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A Video Timeline of the Coronavirus outbreak since we first heard about on Dec. 31st 2019 What a New years Present Thank You China or maybe it’s from N. Korea? hopefully it stays in China. Because We don’t like Animal Abusers say’s PETA.

A Video Timeline of the Coronavirus outbreak since we first heard about it on Dec.31st 2019 What a New years Present Thank You China hopefully it mainly stays in China. Because We don’t like Animal Abusers say’s PETA. Maybe this is the “present” that Psycho Kimberly Jong Un talked about.

#2 Jan. 17th, 2020 3 major US airports to check incoming passengers for potentially deadly virus | ABC News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the agency, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Prevention, will implement health screenings at three airports. Passengers traveling on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan to Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), or New York (JFK) will undergo screenings for symptoms associated with 2019-nCoV.

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#4 Jan. 21st, 2020 First Case Of Chinese Coronavirus Confirmed In Washington State | TODAY

WHO confirms 314 cases of 2019-nCov globally. Of those cases, 309 are in China, two are in Thailand, one is in Japan, one is in the Republic of Korea and the United States reports its first case. The death toll in Wuhan rises to six and many had underlying health issues.

The CDC confirms a person in Washington who returned from Wuhan on January 15 tested positive for the virus.

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#6 Jan. 23rd 2020 China’s Wuhan coronavirus: What we know so far | DW News

Confirmed cases jump to 581 with 571 of them reported from China. Hong Kong, Taipei and Macau all report cases. The death toll increases to 17, all involving people in the Hubei Province. The source remains unknown, but WHO rules out that it's no longer due to ongoing exposures to the seafood market in Wuhan. In the last week, less than 15 percent of new cases visited the market. WHO receives additional evidence that there is human-to-human transmission.

Chinese officials suspend travel into and out of Wuhan, locking millions of people inside the city. Additional travel restrictions will later be imposed in other cities within the Hubei Province.

WHO's emergency committee decides against advising Tedros to declare a PHEIC, citing a limited number of global cases and steps China took to prevent the virus from spreading.

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#7 Jan. 2th, 2020 President Xi Jinping: We will definitely overcome this disease

Tedros meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping and praises him for China's response to the outbreak. Cases jump to 4,593 around the world, with 4,537 of them in China. Deaths increase to 106 and three more countries–Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Germany–report cases.

In Germany, a person is infected after attending a training event with a woman who previously visited China. It's the first known case outside of China of the virus spreading between people who are not closely related or a health care worker.

A plane with about 210 U.S. citizens, mostly consulate personnel and their families, leaves Wuhan for the United States. The CDC recommends people avoid all travel to China and expands screenings at airports to 20 locations.

Scientists in Australia become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China and will share their findings with WHO.

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#8 Jan. 30th 2020 World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Outbreak an International Emergency

Global cases jump to 7,818 and China reports 7,736. Of the cases in China, 1,370 are severe and 170 people died. Outside of China, there have been 82 cases in 18 different countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports cases in Malaysia, the Philippines, India and Finland. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirms Italy has its first two cases during a press conference, as well, according to Reuters.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms the first case of human-to-human transmission in the United States. The patient, a man in his 60s living in Illinois, is the spouse of a woman who recently visited Wuhan and diagnosed with the virus on January 24. President Donald Trump announces the formation of a coronavirus task force to lead America's response to the outbreak.

The WHO emergency committee meets to discuss the situation and makes a nearly unanimous decision that WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declare a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Tedros reiterates this is not a reflection of China's preventative measures and criticizes countries for imposing travel restrictions.

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#11 Hong Kong reports first novel coronavirus death as Macau shuts all casinos for two weeks

Malaysia reports first citizen infected; Belgium confirms first case

– A 41-year-old man, who travelled to Singapore for a conference, has become the first Malaysian to be infected by coronavirus. The Malaysian is one of the two new cases confirmed while the other being a Chinese national aged 61. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to ten, including nine Chinese nationals.

