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The death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, with the number of infections almost doubling in a day to more than 4,500. The rise comes as governments scramble to control the spread of the virus. Hong Kong is going to slash cross-border travel with mainland China. Meanwhile, Japan is sending a plane to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, to evacuate its citizens The virus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally. Hong Kong has announced plans to slash cross-border travel between the city and mainland China as the new coronavirus continues to spread. More than 100 people have now died in China, with confirmed infections surging to more than 4,500. High-speed trains and ferries that cross the border will be suspended from Thursday, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced. She wore a face mask. The virus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally. Several foreign governments with large numbers of citizens in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, are considering evacuations. Japan is sending a plane later on Tuesday. Wuhan, as well as the wider Hubei province, are already effectively in a lockdown with strict transport restrictions in and out of the area. Wearing masks in public is now mandatory in some Chinese cities.

 

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https://news.yahoo.com/japan-confirms-virus-man-had-not-china-101308697.html

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Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

January 28, 2020

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Japan has imposed new checks on travellers arriving from China 

Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists visiting from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began.

The man in his sixties from Nara in western Japan drove two groups of Wuhan tourists earlier in January and was hospitalised on Saturday with flu-like symptoms, the health ministry said.

Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the country had confirmed two new cases, bringing the total so far in Japan to six.

"One of them has no record of visiting Wuhan, and drove tourists from Wuhan on a bus twice in January," he told reporters.

A health ministry official confirmed to AFP that there was "no information" that the man had been anywhere in China recently, including Wuhan.

"If this is true then he might have been infected by tourists from Wuhan. And if so, this would be the first person-to-person transmission in Japan," the official added.

The other cases so far confirmed in Japan all involve people who have been to Wuhan.

Japan has imposed new checks on travellers arriving from China, and is planning to dispatch a plane to Wuhan on Tuesday night to evacuate Japanese nationals from the city.

The plane is expected to bring back around 200 nationals, of some 650 who have asked to be repatriated, authorities said.

 

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Wuhan has been in lockdown since January 23 to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. But residents have found their own way to boost morale. Videos show people in their apartments shouting out of their windows and singing patriotic songs to cheer each other up. The videos have also gone viral on Chinese social media.

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Hundreds of foreign nationals are being evacuated from Wuhan, the centre of China's coronavirus outbreak, as more deaths and cases were confirmed. Australia plans to quarantine its evacuees on Christmas island 2,000km (1,200 miles) from the mainland. Japan, the US and the EU are also repatriating their citizens. British Airways has suspended all flights to and from mainland China, as the UK's Foreign Office warned against "all but essential travel" there. Several other airlines have taken similar measures. United Airlines and Cathay Pacific are restricting flights, while Lion Air - one of the region's biggest airlines - is stopping flights to China from Saturday. Cathay Pacific has also suspended inflight trolley services, changed some aspects of its meal offer, and stopped giving out hot towels, pillows, blankets and magazines in an effort to prevent the virus spreading.

 

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15 minutes ago, Kahuna said:

Seems to be accelerating upward..

Yes, and as mentioned in one of the videos, it is accelerating exponentially. The bit that is worrying is that it can remain without symptoms (but still be infectious) for up to ten days. That means that it has likely already spread around the world, but the infected just haven't shown symptoms yet. Whereas they are showing more deaths than recoveries from this virus, it becomes very scary (even though the numbers being published are likely far lower than the actual reality).

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Just now, Headshot said:

Yes, and as mentioned in one of the videos, it is accelerating exponentially. The bit that is worrying is that it can remain without symptoms (but still be infectious) for up to ten days. That means that it has likely already spread around the world, but the infected just haven't shown symptoms yet. Whereas they are showing more deaths than recoveries from this virus, it becomes very scary (even though the numbers being published are likely far lower than the actual reality).

Yes..tip of the iceberg I think.

We have no way of knowing just how much of what we are getting in info is not being censored to a degree. 

Also I don't know of any way they can really make a true head count of all infected as you point out there are some not showing symptoms which in theory are still out there infecting others.

Scary stuff.. 

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For what it's worth category..:hi:

 

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  All bullshit aside about how fatal this virus may be,I'm deeply impressed and perhaps a little apprehensive at the measures taken by the Chinese government at trying to block this.  

It makes me feel they know alot more about this than they are giving out.

For a flu to hit China it's an annual event almost,but I've never heard of them shutting down and going into massive quarantining cities and surrounding areas like this before. I knew they had massive culls for the offending animals[ducks/chicken or pigs] that we were told as the origin of the flu in the past...but this....   something just isn't right...and it's put a wind up their ass for sure.

 

  

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