Nancy Mylona Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
The World Health Organization declared a global emergency on the 30th of January, as they realized the impact of the Coronavirus. An international mission was established, to help coordinate a response to the outbreak. A medical team consisting of professionally trained experts was sent out to Beijing, in order to help investigate. As of February 9, it has been recorded that the total number of deaths in China has now reached 908. Throughout the region, 40,171 people have been severely infected, and approximately 187,000 are under constant medical supervision. However, there has been a noticeable improvement as the number of newly-infected people per day has stabilised.
The virus was first reported in Wuhan, also known as the capital of Hubei province. The large city of 11 million people has been in lockdown for several weeks now in order to prevent the spread of the disease. Additionally, the virus has managed to reach the Philippines and Hong Kong and has killed two people.
As of now, no countries are in serious danger as the probability of the virus being transmitted isn’t very likely, however, South Korea is taking big measures to protect their country as they issued a temporary ban on cruise ships entering its ports due to the major fear of the virus.