– Belgium has confirmed its first coronavirus case after one of the nine individuals repatriated from Wuhan tested positive for the virus.

Death toll rises to 427; Hong Kong reports first death

– Deaths from the Wuhan coronavirus have surged to 427, as of the end of 03 February. The number of confirmed cases reached 20,623, while 646 infected patients have recovered.

– Hong Kong has reported its first death case, marking the second one outside mainland China, following the Philippines. A 39-year-old man who travelled from Wuhan died on Tuesday in Hong Kong.

– Medical staff strike in Hong Kong continues, while the city closed more cross-boundary control points to China and left two only points open.

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#12 First American Dies From Coronavirus In Wuhan, China | NBC Nightly News

On February 8, a US citizen died in Wuhan in what appears to be the first confirmed foreign death from the coronavirus outbreak.

A Japanese man in his 60s with a suspected coronavirus infection also died in hospital in Wuhan, Japan's foreign ministry said. 

The death toll in China reached 722, while there are now 34,546 confirmed infections.

On February 9, Chinese health officials reported 89 more deaths nationwide, with 81 of the fatalities in Hubei.

At 811, the total number of fatalities in China from the virus surpassed the toll of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, when 774 were killed worldwide. Total infections in China rose to 37,198.

New cases of infections were also confirmed in South Korea and Spain. 

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#15 17 February

23:59: China’s National Health Commission reports 77 new cases and 5 new deaths across the mainland, excluding Hubei province. Their locations have not yet been disclosed. Compared to yesterday, there were 79 new cases and 5 new deaths outside Hubei province. (Source)22:49: 1,807 new cases and 93 new deaths in Hubei province, China. (Source)14:06: 2 new cases in Taiwan. (Source)13:40: 1 new case in Japan. (Source)12:16: 3 new cases in Hong Kong. (Source)12:10: 2 new cases in Singapore. (Source)08:58: 85 new cases in Japan. They were found on the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship off Yokohama, raising the ship’s total to 454. The 14 other cases mentioned in the article (99 total) were reported at 06:55. (Source)07:14: 4 new cases in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. (Source)06:55: 14 new cases in Japan. They are Americans whose test results came in while they were being evacuated from the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship off Yokohama. This raises the ship’s total to 369. (Source)05:30: 1 new case in Thailand. (Source)03:04: 1 new case in Tianjin, China. (Source)02:51: 1 new case in Japan. (Source)02:35: 1 new case in Japan. (Source)01:15: 6 new cases and 2 new deaths in Guangdong province, China. The deaths were previously disclosed by China’s National Health Commission. (Source)01:11: 4 new cases in Zhejiang province, China. (Source)01:08: 5 new cases in Jiangxi province, China. (Source)01:00: 1 new case in South Korea. (Source)01:00: 9 new cases in Jiangsu province, China. (Source)00:59: China’s National Health Commission reports 34 new cases and 2 new deaths across the mainland, excluding Hubei province. Their locations have not yet been disclosed. Compared to yesterday’s national update, there were 115 new cases and 5 new deaths outside Hubei province. (Source)00:44: 2 new cases in Hunan province, China. (Source)00:43: 1 new case in Beijing. (Source)00:30: 11 new cases in Anhui province, China. (Source)00:29: 14 new cases in Sichuan province, China. (Source)00:24: 15 new cases and 3 new deaths in Henan province, China. (Source)00:09: 4 new cases in Shandong province, China. (Source)

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#16 Coronavirus: British couple on cruise ship 'test positive' – BBC News

February 18thDeaths increase to 1,873; infections rate drops

– Covid-19 death toll has increased to 1,873, with 98 new deaths in China, as of the end of 17 February. The total number of infection cases has exceeded 73,000, including 72,436 cases in mainland China.

– Chinese authorities have reported that new coronavirus confirmed cases outside the Hubei province recorded a drop for 14 consecutive days since 3 February.

