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First European in Italy died of coronavirus

In Italy the first European died of coronavirus. The victim is a 78 -year-old Italian , who had previously tested positive for the virus, said Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Friday. The minister further explained that the man was treated for another illness about ten days ago in a hospital in the Veneto region in northern Italy. A death had already been reported in France a few days ago. However, this was a tourist from China. (AFP)

Italian cities close schools and authorities

Out of fear of further spread of the new corona virus at least ten northern Italian cities the immediate closure of schools, authorities and other public buildings. Grocery stores, bars, discos and sports centers in the affected areas should also be closed for at least a week, Italy’s Minister of Health Roberto Speranza said after a crisis meeting that had been called up for more than a dozen new cases of infection in northern Italy.

14 According to the authorities, people were killed in Lombardy in and around the small town of Codogno tested positive for the virus. Everyone had apparently visited the same bar beforehand and had contact with the same people. In the affected areas in Lombardy, the authorities called 50. 00 0 people don’t try to leave their homes. Two other cases have been confirmed in the Veneto region by local authorities.

The Mayor of the Lombard city of Codogno had previously ordered that all be public Building of the 15. 00 0 -Inhabitant location should remain closed for a period of up to five days. Several positive corona virus tests in the community “created an alarm situation,” said Francesco Passerini.

Covid’s lung disease – 19 according to local authorities, among other things, one 38 – year old man in Codogno, who is now being treated in an intensive care unit. In addition, his pregnant wife and a friend of the patient were infected. (AFP)

WHO raises alarm

Im Fighting the new corona virus have new ones Foci of infection in and outside of China the World Health Organization WHO alarmed. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned on Friday that “Time window” to contain the epidemic is closing. Before there were new ones Foci of infection reported from both China and several other countries Service. Four people in Iran have already died of the lung disease Covid – 19.

“We are still in a phase where containment is possible is, “said Ghebreyesus.” But the time window is closing more and more. “If the world doesn’t go “hard” against the virus now, it’ll face you “serious problem”.

The Chinese authorities admitted that there are in several prisons across the country more than 500 infected give. 230 Infections were found only in the women’s prison in Wuhan, the epicenter of the Epidemic, registered. In addition to the Hubei province, there are also eastern ones Shandong and Zhejiang provinces with coronavirus cases. Also kicked in the Beijing Fuxing Hospital, new infections are piling up.

of China Head of state Xi Jinping said at a Politburo meeting, the culmination of the Epidemic “had not yet come”, especially the situation in Hubei was still “dark and complicated” . In Hubei, the causative agent was in December Respiratory disease Covid – 19 was first found in humans. In Mainland China has so far been around according to the authorities 75. 00 0 people with the virus, more than 2200 of them died. (AFP)

Celebrated doctor in Wuhan dies of coronavirus

The 29 year-old doctor Peng Yinhua from Wuhan died from a coronavirus infection. The newspaper “China Daily” reports. Peng, who works at First People’s Hospital, was celebrated in the media for his efforts. He had postponed his wedding to devote himself to fighting the virus. (Tsp)

Training of volunteers for Olympic Games in Tokyo postponed

Training of volunteers for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo have been suspended due to the corona virus. The organizing committee announced that the training unit scheduled for Saturday would be postponed. The volunteers have been preparing for their work at the summer games since October.

The organizers emphasized in the Notice again that despite the dangers of spreading the Sars-CoV-2 virus there are no considerations , “cancel the games” . The postponement of the training had no influence on the preparation. (AP)

Two more dead in Iran

According to the Ministry of Health, there are in Iran two more Covid – 19 – patient died. “In the last few days there have been positive test results with 13 other coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 patients and unfortunately two of them have died in the meantime, ”tweeted Ministry spokesman Kianusch Dschahnpur.

Of the 13 patients come from the capital Tehran, seven from the city of Qom and four from the Gilan province on the Caspian Sea in Northern Iran , said the spokesman. The spokesman did not give any further details about the two dead and the patients.

