China’s Xi rallies people back to work as country continues to battle virus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping, inspects the novel coronavirus prevention and control work in Beijing on Feb. 10, 2020. The Chinese leadership is rallying its people to get back to work even as the country continues to battle with the coronavirus outbreak, amid city-wide lockdowns and quarantines in the worst-hit regions. “This is both a crisis and a big test for us,” President Xi Jinping said at a Sunday meeting in Beijing, state news agency Xinhua reported. He said efforts were being made to cur


Chinese President Xi Jinping, inspects the novel coronavirus prevention and control work in Beijing on Feb. 10, 2020.
The Chinese leadership is rallying its people to get back to work even as the country continues to battle with the coronavirus outbreak, amid city-wide lockdowns and quarantines in the worst-hit regions.
“This is both a crisis and a big test for us,” President Xi Jinping said at a Sunday meeting in Beijing, state news agency Xinhua reported.
He said efforts were being made to cur
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China's Xi rallies people back to work as country continues to battle virus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping, inspects the novel coronavirus prevention and control work in Beijing on Feb. 10, 2020.

The Chinese leadership is rallying its people to get back to work even as the country continues to battle with the coronavirus outbreak, amid city-wide lockdowns and quarantines in the worst-hit regions.

“This is both a crisis and a big test for us,” President Xi Jinping said at a Sunday meeting in Beijing, state news agency Xinhua reported.

He said efforts were being made to cure people, reduce fatality rates, safeguard social stability, and strengthen China’s emergency medical supplies and daily necessities, according to Xinhua’s translations of his remarks.

Since end-January, the world’s second largest economy has shut down factories, businesses and schools in efforts to limit the spread of the disease, which has killed nearly 2,600 and infected more than 77,000 in the mainland so far.

The prolonged Lunar New Year holiday has had knock-on effects on the global supply chain and dented overall market sentiment. It has also spurred global companies to further diversify their supply chains away from China.

The epidemic’s impact on China’s economic and social development is temporary and generally manageable, but it will deal a relatively big blow in the short term, Xi said, according to Xinhua.

Even as the world’s second largest economy pulls out all stops to contain the outbreak, it is keen to revive its vast industry and economic machinery that has been running at breakneck pace for the last four decades, and contributed to social stability in the Communist nation.


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What does the coronavirus mean for China’s economy?

What does the coronavirus mean for China’s economy? An outbreak of a novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China has gripped the world, as the death toll and infection count grow by the day. So, what happens when a completely unforeseen event shocks the world’s second largest economy? CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explains some of the early economic impact.


What does the coronavirus mean for China’s economy?
An outbreak of a novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China has gripped the world, as the death toll and infection count grow by the day.
So, what happens when a completely unforeseen event shocks the world’s second largest economy?
CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explains some of the early economic impact.
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What does the coronavirus mean for China's economy?

What does the coronavirus mean for China’s economy?

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China has gripped the world, as the death toll and infection count grow by the day. So, what happens when a completely unforeseen event shocks the world’s second largest economy? CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explains some of the early economic impact.


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These two retail stocks could take off after earnings, charts suggest

Gear up for a major week for retail stocks. Some of the big-ticket names in retail such as Home Depot, Macy’s and TJ Maxx parent TJX are all gearing up for earnings. The first company, Best Buy, broke out after the company hiked its earnings forecast in November, he says. Better-than-expected earnings will rely on a couple of factors, including product demand, convenience and shopping experience. In an email to “Trading Nation,” he added that “commoditized products, stale distribution, and a lac


Gear up for a major week for retail stocks.
Some of the big-ticket names in retail such as Home Depot, Macy’s and TJ Maxx parent TJX are all gearing up for earnings.
The first company, Best Buy, broke out after the company hiked its earnings forecast in November, he says.
Better-than-expected earnings will rely on a couple of factors, including product demand, convenience and shopping experience.
In an email to “Trading Nation,” he added that “commoditized products, stale distribution, and a lac
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These two retail stocks could take off after earnings, charts suggest

Gear up for a major week for retail stocks.

