World Health Organization says 'way too early' to predict end of novel coronavirus

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The country's death count now stands at 1,116 people.

United Airlines said late on Wednesday it would extend cancellations of all U.S. flights to China until late April because of the coronavirus, joining other USA carriers that have suspended China routes.

Clinically diagnosed cases are unique to Hubei statistically.

It brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 48,206.

Pressure on local officials for their perceived incompetence has mounted particularly after the death last week of a Chinese doctor who was punished by Wuhan authorities for raising the alarm about the new virus.

But the 2,015 new confirmed cases reported in mainland China on Wednesday was dwarfed by the 14,840 new cases reported in Hubei alone on Thursday, after the new methodology for counting infections was adopted.

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(From left) World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme head Michael Ryan, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Chair of Emergency Committee on Ebola Robert Steffen attend a combined news conference following as two-day global conference on COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine research and a meeting to decide whether Ebola in DR Congo still constitutes health emergency of worldwide concern on January 12, 2020 in Geneva.

Xi chaired a meeting of the ruling Politburo Standing Committee on Wednesday after figures showed that the number of new cases had dropped for a second straight day. And a Formula One race in Shanghai in April was added to the list of canceled events.

"We have reported the epidemic information to the World Health Organization, the relevant countries, and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions as soon as it is available, shared the genetic sequences of the virus, actively communicated with other countries in order to come up with responses", he said.

Only those who come in direct contact with COVID-19, such as health care providers or immediate family members of those confirmed infected with the virus should use those devices. The confirmed coronavirus patients have been removed and taken to hospital. Cambodia has only one confirmed case of the virus.

Although no passengers have fallen ill on board, the ship had been turned away by Japan, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines and Thailand over fears that someone on the cruise could have the virus.

Two cases of the virus have been reported in Russian Federation.

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