15,000 Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases hit 29
Some 15,000 Rohingya refugees are now under coronavirus quarantine in Bangladesh's vast camps, officials said Monday, as the number of confirmed infections rose to 29. The 15,000 Rohingya inside these so-called blocks faced further restrictions on their movement, he said. It comes as charity workers expressed fears over being infected in the camps as they worked without adequate protection.Two of the areas under isolation are in Kutupalong camp, home to roughly 600,000 Rohingya."We are trying to scale up testing as fast as possible to make sure that we can trace out all the infected people and their contacts," Bhuiyan said.
A Rohingya refugee has become the first to die from coronavirus in Bangladesh, as infections rise in camps holding more than one million people who fled from Louise Donovan, spokesperson for UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Cox' s Bazar district, told Sky News: " We are very , very worried .
A 71-year-old man has become the first Rohingya living in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh to die from the coronavirus , an official said Tuesday. Mohammad Shafi, a Rohingya school teacher and a neighbour in the camps , said the man had long suffered from high blood pressure and a kidney
© Getty Rohingya refugees fled persecution in Myanmar in 2017
A Rohingya refugee has become the first to die from coronavirus in Bangladesh, as infections rise in camps holding more than one million people who fled from Mynamar.
The 71-year-old man died while in quarantine at the main Kutupalong camp on Saturday, but samples confirmed he had COVID-19 on Monday.
Louise Donovan, spokesperson for UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Cox's Bazar district, told Sky News: "We are very, very worried. We knew some months ago that this was inevitable
"The UNHCR is deeply saddened to learn of this development and sends our condolences to the family and the wider Rohingya community.
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There was very little space for the protesters to move. Like Minneapolis, they appeared to have a handle on things. But then out of nowhere, just a few blocks from Pennsylvania Avenue, an ' We are very , very worried ': First coronavirus death rocks world ' s biggest refugee camp . Sky News.
Fears about the spread of the coronavirus in the world ’ s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh spiked on Tuesday after confirmation that a 71-year-old man had become the first Rohingya to die " We are going to speak to administrators in the camp and alert people about the death ," Bhuiyan said
"We are focusing on increasing the testing capacity to reduce the risk of the spread."
According to the World Health Organisation there are currently 29 confirmed COVID-19 cases among the refugee population in the camps.
In the wider Cox's Bazar district, there are now 702 cases and 13 people have died.
With almost a million Rohingya refugees living in the 34 camps in Cox's Bazar, as many as 60,000 to 90,000 people are squeezed into each square kilometre.
Families with up to a dozen members share tiny dwellings in what has become the world's largest refugee camp.
Catalin Bercaru, WHO spokesperson, told Sky News: "The death is extremely sad and tragic.
"The conditions here are indeed challenging due to the density of people, we have been preparing over the months to increase capacity of tracing, testing, quarantine and isolation."
Coronavirus: the first death in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
© REUTERS / Mohammad Ponir Hossain / File Photo Cox's Bazar camp, in Bangladesh, March 7, 2019 (illustration photo). The new coronavirus has killed the first in refugee camps in Bangladesh, where nearly a million Rohingyas live in promiscuity and extreme poverty, local health authorities announced on Tuesday. The victim is a 71-year-old Rohingya refugee who lived in Kutupalong, the largest refugee camp on the planet. "He died on May 31.
Bangladesh has confirmed the first coronavirus death among the nearly one million Rohingyas living in the country’ s overcrowded refugee camps . The Bangladesh government and aid agencies have established several isolation centers to treat the coronavirus patients.
Two Rohingya refugees have tested positive for coronavirus in the world ' s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials say. These are the first confirmed "Now that the virus has entered the world ' s largest refugee settlement in Cox's Bazar we are looking at the very real prospect that thousands of
More than 740,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in 2017 amid a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, where more than 200,000 refugees were already due to previous suppression.
The Bangladesh government had imposed a complete lockdown in the district of Cox's Bazar in April, when a number of infections were recorded.
