Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Therefore, it is reassuring that there has been some rapid contact-tracing [in Egypt] and all contacts have tested negative". "Because we've been kind of mixed up with all the people on the ship. we understand why, through an abundance of caution, that an additional testing and evaluation and quarantine would guarantee that we're not bringing it back to the states", John said.
The 80-year-old man, who was from the central Hubei province where the virus originated late last year, arrived in France on January 16, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn told reporters on Saturday. Outside mainland China, there have been almost 450 cases in some 28 countries and territories, and three deaths. Several countries have banned arrivals from China and major airlines have cut services with the country.
Ministry of Health and Population spokesman Khaled Megahed stated that his agency has succeeded in discovering the case due to the ministry's contingency and prevention plan, which relies on the electronic registration and monitoring of individuals arriving from coronavirus-stricken countries.
He said that the apparent stabilisation in the number of new cases in China and the slower spread of cases outside Hubei province - where the virus first emerged - was reassuring. Forty-four new cases were reported there on Thursday, the Associated Press said. A total of 1,716 health care workers in China have contracted COVID-19 despite WHO's guidelines, so this weekend, a team of 12 global and WHO experts will arrive in China to meet with local medical professionals for a "joint ...
China reported 121 new deaths on Friday, bringing the toll to 1,380. Reports in state-run media said provincial Communist Party boss Jiang Chaoliang had been sacked as secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee, and Ma Guoqiang had been removed as party chief in the provincial capital Wuhan.
The death toll from the virus in Hubei province also jumped by a record 242 fatalities on Thursday, more than doubling the previous record number of 103 deaths set on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that a 15th case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States.