Tom Hanks Coronavirus

tom hanks coronavirus, Upon direct order of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force on Sunday began airlifting 1,400 medical staff as well as 58 tons of medical supplies to Wuhan, located in China’s Hubei province, the Chinese defense ministry said in a statement.  Many of the military doctors and nurses chosen for the job have experience treating either the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 or Ebola in West Africa in 2014. They are to join the 450 military personnel already in the city. The Chinese military took control of the newly constructed Huoshenshan Hospital on Sunday after it was constructed in less than 10 days. It is expected to open Monday and includes 1,000 beds, intensive care units and sections for diagnosis and infection control, China's state news agency Xinhua reported. Chinese state media has been live broadcasting the construction of a second makeshift hospital in the city, the Leishenshan Hospital, which is expected to be in operation by Wednesday, the Bangkok Post reported. That facility is to include 1,300 beds.

tom hanks coronavirus - Over the weekend, a 44-year-old Chinese man visiting the Philippines died from the coronavirus, the World Health Organization confirmed Sunday. He and his female companion, who is currently hospitalized in Manila, both are from Wuhan and stopped in Hong Kong Jan. 21 before traveling to the Philippines. The death was reported hours after Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte was to issue a travel ban on all non-Filipino citizens from China, including Hong Kong and Macau.  CORONAVIRUS DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IN US

tom hanks coronavirus, An eighth person in the U.S. has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a press release Saturday. The man in his 20s sought medical attention in Massachusetts after returning from Wuhan, China. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported other cases in Washington state, California, Arizona and Illinois, according to figures on the agency's website last updated Friday. “We are grateful that this young man is recovering and sought medical attention immediately,’’ Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD. MPH, said in a statement. ``Massachusetts has been preparing for a possible case of this new coronavirus, and we were fortunate that astute clinicians took appropriate action quickly. Again, the risk to the public from the 2019 novel coronavirus remains low in Massachusetts.”

tom hanks coronavirus - Also Saturday, a passenger who had arrived to Dublin on a flight from Moscow was taken off the plane by personnel in hazmat suits and transported by ambulance to be placed under quarantine, the Irish Times reported. Photos circulated on social media showing other passengers had been given pamphlets advising them they had “been on a flight with a possible case of novel coronavirus” and to avoid contact with other people that night. A spokesperson from Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) and Department of Health said there were no confirmed cases in the country as of Saturday.

tom hanks coronavirus - The novel virus has spread to at least 24 countries since its outbreak in China in late December. Seven countries – the U.S., Australia, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Emirates and Vietnam – reported new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, while Spain reported its first case, The Associated Press reported. The U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Israel have each banned foreigners from entering if they have been in China recently, while Russia, Mongolia and Nepal have closed land borders, AFP reported.China’s National Health Commission gave new numbers on the outbreak Saturday, reporting an additional 45 deaths, and 2,590 new cases in China. In total, 304 have died and 14,380 have been infected with the virus in China since its outbreak from Wuhan in late December. All deaths -- and 1,921 of the new cases -- were from Hubei province, the commission said.