Former Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong succeeds Jiang Chaoliang as the ruling Communist Party's chief in the beleaguered province, the Xinhua state news agency reported, while Wang Zhonglin will take over from Ma Guoqiang as the party secretary in Wuhan.
As new diagnostic methods are employed, the daily number of deaths in the province more than doubled, according to Liberty Times.
"This outbreak could still go in any direction", he told a briefing in Geneva on Wednesday.
Hubei had previously only allowed infections to be confirmed by RNA tests, which can take days to process and delay treatment.
World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told Reuters Thursday the increase in the number of new cases reflects a "broader definition" of a coronavirus diagnosis and that his organization wants China to provide "further clarity" about the new methodology. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, carries genetic information allowing for identification of organisms like viruses. Daily declines in new cases in Hubei earlier this week helped push US equity markets to record highs on Wednesday.
Using quicker CT scans that reveal lung infections would help patients get treatment more quickly and improve chances of recovery, the Hubei health commission said.
The infection has not been reported in any new countries since February 4, and of the 48 new cases confirmed outside China on Tuesday, 40 were aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama, Japan.
The reports did not state a reason for the dismissals, but the two are the most high-profile Chinese officials to date to be removed from duty following the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan late last yet.
"The number of newly confirmed cases reported from China has stabilized over the past week, but that must be interpreted with extreme caution", said WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The MS Westerdam arrived early on Thursday morning - and one passenger on board said "just seeing land was such a breathtaking moment".
Several countries have banned arrivals from China, while major airlines have halted flights to and from the country, as hundreds of people have now been infected in some two dozen countries.
Nearly 34,000 patients have been hospitalized across Hubei, the central Chinese province of which Wuhan is capital, including 1,400 or so in a critical condition.
In an unprecedented measure to contain the disease, recently dubbed COVID-19, the Chinese government has placed the hardest-hit cities - home to more than 60 million - under lockdown.
Formula 1's Chinese Grand Prix, due to happen in Shanghai on 19 April, has actually been delayed.
In Spain, organisers of the world's top mobile telecommunications trade fair, the World Mobile Congress, said the event would be cancelled following an exodus of industry heavyweights over coronavirus fears.
Effective drugs and treatment are the key to contain the epidemic, the meeting noted, stressing more studies on the almost 6,000 cured cases to improve treating plans.
Stone, a self-proclaimed "dirty trickster", was found guilty past year of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. He later told reporters he didn't speak to Justice Department officials, though he said he could if he wanted.
That being said, it doesn't sound as though it's fixed the problems for everyone based on replies on the Apex Legends Sub-reddit. This is the first time that Duos has been in Apex Legends since November 2019.
The Democratic majority in the House is expected to pass the measure next, after which it would go to Trump for his signature. Meanwhile, US President said that decision if taken would send a very bad signal and allow Tehran to act with impunity.
More than 600 people who were evacuated from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine in Texas , Nebraska, and California . The two arrived at Miramar on different planes and were housed in separate facilities on base.
Despite the deep cuts, the budget plan acknowledges that the proposal would fail to eliminate the deficit over the next decade. His comments followed a House Budget Committee hearing on the president's fiscal 2021 budget request, POLITICO wrote.
According to rebel commanders, a Syrian military helicopter was shot down on Tuesday (February 11) in the province of Idlib. Syrian men ride a motorcycle in the village of Maaret al-Naasan in Idlib province.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating these latest cases, along with NOAA authorities. The reward is being offered by the law enforcement arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ).
On Monday, a viral tweet claimed that NASA said brooms would stand up on that day only because of the earth's gravitational pull . Adding that "People think it's special because at what another point in your life would you stop and try to balance a broom".
This follows a report last month where it was revealed that WhatsApp had crossed the 5 billion install mark on the PlayStore. As a comparison, the latest figures show Facebook Messenger now comes second with 1.3 billion and WeChat has 1.13 billion.
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However, Buttler will have to compete with Foakes for a place in the starting line-up in the two-Test series. Jofra Archer has already been ruled out of the Sri Lanka series and wasn't considered for the selection.
15th USA coronavirus case confirmed by CDC
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.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 4, Rawalpindi
He struck seven fours and two sixes for his third Test half-century before holing out off spinner Taijul Islam to deep mid-wicket. On the back of the bowler's efforts, Bangladesh found themselves reeling at 126/6 at stumps, still trailing by 86 runs.
The European Space Agency (ESA) Launches the Solar Orbiter
Solar Orbiter's head-on views should finally yield a full 3D view of the sun , 150 million kilometres from our home planet. But while Parker samples particles from up close, Solar Orbiter will snap photos from far away to heighten observations.
Hope Hicks Returning to Trump White House
Then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denied that her departure was related to her testimony. She was also called back into Washington in 2019 for House investigative hearings of the president.
World Health Organization gives new coronavirus a name
The virus first surfaced December in Hubei's capital, Wuhan, and has since spread to more than two dozen countries. Hubei province is ground zero of new coronavirus that continues to kill dozens on nearly a daily basis.