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Coronavirus Update – 12th February 2020

The virus that started in Wuhan Province of China seems to be spreading at an alarming rate.

The virus is reported to have started in a wildlife-for-food market.

Here are the latest updates:

94 new coronavirus deaths and counting today

The doctor Li Wenliang who sounded the alarm over the disease outbreak was arrested by the authorities and died of the virus.

Kenya Airways suspended its flights to Guangzhou China.

China Southern Airlines suspended its flights to Kenya.

All Kenyan who had jetted into the country and were suspected to have had the virus tested negative after tests were done.

Japan also discovered over 61 people in a cruise ship that has docked in its shores were infected with the coronavirus.

Death Toll and Spread.

1120 people have died from the virus.

Around 6000 people are in serious condition. Over 44000 people infected

These are some of the countries among the 25 where coronavirus has been confirmed: China, United States, France, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Nepal, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Canada, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Spain, Germany, and UAE.

Global business has been affected by the virus since some countries have suspended the issuance of Visa.

Airports around the world have stepped up screening of passengers from China, although some health experts have questioned the effectiveness.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week stopped short of calling the outbreak a global health emergency, but some health experts question whether China can contain the epidemic.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is due to travel to Beijing to meet officials and health experts.

African countries

Most African countries have remained exposed as the only and major ways of screening aliens are through airports. The ungoverned spaces and porous borders accessed by foot and vehicles remain dangerously open.

Cameroonian who had jetted in from Wuhan China was successfully treated of the virus and is under observation.

KENYA

The government set up a 120-bed isolation ward at Mbagathi Hospital for Coronavirus preparedness with reagents and tests kits. There’s an additional 60-bed isolation ward at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The government said it will not evacuate students from China.

Problem is that cruise ships are still docking at the port of Mombasa unabated, for an economy that has been killed by SGR railway, the GoK seems to be keen on cashing in on Tourists other than the welfare of Kenyans.

 



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