Some of the big-ticket names in retail such as Home Depot, Macy’s and TJ Maxx parent TJX are all gearing up for earnings. The group heads into the busy stretch with a lot to prove — nearly half the stocks in the XRT retail ETF are in a bear market after falling at least 20% from 52-week highs.

However, two names caught the attention of Craig Johnson, chief market technician of Piper Sandler. The first company, Best Buy, broke out after the company hiked its earnings forecast in November, he says.

“You could probably see an implied move of around 7%, but ultimately I could see a measured objective on this stock that can push this stock materially higher from where it is,” Johnson said on CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday.

The second pick for Johnson is Home Depot. The company hit a new record for the second day in a row on Friday.

“If you see a move to the upper end of that channel, that can put this stock up toward about $160, maybe $165 — an implied move about 3% around the earnings announcement,” said Johnson.

Steve Chiavarone, equity strategist at Federated Hermes, said the support for retail will continue to rely on a strong consumer — economic data, he says, indicates the consumer remains healthy.

“You have unemployment at a 50-year low, you’ve got wages that are growing somewhere north of 3% or certainly around there. Interest rates are low … [and] you have oil prices that are benign,” Chiavarone said during the same segment.

Better-than-expected earnings will rely on a couple of factors, including product demand, convenience and shopping experience. In an email to “Trading Nation,” he added that “commoditized products, stale distribution, and a lack of perceived value” will continue to lose share.

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Buttigieg campaign calls on Nevada Democrats to address alleged irregularities in caucuses

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has asked the Nevada State Democratic Party to hold off on releasing final tallies from Saturday’s caucuses, alleging a slew of errors in the process of reporting the results. In a letter sent to Nevada Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II, the campaign requested the party release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct, correct early vote and second alignment errors, and explain “anomalies” in the data. Nevada State Democratic Party spokes


Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has asked the Nevada State Democratic Party to hold off on releasing final tallies from Saturday’s caucuses, alleging a slew of errors in the process of reporting the results.
In a letter sent to Nevada Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II, the campaign requested the party release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct, correct early vote and second alignment errors, and explain “anomalies” in the data.
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Buttigieg campaign calls on Nevada Democrats to address alleged irregularities in caucuses

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a Get out the Caucus rally at Faiss Middle School February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada holds its presidential caucus tomorrow.

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has asked the Nevada State Democratic Party to hold off on releasing final tallies from Saturday’s caucuses, alleging a slew of errors in the process of reporting the results.

In a letter sent to Nevada Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy II, the campaign requested the party release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct, correct early vote and second alignment errors, and explain “anomalies” in the data.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokeswoman Molly Forgey said Sunday morning that the party is continuing to verify and report results, and would not change the reporting process.

“We never indicated we would release a separate breakdown of early vote and in-person attendees by precinct and will not change our reporting process now,” she said. “As laid out in our recount guidance, there is a formal method for requesting a challenge of results.”

Buttigieg is in third place in Nevada after about 60% of precincts had reported as of Sunday morning. He is hovering at the 15% threshold needed to take delegates from Nevada to the national convention.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the projected winner Saturday night by a large margin, effectively cementing his early front-runner status. Former Vice President Joe Biden followed up in second place.

The presidential campaigns are still waiting on data from the final day of early voting in the state. The state Democratic Party said roughly 75,000 people voted in the four-day early-voting period, which Forgey said “brought thousands of new voters into the process but also added another layer to the caucus math.”

“Given how close the race is between second and third place, we ask that you take these steps before releasing any final data,” Buttigieg’s national ballot access and delegate director Michael Gaffney wrote in the letter.

Hari Sevugan, Buttigieg’s deputy campaign manager, said the campaign’s internal numbers showed a “razor thin margin for second place in Nevada.”

“Due to irregularities and a number of unresolved questions we have raised with the Nevada Democratic Party, it’s unclear what the final results will be,” he said.

It’s unclear how quickly Nevada Democrats will be able to confirm and release the final results. Nevada has faced questions about whether it could report results accurately following the disastrous Iowa caucus earlier this month that was plagued with technological and reporting errors.

The results from the Iowa caucuses are still unresolved. Sanders left the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary roughly even with Buttigieg in the national delegate race.


