World Health Organization chief flies to Beijing to discuss containment of virus as 10 countries report infectionsCoronavirus: 100,000 may already be infected, experts warn100 Australian children stranded in Wuhan as coronavirus spreadsWhat is the coronavirus and how worried should we be? 1.00am GMT Hong Kong has stepped up efforts to stop the virus’s entry. As of Monday, residents of Hubei will be banned from entering Hong Kong. Anyone who has visited Hubei province in the past 14 days, will also be banned from entry. The rule does not apply to Hong Kong residents, which has six confirmed cases of the virus. 12.41am GMT With millions of people now subject to travel restrictions in China, as the country shut down transport networks in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, some countries are preparing to help their citizens leave affected areas.Japan’s foreign minister has confirmed that there are 430 Japanese citizens in Hubei province, mostly in Wuhan. Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters that he had spoken to his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, and that Wang understood Tokyo’s desire to repatriate its nationals as soon as possible. Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, had said earlier that his government was working with Chinese authorities to make arrangements for all Japanese nationals wishing to return from Wuhan, including with charter flights, but no schedule has been set. Related: One hundred Australian children stranded in Wuhan as coronavirus spreads Continue reading…
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Author : Alison Rourke
Publish date : 2020-01-27 01:00:00
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