Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest front in a widening global outbreak.
Germany is sending a second shipment of medical aid supplies to China to help the Asian giant fight the coronavirus epidemic that has infected over 73,000 people.
Japanese officials confirmed that 88 new cases of the pneumonia-like virus were recorded on the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port since the start of the month, and has become the largest cluster of coronavirus cases outside China.
2019-nCoV is not classified as a pandemic; although that is subject to change based on the rate of human-to-human transmissions and determination of the lethality of the virus.
Many U.S. small business owners are facing a shortage of products or components because suppliers, who closed for the weeks-long New Year holiday, remain shut due to the virus that has killed more than 1,100 people.
Singapore automatically catastrophized worst-case scenarios when the government raised the threat level from Coronavirus to “code orange” last Friday.
As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days.
Amid the growing concern surrounding the latest coronavirus, it’s important to put the newly recognized illness into perspective.