Urging countries at the early stages of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease to "move swiftly", he said: "If you act aggressively now, you can contain this virus, you can prevent people getting sick, you can save lives". British Columbia has also had a case of person-to-person transmission, also involving a man who had close contact with a woman who had recently been to Iran.
The state only has a few hundred kits to test for coronavirus , which Gov. Gavin Newsom said is "simply inadequate". The resident of Solano County is receiving medical care in Sacramento County, according to CNBC. "It could be at a very small level or it could be at a larger level", he added as he announced that Vice President Mike Pence would oversee the federal government's effort to contain the virus.
He is the province's sixth presumptive case of COVID-19. Ontario's newly confirmed cases of the virus occurred after a woman, who recently travelled to Iran, began showing symptoms upon her return. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health. "At this time, the virus is not circulating locally, however, given the global spread, we are actively working with our City and health partners to plan for the potential of local spread".
The US and South Korean militaries on Thursday postponed forthcoming joint exercises due to the coronavirus outbreak as the Asian country reported 334 new cases , taking its total to 1,595. Its statement Friday said the country had 13 deaths from the COVID-19 illness caused by the virus. The total number of confirmed cases on mainland China has now reached 78,497, the health authority said.
This marks the country's 14th confirmed case, with the other seven in British Columbia. United States health authorities, managing 59 cases so far - mostly Americans repatriated from a cruise ship in Japan - have said a global pandemic is likely.
NPC officials believe postponing their annual meeting is necessary to put officials' focus on fighting on the coronavirus epidemic. The situation improves in China while the list of countries hit globally grows and the WHO warns the world is "simply not ready".