Increased death toll and confirmed cases of infection
The Chinese news outlet, Tencent, is reporting new figures on the virus inside China .
The outlet, which as been very accurate during the outbreak now lists
I’m trying to confirm those figures with the Chinese Health Commission, but its website tends to be quite hard to load, which I assume is due to the number of people trying to access it.
Updated at 8. (pm EST )
While we’re on the US, Donald Trump told Fox news the US has offered China “tremendous help” in dealing with the epidemic.
Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, in a separate interview, said China had been more open about the coronavirus than it has been in previous crises but had not yet accepted US offers of assistance.
“So far the Chinese have been more transparent certainly than in past crises and we appreciate that,” O’Brien said in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
He said Beijing has still not responded to US offers of help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health professionals.
“We’ve got tremendous expertise,” he said. “This is a worldwide concern. We want to help our Chinese colleagues if we can and we’ve made the offer and we’ll see if they accept the offer. ”
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34:New travel restrictions take force in US
The Homeland Security department increased measures to combat the coronavirus on Sunday, directing all flights from China and all passengers who have traveled to China within the last days to be routed through one of eight US airports, effective as of 5pm eastern time in the US. “Three additional airports will be added to the list of airports authorized to receive such flights beginning at various times on Monday, February 3, 04461, ”the department said.
There will be enhanced screening procedures and the “capacity to carry quarantine passengers, if needed”,.
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