Update: Diamond Princess cases reach 542; Taiwan plans repatriation

– The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed that the number of cases on Diamond Princess has reached 542 of the 2,404 people tested.

– Taiwan announced plans to fly back its nationals who are onboard the cruise. Of more than 20 Taiwanese on the vessel, four have tested positive.

South Korea confirms 31st case

–  The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has reported the country’s 31st case –  a 61-year-old South Korean woman currently in isolation.

UK and South Korea plan Diamond Princess evacuations

– South Korea is set to send an aircraft to Japan to bring back five passengers onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship. The aircraft will take off today at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, Seoul.

– The UK government is also planning to send a flight to Japan to evacuate its citizens from the ship

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#17 CoronaVirus US Getting Prepped China's Reported Case Down for a 2nd day

On February 22, South Korea saw its largest spike in a single day with 229 new cases of the virus. 

Italy reported its first two deaths, while Iran confirmed a fifth death among 10 new infections. A sixth death was later confirmed, though it was not clear whether this case was included in the country's 28 confirmed cases.

In mainland China, the number of new infections fell significantly with 397 cases reported on Saturday.

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#18 February 24th 2020


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24 February.

– Oman’s Ministry of Health confirmed first coronavirus cases in two women who returned from Iran.

– Kuwait and Bahrain report additional cases, increasing the total to five and two, respectively. The new patients in Kuwait are said to have arrived from Mashhad, Iran.

US CDC confirms 53 cases of coronavirus

– The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that there are 53 cases of the Covid-19 in the country, as of 24 February.

– Of the 53 cases, 14 are in the country, including two new cases in California. The remaining 39 are citizens repatriated from Diamond Princess cruise ship.



– Iraq confirmed its first coronavirus Covid-19 case in Najaf city.

– Italy reported two more deaths, rising the total to five. The government has put nearly 50,000 people in 11 towns in Lombardy and Veneto under quarantine.

– Afghanistan confirmed its first case of Covid-19 coronavirus.

– South Korea reported 70 new additional cases to total 833.

Iran official states 50 deaths in the country; govt denies claims

– ILNA news agency has quoted a Qom official Ahmad Amiriabadi Farahani as saying that the death toll in the country stood at 50 on 13 February.

– However, the officials have stated on 24 February that death toll has increased 12, including four additional deaths reported today.

– Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi has rejected the claims of cover-up. He stated that it was ‘not the time for political confrontations’.

– Farahani denied to retract his statement.

Kuwait, Bahrain confirm first cases 

– The Ministry of Health in Bahrain has reported the first coronavirus case – a citizen who returned from Iran.

– Three cases have been confirmed in Kuwait, reported local news agency KUNA, which said that the individuals just returned from Iran.

Diamond Princess update: one more death reported

– Another Japanese passenger, a man in his 80s has died from the Covid-19 coronavirus. The total cases on Diamond Princess is 691 with three deaths.

Iran’s neighbours close borders

– Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan imposed travel and immigration restrictions on Iran, which was the first to report deaths in the Middle East region.

– Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Armenia also closed their borders with Iran.

Death toll exceeds 2,600; South Korea reports 161 new cases

Death toll due to Covid-19 coronavirus increased to more than 2,600, as of the end of 23 February.

– The number of confirmed cases rises to more than 79,000, with the cases in Mainland China crossing 77,000.

– South Korea has announced 161 new positive cases of the coronavirus, bringing its total to 763, with seven deaths in the country. The government raised infectious disease alert to the highest.

Italy reports third death and new cases

– Italy has now become the most affected country in Europe with more than 150 Covid-19 cases. The country also reported third death from the new virus.

– Coronavirus ‘hotspot’ towns have been sealed to control the spread. The country also halted public gatherings, including suspension of the Venice carnival.

Israel confirms second case

– An Israeli who returned from the Diamond Princess cruise ship has tested positive, said Sheba Medical Center. This increases the country’s total to two.

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