First Person Outside of China Dies in Philippines
A 44-year-old man from Wuhan died in the Philippines on Saturday as a result of coronavirus, the first known death outside China.
The death toll in China exceeded 300 and infections accelerated, as more countries restricted travel to and from the country amid rising fears of contagion. The Philippines and New Zealand were the latest to prevent travelers from China from entering as governments sought to keep those exposed to the potentially lethal virus from their shores.
Air India's 2nd flight lands in Delhi with 323 Indians
Air India evacuated 323 more Indians from Wuhan in China in its second special flight, which landed at Delhi airport on Sunday morning.
Earlier, a special Air India plane carrying 324 Indians landed in the national capital on Saturday.
Vietnam bans all flights to and from China over coronavirus
Vietnam declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus epidemic on Saturday and said it would halt all flights to and from China.
The government said it would also stop issuing visas for foreign visitors who had been in China in the past two weeks.
All permits granted for flights between Vietnam and China, including Hong Kong and Macau as well as self-ruled Taiwan which China claims as its territory, have been revoked until further notice, the government said in a statement.
New Zealand restricts entry from China arrivals to combat Virus
New Zealand will deny entry to foreigners traveling from mainland China, to help combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The ban covers anyone who is traveling from or has transited through China, and will be effective Feb. 3 and last up to 14 days, the government said in a statement Sunday. It has also raised its travel advice about all of mainland China to “do not travel," the highest level.
Kerala resident identified as 2nd positive case of coronavirus in India
The second positive case of novel coronavirus disease from Kerala was confirmed on Sunday.
The patient has a history of travel to China, according to a statement by the government.
Japan confirms three more citizens evacuated from Wuhan test positive for coronavirus
Japan confirmed an additional three cases of the new coronavirus among evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, including one who initially tested negative, the health ministry said on Saturday, bringing the country's total to 20 cases.
One of the three, a man in his 40s who had symptoms such as fever and coughing, first tested negative for coronavirus, the ministry said. But the man, who was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, later confirmed positive for the virus with an additional test, it said.