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Xi Jinping's alarm: the epidemic accelerates. 56 victims in China, the first in Shanghai, 323 new cases

2020-01-26T07:01:10.080Z

The coronavirus does not stop, on the contrary, it accelerates the infection and the latest bulletin speaks of 56 dead and almost two thousand infected



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January 26, 2020 There is a first victim in Shanghai and one of the world's largest financial centers trembles over the possible contagion with 40 confirmed cases. After Beijing, Tianjin, Xi'an and the province of Shandong have proclaimed the stop of long-distance public transport. Disneyland Hong Kong closes, the Americans start the evacuation of their compatriots, Peugeot that of their staff. Meanwhile, a patient is under observation in Toronto, Canada. President Xi Jinping has admitted that the situation is "serious" and the coronavirus epidemic "accelerates". But he assures: 'We will make it'.

Budget rises to 56 victims, 2,000 infected
The death toll from coronavirus in China has risen to 56 and the number of infected people across the country is close to 2,000. It is the latest budget released by the authorities, which rose a few hours after the last bulletin. In the past 24 hours, fifteen people have died and at least 688 new cases have been confirmed, according to the National Health Commission. Of the new deaths, 13 occurred in the Hubei province, that of Wuhan, at the center of the epidemic.

Isolated first city outside the epicenter
China has announced measures to contain coronavirus infection in the southern city of Shantou; it is the first measure of this type taken outside the epicenter of the disease.

Psa repatriates his staff from Wuhan
The French car manufacturer PSA, which produces the Peugeot and Citroen brands, has announced that it has repatriated its staff from Wuhan, the Chinese city epicenter of the coronavirus. The evacuation - the PSA said in a statement - was "carried out in full collaboration with the Chinese authorities and the French consulate" and involved 38 people trained by staff members and their families working in the Wuhan region.

US prepare compatriots evacuation from Wuhan
The United States is organizing a flight to evacuate its compatriots from Wuhan. This was confirmed by the State Department. The flight will depart Tuesday and take its passengers to San Francisco, the department wrote in an email addressed to Americans in China, warning that space for private citizens will be limited. "If there is no place for everyone, priority will be given to individuals at greatest risk of coronavirus," said the department.

Hong Kong Disneyland closes
After the Shanghai one, Hong Kong Disneyland also closes, on the wave of fear of the coronavirus. This was announced by the management company, specifying that the closure, in place from today, will last until the day following that in which the authorities declare the virus emergency ended. "As a precautionary measure in line with the prevention efforts underway in Hong Kong, we are temporarily closing down Hong Kong's Disneyland park for health and safety reasons for our guests and cast members," the park said in a Note.

Source: rainews

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