The first Rohingya refugee diagnosed with the virus was on 14 May.
Since then officials have blocked roads leading to several areas of the camps, where most of the infections have been recorded.
Thousands of people have been placed in quarantine as the number of cases increased.
A Rohingya refugee family in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh
A Rohingya refugee walks through a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Refugees in Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File pic
Children at the Kutupalong refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims in Cox's Bazar
Ms Donavan said: "We are all working round the clock to ensure that testing is available to refugees, those who are identified as COVID-19 positive have adequate facilities in place to care for them."
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“It’ s very , very , very difficult,” Athena Rayburn, head of advocacy for Save the Children’ s Rohingya response, told VICE News. READ: No soap, little water, and no way out: Refugee camps brace for the coronavirus . “Looking at global examples, the idea that we will be able to escape any cases in
For refugees , worries about the supply of essential goods are more fundamental. Many receive the bulk of their food from NGOs. Most troubling of all, as camps around the world brace for the pandemic’ s arrival, is the lack of access to medical care. Syrian refugees who make it to Turkey can
Omar, a Rohingya refugee, told Sky News: "We are very scared now.
"The news has made us really worried for our families as the condition in the camps is not good to prevent the virus from spreading.
"People are also scared and not going to health clinics if they have fever or other symptoms."
The Bangladesh government says it has scaled down internet connectivity and network in the camps to combat criminal activity.
Omar said: "This has caused a lot of problems as we don't get critical information and messages of awareness from humanitarian workers, which is so important now.
"This has also caused a lot of rumours."
If not contained, it is feared the virus could ravage the camps where families with seven to 10 members live in the same room.
Maintaining social distancing, personal protection and general hygiene would all be a challenge in such densely populated areas.
Ms Donavan said: "We continue to ask the world community for its solidarity particularly to these vulnerable people who depend 100% on donations.
"With the pandemic, more is needed and [the humanitarian community] additionally need $177m (£141m) to fight COVID-19 in the camps of Cox's Bazar."
Kangaroo Island gets cash splash after bushfire and coronavirus tourism blows
Renowned tourism sites on Kangaroo Islad will be rebuilt as local authorities attempt to lure back visitors deterred by coronavirus and devastating summer bushfires.A desalination plant and charity car rally will also form part of a boost to the local economy, which has also been hit by a cut in tourism caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
France has become the first European country where cases of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have The death toll from the 2019-nCoV outbreak reached 56, while nearly 130 more people were Canada has reported its first “presumptive confirmed case” too. Nearly every confirmed patient had
Initially, the World Health Organization (WHO) had mentioned 2% as a mortality rate estimate in a press conference on Wednesday, January 29  It is therefore very early to make any conclusive statements about what the overall mortality rate will be for the novel coronavirus , according to the
Bangladesh lifted its two-month lockdown on Sunday, even as the number of coronavirus cases rose. More than 60,000 cases and around 700 deaths have been reported in the country.
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A paramedic wearing a protective suit sanitizes the hands of people in Ashkelon, Israel, on March 2.
Personnel from the health ministry check tourists' temperatures and for any symptoms at the Rumichaca border bridge in Tulcán, Ecuador, on March 1.
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A police officer wears a protective face mask on the street in Mexico City, Mexico, on Feb. 29.
A Paris Saint-Germain F.C. fan wears a face mask inside the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, on Feb. 29, during a match against Dijon FCO.
A member of the Iraqi security forces wears a protective face mask in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 29.
Officials in face masks stand at the starting point of the Tokyo Marathon in Japan on March 1.
A man and his wife shop at a supermarket in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 29.
Workers sew protective suits, meant to be used during the COVID-19 outbreak, at the Zhejiang Ugly Duck Industry garment factory in Wenzhou, China, on Feb. 28.
A cleaner sanitizes a wagon on a regional train at the Garibaldi train station in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 28. Authorities are taking new measures against the COVID-19 outbreak as death toll in the country reached 21 on Feb. 29.
