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Re: Outbreak of Unidentified Coronavirus In China as New Year Approaches

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Haven't read it, but apparently the book "The Eyes of Darkness" by author Dean Koontz from 1981 eerily foreshadowed some aspects of this Covid-19 virus outbreak, right down to the city of origin being Wuhan. Koontz named his virus Wuhan-400. I think in the novel the virus strikes first in the year 2020.
The fictional novel tells the story of a Chinese military lab that creates a new virus to potentially use as a biological weapon during wartime. The lab is ironically located in Wuhan, China and the made-up virus is called Wuhan-400.
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/d ... oronavirus

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Anyone have any idea of what the Chinese are spraying around in the streets etc to kill this virus or what product is used to sterilize items like handrails on escalators and items in public places and homes.
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Confirming on a flight out of Siem Reap

https://vietnamtimes.org.vn/moh-confirm ... 18130.html
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Soyoung123 wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:03 am Confirming on a flight out of Siem Reap

https://vietnamtimes.org.vn/moh-confirm ... 18130.html
BREAKING NEWS
A Japanese national with coronavirus was found in a Vietnam Airlines’ flight to Ho Chi Minh City from Siem Reap
by Vietnam Insider March 5, 2020

All of passengers from the VN814 flight from Cambodia’s Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City on March 3, crew members, and airport staff, officials who had close contact with the patient have been quarantined, Ministry of Health said.

The Japanese passenger, who sat on seat 33D on the flight, transited Ho Chi Minh City from Siem Reap, before boarding flight VN340 to Nagoya, Japan. Health officials have not revealed the identity of the patient.

The traveller showed fever and tested positive with the virus upon landing at Nagoya airport. The Nhip Cau Dau Tu, a local media reports.

Some 51 passengers entering Vietnam, including a baby and the entire crew, were put under quarantine in Ho Chi Minh City.

Other 22 transiting passengers who are Japanese were also quarantined. The aircraft was also disinfected.

Health officials are also tracing five passengers in VN814 flight who immigrated to Ho Chi Minh City, Tuoi Tre newspaper cited information from Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control.

VnExpress cited the center’s director Nguyen Tri Dung as saying six people immigrated to the city, including a Vietnamese citizen, three French nationals, an Australian, and a Philipino.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport quarantined 2 security officials and 6 staff members in Class C Business room.

A ground service employee was also quarantined.
https://vietnaminsider.vn/a-japanese-na ... siem-reap/
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an who can really think this is under control??
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phuketrichard wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:39 am an who can really think this is under control??
Don't worry, I have it all under control.
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Guess the time of the ostrich policy is over.
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It all looks more and more like fighting wind. Wasting resources getting inadequate results from the efforts. Which eventually will be admitted, but not before global economy is set many years back. Common sense tells that ten times more people go unreported which puts mortality rate not so much above that of flu. So why kill economy and bring much more harm and deaths because of that. Then again, it’s a good opportunity to buy cheap assets from panicked sellers.
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Another cruise ship outbreak suspected. After Japan, California...first the Diamond Princess, and now the Grand Princess. Princess Cruises are not handling the coronavirus outbreak very well.

Thousands stranded on cruise ship off California over virus fears
published : 5 Mar 2020 at 11:45
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LOS ANGELES: Thousands were stranded on a cruise ship off the California coast on Wednesday over fears of the new coronavirus after passengers and crew members on board developed symptoms.

Officials delayed the return of the Grand Princess to San Francisco on Wednesday night from Hawaii in order to carry out testing on board for those potentially infected.

A 71-year-old man who had been aboard the same vessel during its previous voyage to Mexico died after contracting the COVID-19 illness, becoming the first fatal case in California, the operator Princess Cruises and California Governor Gavin Newsom said.

The ship's return from its current voyage was being delayed to allow "ample timing" for testing of "a number of passengers and crew members that have developed symptoms," Newsom told a press conference.

"So we're holding that ship, which (has) thousands of passengers as well, off the coast, and we'll be conducting those tests," he added.

Eleven passengers and 10 crew members were potentially infected with the virus, Newsom said.

Around 62 passengers who remained on board from the earlier Mexico voyage were restricted to their rooms for testing, the Princess Cruises company said in a statement to AFP.

It was not specified if they were among those displaying symptoms.

"In an abundance of caution, these guests and other potential close crew contacts have been asked to remain in their staterooms until screened by our onboard medical team," it said.

The ship held about 2,500 passengers, plus crew, said Newsom. According to the company's website, the vessel is manned by 1,150 crew.

The Grand Princess belongs to Princess Cruises, the same company which operated the coronavirus-stricken ship held off Japan last month on which more than 700 people on board tested positive.

Six people who were hospitalized after being taken off the Diamond Princess have since died.
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Thailand cases up to 47 with 4 news ones
The new cases include a 29 year-old Italian man who arrived in Thailand on March 1 and was diagnosed with the virus at a hospital in Chonburi province on March 2.

The second case is a 42 year-old Thai male office worker who returned from Italy on March 2 and was diagnosed with the virus on March 3 in a Chonburi hospital.

The third is a 22 year-old Chinese male student who was screened with symptoms while in transit at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport while traveling from Iran to China.

The fourth case is a 20 year-old Thai male student who arrived from Iran on Feb. 27 and was diagnosed with the virus in the southern Nakhon Si Thammarat province on March 2.
How many on the same flights, (and/or transiting thailand) also had it and have yet shown symptoms or been tested?
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