China on Jan. 23 reported a slight increase in new cases of Covid-19 as the country marked the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019.
Roughly one in 10 people may have been infected with the coronavirus, leaving the vast majority of the world’s population vulnerable to the Covid-19 disease it causes, the World Health Organization said.
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic, and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.
Novacyt applied for emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the biotechnology company races to roll out a product that tests for the coronavirus.
China’s National Health Commission stated today that the coronavirus has infected 5,974 individuals, resulting in 132 deaths and 103 people being cured.
An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, and a fourth case has been reported beyond China’s borders.