Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 132, Japan, US planning Strict Decisions

by Madhvi Bansal

China virus Coronavirus has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. Amid the outbreak, countries began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city. USA and Japan showed keen interest to suspend flights to the country in a drastic measure to control the spread of the disease.

China has released its latest figures over the spread of the virus, which covers the previous 24 hours and it adds 26 to the number of deaths, 25 of which were in the central province of Hubei and its capital, Wuhan. Out of the 6,000 infected persons, 1,459 marked a rise from the previous day while 1771 new cases were reported on the previous day. With such a heavy increase in infectious persons, foreign countries are engulfed in the fear of spreading the virus.

People are worried with the spread of the virus, resultant in taking precautions steps to avoid the spread in their country. Recently, a Japanese flight was carrying evacuees home included four people with coughs and fevers. The three men and one woman were taken to a Tokyo hospital on separate ambulances for treatment and further medical checks.

USA Administration is holding daily meetings on the outbreak and monitoring China-U.S. flights as a likely source of infections, though it had decided against suspending air traffic for the time being. Fears of the spreading virus have already pushed airlines around the world to reduce flights to China and global companies to restrict employee travel to the country, while sectors from mining to luxury goods have been shaken by concerns over global growth in the event of a worst-case pandemic.

Several countries included Australia, New Zealand and Japan were the latest countries planning evacuations. Recently Japan has confirmed six cases include a tour bus driver who drove visiting groups from Wuhan. Amid the Lunar New Year Holiday China advised people to keep home, closing schools and offices to try to contain the further spread of the virus.

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