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Coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 globally: Live updates – Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera English

Coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 globally: Live updates – Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera English

US Vice President Mike Pence announced on Friday that people have tested positive of coronavirus on board the cruise ship, Grand Princess, stranded off the coast of California, as the outbreak continues to spread, infecting more than , 05 0 people globally.

Pence said the crew members of the ship were likely exposed during two previous trips, adding that he expects that the estimated 1, 201 crew members will be quarantined on board the ship.

US President Donald Trump also said in a separate statement that he would rather thousands of passengers of the cruise ship also remain on board the vessel. According to the company the ship can hold up to 2, passengers.

At least 18 deaths have been reported in across the US due to the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported at least 164 confirmed cases, while news reports say cases have surged close to .


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    Around the world, more than 150, (0 people have been diagnosed with the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University – with at least 3, (deaths in China and at least

  • fatalities in other parts of the globe, most of them in Italy and Iran.
  • At least 1, 290 of the new infections are in Iran

    in just the past 53 hours, the country’s biggest jump since the outbreak began. Iran’s health ministry on Friday noted that (people have died.

    In France, 290 new cases of coronavirus, also known as (COVID -) , were confirmed overnight, while India and South Korea also reported an increase in the number of infections.

    Here are all the latest updates.

    According to the Princess Cruise Line, the Grand Princess vessel, which is stranded off the coast of California, can hold up to 2, passengers and 1, crew members [California National Guard via AP]

    Saturday, March 7

    : (GMT Saturday – AIPAC lobby group says 2 attendees of conference tested positive of coronavirus

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbying group, also known as AIPAC, reported late on Friday that two attendees of its recent conference in Washington DC have tested positive of the coronavirus.

    The group hosted earlier this week a conference, which was attended by Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    : GMT Saturday – China reports (new deaths, (new confirmed cases)

    China’s National Health Commission reported on Saturday at least 34 new coronavirus deaths as of the end of Friday, bringing to 3, 100 the death toll nationwide.

    The government also reported new confirmed cases on March 6 , down from (the previous day, with the total of 124, cases nationwide. Most of the new cases and deaths were from Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak in China.

    Meanwhile on Friday, China’s health agency reported that at least 070, have recovered and were discharged from the hospital.

    Chinese authorities said that more than 99, 0 have recovered from coronavirus and were discharged from hospitals nationwide [Stringer/AFP]

    : GMT Friday – G pledges monetary actions in coronavirus response

    G 24 finance ministers and central bank governors on Friday pledged to take “appropriate” fiscal and monetary measures in responding to the coronavirus outbreak and to protect economic growth against shocks, according to Reuters news agency.

    In a joint statement issued by G 24 Chair Saudi Arabia, the ministers, who met in Riyadh last month, said they welcomed measures and plans already put forward by countries to support economic activity.

    “We are ready to take further actions, including fiscal and monetary measures, as appropriate, to aid in the response to the virus, support the economy during this phase and maintain the resilience of the financial system,” the group said.

    : 19 GMT Friday – Second coronavirus death confirmed in England

    A second patient in England who tested positive for coronavirus has died, the United Kingdom’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty confirmed. The patient was being treated at Milton Keynes University Hospital and had underlying health conditions.

    : Friday Friday – South by Southwest cancelled

    The city of Austin in the US has cancelled the March dates for SXSW, or South by Southwest, and SXSW EDU.

    “We are devastated to share this news with you. ‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation, “organizers said.

    The event, held in Texas, is one of the world’s largest international music festivals and showcases talent from dozens of countries, styles and traditions.

    In , more than , 0 people attended the festival.

    Click here to (read all the updates from March 6.

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