US military reports that its first coronary virus patient in South Korea.
An American soldier in South Korea has tested positive for the new crown virus, the military from the United States.
The 23-year-old is based in the Carroll Camp in Waegwan, just 12 miles from Daegu, the city of South Korea in the heart of a country’s outbreak.
The soldier, the first US service member with an infection, has quarantined his place of residence outside the base, the military said.
The soldier visited Camp Walker, a military center in Daegu, on Monday and visited Camp Carroll from Friday to Tuesday.
“Health professionals are actively tracking South Korean and American professionals” to find out if anyone else could be exposed, ”the military said.
The military also said it was “taking all appropriate control measures in place to help control the spread of Covid-19 and remains at a ‘high’ risk level” for all 28,500 soldiers located in South Korea “as a prudent measure. to protect the force. ” t
US military in South Korea rose to “high” level of risk on Monday, advising all troops to “limit” unnecessary “non-missionary meetings” and “travel outside the installation”. At the US military base gates across South Korea, soldiers are being given temperature checks and screening questionnaires.
On Tuesday, the US and South Korea said they would consider a share of military co-operation after an outbreak of at least 13 South Korean soldiers.
South Korea reported 169 new patients on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,146, the largest outbreak outside China. More than half of patients lived in Daegu.
Two European hotels are locked as new cases are spread across the Continent.
A second European hotel was locked on Wednesday, where coronary virus infections are spread across the Continent.
The authorities in Innsbruck, an Austrian ski resort in the Alps, the Great Hotel, escaped 108 rooms after a positive test for the virus by an Italian employee. The second cordon was at a European hotel in two days, after Spain the H10 Palace Costa Adeje to reach a Tinorefe holiday island after a guest, from Italy, was tested positively.
Each of the infected Italians recently visited the Lombardy region of the country.
While the virus originated in China, an outbreak in Italy has led to a foothold in Europe leading to at least five countries.
All reported cases involving Lombardia Spain Spain, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland and France.
The spread in Europe has shown outbreaks in the Middle East, particularly in Iran, and Asia, where the death toll in South Korea is growing rapidly.
Hong Kong recommends money sheets to help with economic pain and protests.
Hong Kong will bring a permanent resident to each adult close to $ 1,300 this year, as part of its effort to help a declining economy and part of the financial pain caused by months of protest and the corovirus outbreak.
Hong Kong went into recession in the second half of last year, with the economy entering into a 1.2 per cent contract, the first annual reduction since 2009.
Some regional economies are also experiencing difficulties, with poor growth at Singapore and South Korea in the last quarter of 2019 and Japanese output decreasing by 6.3 per cent for October through December.
Paul Chan, Hong Kong’s financial secretary, said the city would implement $ 15 billion in new spending and tax breaks as part of a new budget which will be sent forward on Wednesday. The outlay will go to about seven million people and will cost around $ 9 billion, Mr Chan said.
Mr Chan said that the leaflet was “a huge amount of public money”, adding that it was an exceptional measure that he did not believe that it would put a long-term burden on the city’s finances, with around $ 140 billion in fiscal reserves.
Under the proposed budget, Hong Kong will charge salaries for around two million workers up to $ 2,500, which would reduce income by $ 2.4 billion, he said.
The government has previously announced a $ 3.8 billion fund to help tackle new quarantine and help small businesses affected by the outbreak. 85 cases confirmed coronavirus infections at Hong Kong, and two deaths from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Despite these incentives, Mr. Chan offered a unique picture to Hong Kong’s economy in the coming year, with estimates ranging from 1.5 per cent to 0.5 per cent growth growth.
Japanese businesses encourage employees to work from home, a change in the nation’s corporate culture.
Japanese businesses are moving to allow their employees to work from home in an unusual break from the country’s corporate culture bound by the country and the authorities trying to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The advertising giant Dentsu said Tuesday that he ordered 5,000 staff who were stationed in his Tokyo telecommunications headquarters after an employee in his 50s tested the virus positively.
And on Wednesday, Shiseido cosmetics company announced that it would also ask more than 8,000 workers to stay at home until 6 March, according to NHK, the public broadcaster.
Other large companies, including the NTT Group and Softbank communications firms, said earlier that they would allow employees to work from home.
These decisions continue to ask workers to stay at home in similar movements in China, where many employees are telecommunications since January.
So far, Japan has reported only 170 cases of the crown virus, without hundreds of infections on the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama port included.
However, the authorities have said that the next two weeks will be a critical period in their efforts to prevent the rise in new cases, and asked people to avoid large meetings and stay at home if they have signs. .
On Tuesday, as Japanese officials set out policies to tackle the virus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government would encourage telecommuting.
Work from home in the central Japanese culture is rare, where employees are expected to log long hours behind the desks. Dentsu, in particular, is renowned for a working culture which imposes a hard charge in which staff are expected to stay late at night.
Asian stocks fall in early trade, after Wall Street.
Asia’s Wall Street stock markets continued to decline on Wednesday, as the alarm continued to grow among global investors that the coronary virus that emerged would continue to spread and hurt global economic growth.
Price shares in Japan and South Korea were both about 1 per cent at noon on Wednesday. The South Korean authorities confirmed more than 1,100 cases, encouraging the United States to warn its citizens of travel there.
Shanghai’s stock market fell 1.1 per cent in trade early on Wednesday but came again and was slightly up at noon. There are indications that some economic activity is starting again in Chinese coastal cities, where few cases of the virus have been reported recently.
The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong was also down by 0.5 per cent noon.
The Australian stock market decreased on Wednesday for the third consecutive day, falling more than 2 percent in Sydney.
The decreases in Asian markets came after the P & P. 500 indexes were expanded in the US to a sharp slide this week by a 3 per cent drop on Tuesday. Investors in the US and Asia appeared to be dissatisfied with developments including a warning from the Disease Control and Prevention Centers that clusters of cases in the US were “inevitable.”
The result of the 10-year Treasury note was also quite low Tuesday, indicating that investors can expect American economic growth.
In China, there is a sudden shortage of health care before pregnant women.
Pregnant women in China are facing a crisis they could not imagine a few months ago: The doctors and hospitals they depended on are not available suddenly.
The government has taken nurses and doctors out of their normal job and assigned them to work on the coróvirus outbreak. This has resulted in many small community hospitals, where antenatal and childbirth care is often handled, so they do not have sufficient confidence that they are temporarily closed.
Many pregnant women were not even able to receive primary care, although there is more concern about the reporting of infected mothers who give birth to newborn babies – although there is no evidence of such transmission.
In Wuhan, the city in the middle of the outbreak, pregnant women have difficulties finding out where they can give birth. Not only are hospitals closed, so the public transit system is, and residents are not allowed to leave the city.
“It is a matter of concern to me every day that my child dies in my stomach,” said Jane Huang. “I am concerned if there is early delivery, it will not be able to survive.”
Women who gave birth in China since the epidemic began to have received the least care in short-term hospitals. Regular checks for infants were postponed, and mothers were not able to vaccinate their infants.
Experts say that the recent political effort in recent years has encouraged Chinese women to have more children among the historically low births and their births. emerging demographic crisis.
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