VIDEO: Episode One of “Our Coronavirus Diary.”
There is an incredible series of videos making the rounds today, and they are identified as being produced by a man in Wuhan, China, self-quarantined in his apartment with his wife--who is infected with the deadly Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Read the rest
The number of deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus now stands at 630, China state media reports today.
China's Hubei province reports 2,447 new cases of the deadly virus, and 69 new deaths as of Thursday.
Multiple news agencies are now confirming.
Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues to spread throughout the world.
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Li Wenliang, 34, was reprimanded by Chinese police for warning of outbreak
Shares of Tesla Motors were down 19% on Wednesday after a senior executive with the electric vehicle company warned of delivery delays for Model 3 cars made at its Shanghai plant, because of the ever-worsening coronavirus outbreak in China. Read the rest
“In this day and age, you can trace everyone’s movements with big data,” Li Lanjuan, an adviser to the National Health Commission, said in an interview with state television.
Government officials in China are using big data to track the location and movement of people who are known to be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, officially known as Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Read the rest
• Coronavirus, which WHO declared a global health emergency, threatens to disrupt Chinese manufacturing
The deadly virus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China continues to spread and claim lives around the world. At this time, still, the vast majority of infected patients and deaths are in mainland China, Hubei province.
The epidemic is also impacting business, finance, and technology production in China.
Apple's iPhone production relies in part on a Foxconn factory that has been shut down by the Chinese government.
If the halt is extended, Reuters reports today, this could impact iPhone production, availability, and sales. Read the rest
China’s central bank today announced plans to inject 1.2 trillion yuan worth of liquidity ($174 billion in U.S. dollars) into the financial markets via reverse repo operations on Monday, as stock markets prepare to reopen amid an escalating Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Read the rest
“Punk,” says a Wuhan hardcore band member, “is a way to help me keep my mind fresh.”
The wonderful Aaron Stewart-Ahn tweeted today, “Something you haven’t been told about Wuhan during this outbreak is that it is China’s punk music capital.”
And he's right. Read the rest
• CDC issues federal quarantine orders for 195 Americans evacuated from China, who are being housed at March Air Reserve Base
• First CDC quarantine in 50 years. Last federal quarantine was issued in the 1960s for smallpox.
• The repatriated individuals will remain quarantined for 14 days, starting from when the flight left China.
FRIDAY, 1PM EASTERN, JAN 31 2020: The United States Centers for Disease Control, under the authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says 195 American citizens are quarantined at a military base after having been evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of a growing global coronavirus outbreak.
The 195 quarantined persons arrived earlier this week at March Air Reserve Base in California. Read the rest
Around the world, people are buying up face masks in hopes of avoiding the Wuhan coronavirus. But do they work? The answer is complicated. Read on for details from health experts. Read the rest
As we've been blogging here at Boing Boing, the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, and airlines have begun suspending flights to and from China, where most confirmed cases are located.
• As of Friday, 11AM Eastern time, the Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak has killed more than 200 people and infected an estimated 10,000.
• On Friday, the U.S. issued a travel warning telling Americans to stay out of China.
• The Chinese government replied by calling the U.S. 'mean' for the travel advisory. Read the rest
Airlines around the world have already begun suspending flights to and from mainland China, where most cases of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak are located. Read the rest
The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has declared a global emergency as the so-called Wuhan Coronavirus continues to spread. Read the rest
As the death toll from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak escalates, the White House is discussing a possible China travel ban, reports NBC News and other organizations on Tuesday morning. Read the rest
Three separate China government agencies on Sunday ordered a temporary ban on the trade in wild animals. China's government is struggling to contain the deadly outbreak of a virus that is presumed to have originated in bats, and spread to humans via a market in Wuhan City, Hubei province, where wild animals have long been sold as food. Read the rest
China's President Xi Jinping said the nation faces a “grave situation” as the number of deaths in the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak jumped to 42 on Saturday. Read the rest
On Saturday, the government health ministry of Canada reported the first presumed case in Canada of a patient with the so-called Wuhan virus, officially known as Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Read the rest