China’s Hubei reports 630 new cases, 96 additional deaths
South Korean well being officials spray disinfectant in front of the Daegu department of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the southeastern town of Daegu on February 21, 2020.
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7:55 am: Hubei stories 630 new conditions
China’s Hubei province claimed 630 new verified instances, and 96 extra fatalities, as of Feb. 22.
That brings the full selection of verified situations in the province to 64,084, and the loss of life toll to 2,346.
All times down below are in Jap time.
3:58 pm: Virus cases surge in South Korea
The selection of coronavirus cases tripled in South Korea on Saturday, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Management and Prevention, with the variety of verified situations in the country surging to 433 from 156 more than a 24-hour interval. The surge in situations provides to fears amid health and fitness officials that the virus, which has distribute to 28 international locations, could change into a worldwide pandemic.
Additional than half of the scenarios in South Korea are related to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, and around a thousand members have reported likely indicators of the virus. The place encompassing the Christian sect’s church in Daegu, a main city in South Korea, has grow to be empty as firms there shutter.
2:36 pm: 7 river cruise ships to property clinical workers in Wuhan
Chinese condition media reported that 7 ships introduced into the city of Wuhan in Hubei province will be converted into non permanent lodging for health-related staff in the city.
Thousands of health-related staff from throughout the place have been brought into Hubei to aid the province have the outbreak.
Xinhua News described that the ships normally run as river cruises in the 3 Gorges, a common and scenic vacationer region along the Yangtze River. The state information agency claimed, having said that, that the cruise ship enterprise in the 3 Gorges had been shut because of to the outbreak.
The transfer comes amid heightened scrutiny soon after hundreds of passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship contracted the new coronavirus. —Wang
12:20 pm: WHO fears unfold of virus to countries in Africa
Earth Overall health Group (WHO) Director Normal Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus satisfied with African officials from Geneva on Saturday morning to urge them to get ready for a opportunity unfold of the coronavirus across Africa.
Just just one case has been verified on the continent, but wellness officers dread the growing worldwide spread of the virus, specifically to international locations with significantly less created health-care programs.
WHO claims it has transported a lot more than 30,000 sets of particular protecting equipment to 6 countries in Africa, and is established to ship 60,000 more sets to 19 nations around the world in future months. It has also supplied on the net schooling courses to 11,000 African health and fitness staff, as nicely as suggestions to countries on how to perform screening, testing and therapy.
Read CNBC’s coverage from the U.S. overnight: IMF lowers global advancement forecast, circumstances surge in South Korea
— CNBC’s Christine Wang, Emma Newburger contributed to this report.