Corona virus

März 30, 2020
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In this news letter we give you an update regarding to the latest Corona virus outbreak. Firstly, we will start with some figures.

Figures

  • The corona virus cases and deaths are rising daily. Reported on Worldometer, you can find the most actual figures.

Previous updates

  • In other parts of the world numbers are growing rapidly.
  • U.S.A. announces travel restrictions from Europe amid corona virus threat
  • The main epidemic situation is in Wuhan (Hubei province) which is under the government control now. The growth rates of other areas in China is going down now.
  • Daily news in China confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease outside Hubei, the epicenter province in the outbreak, have been dropping for 12 consecutive days.
  • Lunar New Year holiday extended to Feb. 10th as a measure to contain the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, some other cities like Shanghai postponed the start of the Spring semester at schools to no earlier than Feb.17th. After that, they require all companies not to resume work before Feb.9th.
  • A total of 1400 medical workers from the PLA start on Monday Feb. 3rd. They receive and treat patients at Huoshenshan hospital.
  • A total of 6,097 medical employees from 26 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, as well as three military hospitals have been sent to the province as of Wednesday 29th of January. They have been dispatched to designated hospitals to join the medical work
  • Above all, foreign materials donated by overseas donors for prevention and control of the pneumonia outbreak will be exempted from import tax until late March.

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the virus COVID-19.
  • The World Health Organization has sent a team of international experts to China. The team, led by Bruce Ayward, a veteran of past public health emergencies, arrived in Beijing on Feb. 10th.
  • Director general (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus) of the WHO came to China on Jan.28th and spoke of the measures taken by China on dealing with the disease, including sharing information internationally.
  • In conclusion, the WHO firmly supports the measures taken by the Chinese government to fight against the outbreak, and WHO would like to enhance communication and cooperation with China.

Other questions you may want to know

All our offices around the world are operational. In addition, the whole logistic system is almost back to normal since the beginning of March. Except Hubei province in China.

All the people and governments at all levels are fighting the very serious battle against the outbreak. In other words, with strong resolve, a scientific approach and tailor-made policies, we believe the world will be able to prevail over this outbreak soon. Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any requirements or questions.

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