China sees fewer suspected cases of COVID-19

China sees fewer suspected cases of COVID-19

The mainland reported 394 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the National Health Commission - down sharply from the day-earlier 1,749.

Iran, meanwhile, has become a worry spot in the Middle East. He had visited Wuhan, the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, from January 14 to 19, but he deliberately concealed the fact and went back to work in the prison after the trip. "It could even be messy".

China reported the biggest drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak in almost a month on Thursday.

Infections also almost doubled in South Korea to 204, making it the hardest-hit country outside China. "If the isolation facilities are not ready, this can cause another outbreak of this virus in Pakistan", said Li Bijian, Consul General of Karachi., he told reporters. Total confirmed cases on the mainland reached 74,576.

"The window of opportunity is narrowing, so we need to act quickly before it closes completely". The virus (formally known as SARS-CoV-2) is now routinely showing up in people who didn't catch it from recently travelling to China.

World Health Organization does not recommend any worldwide travel or trade restrictions, but Tedros called on countries to take "proportionate" actions to protect against the global spread of the virus.

Thirty-nine of the new cases were linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the southern city of Daegu, the Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said, taking the country's overall figure to 156.

The mayor of Daegu - South Korea's fourth-biggest city, with a population of over 2.5 million - has advised residents to stay indoors.

In the eastern Shandong province, 200 inmates and seven guards at Rencheng Prison were found to be infected with the virus, the provincial government said Friday.

This comes as BC's top doctor confirmed yesterday a woman in her 30s is this province's latest patient after she returned from Iran recently.

Passengers of the Diamond Princess who have tested negative continue to disembark the ship after more than 14 days quarantined onboard.

The province also reported 411 new confirmed cases of the disease during the same period, from 349 cases the day before, and reversing three days of decline.

Experts point to the sharp rise of the number of cases in South Korea, which went from 30 cases on Monday to 204 by Friday, and to Italy, which had no cases at the start of Friday and 16 at the end of it.

It not only allows the public to grasp the changing situation in a timely manner and take action accordingly, but also helps the authorities to make scientific decisions and optimize the allocation of resources.

More than 100 American passengers remain in Japan, and US health officials announced Tuesday that they will not be allowed to return home for at least two more weeks.

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