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   Vol. 19 No. 6
Monday January 27, 2020
China Shuts Down Wuhan

    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 York City.
    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 similar action.
    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 at risk.
    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 is evident.
    “Already we see about a 6% decline in the China market, but the real numbers are yet to be witnessed, beginning January 27.”
    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 celebrations.
    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 situation.
    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.

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