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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An entrance to a closed McDonald's Corp. restaurant is barricaded near the famous West Lake, usually a popular tourist attraction, in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The death toll from the coronavirus climbed above 1,000, as the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak reported its highest number of fatalities yet. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images … [Read more...] about Fast-food companies in China implement ‘contactless’ delivery, pickup in wake of outbreak
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
Barely a month after the first recorded death from what is now known as Covid-19, about 1,500 people have died, almost all in the Chinese city of Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province. Flight routes have been shut down, travel bans issued, thousands of people evacuated and quarantined. As the World Health Organization’s director general calls on countries to act quickly to prevent the spark of the disease “becoming a bigger fire”, leading epidemiologists say Australia’s response has been robust, but not perfect. … [Read more...] about ‘Things are changing so quickly’: will Australia cope with coronavirus if the worst happens?
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