Yes on Wednesday in Qom were two patients with the lung disease Covid caused by the virus – 19 died. It is said to be two older men who were brought to the hospital with breathing problems earlier this week. Both were found to have Sars-CoV-2. It is also unclear where the infections came from. According to the local authorities, the people affected have not been abroad recently and not even outside their hometown Qom. They also had no contact with Chinese tourists. Both are said to have had pre-existing conditions: they were victims of chemical weapons, it was said, during the Iran-Iraq war. (AP)

Im Irak wird die Köpertemperatur eines Rückkehrers aus dem Iran gemessen.
In Iraq, the body temperature of a returnee from Iran is measured. Image: Haidar Hamdani / AFP

Lebanon reports first case – woman came from Iran

in Lebanon authorities report the first Corona case. It is a 45 year old woman who came to Lebanon on Thursday with a passenger flight from the Iranian Ghom. The woman was quarantined in a Beirut hospital. According to the Minister of Health, there are also two suspected cases. (Reuters)

Economy in the euro area not yet affected

The coronavirus epidemic in China did not initially affect the economy in February Euro area hit. The purchasing manager index for the currency union , which summarizes industry and service providers, climbed surprisingly by 0.3 to 51, 6 points. That comes from the monthly survey of the institute IHS Markit under around 4000 companies. The barometer thus remained above the growth threshold of 50 counters. economists surveyed by Reuters had a decline to 51, 0 points expected . “The economy in the euro zone picked up somewhat in February, although many companies were disturbed by the corona virus in various ways,” said Markit chief economist Chris Williamson.

In Germany, the purchasing manager index fell minimally by 0.1 51, 1 points. Despite the virus crisis, German industry slowed down: Here the barometer surprisingly climbed by 2.5 47,8th Points. Economists, on the other hand, had expected a decline. (Reuters)

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Economist Phil Smith on effects on the German economy

15 Returnees from China landed in Stuttgart

In Stuttgart are 15 other Germans arrived in China from the area particularly affected by the coronavirus. The plane landed at Stuttgart Airport in the afternoon, as a spokeswoman for the State Social Ministry said. The returnees were immediately examined medically and are said to be isolated in a hotel in Kirchheim unter Teck near Stuttgart. (AFP)

Rückkehrer aus China kommen am Hotel an.
Returnees from China arrive at the hotel. Image: Tom Weller / dpa

World Health Organization lacks money

With Ebola in the Congo and the new one, currently especially in China circulating lung disease Covid – 19 the World Health Organization ( WHO) for the first time to deal with two health emergencies of international scope at the same time . She urgently needs money for both of them, but the funds flow only sparingly, as she announced in Geneva. In the case of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus, the Covid – 19, the WHO therefore needs 625 million euros.

For example, countries with weak health systems are supported so that they are prepared in the event of an outbreak. By April there should be almost 57 million euros are used, but so far only 1.1 million euros, two percent of the total, went to the accounts of the WHO , as the organization announced. The money comes from Ireland, Slovakia and from a UN-owned pot. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan, Norway and Great Britain had promised money.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus repeatedly emphasizes that it’s a lot cheaper is to invest in prevention and preparation now than later with the Consequences of spreading the virus to live.

For the fight against Ebola the demand from January to June was according to WHO information 77 Million Euros. Of which were still missing 37 Millions. (AP)

WHO-Chef Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Image: Denis Balibouse / Reuters

China returnees in Berlin can go home on Sunday

For the 20 China returnees in Berlin will end the two-week quarantine on Sunday due to the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. Even in the fourth and last test, no infection was detected in humans, said Lena Högemann, spokeswoman for the health administration. The 16 Adults and four children are allowed in the course of Sunday go home.

They were accommodated in an isolated area on the grounds of the DRK clinics in Köpenick. The Germans and their family members had in the severe of the lung disease Covid – 19 affected Chinese city of Wuhan was stopped and had been flown out. (AP)

In Bavaria only two patients in clinic

In Bavaria only two of the original 14 treated with coronavirus patients in hospital. Another patient has meanwhile been discharged from the Munich Clinic Schwabing , said the Bavarian Ministry of Health.

Prerequisites for dismissal include several negative tests for the Sars-CoV-2 virus . The Robert Koch Institute has defined the criteria.

