CORONAVIRUS UPDATE : 2 new confirmed cases in Singapore, Kazakhstan, Japan and Canada to send more planes to China to pick up respective nationals


10th February 2020 – (Singapore) 2 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, including Certis Cisco employee who served quarantine orders. One is a Certis Cisco employee who served quarantine orders on two people from Wuhan, and the other is a two-year-old girl who was one of the Singaporeans evacuated from Wuhan on 30th January. This brings the number of cases in Singapore to 45, with seven in critical condition.

Total infected cases worldwide have reached 40,627 and total death toll is at 910 as of 11pm today.

Kazakhstan will send planes to pick up citizens in China. The planes, operated by Air Astana, will depart from Kazakhstan to Beijing today and Wednesday. This is the second repatriation effort carried out by Kazakhstan, with the first taking place last Monday.

Taiwan will ban most people travelling from Hong Kong and Macao starting tomorrow, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said in a statement on Monday. Meanwhile, South Korea will temporarily suspend entry to cruise ships amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said during a briefing Monday.

Japan’s government is planning to send a fifth chartered plane to evacuate Japanese citizens from the Chinese province of Hubei which has been hit hard by the new coronavirus outbreak. Canada will send a second Plane to Evacuate Nationals From Wuhan. The plane would be leaving on the 10th of February, bringing back the last group of Canadians who want to be repatriated on the 11th.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK has doubled as four more people have tested positive, the Department of Health said. They were all infected after coming into contact with the UK’s third confirmed coronavirus patient in a French ski resort.

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, another 72-year-old and 59-year-old men were diagnosed with novel coronavirus in preliminary test at Tseung Kwan O Hospital and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital respectively today. A total of at least 2 new infected cases and 5 preliminary confirmed cases were reported today, bringing the total number of cases to 43.

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