caused by a change in the way doctors in Hubei – the province at the center of the outbreak – diagnose the virus.

Ambtenaren besloten dat mensen met virussymptomen, plus een CT-scan die een borstinfectie toont, nu als bevestigde gevallen worden geteld.

Voorheen werden gevallen alleen bevestigd met behulp van gespecialiseerde testkits in een laboratorium.

Maar de autoriteiten hebben moeten overschakelen naar de bredere diagnostische hulpmiddelen omdat de kits bijna op zijn en honderden patiënten niet getest worden.

Het roept het vooruitzicht op dat sterfgevallen en infecties veel hoger hadden kunnen zijn als artsen deze methode altijd al hadden gebruikt.

En het zou kunnen betekenen dat er in de Chinese provincie elke dag meer gevallen zullen worden gemeld.

Het officiële dodental ligt nu op 1.380 nadat China meldde dat 121 nieuwe patiënten ‘s nachts door het virus waren gedood.

Dit veroorzaakte verwarring omdat donderdag werd gemeld dat 1.370 mensen aan de ziekte bezweken.

Coronavirus heeft zes gezondheidswerkers in China vermoord en meer dan 1.700 geïnfecteerd sinds de uitbraak begon, zei Beijing vandaag.

Tekorten aan maskers en beschermingsmiddelen hebben een crisis veroorzaakt voor medisch personeel, aangezien zij te maken hebben met meer dan 60.000 gevallen van het dodelijke virus.

Zeng Yixin, vice-minister van de nationale gezondheidscommissie van China, zei vandaag dat 1.102 van de 1.716 besmette gezondheidswerkers het virus hebben opgelopen in de stad Wuhan.

Nog eens 400 werden elders in de provincie Hubei besmet, de regio in het midden van de uitbraak die ingrijpende quarantainemaatregelen kent.

Chinese autoriteiten hebben zich ingespannen om beschermende uitrusting in te zetten in de ziekenhuizen van Wuhan, waar artsen en verpleegkundigen overweldigd zijn door de uitbraak.

Veel artsen in Wuhan hebben patiënten moeten zien zonder de juiste maskers en moesten dezelfde apparatuur opnieuw gebruiken wanneer deze regelmatig moet worden vervangen.

Een arts in een gemeenschapskliniek in Wuhan zei dat hij en minstens 16 andere collega’s symptomen vertoonden die vergelijkbaar waren met het virus, waaronder longinfecties en hoesten.

De risico’s voor medisch personeel werden afgelopen vrijdag benadrukt toen Li Wenliang, een arts die berispt was omdat hij probeerde alarm te slaan over het virus, stierf aan de ziekte van Covid-19.

Zijn dood ontketende een uitbarsting van publieke woede op Chinese sociale media, waarbij academici in Wuhan een open brief schrijven die hervorming en vrijheid van meningsuiting eist.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE DEADLY CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA?

Someone infected with the corona virus can spread it with just a simple cough or sneeze, scientists say.

More than 1,380 people with the virus have now been confirmed to have died and more than 64,400 have been infected in at least 28 countries and regions. But experts predict that the actual number of people with the Wuhan disease alone can be 350,000 because they warn that in 100 cases it can kill as many as two. This is what we know so far:

What is the corona virus?

A corona virus is a type of virus that can cause disease in animals and humans. Viruses break into cells in their host and use them to reproduce themselves and disrupt the normal functions of the body. Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word “corona”, which means crown, because they are enveloped by a pointed shell that looks like a royal crown.

The corona virus from Wuhan is one that has never been seen before this outbreak. It has been called SARS-CoV-2 by the International Commission on Taxonomy for Viruses. De naam staat voor Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2.

Experts say the bug, which has killed about one in 50 patients since the outbreak in December, is a “sister” to the SARS disease that hit China in 2002, and is therefore named after it.

The disease that causes the virus is called COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019.

Dr. Helena Maier of the Pirbright Institute said: “Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that infect a wide range of different types, including humans, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, and wildlife.

“Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses that are known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild, common cold, but two new coronaviruses have emerged since 2002 that can infect people and lead to more serious illnesses (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronaviruses).

“Coronaviruses are known to occasionally jump from one species to another and that is what happened in the case of SARS, MERS and the new coronavirus. The animal origin of the new coronavirus is not yet known. ”

The first human cases were publicly reported from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where around 11 million people live, after physicians first publicly reported infections on December 31.

On January 8, 59 suspected cases were reported and seven people were in critical condition. Tests were developed for the new virus and registered cases began to rise.

The first person died that week and on January 16, two were dead and 41 cases were confirmed. The next day, scientists predicted that 1,700 people were infected, possibly up to 7,000.

Only a week later there had been more than 800 confirmed cases and those same scientists estimate that around 4,000 – possibly 9,700 – had been infected in Wuhan alone. At that time, 26 people had died.

On January 27, more than 2,800 people were infected, 81 had died, and estimates of the total number of cases ranged from 100,000 to 350,000 in Wuhan alone.

On January 29, the number of deaths had risen to 132 and the number was more than 6,000.

On February 5, there were more than 24,000 cases and 492 deaths.

On 11 February this had risen to more than 43,000 cases and 1,000 deaths.

A change in the way in which cases are confirmed on February 13 – doctors decided to use lung scans as a formal diagnosis, as well as laboratory tests – caused a peak in the number of cases, to more than 60,000 and to 1,369 deaths.

Where does the virus come from?

Scientists say the virus almost certainly comes from bats. Coronaviruses generally have a tendency to come from animals – it is thought that similar SARS and MERS viruses originated in civet cats and camels, respectively.

The first cases of COVID-19 came from people who visited or worked in a market for live animals in the city, which has since been closed for investigation.

Although the market is officially a fish market, other dead and live animals were sold there, including wolves, salamanders, snakes, peacocks, porcupines and camel meat.

A study by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, published in February 2020 in the scientific journal Nature, showed that the genetic makeup virus samples found in patients in China are 96 percent comparable to a corona virus found in bats.

However, there were not many bats on the market, so scientists say it was likely that there was an animal that acted as a middle man, pulling it out of a bat before handing it over to a human. It has not yet been confirmed what type of animal this was.

Dr. Michael Skinner, a virologist at Imperial College London, was not involved in the research, but said: “The discovery definitely explains the origins of nCoV in bats in China.

“We still don’t know if another species served as an intermediate host to strengthen the virus, and possibly even to bring it to market, nor what species that host could have been.”

Until now, the deaths are fairly low. Why do health experts worry so much about it?

Experts say that the international community is worried about the virus because so little is known about it and it seems to be spreading fast.

It is similar to SARS, which has infected 8,000 people and killed nearly 800 in an outbreak in Asia in 2003, in the sense that it is a type of corona virus that infects people’s lungs.

Another cause for concern is that nobody has immunity to the virus because they have never encountered it before. This means that it may cause more damage than viruses we often encounter, such as the flu or a cold.

Professor Peter Horby, professor at Oxford University, spoke during a briefing in January: “New viruses can spread through the population much faster than viruses circulating all the time because we are not immune to them.

“Most seasonal flu viruses have a death rate of less than one in 1,000 people. Here we are talking about a virus for which we do not fully understand the severity spectrum, but it is possible that the mortality rate can go up to two percent. “

If the death rate is really two percent, it means that two out of every 100 patients who get it will die.

“My feeling is that it’s lower,” Dr. added. Horby. “We probably miss this iceberg of milder things. But that is the current condition in which we find ourselves.

“Two percent of the fatal cases are comparable to the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, so it is a major concern worldwide.”

How does the virus spread?

The disease can spread between people, only through coughing and sneezing, making it a highly contagious infection. And it can also spread before someone has symptoms.

It is believed that it travels in the saliva and even through water in the eyes, therefore close contact, kissing and parts of cutlery or utensils are all risky.

