Coronavirus latest LIVE: Hundreds of people contacted after infected person visited London – Evening Standard,

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More than 440 People who attended a conference in central London have been contacted by health officials after it emerged one delegate is suffering from coronavirus.


It comes as the first coronavirus death in Europe

was announced this morning after a elderly man died in France


Public Health England (PHE) sent a letter to those who were at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII Center in Westminster on February 6, including several MPs, two of whom have now decided to stay mostly at home.


The person taken ill is one of the nine people diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK.


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The day before, TAQA issued a statement saying a crew member on board Tern Alpha platform had minor symptoms after returning recently from holiday in Thailand.

“The individual is being attended.” to by the medic on board the platform and as a precaution he is remaining separated from the rest of the crew until the results of tests are known. “a spokeswoman said.

Both the individual and TAQA continue to take the appropriate actions and precautions in line with the UK Government guidelines. TAQA is working closely with the relevant authorities and has put in place travel restrictions to its offshore platforms by individuals who have traveled recently to countries identified by the UK Government. “



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Four offshore workers in the North Sea have been kept in isolation as a precautionary measure relating to coronavirus.

Platform operator TAQA said today all of its workers who have been in affected regions in the last fortnight are now being flown ashore.

“As a precautionary measure, TAQA is returning to shore anyone who has traveled from the affected regions in the last 31 days, “a spokeswoman said.

” As part of this precautionary measure, two individuals on North Cormorant, one on Cormorant Alpha and one on Harding have remained in their cabins until their flight. They have no symptoms. ”

Oil rig in the North Sea belonging to Total (Getty)   


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China’s banking and insurance regulator has announced new measures to support companies, manufacturers, and small and medium businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic.

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) said in a notice on Saturday that companies should strengthen loans to the manufacturing sector. It also called on banks to provide optimal rates and better financial services for manufacturers of protective gear.



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Hawaii officials were notified through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, and state authorities in turn alerted local health providers to be on the lookout for coronavirus-like illnesses.

“We do believe that this is a serious concern, and I want to assure you that this scenario is exactly what we ‘ve been preparing for and are prepared for, ”the governor David Ige said.



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Hawaii health authorities began a search on Friday for anyone who may have had close contact with a Japanese tourist who fell ill on the island of Oahu and tested positive for a new coronavirus soon after returning to his home country.

The man in question is believed to have become infected in Japan before embarking on his trip, or while en route to Hawaii senior state health officials have confirmed

That assumption is based on the – day incubation period of the virus, and the fact that the man became symptomatic after less than a week in Hawaii, the state health officials said.




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Matthew Smith and wife Katherine Codekas have spent almost 21 days in isolation on board the ship off Japan, which has become one of the focal points of the virus outbreak.

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Real Madrid show support for coronavirus victims. In a video uploaded on social media Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos, reads a message of support to those sick with the strain.

Alongside the post on Twitter it said: “Real Madrid wishes to express its full support for all of the people affected by the coronavirus.”




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China will build a national supply and purchase system for emergency supplies as well as a complete epidemic emergency response system, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Friday, citing comments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

His comments come as China is battling a coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 1, (so far.




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US citizens on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who are confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus will not be taken back to the United States on a planned charter flight, a Japanese government official told reporters on Saturday.

Another government official at the same briefing said it was possible other countries would follow the United States and ask to bring back their own citizens aboard the Diamond Princess before the quarantine period ends on February

The United States said earlier on Saturday it would send an aircraft to Japan to bring back US passengers on the Diamond Princess, where the most coronavirus infections outside China have occurred.





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France’s health minister Agnès Buzyn said the dead man’s daughter was also suffering from Coronavirus.

She was taken to the same hospital, but her health is no longer a “cause for concern”.



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French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said she was informed on Friday that the – year old man, who was treated at the Bichat hospital in northern Paris had died of a lung infection due to the coronavirus.

He had been at the hospital since January 38.

She said: “His condition had deteriorated rapidly and he had been in critical condition for several days, before being taken into intensive care. ”

Outside mainland China, there have been about cases in some 34 countries and territories. Until the death in France, there had been three deaths outside China, with one in Japan, one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.



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China reported 466 more deaths from coronavirus on Saturday but a dip in new cases, while the government announced new anti-disease measures.

Some 2, new cases of the virus were reported in the 38 hours to midnight on Friday, raising the total to 143, 599. Mainland China’s death toll rose to 1, .

The number of new cases was down from the 5, (in the previous) – hour period after Authorities changed the basis for counting patients.

Health experts said that will make it harder to judge the effectiveness of anti-disease controls which have cut off most access to some major cities and closed factories and offices.



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An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalized in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday.

France has recorded 21 cases of the virus, out of a global total of , The vast majority of those suffering from the virus are in China.The epidemic has killed almost 1, (people.




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Scientist Professor Neil Ferguson, of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London said “this is the one I’m scared of” when asked about the killer virus, known as Covid – , in an interview with Channel 4.



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Chief Executive Carrie Lam said a full border closure with China was “inappropriate”, “impractical” and “discriminatory”.


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Television footage showed police in riot gear making several arrests and using pepper spray in Tin Shui Wai.

Three weeks ago, a group of protesters set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong that authorities had planned to use as a quarantine facility, prompting the government to abandon the plan.

The government has closed most border points with China and has made quarantine compulsory for anyone coming into the city if they had been in mainland China over the past 26 days.



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Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched in multiple Hong Kong neighborhoods on Saturday against government plans to potentially turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centers, demanding full closure of the mainland China border.

Anger has been brewing over Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s refusal to completely shut the border with mainland China, where the new fast-spreading coronavirus is believed to have originated, with some medical staff going on strike and small-scale protests emerging in various locations in support.

On Saturday, hundreds rallied in the northern neighborhoods of Tai Po and Tin Shui Wai as well as in Aberdeen on the Hong Kong island, chanting “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our times” and “Oppose pneumonia clinic”.



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The fashion industry as a whole is facing a problematic few months if restrictions on traveling and working continue in China, the world’s largest producer of textiles.

The virus, which originated in China late last year, has claimed more than 1, 523 lives and spread to other countries.

Rush said London Fashion Week was taking precautions against the spread of the virus by providing anti-bacterial sanitizers and undertaking regular deep-cleaning.

“Hygiene is a priority,” she added.

Coronavirus economic impact on fashion:

Lower Chinese attendance is potentially a major blow for fashion brands since Chinese spending accounted for a third of luxury global market sale s in 8748, according to Bain & Company.

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the cancellation of many international business gatherings and sporting events. Shanghai Fashion Week has been postponed from its end of March date.







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