In Hubei, where tens of millions of people are trapped as part of an unprecedented quarantine effort, 242 new deaths were reported on Thursday. Hubei province is ground zero of new coronavirus that continues to kill dozens on nearly a daily basis.
The removals are the latest in a purge that saw Hubei's two most senior health officials fired earlier this week as criticism grows over the way the outbreak has been handled, with claims of under-reporting. "I thought: Is this real?" Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, remains under virtual lockdown, and other major Chinese cities are facing severe travel restrictions.
Messonnier said the CDC had not yet been invited to send experts to China as part of a World Health Organisation (WHO) team to investigate the outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people. Still those on the base are concerned about their overall safety. So far, there have been just two known cases of human-to-human transmission in the USA but, after hopeful signs the outbreak might be subsiding, China Thursday reported a huge surge of more than 14,000 new cases.
The spike in cases coincided with a political quake in the province as Jiang Chaoliang, the head of the local Communist party, became the highest-ranking official to be fired during the crisis. The head of the WHO's emergency program, Dr. Mike Ryan, said it was too early "to predict the beginning, the middle or end of the epidemic". In an unprecedented measure to contain the disease, recently dubbed COVID-19, the Chinese government has placed the hardest-hit cities - home to more than 60 ...
In a briefing with reporters, she emphasized that the problems in the sample collection process that led to the confusion have been identified and steps have been taken - including the implementation of additional quality controls - to prevent similar errors from happening in the future.
Eighty-three people will leave Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside on Thursday, 14 days after they arrived on an evacuation flight. She is now being treated in a London hospital. Meanwhile, a patient who has recently been to Hong Kong has reported flu-like symptoms in the mental health unit of Hove's Mill View Hospital. But more cases here are "highly likely".