China reports 11,791 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, 259 deaths

The country's government also declared a health emergency, which it said came as a result of yesterday's declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the global 2019-nCoV developments warrant a public health emergency of worldwide concern.

"In contrast, President Trump is listening to medical and scientific experts and taking every responsible precaution to protect the American people", he said.

Americans returning from other parts of China will be subject to screening at airports and will be required to take 14 days of "monitored self-quarantine" screening measures at home.

During the televised briefing, Trump administration officials noted that the coronavirus is a public health emergency in the United States, but stressed that the virus was at a low risk for Americans.

"We have been seeing already a significant decrease in passengers going between the USA and China", said Szabat.

The CDC also pointed to a limitation of its screening test for the virus - a negative result is merely a "point-in-time" snapshot that can not conclusively rule out the risk of a person developing the disease during the 14-day incubation period.

The WHO has declared the outbreak a global emergency. The order also comes after a person under quarantine attempted to leave the Air Force base, but CDC officials said that incident did not play into their reasoning for issuing federal quarantine orders.

Since China informed World Health Organization about the new virus in late December, at least 23 countries have reported cases, as scientists race to understand how exactly the virus is spreading and how severe it is.

As of Friday, six people have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus in the US, according to the CDC. An additional 191 people in more than two dozen states are under investigation for possibly having the virus.

Global cases today approached 10,000, including 213 deaths, all in China.

Man United make shock Ighalo loan signing, no option to buy
Ighalo's first spell in Premier League was with Watford between 2014 and 2017. Upon the announcement of the deal, Solskjaer placed his faith in the player.

Though the drug is not licensed or approved, Gilead has provided it for emergency use in a small number of 2019-nCoV patients, and a case report yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine says it was used on the first USA patient.

CDC Director Robert Redfield said "immediate risk to the American public remains low", despite this spread of the virus between a wife and her husband.

As the coronavirus epidemic worsens in China and the virus trickles beyond the country's borders, USA officials are taking precautions, just in case the virus becomes "the next pandemic". All of the passengers have so far tested negative for the virus - but a negative initial screening test does not guarantee that these people won't later get sick, she said.

Since the outbreak began, reports of racism against people of Asian descent have been on the rise in the USA and around the world.

But it warned Friday that closing borders was probably ineffective in halting transmissions of the virus - and could even accelerate its spread.

"Please do not assume that just because someone is of Asian descent that they have this coronavirus", Messonnier said on the call with reporters.

Gilead today announced that it's working with health officials in China to conduct a randomized controlled clinical trial of the experimental antiviral remdesivir for safely treating 2019-nCoV infections.

In a statement, Merdad Parsey, MD, PhD, the company's chief medical officer, said the company is working with United States and Chinese health officials, the WHO, and researchers and clinicians to contribute its antiviral expertise to help in the battle against the new virus. Instead, it is more effective to cover your mouth and nose if you sneeze or cough, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

Vietnam confirmed one more case for a total of six, and Australia counted its ninth infection.

Recommended News

  • John Bolton Defends Impeachment Witnesses at Private Event

    John Bolton Defends Impeachment Witnesses at Private Event

    Giuliani told the Times the story was untrue, that Mulvaney and Cipollone never were involved in meetings related to Ukraine. The impeachment trial continues as the question of whether more witnesses will be called on remains unresolved.
    Trump Administration Rolls Back Restrictions on US Military’s Landmine Use

    Trump Administration Rolls Back Restrictions on US Military’s Landmine Use

    The Obama administration also had committed to destroying USA stockpiles of land mines not needed for the defense of South Korea. Human Rights Watch chairs the International Campaign to Ban Landmines , 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, together with Jody Williams.
    Nets leave courtside seats open for Kobe, Gianna Bryant

    Nets leave courtside seats open for Kobe, Gianna Bryant

    The video clip of the moment between Bryant and Gianna went viral and spread in the days since the helicopter crashed. Bryant, 41, and Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday.
  • Coronavirus tests on two French evacuated from China negative: minister

    Coronavirus tests on two French evacuated from China negative: minister

    Around 100 cases of infection have been confirmed in 20 other countries but so far none have reported fatalities. The virus has claimed the lives of 213 people in China, but no deaths have been reported outside the country.
    Virus Death Toll Rises, Hong Kong Stocks Tumble

    Virus Death Toll Rises, Hong Kong Stocks Tumble

    The shutdown includes all offices in mainland China, as well as Google's offices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Mainland China is now in the middle of an extended Lunar New Year holiday until February 2.

    Coronavirus: The US is barrring foreigners who visited China

    It comes as the toll from the virus has reached 213 and the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency . The health crisis has also affected China's global image overseas and put Chinese nationals in hard positions overseas .
  • MEPs vote for universal phone connection and an end to Apple Lightning

    It's also reversible, meaning a user is less likely to damage a device by trying to jam in the connector the wrong way. What could it mean for Canadians? Only the iPhone and some related accessories still rely on the lighting connector.
    Australian Open women's final Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza live blog

    Australian Open women's final Sofia Kenin vs Garbine Muguruza live blog

    Kenin then fired a forehand victor to win the fifth game, sparking a rally of four consecutive game wins and winning the match. But with chants of "C'mon, Garbine" echoing around a capacity Rod Laver Arena, Kenin took a deep breath and composed herself.
    MS  officials monitoring coronavirus, preparing for possible cases

    MS officials monitoring coronavirus, preparing for possible cases

    But when it comes to making them to not get the flu shot, the consequences can be a matter of life and death. Prevention tips for the coronavirus are similar to those of other respiratory illnesses.
  • GM revives Hummer as all-electric vehicle

    GM revives Hummer as all-electric vehicle

    James' mother bought him a new HUMMER H2 when he was a senior in high school, so he has a connection to the brand. Around 10 years later, GM is now relaunching the brand though with an all-electric powertrain lineup.
    Qantas suspends flights to China due to coronavirus outbreak

    Qantas suspends flights to China due to coronavirus outbreak

    Several countries including the United States, Germany, Britain and Japan have urged their citizens to avoid travel there. Local health authorities would then continue monitoring the evacuees through the remainder of the incubation period.
    PETA calling for groundhog 'Punxsutawney Phil' to be replaced by robot

    PETA calling for groundhog 'Punxsutawney Phil' to be replaced by robot

    We have an excellent photo for everyone to see today Bill murray repeating his role of Phil from the classic movie Groundhog Day . Ka experts say, he will also be able to predict the weather based on the analysis of meteorological data.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.