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US News Wuhan reports no new virus cases, offering hope to world

08:20  19 march  2020
08:20  19 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day, but in a dramatic development that underscores just The news offered a rare glimmer of hope for the rest of the world as it battles the virus , and perhaps a lesson in the strict measures needed to halt its spread.

But Wuhan reported no new cases on Wednesday for the first time since the outbreak. It previously saw just one domestic transmission per day on Monday and Tuesday. Matthew McConaughey urges the world to unite against coronavirus as he shares inspirational message: 'There is a green light'.

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BEIJING (AP) — Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day, but in a dramatic development that underscores just how much the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States, Chinese authorities said Thursday that the city and it's surrounding province had no new cases to report.

The news offered a rare glimmer of hope for the rest of the world as it battles the virus, and perhaps a lesson in the strict measures needed to halt its spread. It came as President Donald Trump likened the fight to “a war” and invoked emergency authority to marshal industry to deal with the pandemic.

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Wuhan 's one new case reported Wednesday and one Tuesday came as the central Chinese city remains on lockdown China reported just 13 new cases nationwide Wednesday. ___ The Trump admiration is allowing Americans to delay paying their taxes and is hoping to send stimulus checks

The World Health Organization classifies the cases as being located "on an international The earliest reported symptoms occurred on 1 December 2019, in a person who had not had any exposure This finding means that isolating people once they start to feel ill is less effective than hoped .[181]. The first person known to have fallen ill due to the new virus was in Wuhan on 1 December 2019.[246] A

Wuhan was where the outbreak first took hold and thousands once lay sick or dying in hurriedly constructed hospitals. But Chinese authorities said Thursday that all 34 new cases recorded over the previous day had been imported from abroad.

A man walks out of a McDonald's restaurant with his bag of food in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the seating area has been cordoned off to its customers and only take out is available as part of the city's effort in social distancing, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City residents should be prepared for the possibility of a © Provided by Associated Press A man walks out of a McDonald's restaurant with his bag of food in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the seating area has been cordoned off to its customers and only take out is available as part of the city's effort in social distancing, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City residents should be prepared for the possibility of a "shelter in place" order within days given the fast spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

“Today we have seen the dawn after so many days of hard effort,” said Jiao Yahui, a senior inspector of the national health commission.

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Dr. Li being treated at the Wuhan Central Hospital late last month.

Still the virus continued to take its toll elsewhere, both human and economic. Stocks tumbled again on Wall Street on fears of a prolonged recession, falling so fast they triggered another automatic trading halt, while major U.S. auto manufacturers said they were shutting down their North American factories.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed more than 1,300 points on Wednesday, or over 6%, and has now lost nearly all of the gains it had posted since Trump's inauguration. Oil dropped below $21 per barrel for the first time since 2002. Shares in Asia continued their slide on Thursday.

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Around the world, countries shut down their borders. The U.S. and Canada both closed their borders to all but essential travel and Trump said he plans to assert extraordinary powers to immediately turn back to Mexico anyone who crosses over the southern border illegally.

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Image caption Chinese state media reported that the virus had killed six people. Some experts have previously warned that international sanctions on North Korea had hit the country's healthcare A total of 291 cases have now been reported across major cities in China, including Beijing and Shanghai.

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Calling himself a “wartime president,” Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 to steer industrial output and overcome shortages of face masks, ventilators and other supplies as hospitals brace for an expected onslaught of cases.

A fried chicken vendor wears a face mask as a preventative measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wedensday, March 18, 2020. Authorities have decreed a quarantine from 5pm to 5am in an attempt to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The vast majority of people recover from the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Juan Karita) © Provided by Associated Press A fried chicken vendor wears a face mask as a preventative measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wedensday, March 18, 2020. Authorities have decreed a quarantine from 5pm to 5am in an attempt to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The vast majority of people recover from the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

The Korean War-era law gives the president extraordinary authority to compel industries to expand production and turn out vital materials. It was most recently used after the 2017 Puerto Rico hurricane to speed up contracts for food and other necessities.

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The World Health Organization has said the world should do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic. "The key message that should give all countries hope , courage and confidence is that this virus can be contained, indeed The bulk of the new cases were in Wuhan .

The number of new cases confirmed in the country has stabilized in recent days, but World Health Organization officials The lawyer, Chen Qiushi, who is based in Beijing, had been reporting from Wuhan since the city went into lockdown last month as the authorities scrambled to contain the virus .

"It's a war," Trump said, likening the coronavirus fight to measures taken during World War II and warning of national sacrifices ahead.

While China did not report any new cases in Wuhan or Hubei province it did record eight additional deaths.

People walk along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds after casinos were ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) © Provided by Associated Press People walk along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds after casinos were ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Jiao Yahui said they were “delighted to see this double-zero increase” which meant their control and medical treatment methods were working well.

Wuhan has been under a strict lockdown since January. Officials are moving to loosen travel restrictions, but only inside the surrounding province of Hubei where most checkpoints will be taken down. Wuhan remains cut-off, with only those with special permission allowed to travel in or out.

The lockdown will be lifted there only if no additional cases are reported for two consecutive weeks, which may happen next month, Li Lanjuan, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was quoted as saying.

