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  • Saturday February 15th
     

    Latest Coronavirus news February 15th


    • Passengers on MS Westerdam cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia, over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus, finally began disembarking in Cambodia on Friday.

    • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday said the Trump administration was “disappointed” with China’s response to the coronavirus and the fact that no US health officials have been invited in to help with the outbreak.

    • US President Donald Trump praised China over its handling of the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in an interview that aired on Thursday, adding that the United States was working closely with Beijing.

    • The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that a spike of 14,000 coronavirus cases in China on Thursday was the result of new counting methods and did not represent a significant shift in the outbreak.

    • The origins of the new coronavirus have been linked to illegally traded wildlife at Wuhan’s seafood market, which sells live animals including bats, rabbits and marmots.

    • The US Food and Drug Administration authorizes the distribution of the 2019-nCoV diagnostic to state health departments and other facilities.

    • Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results Some US states are waiting for the CDC to send replacement enzymes necessary for carrying out SARS-CoV-2 assays.

    • The virus is named after its shape which takes the form of a crown with protrusions around it and hence is known as coronavirus.

    • According to reports, Chinese and Hong Kong stocks plunged Thursday as investors fear that the novel coronavirus can impact consumption.

    • In pregnant women, the more severe versions of MERS and SARS coronaviruses can be serious.