China's Xi urges more policing as virus toll rises

Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The UN health agency's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a gathering of worldwide foreign and security policy leaders in Germany on Saturday that the WHO is encouraged there has not yet been widespread transmission outside China and that "the steps China has taken to contain the outbreak at its source appear to have bought the world time".

A WHO-led joint mission with China will start its outbreak investigation work this weekend, focusing on how the new coronavirus is spreading and its severity, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan, and will evaluate other restrictions including those on Macau, government officials said on Friday.

China has reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with the killer coronavirus, with the death toll now nearing 1,400.

"The China mission will include in-depth workshops' data review, a series of meetings with key national level institutions and field visits in three provinces to understand the application and impact of response activities at province and country levels, including urban and rural areas", Mr. Tedros was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency.

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The health commission from the central Chinese province, the epicenter of the outbreak, also disclosed 2,420 fresh cases of the COVID-19 strain, half the number from the previous day.

"We must use the window of opportunity we have to intensify our preparedness", he added.

The scale of the epidemic ballooned this week after authorities in Hubei changed their criteria for counting cases, retroactively adding thousands of new patients to their tally. "China has bought the world time".

More than 66,000 people have now been infected in China from a virus that emerged in central Hubei province in December before spreading across the country and some two dozen countries. "We don't know how much time".

As of Saturday, four of France's 11 confirmed virus cases were in people since declared "cured" and released from the hospital, including a French doctor who was allowed to go home Friday, Buzyn said. Restaurants, cinemas and other businesses have been closed nationwide, and sports and cultural events have been canceled.

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The man's daughter was also hospitalized, but officials say she is expected to recover.

Elsewhere, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are preparing to evacuate hundreds of Americans quarantined on a cruise ship docked off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, for more than a week.

The number under medical observation dropped to 169,039.

"The number of people killed has been rising for 15 days, and new infections have been declining for 12 days".

In China, health care workers account for 1, 716 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including six deaths. It said they were treating 5,606 patients with mild symptoms.

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