United Airlines suspending flights to China as coronavirus outbreak continues


In Japan, a man in his 60s has also contracted the new coronavirus, according to Japanese news outlet NHK.

At least 13 countries have said they will evacuate their citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the conflict. The man's condition has not been released.

The maximum incubation period for most coronavirus is about 14 days but people usually start to become ill between four to six days, Henry said.

"We've been looking for people who have travelled anywhere in China and doing detailed assessments". "As a precaution, the people concerned are to be tested on Wednesday", Bavaria's Health Minister Melanie Huml said in a statement.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry described the case as "presumptive", confirmed by a BCCDC lab in the evening of January 27.

The department reports that the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu is among 20 airports in the U.S. with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quarantine station.

Vancouver International Airport has joined several others across North America in implementing medical screening protocols on flights from China.

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong
Around 4:30 p.m. local time, Hong Kong police asked the organizer to call off the rally early, due to "violence" by protesters. They also said some protesters threw water bottles at some other officers who were conducting a "stop and search" operation.

"We've screened somewhere around 2,400 people so far", the CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said on a press call Monday.

Naturally, a number of the questions were surrounding the gentleman who has been infected. Previously the State Department had only advised against travel to Wubei province, which contains Wuhan.

The U.S. Consulate in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, will evacuate its staff along with their families and some other Americans on Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State. The company will use DingTalk, a Slack-like app, in an education program that already has over 50 schools participating.

All officials at the press conference offered assurances about the USA response to the five confirmed 2019-nCoV cases identified in Washington state, Illinois, Arizona, and California. The local government is also cutting the number of flights allowed from China in half.

Details: The World Health Organization announced it will organize the worldwide group "as soon as possible to work with Chinese counterparts on increasing understanding of the outbreak to guide global response efforts".

There are now 8 confirmed cases in Hong Kong, which operates under a "one-country, two systems" form of semi-autonomy from China's Communist government.