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Biden, Buttigieg and Bloomberg take shots at projected Nevada caucus winner Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks on stage to speak during a Nevada caucus day event at IBEW Local 357 on February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Democratic presidential candidates wasted no time taking shots at Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after Sanders cemented his lead in the 2020 primary with a projected win in the Nevada caucus. “Ours is the only campaign who has beaten Senator Sanders anywhere in the country this campaign cycle,” Buttigieg added. “


Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks on stage to speak during a Nevada caucus day event at IBEW Local 357 on February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Democratic presidential candidates wasted no time taking shots at Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after Sanders cemented his lead in the 2020 primary with a projected win in the Nevada caucus.
“Ours is the only campaign who has beaten Senator Sanders anywhere in the country this campaign cycle,” Buttigieg added.

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Biden, Buttigieg and Bloomberg take shots at projected Nevada caucus winner Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks on stage to speak during a Nevada caucus day event at IBEW Local 357 on February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Democratic presidential candidates wasted no time taking shots at Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after Sanders cemented his lead in the 2020 primary with a projected win in the Nevada caucus.

Two candidates, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden, slammed Sanders well before the final results had been announced, as their campaigns bickered about who came in second place.

Buttigieg, who edged out Sanders in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus and came in a close second in New Hampshire’s primary, attacked the 78-year-old democrat socialist at length in a speech to his supporters in Las Vegas.

“Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” Buttigieg said.

“Ours is the only campaign who has beaten Senator Sanders anywhere in the country this campaign cycle,” Buttigieg added.

Buttigieg also stressed the importance of nominating a candidate who can help elect Democrats down the ballot in 2020.

Democrats, he said, need to nominate a candidate who “gives a damn about the effect you’re having from the top of the ticket.”

Sanders has shown “willingness to ignore or dismiss, or even attack the very Democrats that we absolutely must send to Capitol Hill,” Buttigieg said.

Biden, meanwhile, took a swipe at Sanders less directly, by referencing The Washington Post’s recent report that Russia is attempting to boost Sanders’ campaign as part of its efforts to meddle in the 2020 election.

“We’re going to have more help from Vladimir Putin, who wants somebody he doesn’t think can beat Trump,” Biden said at his own campaign event in Vegas on Saturday.

Sanders has denounced the Kremlin’s reported attempts to meddle, once again, in a U.S. presidential contest.

Biden took another veiled jab at Sanders, as well as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has dumped hundreds of millions of dollars into his campaign.

“You know, I’m a Democrat for a simple reason. I ain’t a socialist, I ain’t a plutocrat, I’m a Democrat. I’m a Democrat, okay. And I’m proud of it,” Biden said. He explained that he is a Democrat because he believes that “everybody just deserves a shot.”

Bloomberg’s campaign was not competing in the Nevada contest — but it nevertheless issued a statement warning that selecting Sanders as the Democratic nominee would be a “fatal error,” arguing that his appeal does not extend beyond his narrow base.

“We are going to need Independents AND Republicans to defeat Trump – attacking your own party is no way to get started,” the Bloomberg campaign said in a statement.

“As Mike says, if we choose a candidate who appeals to a small base – like Senator Sanders – it will be a fatal error.”

For most of the Democratic field, the Nevada caucus became a fight for second place long before the first projections showed Sanders clinching the top spot by a wide margin.

By about 9 p.m. ET, early results appeared to show Biden and Buttigieg vying for the no. 2 spot, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., looked to be in fourth place.

Biden’s campaign manager Greg Schultz tweeted Saturday evening that, “based on our internal data, Biden will come in a strong second tonight in Nevada.”

“Make no mistake: The Biden comeback starts tonight in Nevada,” Schultz tweeted.

Biden, once seen as the top Democrat in the race to defeat Trump in 2020, underwhelmed in the first two primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Biden’s campaign is banking that the stronger showing in Nevada will help propel him to a win in South Carolina’s primary next week.

“The press is ready to declare people dead quickly, but we’re alive and we’re coming back and we’re going to win,” Biden said.

But Michael Halle, a Buttigieg campaign strategist, pushed back on Schultz’s claim that Biden clinched second place in Nevada.

“Not from what we’re seeing,” Halle tweeted in reply to Schultz, adding a link to the Buttigieg campaign’s internal caucus data.

