Dubai Airport - a major international transit hub, and home to the airline Emirates - has suspended all passenger and cargo flights to Iran for a week "as a precautionary measure". The United Arab Emirates has reported 13 cases, including an Iranian couple. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens
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"I think we are teetering on the balance of a pandemic, in the next week or two we're likely to see it pop up in lots places and if it's on several different continents then we'd be approaching a pandemic." … [Read more...] about Analysis: How close are we to a pandemic?
Mr Azar also said the US needed to expand its stockpiles of protective equipment, like surgical masks. He said that right now the US has a stockpile of about 30 million masks, but it actually needs 300 million to supply to healthcare workers. … [Read more...] about Health officials: Coronavirus spread to the US ‘inevitable’
Team leader of the joint mission between World Health Organization (WHO) and China on COVID-19, Bruce Aylward shows graphics during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on February 25, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP "It's confirmed," a spokeswoman for Switzerland's federal health office told AFP, adding that more details about the case would be released later on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Switzerland reports first case of COVID-19
As decided by the city’s chairman Tuesday, Hai Phong Port, the biggest in the north and second biggest in Vietnam after Saigon Port in Ho Chi Minh City, will have all ships arriving from South Korea quarantined at Dau Islet, already operating as a mooring bay. … [Read more...] about Major Vietnamese port to quarantine South Korean ships