United Kingdom citizens told to return from China

Friday, 07 Feb, 2020

Wuhan was due to open a second field hospital, offering 1,600 beds.

More than 28,000 people are now known to be infected nationwide in the outbreak that has spiralled into a global health emergency.

The Chinese government says more cured cases of the 2019 novel Coronavirus have been reported nationwide than fatalities.

The financial hub has been particularly on edge over the virus as it has revived memories of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2002-03, which killed almost 300 people in the city and 349 people in the mainland. The virus originated in a live seafood market in Wuhan in China's Hubei province.

There was also a shortage of "equipment and materials", he told reporters, adding that officials were looking to convert other hotels and schools in the city into treatment centres.

The central government has announced measures meant to ensure the supply of vital medical resources, with tax breaks for manufacturers of equipment needed to fight the epidemic. "Proper self-protection is essential, and avoidance of travelling to Hubei province during this period is earnestly advised", the advisory said.

"At a time when China is dealing with the epidemic around the world, Beijing seeks and receives support from its trusted friends like Hun Sen", said Bonnie Glaser, senior consultant for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The virus has so far spread to 23 other countries and regions.

"We can't have thousands of people coming in who may have this problem - the coronavirus", Trump was quoted as saying.

In Beijing - where streets remain eerily quiet and businesses are shuttered - restaurants have been barred from accepting reservations for parties.

There have also been confirmed cases in a number of countries around the world.

The Preston-based university said it is working to ensure "students can learn remotely should the situation evolve and there is a requirement to stay home", after the UK Government on Tuesday urged Brits to leave China if they are able to so.

China has already criticized the United States for its travel restrictions.

These were the details of the news 19 foreign nationals tested positive for coronavirus for this day.

The death of the 39-year-old man in Hong Kong came as the semi-autonomous city closed all but two land crossings with the Chinese mainland.

Italy announced that passengers on every worldwide flight would be scanned for fever.

The spokesperson said that Hubei province has strengthened the epidemic prevention and treatment concerning foreigners, and provided guidance to foreign patients in accordance with the tiered diagnosis and treatment system and as required by the community grid management and added "We have strengthened the protection and assistance for foreign citizens".