Sanders, who for weeks has led the field in national polls, was widely expected to win in Nevada. He won the majority of support from Latino voters and voters under 45 in Nevada, according to entrance polls of the caucus.

He is on track to win more of Nevada’s 36 electoral delegates than any of the six other Democrats competing in the caucus.


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Hard to say whether Singapore will enter a recession amid virus outbreak, says minister

Hard to say whether Singapore will enter a recession amid virus outbreak, says ministerIn addition to managing the economic hit from the COVID-19 outbreak, the latest Singapore budget is focused on helping businesses grow in long term, says Indranee Rajah, Singapore’s minister in the prime minister’s office, who’s also second minister for finance and education.


Hard to say whether Singapore will enter a recession amid virus outbreak, says ministerIn addition to managing the economic hit from the COVID-19 outbreak, the latest Singapore budget is focused on helping businesses grow in long term, says Indranee Rajah, Singapore’s minister in the prime minister’s office, who’s also second minister for finance and education.
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Hard to say whether Singapore will enter a recession amid virus outbreak, says minister

Hard to say whether Singapore will enter a recession amid virus outbreak, says minister

In addition to managing the economic hit from the COVID-19 outbreak, the latest Singapore budget is focused on helping businesses grow in long term, says Indranee Rajah, Singapore’s minister in the prime minister’s office, who’s also second minister for finance and education.


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About 30% of fitness-trackers are abandoned — non-profit Recycle Health finds them a second home

Team-members from Recycle Health Recycle HealthFor many of us, wearable gadgets that track steps, heart rate and other health metrics are a novelty item to play around with for a few weeks. Her program, called Recycle Health, collects fitness trackers, refurbishes them and shares them with underserved populations. Recycle Health, which operates out of the medial school, has already collected more than 5,000 trackers and sent them to non-profit organizations since it got its start in 2015. Recycl


Team-members from Recycle Health Recycle HealthFor many of us, wearable gadgets that track steps, heart rate and other health metrics are a novelty item to play around with for a few weeks.
Her program, called Recycle Health, collects fitness trackers, refurbishes them and shares them with underserved populations.
Recycle Health, which operates out of the medial school, has already collected more than 5,000 trackers and sent them to non-profit organizations since it got its start in 2015.
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About 30% of fitness-trackers are abandoned — non-profit Recycle Health finds them a second home

Team-members from Recycle Health Recycle Health

For many of us, wearable gadgets that track steps, heart rate and other health metrics are a novelty item to play around with for a few weeks. After that, they end up in a drawer to gather dust. Lisa Gualtieri, an assistant professor at Tufts Medical School, is asking consumers to send her their unwanted Fitbits, Apple Watches and other health-tracking gadgets. Her program, called Recycle Health, collects fitness trackers, refurbishes them and shares them with underserved populations. Recycle Health, which operates out of the medial school, has already collected more than 5,000 trackers and sent them to non-profit organizations since it got its start in 2015. It has provided the wearables to homeless populations, veterans, senior homes, intellectually disabled adults and others in low income communities. Gualtieri got the idea when she was preparing a lecture for her students and saw a startling statistic: Surveys from the research firm Gartner suggest that about 30 percent of smart watches and fitness trackers are abandoned. Gualtieri thought it was highly wasteful that these devices so often end up in landfills. She also considered that perhaps they aren’t being used in the right ways. “When the typical person walks into Best Buy and gets a Fitbit on a whim, that’s a totally different experience than having the support of health coaches or others in the community who can help with sustained behavior change,” she said. That’s particularly true, suggests Gualtieri, for seniors who might need support removing the packaging and setting the devices up, or for those who wouldn’t be able to afford one on their own but are motivated to set goals for themselves with the encouragement from their communities.

