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TIANJIN: 125 Coronavirus Cases

As of February 17, 06:00, Tianjin has confirmed 125 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

014The 125th patient, male, 9 years old, was a close contact of the 93th confirmed case in Tianjin, the son of the 119th and 121st confirmed cases, and now lives in Lintingkou Town, Baodi District, Tianjin City, without Wuhan travel History, the history of shopping at Wubaocheng Department Store.





Death toll rises to 1,775 globally

016A total of 105 people were killed by the coronavirus in mainland China on Sunday. One hundred of the 105 deaths yesterday were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. More than 1,933 additional cases of the virus were confirmed Sunday. That brings the total number of cases in Hubei to 58,182.

017A total of 2,048 cases were confirmed in mainland China on Sunday. Authorities said 10,844 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

018The novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread worldwide. Japan now has the highest number of cases outside China, with at least 412 total cases - 356 of which are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked in quarantine in Yokohama.

019Numbers rising: There have been more than 71,334 cases of the virus recorded worldwide, 70,548 of which are in mainland China. The global death toll now stands at 1,775, with the vast majority of those deaths in mainland China, concentrated mostly in Hubei province, where the outbreak began.

040Deaths outside China: There have been two more deaths outside mainland China - one in Taiwan, and one in France. That brings the total number of deaths outside China to five; the other three happened in Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Japan.

Cruise ship evacuation: Two airplanes chartered by the US government to evacuate American passengers from the Diamond Princess have departed Tokyo, with more than 300 on board. They will head to military bases in Texas and California.

Japan 2 more cases: Two more people in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus. One patient is an administrative assistant with the ministry who had been working on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where hundreds of infections have been confirmed. The other is a nurse in her 40s who had been treating a woman in her 80s infected with the virus in Kanagawa prefecture. The elderly woman later died, becoming the first person in Japan to be killed by the virus. The nurse didn’t come into close contact with others and is undergoing treatment in hospital.

Apparent improvement in CoViD-19 trends
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041There were just 118 new reported cases of covid-19 infections in China outside Hubei yesterday, the lowest since prior to the Wuhan quarantine.

042The number of people under medical observation (those who have had close contact with confirmed infections) is now under 79,000 outside Hubei, down by more than 40,000 since early February

043County in Henan extends quarantine period
to 21 days for travellers from Wuhan

The county of Xinxian in Henanprovince is extending the quarantine period for travellers returning from Wuhanto 21 days.

Free Vehicle Tolls around China

010From February 17 to the end of the epidemic prevention period, All toll roads are exempt from vehicle tolls in China. Specific deadlines will be announced separately.

This toll-free scope is all toll roads (including toll bridges and tunnels). Among them, the connected toll expressway is based on the time when the vehicle leaves the toll lane at the exit, and the open toll expressway and ordinary toll road are based on the time that the vehicle passes the toll lane of the toll station.





Woman dons an inflated giraffe costume to hospital

030A Chinese woman has shown up at a hospital dressed up a giraffe to avoid catching the novel coronavirus.

The woman, known by surname He, had to resort to the full-body outfit after failing to get hold of any face masks.

031She was picking up medicine for her family members when she was spotted in the unusual costume.

She said that she bought the puffed-up outfit, along with another alien costume, due to the shortage of face masks.

She said her old masks had passed their best before date and she couldn't get any new ones.

In a video, Ms He is fully covered from head to toe, with only a small window of clear plastic film for her to see through.

Ms He's father had been a regular patient at the hospital's department of respiration before the deadly coronavirus broke out.

As the healthiest person in her family, Ms He took on the tasks of grocery shopping and running errands to prevent her parents from catching the virus.






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