World Health Organization (WHO) reports accelerated
numbers of people have been stricken by that widely reported coronavirus
outbreak centered in Wuhan City, China.
Wuhan, a transportation hub, also known as the
Pittsburgh of China, is home to 11 million, more people than live in New
The USA Center for Disease Control (CDC) put the
emergency at Level 3, recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential
travel to Hubei Province, China, including Wuhan.
“In response to an outbreak of respiratory
illness, Chinese officials have closed transport within and out of Wuhan
and other areas in Hubei Province, including buses, subways, trains, and
the international airport,” CDC said. www.cdc.gov.
The Chinese Government is building two hospitals
in Wuhan to help stem the outbreak.
There are reports of special flights to evacuate
Americans, while other governments around the world reportedly are taking
WHO is continuing to update their advice page
for international travel www.who.int.
FlyingTypers learned that some flights
on Saturday, January 25 departing China were almost empty with several
carrier’s crews wearing face masks according to reports.
Finnair, which disallowed face masks being worn
by flights attendants, relaxed that edict after its Hong Kong-based cabin
crew members accused the airline of violating their basic human rights
and putting the safety of the airline’s employees and passengers
Schools and other public institutions are being
shuttered, at least temporarily in Hong Kong, according to reports.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced
on Saturday that it is moving a qualifying event from Wuhan, China to
Amman, Jordan over concerns about the outbreak.
Kyle Bass, a China investment specialist told
“War Room Pandemic” a YouTube report that financial impact
“Already we see about a 6% decline in the
China market, but the real numbers are yet to be witnessed, beginning
In China and beyond, the emerging pandemic has
muted the biggest holiday and busiest retail time of year, as gaily decorated
parks and gathering places go empty, during the Annual Lunar New Year
On Monday the China government said it
is extending celebration of the Lunar New Year holidays into next week
encouraging people to say home as it attempts to get a grip on the emerging
In terms of numbers as of today the affected numbers
of people in China who have contracted the disease has reportedly reached
two thousand with more than 80 dead in China.
President Trump tweeted early Monday morning offering
help and cooperation to China during the crises.