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US News Coronavirus: China death toll nears 1,500, cruise passengers disembark in Cambodia

07:05  14 february  2020
07:05  14 february  2020 Source:   dw.com

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In Cambodia , passengers disembarked from a cruise ship after virus fears kept them from five countries. Chinese officials on Friday said there were 5,090 news cases in mainland China . The increase in cases comes after 242 deaths and 14,000 new cases on Thursday after the commission

Passengers on another cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears started disembarking in Cambodia on Friday. The MS Westerdam, carrying 1 ,455 passengers and 802 crew, docked in the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on

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More than 100 new deaths have been reported in China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. In Cambodia, passengers disembarked from a cruise ship after virus fears kept them from five countries.

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China's Hubei province has risen by 116, bringing the total death toll to 1,483, the province's health commission said Friday.

Of the new deaths, 88 occurred in Wuhan, the province's capital where the COVID-19 virus is believed to have originated late last year.

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The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 170, and a confirmed case in Tibet means it has reached every region in mainland China . Six thousand people on board a cruise ship in Italy were barred from disembarking after a Chinese passenger was suspected of having coronavirus

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Passengers and crew members of Westerdam cruise ship are disembarking on Friday, February 14 in According to recent reports, the number of confirmed cases of contamination with the new Coronavirus surpassed 60,000 and its death toll reached 1 ,357

The commission reported 4,823 new cases in Hubei, taking the total number of cases in the province to 51,986. More than 80% of the new cases were in Wuhan. Chinese officials on Friday said there were 5,090 news cases in mainland China.

a person sitting on a bed: Provided by Deutsche Welle © picture-alliance/AP/Chinatopix Provided by Deutsche Welle The increase in cases comes after 242 deaths and 14,000 new cases on Thursday after the commission began counting cases diagnosed through new clinical methods. There are currently several hundred coronavirus cases in 27 countries outside of China. 

German Health Minister Jens Spahn told DW that within the European detection and containment of the virus was working.

"So far it's just a regional epidemic outbreak in China, but we need to be sure that it does not become a real epidemic or a pandemic worldwide," Spahn said.

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Outside Mainland China , some cruise ships were quarantined after passengers developed symptoms or tested positive for 2019-nCoV. Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia made a special visit to China with an aim to showcase ^ " Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs in China , and a Lockdown Widens".

Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States, told DW that he expects new cases of coronavirus to drop between late April and early May.

The Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia after being stranded at sea © picture-alliance/AP/H. Sinith The Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia after being stranded at sea Cruise passengers disembark

Meanwhile, in Cambodia, hundreds of passengers disembarked from the Westerdam cruise ship, which had been stranded at sea over fears its passengers were infected with the virus.

The Holland America Line-operated ship received permission to dock at the port of Sihanoukville on Thursday after Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Guam turned the ship away earlier.

The Westerdam, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members, began its voyage in Singapore in January. Its last stop before it was refused further landings was in Hong Kong, where 53 cases of the virus and one death had been confirmed.

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A cruise ship carrying more than 1 ,450 passengers has been allowed to dock in Cambodia after being turned away from four other ports in Asia over coronavirus fears. "All approvals have been received and we are extremely grateful to the Cambodian authorities for their support," operator

The number of people killed in China by the new coronavirus has risen to 82, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. The number of deaths in Hubei rose from 56 to 76, with six deaths elsewhere. Wuhan is in lockdown and several other cities have imposed travel bans.

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It was denied port after some 20 passengers were tested for the COVID-19 viral illness after they reported stomach aches. The tests done at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh showed none had the virus.

"The real disease is fear, not the real disease is fear, not the virus. We want to eliminate the fear of disease," Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told Fresh news, an online news service close to his government. He said he allowed the ship to dock for humanitarian reasons.

Unlike many Asian nations, Cambodia has not banned direct flights to China. Sen said that a halt in service would damage bilateral relations between the two countries.


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Experts insisted that Ireland is prepared for any outbreak of the disease .Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “We are continuing to monitor the situation globally.“While the overwhelming majority of cases to date have been reported in China, we continue to advance preparedness plans here in Ireland."We remain in a Containment Phase, and our actions are in line with guidance from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organisation.

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