China’s Hubei experiences 14,840 new instances
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7:55 am: Hubei province experiences 14,840 new instances
7:41 am: Singapore instances hit 50, one of many highest exterior China
The well being ministry mentioned contact tracing for the confirmed instances is ongoing and that take a look at outcomes for 125 suspected instances are pending. Of the confirmed instances, greater than half are a results of native transmissions the place the affected people didn’t have any journey historical past or hyperlinks to China. Singapore in latest days noticed a surge in panic shopping for of groceries and different important home items
All occasions beneath are in Jap time.
2:12 pm: Cellular World Congress canceled after main tech corporations pull out
Organizers of Cellular World Congress, the world’s largest commerce present for the cell phone business, have canceled the convention slated to start out in Barcelona in lower than two weeks. Automobilnews and different main corporations have pulled out of MWC in latest days amid rising fears over the outbreak. “With due regard to the protected and wholesome atmosphere in Barcelona and the host nation right now, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 as a result of the worldwide concern relating to the coronavirus outbreak, journey concern and different circumstances, make it unattainable for the GSMA to carry the occasion,” GSMA mentioned in a press release. — Browne
11:50 am: CDC prepares for group outbreaks in US
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention is getting ready for the coronavirus, named COVID-19, to “take a foothold within the U.S.,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s Nationwide Heart for Immunization and Respiratory Ailments, informed reporters. “In some unspecified time in the future, we’re prone to see group unfold within the U.S. or in different international locations,” mentioned Messonnier. “This may set off a change in our response technique.” — Lovelace
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— CNBC’s Saheli Roy Choudhury, Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and William Feuer contributed to this report.