S. Korea raises alert level on new coronavirus pneumonia as it spreads rapidly


we began with a growing fear over the
new coronavirus that originated in China and is rapidly spreading across China
and to other countries 440 cases have been confirmed in China with nine dead
from the respiratory illness while one case has been confirmed in the u.s.
South Korea saw one confirmed case so find all seven suspected patients were
tested negative we now have only on the line for the latest on this epidemic
chun-hee phillotson guys earlier today the chinese health authorities held a
press briefing and confirmed that the number of cases of a new corona virus
has risen to 440 in China and the death toll there to mine the patients are
spread across 13 provinces and regions in China while all nine deaths have been
reported in Hebei the capital of Wuhan province the figures were occurrence as
of midnight Tuesday so there is a possibility that the numbers could
dramatically rise by the end of today on Tuesday alone China confirmed almost 150
new cases it’s been confirmed in other countries as well two cases were found
in Thailand and one each in South Korea Japan and Taiwan the US has also seen
its first infection a man in Washington State experienced symptoms after
returning from a trip to a region near ohon and was hospitalized suspected
cases are also popping up in the Philippines Hong Kong and Australia
wrong house a South Korea dealing with the outbreak so far four people were
tested after they showed some symptoms right that’s right the Korea Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention has tested for Koreans the three are people
who set close to the one confirmed patient on the plane from China to Korea
and the other having been to ohan reported himself they tested negative so
so far there are no additional cases of ohan pneumonia in korea but there is a
student in one of the Terlato provinces who’s currently in quarantine after
showing symptoms the students had traveled to Beijing and ohan with 19
fellow students for a field trip after the virus broke out the government on
Tuesday raised its alert level for the virus from blue to yellow and it’s also
ramping up screening and quarantine effort
the concern is that the virus could spread further as Chinese tourists flow
into Korea during the Lunar New Year holiday president moon jae-in has
ordered officials to help contain the spread of the ohan corona virus and look
into how the outbreak might affect the local economy

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