//Korean Air cabin crew employee assessments constructive for coronavirus, report says

Korean Air cabin crew employee assessments constructive for coronavirus, report says

A cabin crew employee from Korean Air examined constructive for coronavirus the airline stated Tuesday and particulars about what routes the worker flew weren’t instantly identified, in accordance with a report.

Reuters, citing an airline spokeswoman, reported that the corporate closed its workplace close to the primary South Korean airport.

The fast surge of recent coronavirus circumstances in South Korea has prompted the Facilities for Illness Management to difficulty its highest journey warning stage — stage 3 — advising American vacationers to keep away from nonessential journey to the nation.

South Korea now has 893 circumstances, in comparison with simply 28 on Feb. 14.  The nation now has the second-largest quantity of circumstances on the earth, with a rise of 130 contaminated prior to now 24 hours.

“There’s a widespread, ongoing outbreak of respiratory sickness attributable to a novel (new) coronavirus that may be unfold from individual to individual,” the CDC stated. “There may be restricted entry to enough medical care in affected areas.”


People wearing masks, walk across a street in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The COVID-19 viral illness has sickened thousands of people throughout China and other countries since December. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Folks carrying masks, stroll throughout a road in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The COVID-19 viral sickness has sickened hundreds of individuals all through China and different nations since December. (AP Photograph/Kin Cheung)

The CDC additionally introduced 18 extra circumstances within the US on Monday, bringing the whole contaminated to 53. Trump sent a letter to Congress on Monday requesting at the least 2.5 billion {dollars} to combat the virus after saying again in early February that “we’ve got just about shut it [the virus] down coming in from China.”

“However we will’t have hundreds of individuals coming in who might have this downside, the coronavirus. We’re going to see what occurs, however we did shut it down, sure,” he stated on Feb. 3.

The cases in the U.S. embody 39 evacuees from the severely contaminated Diamond Princess cruise ship and the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan — the epicenter of the virus.

Within the Center East, Iran’s authorities disputed claims on Monday by a lawmaker from Qom who reported a dying toll of 50 within the metropolis. They now say solely 12 folks have died from the coronavirus.

The brand new outbreak in Italy has prompted Paramount Photos on Monday to halt manufacturing of the brand new “Mission: Not possible” movie starring Tom Cruise. Over 200 folks have been contaminated with the coronavirus within the European nation, the biggest quantity outdoors of Asia. Circumstances have been reported in Milan and Venice — the place the film was planning to shoot for 3 weeks.


Asian shares shared losses on Tuesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Common plummeted 1,000 factors as a result of fears over the virus.

A woman wearing face mask passes by posters about precautions against new coronavirus at a bus station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

A girl carrying face masks passes by posters about precautions towards new coronavirus at a bus station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported extra circumstances of a brand new viral sickness that has been concentrated in North Asia however is inflicting international fear as clusters develop within the Center East and Europe. (AP Photograph/Ahn Younger-joon)

China has suffered probably the most from the virus, which is now generally known as COVID-19, with the nation having 99 % of the circumstances.

Asian shares shared losses on Tuesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Common plummeted 1,000 factors as a result of fears over the virus.

CDC officers added there’ll “likely be additional cases in the coming days and weeks, including among other people recently returned from Wuhan.”

The U.S. had introduced that Individuals who traveled to China throughout the final 14 days could be despatched to designated airports for enhanced screenings. Overseas nationals who just lately went to China could be denied entry within the U.S., aside from the speedy household of Americans and everlasting residents.

China’s Overseas Ministry had stated the U.S. hasn’t given the nation any substantive assist in its combat towards the coronavirus outbreak. They added the U.S. was contributing to the worldwide panic surrounding the sickness, Reuters reported.

The World Well being Group (WHO) declared the outbreak a world emergency because it spreads to nations outdoors of China and the variety of contaminated sufferers continues to develop.


Nations across the globe have elevated journey restrictions to the contaminated mainland China and Hubei province — with the U.S. State Division rising its advisory to stage 4: “Do Not Journey.”

The CDC has issued an advisory to keep away from all nonessential journey to the nation.

Coronavirus has now killed about 3 times the quantity of individuals around the globe than had been sickened throughout the SARS outbreak within the early 2000s. The SARS outbreak killed 349 people in mainland China in 2002-2003 — with 744 deaths and eight,096 infections globally, in accordance with the CDC.

Listed below are the newest figures.

What number of have been contaminated or have died?

The virus has claimed the lives of two,663 folks and contaminated 77,658 in mainland China. There at the moment are 80,038 circumstances across the globe with 33 deaths formally reported outdoors of mainland China.

Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Taiwan, France, and the Philippines all recorded fatalities from the virus.

The WHO stated the variety of circumstances will continue to grow as assessments are pending on hundreds of suspected circumstances.

The place is the virus?

Roughly 99 % of recent circumstances have appeared in China with the overwhelming majority of the circumstances in Hubei province and its provincial capital, Wuhan — the epicenter of the virus.

Roughly 2,291 circumstances of the virus have been recorded in 33 nations across the globe

The UK has 13 circumstances within the nation.

