China reports 1975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 56 deaths

China reports 1975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 56 deaths

China reports 1975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 56 deaths

French automaker PSA said Saturday it was evacuating its expatriate employees and their families from Wuhan and quarantining them in another city.

"WHO's risk assessment of the new coronavirus has not change".

No additional details about the case will be released at this time.

In Hong Kong, five people are known to have the disease.

China announced a ban on the temporary sale of bushmeat through which the virus may have been transmitted to humans.

In France, the lead doctor at a Paris hospital treating two infected patients saidthe illness appears less serious than comparable outbreaks of the past. Coronaviruses are common and spread through coughing, sneezing, or touching an infected person.

However travel advice to China remains unchanged at "High degree of caution".

"Over the last two days our hotlines have fielded almost 600 calls to respond to concerns regarding this hard situation".

There are checkpoints surrounding cities such as Wuhan, but whether exceptions are being made for foreign nationals, or on other grounds, is unclear.

"I would not be surprised if there are some more's highly likely that we may see them some more". The vast majority of the cases and deaths have been in the Hubei province, where Wuhan is the capital. A Washington man in his 30s began feeling ill after he returned from a trip to Wuhan.

Health officials in Canada have been preparing for the arrival of the virus for weeks, with hospitals questioning patients about their travel and testing those with symptoms.

Malaysia confirmed its fourth case on Sunday. It also said it would transport other US citizens who are at the greatest risk, but it warned that it would have "limited capacity" for private individuals.

It was not immediately clear where and how the traveler entered into the country or county.

Nepal said a 32-year-old man arriving from Wuhan had the disease. Persons the patient had close contact with are being monitored.

Singapore announced its fourth case of coronavirus on Sunday.

Earlier, flights were allowed to arrive in Australia from Wuhan.

Health authorities in Beijing urged people not to shake hands but instead salute using a traditional cupped-hand gesture.

South Korean media reported the country's third case on Sunday.

However, it also appears that the "spreading ability of the virus is getting stronger", added Ma Xiaowei, head of China's National Health Commission (NHC).

Taiwan has uncovered three cases so far.

The United States warned against travel to China, while Canada issued a warning against travel to Hubei province.

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