Corona virus death toll in China rises to 54, with more than 300 new infections recorded

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The death toll of the new Corona virus, on Sunday, rose to 54 in China, in addition to the infection of 300 new cases, according to the local “Global Times”. According to the newspaper, 13 people died in the Chinese province of Hebei as a result of the new Corona virus, and the National Health Committee was in China confirmed the rise in the number of new cases of coronavirus in the country to 1287, while deaths reached 41 cases.

On Saturday, Chinese President Qi Jinping stressed that the new Coruna virus is spreading rapidly and that his country is facing a “dangerous situation”.“.

According to the Chinese official media, all tourism agencies intend to cancel any tourist groups, as well as a temporary delay to sell airline tickets and hotel reservations due to the outbreak of the virus. Central Television noted that the regiments that have already left China can complete their flights.

Media also reported that the authorities imposed restrictions on the entry and exit of vehicles to the center of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic.

On Friday, China intensified its efforts to contain the spread of the emerging corona virus, isolating more than 40 million people, while a number of ceremonies that were scheduled for Saturday, on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, were canceled, in addition to the closure of a number of popular sites that received great popularity..

The WHO described corona or coronaviruses as “a large group of viruses that cause disease, ranging from common cold to more severe diseases.”“.

Common symptoms of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people, and there are many known coronaviruses that currently circulate between animals, and which have not yet infected humans..

The WHO held a meeting last Wednesday after an announcement by the Chinese National Health Authority that the new virus, which first appeared there, could be transmitted from person to person, to determine whether a global health emergency should be declared..

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