‘Health is a luxury item’

After Gualtieri had the idea for Recycle Health, she put out a call on social media for people in her network to send her their trackers. And she reached out to companies, like Fitbit, which was recently acquired by Google, to ask them to share older models they couldn’t sell. Gualtieri said Fitbit, Fossil and Withings have all sent devices, but Apple has not donated. She has received Apple Watches from individuals, however. But trackers have come in from some unlikely sources over the years as word has spread. Theme parks are constantly collecting gadgets that the original wearer doesn’t come back to claim. In many cases, they fall off people’s wrists while riding on the ferris wheel. Recycle Health has also received donations from popular tourist sites, like the Statue of Liberty. Human resources departments at companies are also sending in devices that aren’t being used by employees in wellness programs. These kinds of programs, which aim to bolster the health of a population and drive down health costs, are increasingly popular with large self-insured employers. But not of all them have been successful, and recent studies are finding that they’re not always gaining traction with workers in the long-run. Many employees have shared that they feel pressured to change their behavior by their bosses, creating anxiety. Gualtieri has a few theories about why some people are motivated and others are not. In her view, the key to making the Recycle Health program successful isn’t simply to take trackers and hand them out to people who can’t afford them. That might result in the same behavior all over again: People becoming intrigued with the devices for a few weeks, then abandoning them. Instead, Recycle Health is forging relationships with organizations that serve low-income and vulnerable populations. The goal is to integrate the technology into their existing programs that are already working, and offer the devices on an optional basis.

Making a Fitbit ‘less disposable’


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Nevada may be Biden’s ‘last shot,’ says former US ambassador

Former Vice President will be “back in the game” if he can finish second in the upcoming Nevada caucuses, a former U.S. ambassador said. His comments follow the latest Democratic debate and come days before Nevada’s caucuses. Once considered a front-runner, Biden’s presidential campaign stumbled in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire Democratic primary, where he placed fourth and fifth respectively. “But the point is, if Biden comes in second in Nevada this weekend on Saturday, I think he’s ba


Former Vice President will be “back in the game” if he can finish second in the upcoming Nevada caucuses, a former U.S. ambassador said.
His comments follow the latest Democratic debate and come days before Nevada’s caucuses.
Once considered a front-runner, Biden’s presidential campaign stumbled in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire Democratic primary, where he placed fourth and fifth respectively.
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Nevada may be Biden's 'last shot,' says former US ambassador

Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden looks to the crowd after participating in the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 19, 2020.

Former Vice President will be “back in the game” if he can finish second in the upcoming Nevada caucuses, a former U.S. ambassador said.

“I think this is his last shot, potentially,” said Frank Lavin, who is currently chief executive of business consultancy Export Now.

“The stakes are very high for Nevada,” he told CNBC’s “Capital Connection” Thursday. “The leadership is moving away from him.”

His comments follow the latest Democratic debate and come days before Nevada’s caucuses.

Once considered a front-runner, Biden’s presidential campaign stumbled in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire Democratic primary, where he placed fourth and fifth respectively. In New Hampshire, he failed to meet the 15% mark needed to win delegates.

Lavin said Biden was in “good form, he was feisty, he was on his game” at the debate on Wednesday stateside, but acknowledged that a lot of the attention was on former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders attacked newcomer Bloomberg over issues including the stop-and-frisk policy he oversaw as mayor.

“I think people were saying we’ve got to take the wind out of Bloomberg, we’ve got to rough Bernie up a bit too since they’re the sort of the two big threats,” said Lavin.

“But the point is, if Biden comes in second in Nevada this weekend on Saturday, I think he’s back in the game.”

A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that Sanders is leading the pack, with support from 27% of Democratic primary voters. Biden came in second with 15%, down 11 points from a January poll, while Bloomberg was in third place with 14%, up five points.

– CNBC’s Christina Wilkie and Tucker Higgins contributed to this report.


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CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Wednesday for American travelers to Hong Kong after the city reported its second death from the new coronavirus. Travelers to Hong Kong should avoid contact with sick people, the CDC said, and regularly wash their hands. The CDC said it issued the notice because “multiple instances of community spread have been reported in Hong Kong.” The announcement comes after a Hong Kong hospital confirmed the death on Wednesday of a 70-


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Wednesday for American travelers to Hong Kong after the city reported its second death from the new coronavirus.
Travelers to Hong Kong should avoid contact with sick people, the CDC said, and regularly wash their hands.
The CDC said it issued the notice because “multiple instances of community spread have been reported in Hong Kong.”
The announcement comes after a Hong Kong hospital confirmed the death on Wednesday of a 70-
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CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

A customer has his temperature taken during a screening outside a Cafe de Jargor restaurant during its first day of operations in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Wednesday for American travelers to Hong Kong after the city reported its second death from the new coronavirus.

