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Coronavirus live updates: WHO worried about cases with no link to China

Coronavirus live updates: WHO worried about cases with no link



The World Health Organization has raised concerns about cases where there has been no contact with someone known to be infected nor travel to China 11.07am GMT Samsung Electronics said today that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern Korean city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning, Reuters reports.Samsung Electronics, the world’s top smartphone maker, said the floor where the infected employee worked would be shut down until the morning of 25 February. It added: The company has placed colleagues who came in contact with the infected employee in self-quarantine and taken steps to have them tested for possible infection. 11.01am GMT A 70-year-old man in China’s Hubei Province was infected with coronavirus but did not show symptoms until 27 days later, the local government said today, suggesting the virus’ incubation period could be much longer than the presumed 14 days.A longer incubation period could complicate efforts to contain spread of the epidemic that has so far killed more than 2,000 people and spread outside China. Continue reading…



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Author : Haroon Siddique

Publish date : 2020-02-22 11:09:11

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