All 14 Corona cases in the Free State were related to the Stockdorf auto supplier Webasto. A Chinese colleague had introduced the pathogen during a business trip in January. Some employees were infected, and relatives were sometimes infected. (AP)

Ukrainian government sees “information war”

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk sees his country exposed to an “information war” that is fueling fear of the corona virus. He referred to fake emails that were allegedly sent by the Ministry of Health. It reported falsely about deaths. Due to the uncertainties, violent protests against patients who had been evacuated from China occurred outside a hospital in Novi Sanzhary. 24 Demonstrators were arrested. (Reuters)

Sicherheitskräfte bewachen den Eingang der Klinik.
Security guards guard the entrance to the clinic. Image: AFP

China returnees in Baden-Württemberg are in hotel quarantine

The expected returnees from the Chinese who have been particularly affected by the new corona virus As a precaution , the province of Hubei should be isolated in a hotel in Kirchheim / Teck (Esslingen district) . In China are all 15 people negative for the disease the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs in Stuttgart announced. The travelers first landed in Paris. Immediately after arrival in Stuttgart they should be examined again at the airport.

The returnees are looked after by the German Red Cross (DRK). The passengers are German citizens and their relatives. You have been abroad for a longer time and no longer have a permanent residence in Germany. People should 14 Stay in quarantine for days to ensure that no illness has occurred, the Ministry of Social Affairs said.

The local health department of the Esslingen district is responsible. All measures that are required from a medical point of view according to current knowledge are ordered. According to the information provided by the DRK, around 40 employee entrusted with the case. It had already operated a quarantine station in Germersheim (Rhineland-Palatinate) and is currently looking after one in Berlin. (AP)

IMF is considering economic stimulus measures in large industrialized countries

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgiewa, has announced joint economic stimulus measures from the major industrialized countries if the economic effects of the corona epidemic necessitate this. “If we find that the epidemic will have more serious consequences than previously thought, we will take coordinated measures to support the global economy” , she said to the “mirror”.

This weekend, the finance ministers of the 20 largest industrialized countries in the Saudi Arabian riad advised on the situation. The IMF boss does not rule out that the virus could cause greater damage than the Sars epidemic before 17 years . “This virus is different, and China is more than twice the global economy than it was then,” she said.

Georgiewa called on the EU countries to support the planned green deal with appropriate reforms in their financial sector. “The governments in Berlin, Paris or Brussels have to ask themselves how they can mobilize private capital more effectively,” she said. “Necessary are progress in the European Capital Markets Union and more cross-border mergers in the banking sector. “

IWF-Chefin Kristalina Georgiewa.
IMF chief Kristalina Georgiewa. Image: Nicholas Kamm / AFP

More and more infections in China’s prisons

In Chinese Prisons in at least three provinces in the country have so far more than 450 inmates and seven supervisors with the novel Corona virus infected. Prisons in the severely affected by the lung disease Covid – 19 affected Hubei province in central China, but also in eastern provinces of Zhejiang and Shandong, as reported by the newspaper “Global Times”.

As a consequence, the responsible Detention centers and judiciary in Zhejiang and Shandong have been released from their posts. In the province of Hubei alone 220 infections have been reported – In a “handwritten report” from the prison administration, because there is no computer-based reporting system, as the newspaper reported.

In Rencheng Prison in Shandong there are more 207 infections, including seven police officers. The provincial judicial administration party leader was fired because he had not prevented the outbreak, the newspaper said. Also in Zhejiang province are in the Shilifang Detention Center 34 inmates infected, the sheet reported on Twitter. They were brought to hospital for treatment.

In the cramped and crowded Chinese prison With poor medical care, the virus could spread easily, the “Global Times” quoted an official who did not want to be named. “It is not easy to discover suspect patients with inadequate medical facilities in prisons and to prevent the transmission channels in good time.” (Dpa)

Ein Justizbeamter in einem Gefängnis in Peking.
A judicial officer in a Beijing prison. Image: Diego Azubel / dpa

China expects foreign trade to collapse

The Chinese government expects foreign trade to collapse in the first two months due to the coronavirus epidemic of the year. “We expect import and export growth to slow sharply in January and February,” said Li Xingqian, director of the Department of Commerce’s foreign trade department. Exports contribute about a fifth to the gross domestic product of the export world champion.

There are numerous factories to curb the epidemic quiet. Others have difficulty restarting production due to a lack of labor and raw materials after the forced break. The government therefore wants to help companies. The Ministry of Commerce is currently investigating which tax, financial and insurance measures are suitable. It is expected that foreign companies in most parts of the country will resume production by the end of February.