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A man with a mask at Pardisan Park in Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 28. Death toll from the virus reached 34 in the country on Feb. 28.
A boy poses for a photo as he sells masks while wearing a placard that reads, “First corona case confirmed - prevent yourself, wear a mask“ at a subway station in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Feb. 28.
Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new virus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 28. Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic spread through Asia into Europe and into sub-Saharan Africa.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks next to Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, during a coronavirus task force meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 27.
Tourists wear protective masks at Saint Mark's Square in Venice, as Italy battles a coronavirus outbreak, on Feb. 27.
A man wearing a face mask walks past an installation of the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, on Feb. 28. The International Olympic Committee is "committed" to holding the 2020 games in Tokyo as planned despite the widening coronavirus outbreak, the body's president has pledged.
Umrah pilgrims are seen after the cancellation of the departure to Mecca following the Saudi government's temporary ban announced on Feb. 27, to keep the country safe from the virus outbreak, at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Feb. 27.
A health worker takes part in a drill to handle suspected carriers of coronavirus, at a hotel in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Feb. 26.
U.S. President Donald Trump, with members of his coronavirus task force, speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington D.C., on Feb. 26.
A resident of Jongno-Gu district wearing a face mask sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, on Feb. 27.
School staff leave after the government announced a 14-day closure as they found a eight-year old student was infected with the virus, at Phraharuthai Donmuang School in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb. 26.
Passengers wearing masks are seen at El Alto International Airport in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, on Feb. 26.
A worker disinfects a public bus against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 26.
Health workers prepare for the arrival of evacuated Malaysians from Wuhan at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, on Feb. 26.
A Filipino Catholic wearing a protective mask receives ash on top of her head as the church observes a "contactless" Ash Wednesday amid coronavirus scare, at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Feb. 26.
Personnel wearing protective gear spray anti-septic solution at a traditional market in Seoul on Feb. 26.
Spanish police officers patrol outside the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain, on Feb. 25.
Bruce Aylward, international team lead for the WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19 attends a news conference after his trip to China at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 25.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks during a special government meeting to discuss measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, at the Daegu City Hall in Daegu, South Korea, on Feb. 25.
A demonstrator wears protective face mask during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 25.
Fans wear masks at Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Italy, on Feb. 25, prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between SSC Napoli and FC Barcelona.
A man wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 outside a closed karaoke lounge in Beijing, China, on Feb. 25.
The secretary of Public Health of the Government of Catalonia, Joan Guix (L), and the manager of integral health processes of the Catalan Health Service, Assumpta Ricardo (R), are seen giving a press conference about the first coronavirus case detected in Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 25.
Fans wearing masks pose for photos before the start of a concert by Japanese girl group Perfume outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, on Feb. 25.
A newly wed couple wear protective masks as they take photos with family in Hong Kong on Feb. 24.
A woman wearing face mask passes by posters about precautions against coronavirus at a bus station in Seoul on Feb. 25.
Two men ride a bike as they wear protective masks in Najaf, Iraq, on Feb. 24.
Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a news conference on the WHO-China Joint Mission on coronavirus in Beijing, on Feb. 24.
Members of the Guardia di Finanza wearing face masks stop a car, amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, on Feb. 24.
U.N. Secretary General António Guterres speaks during an update on the situation at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, on Feb. 24.
People wear masks as they take selfie at a shopping district in Seoul on Feb. 24.
Security personnel wear face masks as they stand outside Duomo di Milano in Italy on Feb. 24.
A street vendor sells face masks outside a railway station in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 24.
Commuters wear masks on the metro in Beijing, on Feb. 24.
Figures depicting coronavirus and "carnevals-virus" are seen at the Shrove Monday celebrations in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Feb. 24.
People wearing protective masks are seen at the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, on Feb. 24.
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A disinfection professional sprays antiseptic solution at a traditional market in Seoul on Feb. 24.
