Real-time update on coronavirus outbreak

8:10 am Feb 1

In total 11,791 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in China as of Jan 31, with 259 deaths and 243 recovered. Hubei reported 1347 new cases and 45 deaths on Jan 31 compared with 2102 new cases and 46 deaths nationwide.

12:00 am Feb 1

As of midnight Friday, total confirmed novelcoronavirus cases nationwide reached 9811, the death toll hit 213. Cases of discharges reached 214.

9:10 pm Jan 31

A second flight taking 123 Wuhan residents from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia arrives at Wuhan. A third one from Tokyo, Japan, is also scheduled to arrive at the city on Saturday morning.

9:00 pm Jan 31

A charter flight sent by the Chinese government to bring back 76 Hubei residents from Thailand lands at Wuhan Tianhe Airport: Xinhua

8:50 pm Jan 31

First two cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in Russia: RT

8:40pm Jan 31

Around 5 pm Friday, 20 patients infected with novel coronavirus were discharged from Jinyintan Hospital, a major hospital treating the deadly spreading virus in Wuhan, marking the largest number of simultaneous discharges since the outbreak.

8:30 pm Jan 31

Beijing’s local authorities have asked companies to work from home until Feb 10 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

7:00 pm Jan 31

Visitors who recently traveled to China are not allowed to enter Singapore due to the spread of coronavirus.

6:30 pm Jan 31

Shanghai Stock Exchange donated 30 million yuan ($4.33 million) to Hubei Charity Federation on Friday, as an effort to prevent and fight the novel coronavirus.

5:30 pm Jan 31

The UK has just confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus.

3:30 pm Jan 31

Shanghai had blocked or removed wildanimaltrade info from the city’s 105 e-commerce platforms, closed 9,021 wild animal e-shops selling 14,462 related items by Jan 29: Shanghai Municipal Health Commission.

12:00 pm Jan 31

Shanghai has opened two 24-hour service hotlines through which 60 local medical experts can provide citizens with free #coronavirus-related guidance and consultations.

11:10 am Jan 31

The Chinese government will send chartered planes overseas to bring stranded Chinese citizens from Hubei Province, particularly those from Wuhan, back home.

8:20 am Jan 31

China reports 9,692 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 213 deaths.

8:03 am Jan 31

Italy confirmed its first two novel #coronavirus cases, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced at a press briefing on Thursday night. Two Chinese tourists infected with the virus are in stable condition and being treated in isolation.

8:00 am Jan 31

16 new novel coronavirus cases were confirmed in Shanghai on Jan 30, taking the total infection number to 128 in the city, with 5 recovered, 5 in critical condition and 1 dead. 164 suspected cases are under monitor.

6:20 am Jan 31

Hubei Province reported 1,220 new cases, 42 deaths and 26 recovered cases of novel coronavirus on Jan 30; total infection number in the province increased to 5,806, with 116 recovered and 204 deaths.

3:50 am Jan 31

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said that the novel coronavirus outbreak has become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

11:30 pm Jan 30

As of 11:20 pm Thursday, total confirmed novel coronavirus cases in China reached 8,149 with 171 deaths: official data

10:30 pm Jan 30

Health commission head of Huanggang, Hubei’s second most novel coronavirus-related pneumonia affected area, was dismissed from post after the central inspection team found her knew little about the local epidemic treatment data.

10:04 pm Jan 30

China vows to resolutely ensure the grain and oil supply, and fully serve the overall situation of prevention and control work amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus: National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration

8:00 pm Jan 30

The Jack Ma Foundation has announced it will donate 100 million yuan ($14.4 million) to support the research and development of a novel coronavirus vaccine.

7:00 pm Jan 30

Parcels delivered from Wuhan will not bring risk of getting infected with the novel coronavirus, China Post official said at a press conference.

5:54 pm Jan 30

13 companies including China Post, SF Express and JD have opened green passages for materials to battle against the novel coronavirus. China Post opened 12,000 runs delivering 21,000 boxes of materials, with 15,000kg of materials delivered to Wuhan.

