The Coronavirus has infected tens of thousands of people already, as the World Health Organization (WHO) mulls whether or not to declare this illness an international crisis.Full Story
The Coronavirus has been reported in several countries around the world, as the virus continues its rapid spread.Full Story
So far, "Wuhan pneumonia" cases have been also detected in France, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, the U.S., and Vietnam.
Measures to halt the spread of the disease prevented millions of workers from visiting their hometowns.
Local authorities announced that pneumonia caused by the coronavirus had resulted in 25 deaths, including 24 in central China's Hubei Province and one in northern China's Hebei Province.
"Make no mistake, though, this is an emergency in China. But it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
So far, Wuhan, Huanggang, and Ezhou have been isolated to halt the spread of the epidemic caused by a new type of coronavirus.
The WHO’s head of emergencies program, Mike Ryan, said the priority now was to find the roots of how the virus is passing between people
“The rise in the mobility of the public has objectively increased the risk of the epidemic spreading,” National Health Commission vice-minister Li Bin acknowledged.
President Xi ordered to place people's safety and health as the country's top priority.
It is hoped that the first year of this new decade will be marked by greater political stability, economic prosperity and fruitful trade ties in Latin America, though observers admit it may sometimes be an uphill battle.