China reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for a seventh day on Tuesday. Mainland China posted 118 new cases on Jan.18, up from 109 a day earlier, the national health authority said in a statement.
On Saturday South Australia has recorded only one new infection, while other states marked weeks of no new cases or deaths related to the novel coronavirus.
The city reported 31 new cases on Wednesday while officials urged residents not to leave Beijing, with fears growing about a second wave of infections in China, which had largely brought its outbreak under control.
It was unprecedented. Locking down 1.3 billion Indians, in one place, for three weeks. And it may have been necessary to avoid the inadequate health system from being overwhelmed by those affected by the novel corona virus (“Huge challenge to lock down 1.3b people in a democracy,” Mar.31, Gulf Today).
Experts participating in the first ever e-Symposium organised by Trends Research & Advisory late on Tuesday highlighted the ongoing struggle between forces of globalisation and protectionism but emphasised the need for a collective response to the Covid-19 challenge.
Telemedicine during a disease outbreak has earned the support of international oncologists who have come up with recommendations they believe are also beneficial to other high-risk patients in the event of an epidemic or worst, a pandemic.
On Wednesday, the French armed forces ministry said 1,767 marines — nearly all from the Charles de Gaulle carrier itself — had been evaluated and at least 668 had tested positive for the virus.
Of the 1,280 confirmed infections, 991 were cadets and the rest were staff and their family members, he said. Most had no symptoms. Seventeen were still in hospital on Saturday.
In total 3,042 people have died from the disease in China, the National Health Commission said, with another 143 cases, up from 139 in the previous day.