Not just the industry, but also the service providers are suffering from the epidemic. The outbreak is also putting significant pressure on this area, said Xian Guoyi, director of the Department of Services and Commercial Services. The tourism and transport sectors in particular are suffering. (Reuters)

Machine with Chinese returnees is late

The arrival of a machine in Stuttgart with returnees out the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is particularly affected by the new corona virus, is delayed. The plane with 15 People are likely to meet against 12. 00 clock on, announced the German Red Cross (DRK) on Friday. According to the plan, the travelers should stop in Paris. The authorities assume that the passengers are healthy. The health authorities are prepared for the arrival of people, said a spokesman for the bath -wuerttemberg Ministry of Social Affairs. The returnees would still be examined at the airport. Then they should be brought to a quarantine station in the Esslingen district. The DRK had already operated a quarantine station in Germersheim (Rhineland-Palatinate) and is currently looking after one in Berlin. (AP)

Hundreds are allowed to leave the cruise ship

More than 400 Passengers of the cruise ship “Diamond Princess” in front of Yokohama are preparing to leave the ship. 3700 People on board the ship have been in quarantine since February 3, at 600 the virus was detected by them. Two of them, Japanese in their eighties, died on Thursday. (Reuters)

Japan continues Olympic preparations despite virus

Japan continues despite Concern for the new coronavirus preparations for the Olympic Games in around five months away. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confidence in Japan’s handling of the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen, said Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo. It will coordinate closely with the IOC, the organizing committee and the Tokyo city government as the host. Preparations for the games from 24. July to August 9th would be continued so that athletes and spectators can “feel safe” during the games said Suga.

With more than 700 Cases, Japan counts most infections with the new pathogen outside of China. Alone 634 of which so far affect people who are on board the to Cruise ship “Diamond Princess” quarantined two days ago. Nevertheless, fear of the virus is affecting more and more sporting events in Japan.

After the organizers of the traditional Tokyo marathon recently decided that in This year only top athletes, but no amateurs are allowed to participate, the same has now been decided for the women’s marathon in Nagoya. The city marathon in Nagoya was also canceled entirely. In addition, the Japanese Association of Parasporters canceled one 28. February three-day bocce competition planned, which should also compete with foreigners.

of Japan Health Minister Katsunobu Kato called on the organizers of various events to rethink their plans. However, the government is not currently demanding a cancellation. After discussions with the World Health Organization (WHO), the IOC is convinced that the Tokyo Olympics do not have to be canceled or relocated to another location due to the corona virus.

John Coates, chair of the IOC Coordinating Commission, said last week in the Japanese capital that “the games will be played in a manner that is safe for athletes and spectators.” The head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Yoshiro Mori, had previously confirmed that the planning would not be affected by the new lung disease. The games have the slogan “United by Emotion” (” United by feeling “). The motto emphasizes the power of sport to bring people from different backgrounds together, according to the organizing committee. (AP)

Die Olympischen Spiele sollen 24. Juli starten.
The Olympic Games are said to be 24. Start July. Image: Jae C. Hong / AP / dpa

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Polio vaccine boosters offered to kids in London as virus linked to New York case detected – ABC News



Children in London are being offered polio vaccine boosters after sewage samples with the virus were found in multiple areas across the city.

The U.K. Health Security Agency announced Wednesday that all children between ages 1 and 9 across the British capital will be eligible to receive an inactivated polio vaccine booster.

“This will ensure a high level of protection from paralysis and help reduce further spread of the virus,” the agency said in a statement.

“While the majority of Londoners are protected from polio, the [National Health Service] will shortly be contacting parents of eligible children aged 1 to 9 years old to offer them a top-up dose to ensure they have maximum protection from the virus,” Jane Clegg, chief nurse for the NHS in London, added.

There are more than 1 million children between those ages who live in London as of mid-2020, the latest year for which data is available, according to the U.K. Office of National Statistics.

This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle.

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Between February 8 and July 5 of this year, poliovirus has been detected in 19 sewage samples across nine boroughs including at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in London, which is the largest sewage treatment plant in the U.K.

Recently, a report indicated a polio case in New York was genetically linked to the samples found in the U.K.

Polio vaccines are part of routine immunizations for children. In the U.S., vaccinated children are not recommended to get a booster shot at this time.

According to the UKHSA, the booster program will begin in the areas where the virus has been detected and where vaccination rates are lowest before being rolled out across the city.

“The NHS in London will contact parents when it’s their child’s turn to come forward for a booster or catch-up polio dose — parents should take up the offer as soon as possible,” the agency’s statement read.

On July 21, health officials reported a case of polio was discovered in Rockland County in New York — just north of New York City — in a 20-year-old unvaccinated man.

