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Six coronavirus deaths in US, China cases slow

``` The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the world used to be in "uncharted territory" as the range of human beings infected with the new coronavitus went previous 89,000.

The US said six deaths from the coronavirus, as the outbreak that started in China continues to spread to new countries round the world and the WHO urges nations to step up containment measures to rein in the infection.

In South Korea, the us of a with the most extreme outbreak outside China, the wide variety infected continues to develop with three greater deaths said on Tuesday morning.

In China, the contamination seems to be slowing. It said a hundred twenty five new instances on Tuesday, the lowest since January.

The range of deaths from the virus has reached 3,056 globally, in accordance to WHO's cutting-edge figures.

Tuesday, March 3
06:48 GMT - South Korea's president pronounces 'war' on coronavirus
South Korea's president declared hostilities on the coronavirus, ordering extra hospital beds and greater face masks to be made available.

President Moon Jae-in apologised for shortages of face masks and promised help for virus-hit small companies in Asia's fourth-biggest economy, which has now pronounced 4,812 instances of the disorder and 34 deaths.

"The whole country has entered fighting against the infectious sickness as the crisis in Daegu and Gyeongbuk province has reached the best possible point," he advised a cupboard meeting, referring to the two hardest-hit components of the country.

06:40 GMT - Pope exams terrible for coronavirus: Italy report
Pope Francis, who canceled a Lent shy away for the first time in his papacy due to the fact he is struggling from a cold, has examined terrible for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported.

The 83-year-old Roman Catholic leader, who had section of one lung removed due to the fact of an sickness decades ago, also canceled most audiences closing week.

06:37 GMT - Shanghai says site visitors coming into from virus-hit nations have to be quarantined
Shanghai will require all of us coming into the city from countries with "relatively serious virus conditions" to submit to 14 days of quarantine, an respectable said.

The rule will apply to all humans regardless of nationality, stated Xu Wei, an official with the town government's information office, speakme to journalists at a briefing.

06:25 GMT - Canada asks travelers from Iran to self-isolate
Canada has requested travelers arriving from Iran - one of the international locations hardest hit by the coronavirus - to self-isolate at home for 14 days even if they are not showing any symptoms.

Meanwhile, health authorities asks Canadians to keep away from any non-essential tour to Iran, and the northern place of Italy, which have each emerged as hotspots for the infection.

Many instances in Canada had been linked to the Iran outbreak, Canadian chief scientific officer Theresa Tam advised reporters.

Canada had 27 established instances of COVID-19 infection.

This is Farah Najjar in Doha taking over from my colleague Kate Mayberry.



04:45 GMT - G7 virus response may now not detail fiscal, economic steps - Reuters
The Group of Seven industrial powers are crafting a statement for their finance leaders to problem on countering the impact of the coronavirus, but for now it does now not especially name for new government spending or coordinated interest rate cuts by means of central banks, a G7 official with direct know-how of the deliberations advised Reuters on Tuesday.

In the statement, anticipated on Tuesday or Wednesday, the G7 international locations will pledge to work collectively to mitigate the injury to their economies from the fast-spreading epidemic, the supply stated on situation of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

The language of the statement is nonetheless under dialogue and ought to change, the supply said.

Share expenses have been rising on expectations of measures to increase the global economy.

03:45 GMT - Guangdong imposes quarantine for site visitors from virus-hit countries
China's southern province of Guangdong says it will require guests arriving from countries and areas with extreme coronavirus outbreaks to quarantine themselves for 14 days, the government-backed Nanfang Daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The record did no longer name particular countries.

It stated that between Feb. 27 to March 1, 1,496 humans had entered Guangdong from remote places areas hit challenging by way of the virus however to date exams had shown that none had been infected.

03:40 GMT - Indonesia tested cases set off panic buying
People in Jakarta rushed to supermarkets on Monday night to inventory up on primary resources rapidly after President Joko Widodo announced the united states had two demonstrated cases of coronavirus.

Shoppers observed queues were longer than ordinary for a weekday night and that basic resources such as bottled water had offered out.