A couple wears masks during the Aalst Carnival parade in Belgium on Feb. 23.
People wear masks in downtown Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 23. Iran's health ministry confirmed the death toll to eight in the country as of Feb. 23.
People in traditional Korean hanbok dresses wear face masks as they visit Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on Feb. 23.
Tourists from Korea wear masks at the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 23.
A woman is taken into an ambulance amid a coronavirus outbreak in Casalpusterlengo, on Feb. 22.
Buddhist monks wearing protective face masks pray during a blessing ceremony for the people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Feb. 22.
Members of Red Cross board a Colombian Air Force plane that will evacuate the citizens from coronavirus-hit China, at the CATAM military base in Bogota, Colombia, on Feb. 22.
Passengers wearing protective masks walk at the arrival hall of Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel on Feb. 22. Israel refused to allow about 200 non-Israelis to disembark from a plane, which arrived from South Korea, as part of measures against the new virus, the health ministry said.
Lebanon's Minister of Health Hamad Hasan and Iman Shantiki, World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Lebanon, attend a news conference after the country's first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Feb. 21.
A health worker in a protective gear stands outside a Lego store at a main shopping area in Shanghai, China, on Feb. 21.
Passengers look on from a bus as they leave the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, Japan, on Feb. 21.
French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire speaks next to the Junior Minister for Economy and Finance Agnès Pannier-Runacher during a press conference after a meeting on the coronavirus' economic consequences, at the Economy Ministry in Paris, France, on Feb. 21.
Disinfection workers wearing protective gears spray anti-septic solution at the subway station in Seoul, on Feb. 21.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' meeting on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vientiane, Laos, on Feb. 20.
Medical staff checks passengers' temperature upon their arrival at Al Najaf International Airport, Iraq, on Feb. 20.
Workers in protective gear escort disembarking passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port, on Feb. 20.
A medical worker checks the temperature of a man wearing a protective mask at a quarantine checkpoint in the Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam, on Feb. 20.
A Chinese tourist, who was tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and isolated for treatment, gestures while accompanied by medical staff after she was discharged from the hospital following her recovery, near Colombo in Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to a tent during his visit to the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer in Ramat Gan, Israel, for discussion on the coronavirus, on Feb. 19.
A woman wearing a mask in precaution of the virus outbreak prays at the Kwan Im Hood Cho Temple in Singapore on Feb. 19.
Passengers wearing protective facemasks amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak wait to board their plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on Feb. 19.
Media personnel chase after a passenger (C) who disembarked from the Diamond Princess cruise ship at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, on Feb. 19.
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A tourist, wearing a protective face mask amid COVID-19 fears, takes photographs at Marina Bay in Singapore on Feb. 18. The country has more than 80 infected cases so far and has unveiled $4.6 billion in financial packages to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has battered the city-state’s economy and sparked fears of a recession.
A security guard wearing a protective face mask checks the temperature of a woman before she enters a hospital in Shanghai on Feb. 18.
Ambassador of China to South Africa, Lin Songtian, briefs the media on the update of COVID-19 epidemic at the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, on Feb. 18.
Waiters wearing protective face masks wait for customers outside a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, on Feb. 17.
Indians who were airlifted from Wuhan wait to collect their release certificates before leaving the ITBP quarantine facility in New Delhi, India, on Feb. 17.
Military medics stand in a formation after deplaning from a transport aircraft of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) at the Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 17.
People stand near the Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Feb. 18. The liner was docked five days ago after being refused entry at other Asian ports due to fears of the novel coronavirus.
People wear face masks and plastic raincoats as protection at the Shanghai railway station in China, on Feb. 17.
Doctor Hangzhou Lu, co-director of Shanghai Public Clinical Center Shanghai, shows a quarantine room for coronavirus patients at the finished but still unused building A2, in Shanghai on Feb. 17.
A teacher gives a lecture with the help of her smart phone during an online class at a middle school in Donghai, China, on Feb. 17.
