Novel Coronavirus infects 27 foreigners in China and kills 2

Geng Shuang

At least 27 foreigners in China have been infected with the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) or Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (NCP) – a temporary name coined by National Health Commission.

Responding to media queries during Monday’s (10 Feb) daily news briefing, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang said that 27 foreigners in the country have been infected with the coronavirus as of Monday morning.

We have checked with the relevant department. As of 08:00, February 10, 27 foreign citizens in China have been diagnosed with the NCP. Among them, there are three recovered and discharged cases, two deaths and 22 cases under treatment in isolation.

Of the 2 dead, one was a Chinese American while the other was a Japanese citizen, both in Wuhan, according to Geng. The American died on February 6 while the Japanese died on February 8.

Medical workers did their utmost to treat the patient and Chinese officials have been in touch with their respective families, Geng said.

The Chinese side will offer necessary assistance to the US side and the Japanese side, as well as the bereaved families.

China offers its deepest condolences over the deaths, the spokesperson said, adding that the country places great importance on the health and safety of all foreign nationals in Wuhan, Hubei province.

China attaches great importance to the health and safety of all foreign nationals in Wuhan, Hubei province. We have taken effective measures to timely respond to their reasonable concerns and requests.

The American death was confirmed by the United States Embassy in Beijing which revealed that the deceased was a 60-year-old woman who died at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the epidemic.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss,” a spokesman for the embassy said. “Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we have no further comment.”

Japan’s Foreign Ministry also confirmed the death of a Japanese in Wuhan, saying that the “man in his sixties” was suspected of having been infected with the coronavirus, but due to difficulties in diagnosing the disease, the cause of death was given as viral pneumonia.

Meanwhile, Singapore has registered another 2 cases of confirmed infections by the NCP, bringing the total tally to 45 as of Monday (10 Feb).

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Novel Coronavirus infects 27 foreigners in China and kills 2”

  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Not surprised if MOH repeats advise not to wear mask if not sick because of drop in infections yesterday.

    Just remember you cannot vote against PAP if the virus kills you.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Heard of DORSCAN white? Whole country infected by the virus (because the country believed “white” and did not wear mask).

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  • Bapak:

    Im sre these 27 foreigners worn masks in China. The rest you conclude yourself. Trust no one especially PAP. Trust your common senses.

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  • A Mystery Virus:

    Why did China wait so long, until situation got out of control before they allowed or invited foreign experts from the U.S. and WHO to come to their assistance? Does this not raise some suspicion? The wild-life market where supposedly the virus originated was sealed off to journalists. The brave young doctor, only 41 yrs old, was silenced for whistle-blowing and died under a cloud of suspicion. A journalist mysteriosly went missing after being quarantined.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    A Mystery Virus:
    Why did China wait so long, until situation got out of control before they allowed or invited foreign experts from the U.S. and WHO to come to their assistance? Does this not raise some suspicion? The wild-life market where supposedly the virus originated was sealed off to journalists. The brave young doctor, only 41 yrs old, was silenced for whistle-blowing and died under a cloud of suspicion. A journalist mysteriosly went missing after being quarantined.

    China is not lacking in medical experts and resources themselves . So it is only right for them to be self reliant lst n not ask for external help unless the worsening situation calls for it.

    Even australia never ask for help to put out their recent biggest bush fire until months later US firefighters came to help them.

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