coronavirus münchen, In Wuhan, where the lockdown began early Thursday, normally bustling streets, malls and other public spaces were eerily quiet. Masks were mandatory in public. The train station and airport were closed, and ferry, subway and bus service was halted; police checked all incoming vehicles but did not close off the roads. The five other cities under lockdown as of Friday morning are near Wuhan, but authorities were taking precautions around the country. In the capital, Beijing, major public events were canceled indefinitely, including traditional temple fairs that are a staple of Lunar New Year celebrations. The Forbidden City, the palace complex in Beijing that is now a museum, announced it will close indefinitely on Saturday.
coronavirus münchen - CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Officials in Beijing canceled major events indefinitely, including traditional temple fairs that are a staple of holiday celebrations, to help control the spread of the virus. Fox News' Mike Arroyo and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
coronavirus münchen, Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel on fears the virus could spread to America. Fox News medical analyst Dr. Marc Siegel joined Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday to give an update on the coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has spread to several other countries, including the United States. If we were in China right now, I think we should really be worried because the Chinese government is locking down five cities, said Siegel who explained that the virus began with exotic animals in a market.
coronavirus münchen - And these animals, by the way, harbor this virus in the past from one species to another, and then humans get infected occasionally. WHO ARE THE CORONAVIRUS VICTIMS? WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FATALITIES AS PNEUMONIA-LIKE ILLNESS SPREADS Here is the problem: It's now spreading from human to human, Siegel added. And we don't know how many cases there are. The total number of coronavirus deaths stand at 25. Meanwhile, at least 830 cases have been reported worldwide. At least one person has been infected in the United States.
coronavirus münchen - Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have imposed travel bans in eight cities, including Wuhan, the South China Morning Post reported. San Francisco International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Los Angeles International Airport, began screening for the coronavirus on Jan. 17. Siegel said he was concerned that the number of people infected in China is much higher than publicly reported. I frankly don't believe that it's only 600 cases [in China]. I'm suspicious that it's many more cases than that and many more deaths than that, Siegel said. So that's one reason that I would really urge people not to travel to China right now until we figure this out.