Hopes that the coronavirus would be contained to China have vanished as the initial situation in sub-Saharan Africa was introduced in Nigeria, although variety of infections carry on to improve in Europe pounding inventory marketplaces amid fears of a world economic downturn.
On Friday, the US Point out Office elevated its warn degree for Italy, warning People to rethink journey because of to the outbreak.
“Many conditions of COVID-19 have been connected with journey to or from mainland China or close speak to with a journey-relevant situation, but sustained local community unfold has been reported in Italy,” the department added.
Italy has reported 650 coronavirus conditions and seventeen fatalities – the most in Europe from the epidemic that originated in China, which is by considerably the most affected state.
In China – the epicentre of the deadly illness – the Nationwide Health Fee reported on Friday at least forty four new coronavirus fatalities, bringing to 2,788 the variety of fatalities nationwide.
Coronavirus has killed more than 2,800 persons and infected more than 83,000 around the world
Here are the most recent updates:
Saturday, February 29
23:19 GMT (Friday) – US urges citizens to stay away from non-necessary journey to Italy
The US on Friday warned versus non-necessary journey to Italy, a major spot for US vacationers, in excess of the escalating coronavirus epidemic.
The Centers for Disorder Regulate and Prevention “recommends that travellers stay away from all nonessential journey to Italy. There is constrained obtain to adequate clinical care in affected locations,” it stated in a assertion.
The Point out Office elevated its journey suggestions a notch for Italy to “reconsider journey.”
23:04 GMT (Friday) – US postpones summit with ASEAN leaders
The US will postpone a assembly with leaders of Southeast Asian countries it prepared to host on March 14, amid concerns about the unfold of the coronavirus, two US officials acquainted with the subject stated on Friday.
US President Donald Trump experienced invited leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian nations to fulfill in Las Vegas following he did not show up at a summit with the team in Bangkok in November.
The US Point out Office did not instantly reply to a ask for for comment.
19:50 GMT (Friday) – Two South Africans check beneficial in Japan
Two South Africans on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested beneficial for the coronavirus, in accordance to a condition-operate clinical institute.
“We confirm that these citizens are at present being taken care of in Japan and are in very good care,” stated a assertion by the Nationwide Institute for Communicable Illnesses.
Good day and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus from our bureau in Kuala Lumpur – Ted Regencia
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