Coronavirus — February 1st, 2020 Facts

▶️ Possible Cases of Coronavirus Under Review in Dallas.

▶️ Trump administration declares coronavirus emergency, orders first quarantine in 50 years.

▶️ Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Saturday approved Department of Defense (DoD) housing at four military bases for 1,000 people who may have to be quarantined as a result of the coronavirus, following the appearance of the eighth confirmed case of the disease in the U.S. Military installations in Colorado, California and Texas were selected to house the evacuees.

▶️ A 44-year-old man in the Philippines has died of the coronavirus. This is the first known death of someone with 2019-nCoV outside of China.

▶️ Confirmed cases in China grow to 14,380 with 304 deaths. The vast majority of the cases are inside China; about 100 cases have been confirmed in 23 other countries. All of China’s provinces and territories have now been touched by the outbreak.

▶️ The first case of coronavirus in Massachusetts has been confirmed, officials said on Saturday: a man in his 20s who returned from Wuhan and lives in Boston, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the United States to eight.

▶️ A Chinese doctor who warned about the coronavirus in December and was reprimanded by Chinese authorities for “spreading rumors” has been infected by the illness.

▶️ China has asked the European Union for help in purchasing urgent medical supplies from its member countries.

▶️ A Chinese doctor who called the virus ‘controllable’ regrets his words.

▶️ The United States and Australia are temporarily denying entry to noncitizens who have recently traveled to China, hoping to limit the spread of the new coronavirus to their countries, while Japan will bar foreigners who have been in the Chinese province at the center of the outbreak.

▶️ North Korea offers aid and condolences, but keeps its border closed.

▶️ Chinese truckers bring food to a locked-down city.

▶️ Apple on Saturday said it would close its stores in mainland China, one of its biggest markets, until Feb. 9.

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