Coronavirus — February 20th, 2020 Facts

▶️ Chinese officials announced that there were 889 new cases of the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, raising the overall total above 75,000. The death toll went up by 118, to 2,236.

▶️ South Korea has become one of the worst affected places outside mainland China, reporting 52 new cases and more than 150 cases nationwide.

▶️ First coronavirus patient in Santa Clara County released from isolation.

▶️ Protesters from the village of Novi Sanzhary in Ukraine blocked the road leading to a quarantine building where evacuees arriving by plane from Wuhan, China, are due to stay for at least two weeks.

▶️ Iran has recorded its first two deaths linked to the coronavirus outbreak.

▶️ 2 Australian passengers from quarantined cruise ship test positive.

▶️ Two people diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, who were at one point on board a quarantined cruise ship have died. Also, 13 more coronavirus cases were reported Thursday, bringing the total number of cases on the ship to 634.

▶️ China virus response group calls for greater protection of medical staff.

▶️ China says foreign companies speeding up return to work.

▶️ China consumers may be ready to spend when outbreak subsides.

▶️ Amazon tells sellers it will take down listings for products that claim to kill coronavirus.

▶️ Facebook pulls out of Game Developers Conference.

▶️ U.S. health authorities are now in China working with a team of international experts to assist in the coronavirus outbreak.

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