French Health and Solidarity Minister Olivier Véran addresses the media at Bichat hospital in Paris, on Feb. 17, on the COVID-19 outbreak.
A volunteer cuts a man's hair in Chongqing, China, on Feb. 16. Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, most barbershops have been closed. A community in the Beibei district of Chongqing organized a team of volunteer barbers to provide free haircuts for its residents.
Staff of a catering company prepare meals for frontline medical workers in Shijiazhuang, China, on Feb. 16.
Pictures of Pakistani students studying in Wuhan, China, are displayed by their family members during a demonstration in Lahore, Pakistan, on Feb. 16. The family members are demanding the evacuation of their relatives.
Jewish worshipers take part in a prayer for those affected by the coronavirus, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel, on Feb. 16. The placard in Hebrew and Chinese reads "The Jewish people pray for China."
A U.S. passenger gives a thumbs up to reporters while arriving at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on Feb. 17, after disembarking in Yokohama from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Nepalese nationals who were in Wuhan walk out from a Nepal Airlines plane at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, on Feb. 16. The chartered plane brought back 175 nationals from Hubei province.
A classroom is cleaned in preparation for students' return to school in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 15.
The big screen displays a message of support in relation to the ongoing fight against coronavirus during a Premier League football match between Southampton and Burnley FC in Southampton, England, on Feb. 15.
Two buses leave the port where the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship is docked in Yokohama, on Feb. 15.
A woman is seen wearing a protective mask as she holds a rose on Valentine's Day, while waiting for the subway at a station during rush hour in Beijing, on Feb. 14.
A passenger reacts as he disembarks from the Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville, on Feb. 14, where the liner docked after being refused entry at other Asian ports due to fears of the COVID-19 outbreak.
People wearing facemasks look on during a rehearsal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch relay in Japan on Feb. 15.
A worker wears a protective mask suit as he checks the temperature of customers in a shopping area in Beijing on Feb. 14.
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Family members of Pakistani students studying in Wuhan, rally outside the Chinese Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, on Feb. 13., for the evacuation of their children from the Chinese city.
The Norwegian Jewel cruise ship is in lock down while health authorities test passengers for COVID-19 in Sydney, Australia, on Feb. 14.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) speaks to passengers on board the Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville on Feb. 14, where the liner on Feb. 13 was docked after being refused entry at other Asian ports due to fears of the virus.
Jay Butler, deputy director for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks to the media inside the Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Feb. 13.
An employee receives payment from a customer through a container on a stick, in Beijing on Feb. 12. A ramp has also been set up to deliver food from the counter.
Visitors wear protective masks as they walk through a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing on Feb. 12.
Members of Japan Self-Defense Force attach a military vehicle to a gate of the Diamond Princess on Feb. 12.
A laboratory technician helps a colleague remove the protective suit after leaving a laboratory in Shenyang, China, on Feb. 12.
A woman fixes her mask as she waits for tourists at her shop at Chang Siam Park in Pattaya, Thailand, on Feb. 12.
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Health workers in protective gears evacuate residents from a public housing building in Hong Kong on Feb 11.
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Members of the media stand near the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on Feb. 11.
A Malaysian Royal Guard wears a protective mask as he stands guard outside National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Feb. 10.
A worker wearing a protective suit carries a fogging machine as others prepare to disinfect a business establishment in Shanghai on Feb. 9.
A plane carrying 150 Britons, who were trapped in Wuhan following the coronavirus outbreak, lands at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, near London, England, on Feb. 9.
Local health government and medical chief members speak to media at the Son Espases hospital, where a case of coronavirus has been detected, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Feb. 9.
A group of 20 Germans evacuated from Wuhan leave Tegel Airport in a convoy, after their arrival in an air force plane in Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 9.
Brazilian citizens from Wuhan arrive at the Air Force base of Anapolis, in Brazil on Feb. 9.
A passenger wearing a mask walks outside the Shanghai railway station in China on Feb. 8.
