The French Minister of Health announced that an 80-year-old Chinese tourist, who has been in quarantine since 25 January in the capital Paris, has died due to the corona virus Covid-19.
The first virus-related death was recorded in Europe after the Chinese tourist with Covid-19 lung infection died in Bichat Hospital. 11 cases of corona virus have been detected in France so far
The latest figures announced by China today reveal that Covid-19 is spreading even if it is decelerating. The National Health Commission announced that there were 66,492 confirmed cases in the country, 143 people died in the last 24 hours due to the corona virus, and there were 2,641 new cases. The number of new cases the day before was over 5 thousand.
2 percent of those affected by Covid-19 have lost their lives to date. The total number of casualties is 1523. Most of the deaths are from Hubei province, where Wuhan city is located. Outside of China and the autonomous region of Hong Kong, the first news of death came from the Philippines, and one death was recorded in Egypt and Japan. A US citizen also died in China, the city of Wuhan, where the corona virus originated.
On the passenger ship anchored in the port of Yokohama in Japan, the number of people hospitalized by catching the virus has reached 285. More than 3,400 passengers and crew members are still on board.
Nine new temporary hospitals with 6 thousand 960 beds have been established in gyms and public buildings in Hubei province.
Although the extended Chinese New Year holiday ends, most of the people have not been able to work. Returnees are asked to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days. Many factories have not been opened.
There was a new demonstration in Hong Kong, China, where the Beijing government has been protesting for months. Hong Kong residents marched with mainland China, demanding that the border be closed and some buildings should not be turned into quarantine centers. Police intervened with tear gas.