Japan — 838 circumstances (691 from a Diamond Princess cruise ship) (Four deaths)

South Korea — 833 circumstances (7 deaths)

Italy — 219 circumstances (5 deaths)

Singapore — 89 circumstances

Iran — 61 circumstances (12 deaths)

United States: 52 circumstances

Thailand: 35 circumstances

Taiwan: 28 circumstances (1 dying)

Australia — 23 circumstances

Malaysia — 22

Germany — 16

Vietnam — 16 circumstances

France — 12 circumstances (1 dying)

United Arab Emirates — 13 circumstances

Canada — 10

Philippines — Three circumstances (1 dying)

Kuwait — Three circumstances

India — 3

Russia — 2

Spain — 2

Israel — 2

Oman — 2

Bahrain –1

Lebanon — 1

Belgium — 1

Nepal –1

Sri Lanka –1

Sweden –1

Cambodia –1

Finland –1

Egypt –1

Afghanistan –1

Hong Kong — 79 (2 deaths)

Macao — 10

Variations between coronavirus and the flu?

The flu has estimated to have killed roughly 10,000 to 25,000 folks with practically 19 to 26 million contaminated within the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and January 25, 2020, in accordance with the CDC. Coronavirus has impacted a far lesser quantity, though it isn’t but clear what number of have been contaminated or how widespread it’s.

There have additionally been studies it may be unfold with out signs displaying up. In respiratory sicknesses, folks with probably the most signs are probably the most contagious, the company stated. Youngsters and people over 65 are the probably to get sick from the flu, the CDC added.

In contrast to the coronavirus, there is a seasonal vaccine for the flu. Folks over six months out are advised by the company to get it throughout annual vaccination, with sure uncommon exceptions, resembling extreme allergy symptoms to the shot.

No vaccine has been developed for coronavirus as of but, which makes it harmful in that respect.

How did it begin?

It isn’t completely clear the way it began, however Chinese language scientists imagine the virus might have originated in bats. The pangolin, a sort of scaly anteater was reported to be a potential host, in accordance with a Chinese language College. A research by the Wuhan Institute of Virology stated that genome sequences from seven sufferers examined had been similar to the bat coronavirus.

How does it transmit?

It is believed the conventional coronavirus can be transmitted mostly via respiratory droplets within the air, in addition to shut contact with an contaminated individual or touching areas contaminated with the virus earlier than washing. The digestive tract may transmit the illness, in accordance with scientists from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan College and the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese language Academy of Science.

They just lately found “virus genetic materials” in feces samples and rectal swabs from some sufferers, Chinese language state media reported.

What are the present journey restrictions?

The U.S. declared the coronavirus a public well being emergency with Trump signing an order barring entry to international nationals who just lately had been in China, aside from the speedy household of Americans and everlasting residents.

Officers on the CDC have suggested vacationers to keep away from all nonessential travel to the nation. The U.S. State Division raised its China journey advisory to “Stage 4: Do Not Journey.”

“These at the moment in China ought to contemplate departing utilizing business means. The Division of State has requested that each one non-essential U.S. authorities personnel defer journey to China in mild of the novel coronavirus,” The advisory stated.

Officers on the CDC have suggested vacationers to keep away from all nonessential journey to South Korea and restrictions have additionally been positioned by nations surrounding Iran.


Israel, Bahrain, and Jordan quickly banning folks from touring to South Korea

The UK requires self-quarantine from individuals who visited South Korea

UAE, Oman bans residents fro touring to Iran

Kiribati, Samoa, Brunei, Turkmenistan require quarantine or medical checks for folks touring from South Korea

Iraq closes border with Iran

Afghanistan, Armenia and Pakistan have imposed restrictions on border crossings

Turkey closed land border with Iran and Turkish airways stop flights to and from the nation

Vietnam stopped all flights to and from China.

Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia all have related insurance policies to the U.S. on limiting non-citizens.

Mongolia and Singapore have shut their borders.

Singapore stated it will ban vacationers from China’s Hubei province.

Pakistan says they’re halting all flights to and from China

The United Kingdom and New Zealand suggested their folks towards nonessential journey to China.

Russia has signed an order to shut the border between them and China. Additionally they blocked tour teams from China.

China has minimize off entry to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, trapping greater than 50 million folks

Hong Kong quarantining guests from mainland China

Japan bars international nationals who had been to Hubei province.

Carnival and Royal Caribbean denying boarding of people that journey to China inside 14 days.

Italy suspended all flights to China.

South Korea urged an enhance in its stage of warning to “restraint” when touring to China.

Hong Kong decreased half its flights and shut down rail service to mainland China.

Cathay Pacific Airways asks 27,000 staff to take three weeks of unpaid go away.

Delta suspended all service to China.

United Airways suspends all flights between China and the U.S.

United’s pilots, involved for his or her security, had been in a position to drop journeys to China with out pay, a union memo stated, in accordance with Reuters.

American Airways suspends all flights to China.

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents 15,000 pilots for American Airways filed a lawsuit to halt service with the airline, citing “severe, and in some ways nonetheless unknown, well being threats posed by the coronavirus.”

“I’m directing all APA pilots to stop flight operations between america and China,” stated APA president Eric Ferguson. “Till additional discover, if you’re scheduled, assigned, or reassigned a pairing into China, decline the project by calling your Chief Pilot or IOC Responsibility Pilot. Inform them you might be declining in accordance with the CDC and WHO declarations.”

British Airways suspended all flights to and from mainland China.

Virgin Atlantic suspending operations to Shanghai

Lufthansa suspending flights to and from China

Air India and Seoul Air halting all flights to the nation.

Egypt Air suspended all fights

Air France suspending all flights

Finnair, Cathay Pacific, and Jetstar additionally stopping service.

Lion Air canceled 50 flights to China into February.

Air Canada suspending all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai.


Kenya Airways suspends all flights to China.

The Related Press contributed to this report