03:15 GMT - Church chief exams bad for virus
Lee Man-hee, the founder of the controversial Shincheonji Church of Jesus, has examined poor for the coronavirus, after he being taken to a "drive-through" take a look at web page late on Monday.

The church is the at the centre of the outbreak in South Korea and has been closely criticised over its response to the virus.

Lee apologised on Monday and referred to as the epidemic a "great calamity" but refused to be examined by way of public authorities until a nearby governor threatened to drag him by means of pressure to be tested.

02:25 GMT - Australia to use biosecurity law in virus fight
Australia's Attorney General has said the authorities will use its biosecurity to regulation to preclude the movements of people suspected of having the coronavirus.

Speaking to the country's public provider broadcaster ABC, Christian Porter said the government would use the law to both designate some locations out of bounds or place a affected person in detention at home.

"Under the biosecurity act, you should have the prevention of movement from persons in and out of precise places," Porter advised the ABC.

"You would possibly have a principal wearing tournament where people would be in very, very shut proximity to every different and... it might be determined that the risk of transmission at a venue like that was once too high."

Australia surpassed the biosecurity regulation in 2015, changing the Quarantine Act, which had been in pressure for extra than 100 years. You can locate our greater about the act in this report with the aid of two lecturers at the Australian National University.

02:20 GMT - Hong Kong to convey home residents from Wuhan
Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has been preserving her regular weekly press briefing.

She says the territory has chartered four planes to convey lower back 533 Hong Kong humans from Wuhan. The flights will take location on Wednesday and Thursday and the passengers will be quarantined for 14 days on arrival.

02:12 GMT - China looks to recovered to handle COVID-19
There's been a lot of speak about vaccines for COVID-19, however they will take a lengthy time to turn out to be available.

In the meantime, past now not getting contaminated in the first location (wash your arms greater and touch your face less), docs are looking for ways to treat the illness extra effectively.

My colleague, Shawn Yuan, has been speaking to medics in China about the difficulties they've encountered in treating the new virus.

02:10 GMT - Pakistan confirms fifth case
Pakistan has reported a new case of coronavirus.

"We have now fifth verified case of COVID19 in federal areas," Zafar Mirza, the country's fitness minister stated a in tweet early on Tuesday morning.

The patient is stable and being managed well, the minister added.

01:40 GMT - World in 'uncharted territory' with new virus - WHO
World Health Organization Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesushas said the world is in "uncharted territory" with the new coronavirus because whilst the contamination can unfold thru a community, it can also be contained.

He is urging nations round the world to focus on containing the virus, calling for "early, aggressive measures".

01:20 GMT - South Korea outbreak continues to grow
South Korea has pronounced 600 new coronavirus instances in its first every day update on Tuesday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) also says three greater human beings died overnight.

Total cases in the country now stand at 4,812, making it the largest outbreak outdoor China.

01:15 GMT - New York governor seeks to reassure on costs
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has just issued a directive to all insurers to waive cost-sharing associated with virus testing.

"We can't let price be a barrier to get admission to to COVID-19 testing," he wrote on Twitter.

00:45 GMT - China instances proceed to slow
Figures just launched via China's National Health Commission advise the outbreak there may be slowing.

Mainland China had 125 new demonstrated cases on Monday, compared with 202 the day before. That's the lowest in view that the united states commenced publishing country wide facts in January.

In Wuhan, the quantity of new cases was once 111, compared with 193.

The fee stated 31 human beings died from the infection.

A recap of Monday's most important developments:

The dying toll in the United States has risen to six with mounting issue that the virus has been spreading undetected in the northwestern kingdom of Washington for weeks.

Deaths in Italy rose to 52, while Iran's toll rose to sixty six Italy is the hardest-hit u . s . in Europe, whilst Iran has mentioned the most deaths outdoor China.

Countries such as Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, the Czech Republic and Tunisia announced their first instances of the disease.

China stated greater cases, however the price of infection seemed to be slowing

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