The man contracted vaccine-derived polio, which means he was infected by someone who received the oral polio vaccine, which is no longer used in the U.S. or the U.K.

The oral vaccine uses a live weakened virus, which — in rare cases — can spread through fecal matter and infect unvaccinated individuals. Comparatively, the injectable polio vaccine, uses an inactivated virus.

As of Aug. 5, 11 samples were genetically linked to the Rockland County patient including six samples collected in June and July from Rockland County and five samples collected in July from nearby Orange County, health department data shows.

However, health officials have said the majority of the population is not at risk for polio because most were vaccinated as part of their regular childhood immunizations, but that it’s important for those who are unvaccinated to get their shots.

The New York State Health Department told ABC News its focus would be on ensuring immunizations.

“Our current focus is to ensure unvaccinated New Yorkers and children get immunized against polio and that they are up to date with their polio immunization schedule,” the department said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the organization in the U.S. that makes vaccine recommendations, but has not suggested any such move to add a fifth dose of polio vaccine to the current vaccine schedule underway.

The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.

The agency recently told ABC News the U.S. health agency is deploying a team to New York to investigate the case in Rockland County. The team will also administer vaccines in the county.

“These efforts include ongoing testing of wastewater samples to monitor for poliovirus and deploying a small team to New York to assist on the ground with the investigation and vaccination efforts,” the agency said in a statement.

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Monkeypox: Manitoba's top doctor gives vaccine update | CTV News – CTV News Winnipeg



Manitoba will be offering more vaccination appointments for monkeypox.

A news release from the province Thursday confirmed that additional appointments will be available “soon,” but no dates were listed.

Appointments can be made online or by calling Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257.

Manitoba recently expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine, but on Monday, tweeted all appointments were booked.

To date, no monkeypox cases have been found in Manitoba.

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, said the province has a “scarce resource” of the monkeypox vaccine.

“It has to be stored properly, and it’s scarce because there are outbreaks happening in other jurisdictions,” he said. “We want to do whatever we can to avoid any wastage.”

While infections have primarily been reported in the gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) population, Roussin said it is important to avoid stigmatizing populations.

“There is a balance between risk communication and doing whatever we can to avoid stigmatizing those populations,” he said.

Roussin added the province will be releasing data on total monkeypox vaccines administered next week.

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Canada to start testing some wastewater for polio 'as soon as possible' – CBC News



After new reports of polio cases abroad, and virus samples in the wastewater of several other developed countries, Canada intends to start testing wastewater from a number of cities “as soon as possible,” CBC News has learned.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) already works to monitor polio activity around the world, a spokesperson said in an email response to CBC News questions.

Currently, PHAC’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg does have the diagnostic tools available to test samples for poliovirus. Any suspected positive Canadian samples of poliovirus will be sent to that lab for further laboratory analysis and confirmation, with results shared with the respective local health authorities “so appropriate public health measures can be taken if necessary.”

According to the statement, PHAC has been communicating with national and international partners who are experts in this field to finalize a wastewater testing strategy. It will be testing wastewater samples that were collected earlier this year from “key high-risk municipalities” to determine if polio was present prior to the reported international cases. 

PHAC will also be sending samples to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for additional confirmation.

“However, it is important to acknowledge that accurately testing wastewater for poliovirus is a developing science,” the statement continued. “For example, wastewater detections can be affected by extreme precipitation events, such as flooding in a community.”

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A health official in New York State says hundreds of people could be infected with the polio virus.

Reports of polio in U.S., U.K., Israel

On Wednesday, British health authorities announced they will offer a polio booster dose to children aged one to nine in London, after finding evidence the virus has been spreading in multiple regions of the capital.

The agency said it was working closely with health authorities in the U.S. and Israel, as well as the World Health Organization, to investigate the links between polio viruses detected in those two countries. 

In July, Israel announced a recent outbreak of polio infections appeared to be under control, after multiple people became infected, including a Jerusalem girl who was paralyzed and now requires rehabilitation, according to the Jerusalem Post.

More recently, in the state of New York, one unvaccinated young adult suffered paralysis after a polio infection in Rockland County — an area known for low vaccination rates — which marked the first case reported in the U.S. in nearly a decade. 

Outbreaks also remain common in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of Africa — areas of the world where vaccination efforts have not yet eradicated the virus.

Polio can often be asymptomatic, but in some cases, the viral infection can lead to paralysis or death.

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