Travelers to Hong Kong should avoid contact with sick people, the CDC said, and regularly wash their hands. It is the CDC’s lowest-level travel warning, but it is the first coronavirus-related travel notice issued by the U.S. government for a territory beyond mainland China.

The CDC said it issued the notice because “multiple instances of community spread have been reported in Hong Kong.”

“Community spread means that people in Hong Kong have been infected with the virus, but how or where they became infected is not known,” according to the CDC.

The announcement comes after a Hong Kong hospital confirmed the death on Wednesday of a 70-year-old man due to the virus. It is the second coronavirus-related death in the city. The man was one of at least 62 patients with coronavirus in Hong Kong.

Last month, the CDC issued a level three travel warning for all of China, telling Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to the country. That decision was an expansion of its prior travel warning from the city of Wuhan to the entire country as the coronavirus outbreak worsened.

As of Wednesday, the new coronavirus, which the World Health Organization named COVID-19, has infected more than 75,200 in over two dozen countries, killing at least 2,000 people.


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Coronavirus cases slow in China for second day but it’s way too early to celebrate, top WHO official says

“As you know, epi curves can zigzag,” referring to a diagram that shows the distribution of cases over time. Tedros said the slowing rate of new cases is “good news” but cautioned the public not to read too much into the new data. The number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China for a second day, but it’s too early to celebrate, World Health Organization officials said Friday. WHO said it has sent medical supplies such as masks, gloves, gowns and diagnostic tests around the world. Kerkhove sa


“As you know, epi curves can zigzag,” referring to a diagram that shows the distribution of cases over time.
Tedros said the slowing rate of new cases is “good news” but cautioned the public not to read too much into the new data.
The number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China for a second day, but it’s too early to celebrate, World Health Organization officials said Friday.
WHO said it has sent medical supplies such as masks, gloves, gowns and diagnostic tests around the world.
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Coronavirus cases slow in China for second day but it's way too early to celebrate, top WHO official says

“The numbers could go up again,” he told reporters. “As you know, epi curves can zigzag,” referring to a diagram that shows the distribution of cases over time.

There are 31,211 confirmed cases in China and at least 637 deaths as of Friday morning, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. Tedros said the slowing rate of new cases is “good news” but cautioned the public not to read too much into the new data.

The number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China for a second day, but it’s too early to celebrate, World Health Organization officials said Friday.

WHO said it has sent medical supplies such as masks, gloves, gowns and diagnostic tests around the world. It is discouraging stockpiling of protective gear, saying the limited items need to be saved for regions most impacted by the virus. The price of protective gear has increased, while availability has decreased, WHO officials said.

That could have a “knock-on effect” for other ongoing epidemics such as Ebola, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergencies program, said Friday.

The agency is asking member countries for donations to help with outbreak response efforts after tapping $9 million from its contingency fund for emergencies earlier this week. So far, the agency has received donations from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and from Japan, Tedros said at a news conference Thursday.

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said Friday that the agency has set up a referral system where countries that don’t have the capacity to run diagnostic tests can send samples to 15 labs located in different regions around the world.

Kerkhove said the agency also shipped 250,000 diagnostic tests this week. Officials are looking for more “countries that have the molecular capacity” to run tests, she said.

On Wednesday, Tedros said that the number of confirmed cases grew by more than 3,100 over the previous 24 hours, which he said was “the most cases in a single day since the outbreak started” on Dec. 31. However, he emphasized that the overwhelming majority of cases are in China, and of those, 80% are in Hubei province, where the virus was first detected in the city of Wuhan.

“Our greatest concern is about the potential for spread in other countries with weaker health systems and who lack the capacity to detect and diagnose the virus,” he said. “We’re only as strong as the weakest link.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2020-02-07  Authors: berkeley lovelace jr
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, coronavirus, second, capacity, officials, day, tedros, countries, slow, tests, virus, way, diagnostic, agency, early, cases, official, celebrate, china


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