COVID-19 Updates (22/3)

At the time of writing, 318,378 cases of the coronavirus have been reported worldwide with 13,671 deaths.

The coronavirus is now affecting 188 countries and territories.

China only recorded only 46 new cases of the virus and 6 deaths, all cases are imported as the authorities claimed.

China, Italy, Spain and USA are now the four most affected countries. With a respective 81,054, 53,575, 28,572, 26,909 cases confirmed.

China is testing vaccines on 108 volunteers, some of them showed symptoms including high body temperature and muscle pain.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the extension of state of emergency for 15 days.

In Hong Kong, 44 new cases have been reported, 29 of them have outbound travel records, and some of them have been to Lan Kwai Fong for gatherings. 41 personals have violated the home quarantine orders, the police forces managed to arrest 5 of them, 36 are wanted.

Starting from Tuesday, Taiwan bans all tourists from transferring through the country, after some Chinese nationals travel between China and USA through Taiwan.

Starting from Monday, Singapore bans all tourists from entering the country, no matter entrant or transfer.

Japan raised the travel alarm to USA to level 2, implore nationals avoid unnecessary trips to the country.

South Korea requires all incoming travellers from Europe to be inspected, and quarantined even results show negative to the coronavirus.

First case found in Angola, Zimbabwe, PapuaNewGuinea and Madagascar.

After an advisor of American Vice President Mike Pence was tested positive, Mike Pence and his wife were tested negative for the virus.

42 countries in Africa has reported cases, the total is currently over 1000. Multiple African countries start closing borders.

Marouane Fellaini, an ex-player from Manchester United, now playing in Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. was reported contracted the virus according to Chinese media.

Starting from Monday, all flights destined at Beijing are required to undergo medical inspection at designated cities.

Retired Italian football player Paolo Maldini and his son, along with Paulo Dybala, a player playing for Juventus have contracted the virus.

Lorenzo Sanz, the ex-director of Real Madrid, died from the Chinese coronavirus.

Italy announced stopping of all business operation other than necessities for 15 days.

In USA, State of New Jersey issued stay-at-home order. One-fourth of the American population is required to stay at home to tackle the pandemic.

American President Donald Trump expressed willingness to assist North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Sources suggested that American Intelligence had warned President Donald Trump about the coronavirus months ago, however Trump didn’t pay too much attention due to trusting Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

In Australia, New South Wales is closing all unnecessary services and facilities; Victoria is suspending classes starting from Tuesday.

Malaysia dispatched National Defence Forces to assist the police force enforcing the grounding orders.

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