Workers produce protective clothing at a factory in Wuxi, China, on Feb. 8. The factory, which previously produced suits and sportswear, switched to production of protective clothing as demand increased due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Family members of passengers from the cruise ship World Dream docked at Kai Tak cruise terminal, wave on shore in Hong Kong on Feb. 8. The cruise ship with approximately 1,800 passengers remained quarantined in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor on Feb. 8. Several passengers from mainland China on a previous World Dream cruise were found to have the new coronavirus on returning home.
A Hindu devotee wears a mask as she carries a milk pot on her head at a shrine in Batu Caves during the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 8.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media during a press conference on the coronavirus situation in Hong Kong on Feb. 8. Lam said that the government has bought 48 million masks and received 17 million more from China to counter the shortage of masks in Hong Kong.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has his temperature checked during a visit to a clinic in Gyeonggi, South Korea, on Feb. 8.
People look on from the quarantined cruise liner Diamond Princess, in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Feb. 7. About 64 passengers from the ship have tested positive for the virus. Another ship, the World Dream, has been docked and quarantined at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong. It has 3,600 passengers and crew on board.
Flight attendants wearing protective clothing and masks serve snacks to Canadians, who had been evacuated from China due to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus on an American charter plane, on another aircraft taking them to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton from the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, Canada, on Feb. 7.
Members of U.S. President Donald Trump's Coronavirus task force – (L-R) Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun – attend a news conference about the virus at the Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, D.C, U.S., on Feb. 7.
People spray chemical to sterilize vehicles against the virus in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam, on Feb. 7.
A woman hangs a Japanese flag that reads "shortage of medicine" onboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is anchored at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on Feb. 7.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks about the coronavirus situation during a news conference at the Centers for Disease Control in Taipei, Taiwan, on Feb. 7.
Spectators wear masks while attending the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul on Feb. 6.
Members of an emergency team participate in a drill to prepare for the potential arrival of passengers infected with the coronavirus at the Viru Viru International Airport, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, on Feb. 6.
Airport security staff checks passengers using a thermal sensor screen at the Hong Kong International Airport on Feb. 6.
A tourist receives a free protective face mask from Buddhist volunteers in Hanoi on Feb. 6.
A group of medical personnel meet evacuees, carried by a Russian military plane at an airport outside Tyumen, Russia, on Feb. 5. Russia evacuated 144 people, Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia, from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, on the day. All evacuees will be quarantined for two weeks in a sanatorium in the Tyumen region in western Siberia, government officials said.
Workers in protective gear are seen on Japan Coast Guard boats in Yokohama, on Feb. 5, bringing patients from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Beds are set up at an exhibition center, which was converted into a hospital, in Wuhan on Feb. 4.
This handout photo released by Malaysia's Ministry of Health shows citizens being directed onto a bus by health officials as they arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia in Feb. 4.
People wear face masks as they go about their daily lives in Singapore on Feb. 4.
Medical workers hold a strike outside the office of Hospital Authority in Hong Kong, as they demand the closure of borders with China, on Feb. 4.
Health services staff members wearing protective gear interact with passengers at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Feb. 2.
Members of the Association for Sri Lanka and China Social and Cultural Cooperation (ASLCSCC) hold candles during a vigil to pray for people who are suffering from coronavirus across the world, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 1.
German Minister for Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (R) and German Minister for Health Jens Spahn give a joint statement in Bonn, Germany, on Feb. 1, on the evacuation of more than 100 German citizens from Wuhan following the coronavirus outbreak.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca speaks to the press after a Turkish cargo plane carrying 42 passengers from Wuhan landed at Etimesgut Military Airport in Ankara, Turkey, on Feb. 1.
Medical staff of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health prepares to screen passengers at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport of Ethiopia, on Jan. 31.
