COVID-19: World Health Organization official name for Coronavirus
COVID-19: World Health Organization official name for Coronavirus
WHO says outbreak could 'go in any direction' as new cases drop
13 February, 2020, 22:56
The hard-hit Hubei province for which Wuhan is the provincial capital has reported 14,840 new coronavirus cases, including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases on Wednesday the local Health Commission said.
WHO has renamed the 2019-nCoV to COVID-19, under agreed guidelines between WHO, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to represent the entire viral outbreak under one category as "Corona Virus Disease" (COVID).
"I think it's way too early to try to predict the beginning, the middle or the end of this epidemic right now", Michael Ryan, head of WHO's health emergencies programme, said at the agency's daily news conference.
"This outbreak could still go in any direction", he told a briefing in Geneva.
There was a suggestion that from 7 February, people who had tested positive but showed no symptoms, were not counted as confirmed cases.
As of Monday, the disease has killed more than 1,000 people and infected over 42,000 others. More than 44,000 confirmed cases of the new virus have been reported worldwide, including 393 outside of China, in two dozen countries.
Singapore has 50 cases, including one found at its biggest bank, DBS, on Wednesday that caused an evacuation at the head office.
The commission received reports of 2015 new confirmed cases and 97 deaths on Tuesday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
There was a happy ending in sight for another cruise ship, the MS Westerdam, which Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines had refused to let dock over fears one of its 1,455 passengers and 802 crew may have the virus.
"This is an example of the global solidarity we have consistently been calling for", he said.
News of the firing comes as China's highest anti-corruption agency sent a team to Hubei to conduct an investigation after the death of doctor Li Wenliang, who tried to warn people about the virus but was censored.
The virus is believed to have originated late a year ago at a seafood market in Hubei province's capital Wuhan.
Beijing has now "removed" several senior officials over their actions to control the disease.
Anti-Chinese sentiment has also reared on social media.
With companies laying off workers and supply chains disrupted from the vehicle industry to smartphones, China's economy is taking a big hit.
He went on to say the immediate family of the Prime Minister are all involved in projects including China and the Huawei network. Pressed on whether the Huawei decision could be a deal breaker in Brexit trade talks, Mr Pence told CNBC: "We'll see".
GSMA also released a statement, noting it cancelled the event "with due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona". The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, in Spain, on 24-27 February.
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She added that the CDC, in its outbreak planning, isn't counting on a drop in virus activity as the weather warms. On the heels of the test release, officials predicted an uptick in the number of diagnoses in the US.
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