Beijing reported 73 new deaths and 3,694 infected a day

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New 73 people died in mainland China yesterday as a result of a coronavirus epidemic. This puts the total death toll at 563. This was reported by Chinese health authorities, cited by Reuters and BTA.

The National Health Commission said 3694 new cases of coronavirus were reported across China yesterday, bringing the total to 28,018.

3700 prisoners on a cruise ship

Ten more people aboard a cruise ship at the port of Yokohama have tested positive for a coronavirus, Japanese TV reported today, citing the Tokyo Ministry of Health.

About 3,700 people are threatened with being blocked for at least two weeks under quarantine aboard a cruise ship. An 80-year-old Hong Kong man gave a positive test after he got off the ship late last month.

The virus is also being screened for 3,600 passengers aboard another cruise ship, this time in Hong Kong after three passengers from a previous voyage were diagnosed with the virus, the Associated Press reported. Hong Kong Chief Administrator Carey Lam has announced that two port terminals, including one at which the ship is currently quarantined, will be closed.

Kari Lam announced yesterday that from Saturday, February 8th, all visitors arriving from mainland China will be subject to a mandatory two-week quarantine.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the organization launched on 5 February a “Strategic Preparation Plan to support countries in the prevention, detection and diagnosis of coronavirus transmission”.

At a press conference, WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Gebraeus said yesterday that the world community had to allocate $ 675 million for anti-virus activities in the next three months.

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