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The death toll from the new Coronavirus has risen to nine deaths on Wednesday, Chinese authorities announced on Wednesday. More than 400 people have been registered across China, which has warned of the risk of the virus spreading faster due to its ability to mutate.
Because of its speed and its ability to transform, the Chinese authorities on Wednesday sounded the alarm after a rise Corona Virus Outcome New in China, which has reached nine deaths and more than 400 injured nationwide.
Deputy Minister of the National Health Commission Li Bin told a press conference that The virus It is transmitted through the respiratory system “it can mutate and spread faster”.
A previous toll announced by the Chinese authorities had reported the death of six people and the wounding of 300 others with the new virus from the strains of the Coronavirus, which causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
The virus reaches the United States
This outbreak, which spread to three other Asian countries and arrived in the United States, where it recorded the first infection on Tuesday, is feared to turn into a pandemic, especially as the spread of the virus coincides near the arrival of the Chinese New Year celebrations which witness the movement of millions.
The new virus belongs to the Corona virus strain that causes SARS syndrome, according to the World Health Organization, which will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to determine whether it is appropriate to declare a “state of health emergency with an international dimension”, a measure that is usually taken to address more serious epidemics.
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In a statement, the National Health Commission announced measures to contain the disease at a time when hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel across the country for the Lunar New Year holiday this weekend.
The committee stated in its statement that among the measures that it will take is to purify and ventilate at airports, train stations and shopping centers.
“When needed, heat tests will be conducted in key areas in crowded places,” the statement added.
This new virus appeared in Wuhan, central China, where authorities intensified checks of passengers at the airport, train stations and highways, while a huge event that was scheduled to take place on the Lunar New Year and hundreds of thousands of people participated in it was canceled.