5:43 pm Jan 30

Thanks to measures taken by the government, we should be able to see an inflection point of the number of novel coronavirus cases in 1 to 2 incubation periods (about 1 month): Wen Yumei, an academician from the Chinese Academy of Engineering

5:43 pm Jan 30

Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee to distribute 108 million yuan ($15.6 million) in Party membership fees to support novel coronavirus battle

5:41 pm Jan 30

To strengthen the management on products such as facemasks, Shanghai has made 9,314 inspections and investigated 10 cases including pricejacking. Talks were held with major e-commerce platforms such as Pinduoduo: Shanghai official.

5:35 pm Jan 30

India on Thursday reported its first confirmed case of novel #coronavirus in Kerala.

5:33 pm Jan 30

China has more than 7,700 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus. There are only 68 cases in other countries, less than 1 percent of the total reported worldwide: expert from China CDC

4:30 pm Jan 30

The 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, originally scheduled to be held in China’s Nanjing from March 13 to 15, will be postponed to 2021 due to the spread of #nCov

4:18 pm Jan 30

Rural areas where confirmed cases have been reported should make transportation plans to ensure daily living material supplies for local residents: traffic and transportation official

4:17 pm Jan 30

China’s railway system has delivered a total of 6,190 tons of materials for the battle against the novel coronavirus, including 1.94 million masks and 111 tons of drugs.

4:17 pm Jan 30

As of 24:00 on Wednesday, 400 tons of medical and living materials had been transported by road and 532 tons by plane to Hubei Province, the center of the epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, including masks, protective suits and disinfectants.

4:16 pm Jan 30

Government authorities in Shanghai have beefed up efforts to stop spread of the novel coronavirus, including carrying out repeated checks on 864 local markets to make sure that live poultry trading is suspended between Jan 25 and the end of April, says one Shanghai official.

4:00 pm Jan 30

Eleven new novel coronavirus cases confirmed in Shanghai. As of 12:00 Jan 30, a total of 112 cases have been confirmed in Shanghai. 5 have recovered, 4 are in critical condition and one has died.

3:58 pm Jan 30

Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, pawnshops and financial leasing companies in Shanghai won’t resume business before Feb 9, says one Shanghai government official.

2:13 pm Jan 30

President Trump said to set up a coronavirus task force, led by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar of the US.

12:55 pm Jan 30

Beijing health authorities confirmed on Thursday that Beijing’s Xiaotangshan hospital built for the SARS crisis in 2003 is being renovated amid the novel coronavirus outbreak and will be reopened when needed.

11:39 am Jan 30

Chinese Football Association on Thu announced it was postponing all levels and all kinds of soccer matches in China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak

11:26 am Jan 30

Beijing reported 3 new confirmed novel coronavirus cases on Thu, bringing the total number to 114.

10:43 am Jan 30

Apple announced to temporarily shut two more retail stores in China amid the Coronavirus outbreak, bringing the total stores closed to 3. The two stores are located in Nanjing and Fuzhou and will reopen after Feb 3.

10:15 am Jan 30

Three of the 206 Japanese people evacuated to Tokyo from Wuhan on Wed were confirmed to be infected with novel coronavirus.

10:11 am Jan 30

The Ministry of Finance said on Thursday that it has so far allocated 27.3 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) to help battle novel coronavirus.

9:15 am Jan 30

Finland confirmed its first novel coronavirus case in Lapland on Wednesday night. The patient is a Chinese tourist who travelled from Wuhan, according to local media.

7:47 am Jan 30

In total 7,711 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in China as of Jan 29, with 170 deaths and 124 recovered.

6:35 am Jan 30

Hubei Province reported 1,032 new novel coronavirus cases and 10 new recovered cases on Jan 29; total number of infection in the province is 4,586, with 90 recovered and 162 dead.

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