This year Vietnam has reported 16 bird flu outbreaks in the past 21 days, including 14 A/H5N6 outbreaks and 2 outbreaks A/H5N1 outbreaks in northern Hanoi city, northern Bac Ninh province, central Thanh Hoa province, central Nghe An province and southern Tra Vinh province. … [Read more...] about Bird flu outbreaks reported in southern Vietnam
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Delivery order procedures have also undergone revisions as drivers now drop McDonald’s packages at building entrances, disinfect their delivery bags and wash their hands more frequently, the wire service reported. Drivers also now carry ID cards showing they - and the people who made and packaged their food - had their body temperature scanned to prove they do not have a fever. … [Read more...] about Fast-food companies in China implement ‘contactless’ delivery, pickup in wake of outbreak
In Australia, the number of cases remains steady at 15, with five people having recovered and 10 stable. The Australian government has enacted a range of measures, advising residents to avoid travel to China, evacuating Australians from Wuhan to quarantine facilities on Christmas Island and outside Darwin, and banning arrivals from China of non-citizens and permanent residents – on Thursday Scott Morrison announced a week-long extension of the initial two-week ban. Wuhan itself is in lockdown. … [Read more...] about ‘Things are changing so quickly’: will Australia cope with coronavirus if the worst happens?
The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people. The tighter lockdown on the central province where the flu-like virus originated in December came as American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan. Seventy new coronavirus cases were confirmed on board the Diamond Princess where 3,700 passengers and crew have been held since Feb. 3. Some 355 people on board have tested positive for the disease, by far the largest cluster of cases outside China. Canadian, Italian, South Korean and Hong Kong passengers were expected to follow soon, after their governments also announced plans to repatriate passengers. "Leaving in a few hours. No details. Might be going to Texas or Nebraska," Gay Courter, one of the American … [Read more...] about China says another 100 people died in Hubei; death toll crosses 1,700 mark
But the consequences of the shuttered Chinese economy are beginning to bite across other sectors too. The extended New Year's holiday, as well as an estimated 60 million people under quarantine conditions in their cities and bans on travel and public gatherings mean Chinese buyers, including factories and consumers, are suddenly purchasing less from New Zealand and the world. … [Read more...] about New Zealand’s mounting cost of coronavirus