Officials make preparations in Turkish Air Forces' A400M cargo plane at Etimesgut Military Airbase in Ankara, which is to depart to China to fly Turkish citizens out of Wuhan, on Jan. 31.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, and Didier Houssin, chair of the emergency committee, at the opening of the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee for Pneumonia due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV in Geneva on Jan. 30.
China's U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun stated in his press briefing that over 130 patients have been cured of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus in New York City on Jan. 31.
Medical staff with protective clothing are seen inside a ward specialized in treating people who may have been infected with the virus, at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General hospital in Chennai, India, on Jan. 29.
An official of Pakistan-based Chinese company (R) uses a thermo gun to check the temperature of the company's drivers in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Jan. 30, after instructions from authorities to take preventive measures against the virus.
Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (C) speaks to journalists during a visit to Suvarnabhumi Airport to inspect measures in place to monitor passengers as they arrive in Bangkok on Jan. 29.
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Health Minister Mikhail Murashko during a meeting on preventing the spread of the virus in Moscow on Jan. 29.
Children are seen wearing facial masks as a precaution after Nepal confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, at Matribhumi School in Madhyapur Thimi, Nepal, on Jan. 29.
Passengers from China are checked by Saudi Health Ministry employees upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 29.
Images captured by a thermographic imaging device to check the temperatures of arriving passengers at a quarantine station are seen on a monitor at the Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Luis Talpa, El Salvador, on Jan. 26.
A banner placed by Indian health workers is seen during a coronavirus information camp for travelers at an India-Nepal border crossing, near Siliguri, India, on Jan. 26.
(L-R) Sabine Hagenauer of the infection department at the 4th medical department of Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Michael Binder, medical director of the Vienna Hospital Association, and Judith Aberle of the department of virology, Medical University Vienna, address a press conference at Kaiser-Franz-Josef hospital in Vienna, Austria, on Jan. 26. A Chinese flight attendant was quarantined in the hospital with symptoms of flu, in what authorities suspected as the first coronavirus case in the country.
A Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being) official uses a thermal imaging device to conduct a temperature check of passengers arriving at Krasnoyarsk International Airport on a plane from Cam Rahn, Vietnam, in Russia on Jan. 23.
Sanitation workers spray a disinfectant at Suseo Station in Seoul, on Jan. 24.
A passenger holds up an Australian Government document pertaining to the coronavirus as passengers arrive at Sydney International Airport in Australia on Jan. 23.
Passengers arriving from China are screened at Kolkata International Airport, India, on Jan. 22. Screening centers have been set up in the Indian cities of Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin apart from three airports at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata to screen for the coronavirus.
Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, takes part in a news conference after a meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee to discuss about the outbreak of Pneumonia in China and other countries due to the 2019-nCoV, in Geneva, on Jan. 22.
Deputy Australian Prime Minister Michael McCormack (L) and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) are updated by Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy on the steps being taken to control the virus, at the National Incident Room of the Department of Health in Canberra, Australia, on Jan. 22.
Kazakh sanitary-epidemiological service worker uses a thermal scanner to detect travelers from China who may have symptoms possibly connected with the coronavirus at Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan Jan. 21.
Health officials watch travelers on a thermographic monitor at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, on Jan. 21.
Medical staff transfer patients to Jinyintan hospital where patients infected with the coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan on Jan. 20.
A stock investor checks prices at a brokerage house in Fuyang, China, on Jan. 21. China's market went down by 1.4 percent after the news of the coronavirus.
Dozens of diggers work to build a new hospital in Wuhan, on Jan. 25. Due to the large number of infected people, the government decided to establish a temporary 1,000-bed hospital.
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Coronavirus: Brazil worries WHO .
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-BRAZIL-WHO: Coronavirus: Brazil worries WHO © Reuters / SERGIO MORAES CORONAVIRUS: BRAZIL WORRIES WHO GENEVA (Reuters) - The current situation in Brazil, which has become one of the main centers of the coronavirus pandemic, is of particular concern to the World Health Organization (WHO), said Friday Mike Ryan, in charge of the management of health emergencies within the agency.