Thai officials tell a bar owner to stop operating in Khao San Road, a popular spot among foreign tourist in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Thailand's government has enacted a raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, including closure of bars, karaoke parlors, movie theaters, gymnasiums, boxing stadiums and other sports venues, as ordered by provincial governors. Such venues in Bangkok have been ordered to be close for two weeks beginning Wednesday. For most people the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) © Provided by Associated Press Thai officials tell a bar owner to stop operating in Khao San Road, a popular spot among foreign tourist in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Thailand's government has enacted a raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, including closure of bars, karaoke parlors, movie theaters, gymnasiums, boxing stadiums and other sports venues, as ordered by provincial governors. Such venues in Bangkok have been ordered to be close for two weeks beginning Wednesday. For most people the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

The virus has infected more than 218,000 people worldwide and killed over 8,800, mostly in China, Italy and Iran. The United Nations warned that the crisis could lead to the loss of nearly 25 million jobs around the world.

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More than 84,000 people overall have recovered from the virus, which causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough in most cases. Severe illness is more likely in the elderly and those with existing health problems.

Though China still has the largest number of cases, most of its patients have recovered. China even sent medical supplies to hard-hit France, returning a favor done by the French weeks ago.

Airline staff stands next to a flight schedule board showing numerous canceled flights due to the coronavirus at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) © Provided by Associated Press Airline staff stands next to a flight schedule board showing numerous canceled flights due to the coronavirus at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

But in a grim illustration of the pandemic's shift, deaths in Italy were nearing China's toll. Italy had more than 2,900 dead after a record one-day total of 475; China's overall toll was around 3,200. Iran has also been hit hard, with more than 1,100 deaths.

Around the globe, governments took increasingly drastic measures to fight the epidemic and the threat of a recession, in some cases using emergency powers.

California's governor warned that martial law could be imposed. The mayor of New York said the city's 8.6 million residents should be prepared for a lockdown. The U.S. Census Bureau suspended field operations for two weeks, soon after it began its once-a-decade count of American people.

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A musician without clients looks out on parked trajineras, the painted wooden boats popular with tourists and Mexican revelers that usually ply the canals of the Xochimilco district, in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Few visitors were present Wednesday afternoon, and gondoliers and food vendors said business had dropped significantly from the previous week. While Mexico is still reporting a little more than 100 cases of the new coronavirus nationwide, concern among the population is growing, with more people in the capital opting to stay home or avoid crowds. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) © Provided by Associated Press A musician without clients looks out on parked trajineras, the painted wooden boats popular with tourists and Mexican revelers that usually ply the canals of the Xochimilco district, in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Few visitors were present Wednesday afternoon, and gondoliers and food vendors said business had dropped significantly from the previous week. While Mexico is still reporting a little more than 100 cases of the new coronavirus nationwide, concern among the population is growing, with more people in the capital opting to stay home or avoid crowds. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Czech authorities used emergency powers to raid a warehouse and seize hundreds of thousands of face masks. And Hong Kong widened the use of electronic wristbands that monitor people under self-quarantine.

With a growing number of Americans thrown out of work by the near-shutdown of much of the U.S. economy, Trump also said the Housing and Urban Development Department will suspend foreclosures and evictions from public housing.

The Trump administration's plan for issuing relief checks to Americans calls for the payment of $500 billion in two installments over the next two months. The amounts have yet to be decided but would be based on income and family size.

A sign reminding people about social distancing because of the coronavirus outbreak stands next to a roadway in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) © Provided by Associated Press A sign reminding people about social distancing because of the coronavirus outbreak stands next to a roadway in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, along with Honda and Toyota, said they will shut all of their factories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The closing of Detroit's Big Three alone will idle about 150,000 workers, who are likely to receive supplemental pay in addition to unemployment benefits.

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At GM’s pickup truck assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, workers have been fearful since the virus surfaced in the U.S., said Tommy Wolikow, who has two young daughters.

“That’s the thing that I was scared the most about, being the one to bring it home to them,” he said.

A hospital worker is seen at a staff COVID-19 assessment area outside Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP) © Provided by Associated Press A hospital worker is seen at a staff COVID-19 assessment area outside Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

The U.S. has reported more than 9,400 coronavirus cases and at least 138 deaths, about half of them in Washington state, where dozens of residents from a suburban Seattle nursing home have died.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida is the first known member of Congress to test positive for the virus. Other members of Congress have self-quarantined, but none have reported positive test results.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who last week announced he tested positive, is sharing his experience in a daily YouTube diary and on Twitter as he runs the city from home isolation. His wife and children are staying with relatives.

Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with the word Asia in support of those afflicted by the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms. For others, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause many other serious illnesses, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) © Provided by Associated Press Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with the word Asia in support of those afflicted by the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms. For others, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause many other serious illnesses, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

“The longer I live with COVID-19, the more I understand just how crucial social distancing is,” Suarez wrote.

Scientists have no doubt the true number of people infected is higher than reported because of the possibility that many mild cases have gone unrecognized or unrecorded, and because of the lag in large-scale testing in the U.S.

In the first breakdown of its kind in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the nation's coronavirus deaths so far mirror what has been reported in other countries, with about 4 out of 5 fatalities occurring in people 65 and older, and no deaths in children.

Click or tap here for the latest travel advice for people travelling back to the UK from affected areas, including whether to self-isolate. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.


Men in white in a deserted metro station: was this video filmed in Italy? .
© Andrew Medichini A traveler wears a mask as he waits inside Rome's Termini train station, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. In Italy the government extended a coronavirus containment order previously limited to the country‚Äôs north to the rest of the country beginning Tuesday, with soldiers and police enforcing bans.

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