Novel coronavirus cases reignite SARS fears - the epidemic mess foretold

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BREAKING: South Korea reports 142 new coronavirus cases

From CNN’s Sophie Jeong in Seoul

Workers wearing protective gear prepare to disinfect against the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, on February 21, 2020. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korea reported a jump of 142 additional cases overnight, bringing the country’s total to 346, according to the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

New cases breakdown:

  • North Gyeongsang province (which surrounds southeastern city of Daegu): 103
  • Daegu city: 28
  • Busan: 2
  • Gyeonggi province: 2
  • North Chungcheong province: 2
  • Daejeon: 1
  • Gwangju: 1
  • North Jeolla province: 1
  • Sejong: 1
  • Jeju: 1

Holy shit. North Korea best Korea: confirmed


5 min ago

Two new coronavirus cases confirmed in Taiwan

From CNN’s Chermaine Lee in Hong Kong

Two additional cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

That brings the total number of cases on the island to 26.

The latest patients are the daughter, aged in her 40s, and granddaughter, 20, of a previous case. Both have no recent travel history.

The granddaughter developed a cough on January 28, while the daughter had gastroesophageal reflux on February 9, the ministry statement said.

They are currently in isolation


Key points, not direct translation:

The Central Epidemic Command Center is today raising Japan and South Korea’s tourist epidemic recommendations to alert level 2.


Minister of Health spent a good deal of today’s press conference scolding the press for misinformation it is spreading. So imagine what goes on online. Victims are quite gullible, rush to buy whatever they offer and do not consider the ulterior motives people have spreading rumors…Or feed on them.

Yes, but faking an illness and screaming fire in a crowded building aren’t comparable IMO.

It is outdoors. In a very windy area. Sunny by day. And people wear masks.

Same with Taipei Lantern Festival, which saw fewer attendee.

In other news, extremely recommend to go to the Chrysanthemum Exhibition at CKS old place in Shilin. No crowds!

Or like a coworker said, no Chinese.

Time to impose mandatory self-quarantine on entries from South Korean?

You sure picked a nice time to go there!


10 min ago

A woman in Canada tested positive after traveling to Iran. That has got health officials concerned

From CNN’s Paula Newton

Canada’s chief public health officer Theresa Tam has raised concerns over a woman who tested positive for coronavirus after recently returning from Iran.

“Any important cases linked to Iran could be an indicator that there is more widespread transmission than we know about,” Tam said.

Iran only recently began reporting its first cases. On Friday, the Middle Eastern country confirmed a total of 18 patients with coronavirus and four deaths.

Tam said this is a reminder that the novel coronavirus is a global issue and that there is the possibility that the virus could be present in countries that may not have the capacity to detect or contain the virus.

The Canadian woman, in her 30, is the sixth case of novel coronavirus in British Columbia and the ninth for Canada overall.

Key points, not direct translation:

The Central Epidemic Epidemic Command Center says the 19 from diamond princess cruise ship returned to Taiwan safely and the initial quarantine confirmed that they had no discomfort and the test results were negative.

They will be sent to the centralized quarantine location to complete the 14-day isolation and quarantine.

Information updated on 2/22/2020

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How the heck that happened?

The lady infected attended two weddings and daily church services and numerous other social events.

Well I was invited by the Shincheongji… :hot_face:


Where is the information for level 1,2 and 3? Cannot find it on the website.

Maybe you’re trying too hard to be with God…

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Your query is my command:

Under the [Taiwan] government’s three-tier travel advisory system, a level 1 “watch” urges travelers to take normal precautions and respect disease-prevention measures put in place at their destination.

A level 2 “alert” urges travelers to be more vigilant and a level 3 “warning” cautions against nonessential travel.



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Please don’t jinx it. South Korea looked as safe as Taiwan up until 3 or 4 days ago.