Month: February 2020

US President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference on the COVID-19 outbreak with members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) including HHS Secretary Alex Azar (2-L), and Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (L) at the White House on February 26, 2020. Eric Baradat |
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Democratic presidential candidates former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg arrives on stage for the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Scott Olson | Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg has released an ad that rips President Donald Trump’s response to the spread
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A woman wear a protective mask in Venice, Italy, on February 23, 2020 due to concerns over coronavirus infection. The carnival was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy. NurPhoto Ferrari has suspended tours of its factory and shut down museums near its headquarters following the outbreak of coronavirus in Northern Italy. Ferrari’s
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Workers assemble cars at the factory of Chang’an Automobile in Dingzhou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 16, 2020. Xinhua News Agency This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in U.S. Eastern time. China’s National Health Commission said 2,345 people have died in the country from the coronavirus, and
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A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a Vietnam Airlines airplane to protect from the recent coronavirus outbreak, at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam February 21, 2020. Kham | Reuters Airlines have canceled more than 200,000 flights as the coronavirus continues to spread, prompting travel restrictions and a sharp drop in demand for trips to
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Nurse Cao Shan prepare medicines for patients in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Barcroft Media | Getty Images Preliminary results from two clinical trials testing potential treatments for the COVID-19 coronavirus are expected in three weeks, the World Health Organization said Thursday. One
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva delivers her curtain raiser speech previewing the key issues to be addressed in the Annual Meetings in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2019. NICHOLAS KAMM | AFP | Getty Images International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva said the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak is the “most pressing
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While stores, factories and hotels shutter in China amid a coronavirus outbreak, Indian hospitality start-up Oyo is fighting to keep hotels open. “We’re trying to keep as many of our hotels open as possible, including in Wuhan and in Hubei,” Oyo CEO and founder Ritesh Agarwal told CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” Tuesday. Oyo operates a chain
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Ashwini Zenooz, a radiologist and Salesforce SVP Ashwini Zenooz Most of us can agree that CD-ROMs are a thing of the past. Unless you’re in the health-care sector. Salesforce’s chief medical officer Ashwini Zenooz is a radiologist with an ancient computer at home that she keeps around because it still has a disk drive. In
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A train attendant gesturing to medical staff leaving for Wuhan in Nanchang, China’s central Jiangxi province on Feb. 13, 2020. Stringer | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Chinese officials on Saturday reported 2,641 new coronavirus cases and
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a news conference after restoring diplomatic ties with Kiribati on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S. September 27, 2019. Mark Kauzlarich | Reuters MUNICH — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to Germany this weekend to discuss the outbreak of the
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Officers in protective gear enter the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where 10 more people were tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, to transfer a patient to the hospital after the ship arrived at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 7, 2020. Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters Carnival‘s Princess Cruises is compensating
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A doctor reads the CT scan images of 2019-nCoV patients in a hotel accommodating isolated people in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Monday, Feb. 03, 2020. Feature China | Barcroft Media via Getty Images The new coronavirus that emerged from a seafood market in Wuhan, China likely originated in bats and then jumped to
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World Health Organization officials are concerned about new coronavirus cases confirmed in France and the U.K. that were transmitted without any travel history to China. Five British citizens contracted the virus in the French Alpine town of Contamines-Montjoie, health authorities said Sunday. On Monday, the U.K. said it confirmed new cases linked to a British
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A local pharmacy in Singapore ran out stocks of masks, hand sanitisers, and thermometers amid fear of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. There are 18 confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Singapore as of February 3, 2020, as reported by the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH). SOPA Images 10:19 a.m. Singapore confirms seven more cases Singapore’s
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Members of anti-coronavirus team spray chemical into vehicles on a road in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam February 7, 2020. Kham | Reuters The number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China for a second day, but it’s too early to celebrate, World Health Organization officials said Friday. There are 31,211 confirmed cases in China and
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Disinfection workers wearing protective gears and prepare to disinfect against the novel coronavirus in Daerim Central Market, a neighbourhood with one of the largest Chinese population on February 05, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images “There’s still a lot we don’t know,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health
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A woman waiting for an international traveler to arrive to LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal wears a medical mask for protection against the coronavirus outbreak on February 2, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew | Getty Images The U.S. is accepting four new planes carrying Americans being evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of
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Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institutes of Health told CNBC on Monday that a quarter of China’s coronavirus cases require intensive treatment. “About 25% of them have very serious disease, requiring relatively intensive or really intensive care,” said the director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The NIH is part
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