The death toll from the coronavirus in China’s Hubei surged by a daily record of 242 and daily cases jumped by 14,840 under a new diagnosis method.
Nearly 200 Japanese people evacuated from China amid the coronavirus outbreak have been allowed to go home after two weeks of quarantine at sites near Tokyo.
The death toll from the coronavirus in China has risen to 910 with over 40,000 infections; businesses began reopening Monday after an extended Lunar New Year Holiday.
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A Myanmar student recently evacuated from Wuhan expected a bleak birthday alone in quarantine on Tuesday until she received a surprise from the mayor of Mandalay.
A 1,000-bed hospital in Wuhan, China built in just eight days especially to treat people infected with the coronavirus started receiving patients on Monday.
All but four of the 63 Myanmar students who had been stranded in Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, were evacuated on Sunday and are in quarantine in Mandalay.
A Chinese man quarantined in Yangon on suspicion of carrying the coronavirus after arriving on a flight from Guangzhou has no fever but doctors are awaiting test results.
The government has set up a committee to manage its response to the coronavirus outbreak comprising vice ministers of key ministries and state/regional chief ministers.
The government said plans are in place to evacuate and conduct health checks on 63 Myanmar students in virus-hit Wuhan, China, pending approval from Chinese authorities.
The US State Department has airlifted nearly 200 Americans from virus-hit Wuhan, China to a California air base, where they will be observed for 72 hours.
Indian, Bangladeshi governments say they are in negotiations to bring citizens home from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the worsening coronavirus outbreak.
Sixty Myanmar students are unable to leave Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, after China said it would be ‘very difficult’ to evacuate foreigners.
The US has warned its citizens against traveling to China, and Canada has advised against visiting Hubei province, as the coronavirus death toll passes 100.
Cambodia, Sri Lanka become 15th, 16th countries to report confirmed coronavirus infections; both cases are Chinese travelers from Hubei province.