It was originally thought that people would catch a market for live animals in the city of Wuhan. But soon cases occurred to people who had never been there, so doctors had to realize that it spread from person to person.

There is now evidence that it can spread the third hand – to someone from a person who has caught it from another person.

What does the virus do to you? What are the symptoms?

Once someone has caught the COVID-19 virus, it can take two to 14 days, or even longer, before he or she shows symptoms, but they can still be contagious during this time.

When and when they get sick, typical symptoms are runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever (high temperature). The vast majority of patients – at least 97 percent based on available data – will recover without problems or medical assistance.

In a small group of patients, who appear to be mostly elderly or people with long-term illnesses, this can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in which the inside of the lungs swells and fills with fluid. It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if not treated, can be fatal and suffocate.

What have genetic tests revealed about the virus?

Scientists in China have registered the genetic sequences of about 19 strains of the virus and released them to experts around the world.

This allows others to study them, develop tests and possibly look into the treatment of the disease they cause.

Research has shown that the coronavirus did not change much – change is known as mutating – much during the early stages of its spread.

The Director General of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Gao Fu, said, however, that the virus mutated and adapted as it spread through people.

This means that efforts to study and possibly control the virus can be made extra difficult because the virus can look different every time scientists analyze it.

More research can show whether the virus first infected a small number of people and then changes and spreads, or whether there are different versions of the virus from animals that have developed separately.

How dangerous is the virus?

The virus has so far killed 1,383 people out of a total of at least 64,441 officially confirmed cases – a death rate of around two percent. This is a similar death rate to the Spanish flu outbreak that killed around 50 million people in 1918.

However, experts say that the actual number of patients is probably considerably higher and therefore the mortality rate is considerably lower. Researchers at Imperial College London estimate that there were 4,000 cases in Wuhan alone until 18 January (up to 9,700) – officially there were only 444 until that date. If cases actually occur 100 times more often than the official figures, the virus can do a lot. less dangerous than is now thought, but also much more dispersed.

Experts say it is likely that only the most seriously ill patients seek help and are therefore registered – the vast majority will only have mild, cold-like symptoms. For those whose conditions get worse, there is a risk of pneumonia that can destroy the lungs and kill you.

Can the virus be cured?

The COVID-19 virus cannot currently be cured and it is difficult to contain.

Antibiotics do not work against viruses, so they are excluded. Antiviral drugs can work, but the process of understanding a virus and then developing and producing drugs to treat it would take years and huge amounts of money.

There is no vaccine for the coronavirus yet and it is unlikely that a vaccine will be developed in time that could be useful in this outbreak for similar reasons as above.

The National Institutes of Health in the US and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, say they are working on a vaccine based on what they know about coronaviruses in general, using information from the SARS outbreak. But this can take a year or more to develop, according to Pharmaceutical technology.

Currently, governments and health authorities are working to control the virus and care for patients who are sick and prevent them from infecting other people.

People who contract the disease are quarantined in hospitals, where their symptoms can be treated and they are away from the uninfected public.

And airports around the world are implementing screening measures, such as having doctors on site, measuring people’s temperature to monitor fever, and using thermal screening to detect those who may be sick (infection causes an elevated temperature).

However, it can take weeks for the symptoms to appear, so there is only a small chance that patients will be noticed at an airport.

Is this outbreak an epidemic or a pandemic?

The outbreak is an epidemic when a disease occurs in a community, such as a country or region.

Although it has spread to dozens of countries, the outbreak has not yet been classified as a pandemic, which is defined by the World Health Organization as the “global spread of a new disease.”

Dr. Sylvie Briand, head of global contagious preparation for contagious dangers, said: “We are not currently in a pandemic. We are in the phase where it is an epidemic with multiple foci, and we are trying to put an end to the transfer in each of these foci, “the Guardian reported.

She said that most of the cases outside of Hubei were “flooded” from the epicenter, so the disease did not spread actively around the world.

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