Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2019-nCoV Spreads Far and Wide

According to an Al Jazeera news report, the tally of confirmed deaths from China's viral outbreak has risen to 106 and at least 4,520 people have been infected as of today. 

China has already put in place a host of measures to curb the spread of novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV – and these include setting up screening stations at bus, train and plane terminals nationwide; deploying 450 army medics to Wuhan, the virus epicenter; banning the wildlife trade; and extending the Lunar New Year holidays for three days until February 02. Furthermore, Hong Kong has suspended train and ferry services to the mainland. 

And the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, himself, is currently in China. 

More countries affected and more cases confirmed: Australia (5), Cambodia (1), Canada (1), France (3), Germany (1), Hong Kong (8), Japan (6), Macau (7), Malaysia (4), Nepal (1), Singapore (7), South Korea (4), Sri Lanka (1), Taiwan (7), Thailand (14), United States (5), and Vietnam (2)  as far as I can keep track of, given the very fluid situation on the ground.

World Speech Day is nearing. Thirteen registrations in fourteen days, despite the fact that it is the Lunar New Year period and we have yet to finalize the Kuala Lumpur venue:

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