Left Menu
Development News Edition

UPDATE 2-Shanghai trying to find people who crossed coronavirus patient from Iran

Reuters | Updated: 27-02-2020 16:24 IST | Created: 27-02-2020 16:24 IST
UPDATE 2-Shanghai trying to find people who crossed coronavirus patient from Iran

Shanghai is trying to identify anyone who came into contact with a coronavirus patient who arrived in the city from Iran, the local government said on Thursday.

The patient, who has not been identified, was diagnosed in Zhongwei, a city in the northwestern region of Ningxia, some 2,000 km (1,240 miles) away, on Wednesday. The Global Times said later on Thursday, citing the Iranian embassy in China, that the patient was Chinese.

The Shanghai government said it was investigating the matter further and would ensure that all the places the patient visited were disinfected. Authorities in Zhongwei said the patient arrived in Shanghai last Thursday after flying from Iran via Moscow. The patient, who was wearing a mask throughout the journey, then travelled to Zhongwei via the city of Lanzhou by train.

Shanghai has reported 337 confirmed cases and three deaths as of Wednesday. The World Health Organization has said the epidemic in China has already peaked, and the number of new cases on the mainland has been steadily declining. The number of deaths on Wednesday was the lowest since Jan. 28.

But the number of new infections overseas exceeded those in China for the first time on Wednesday, with Italy and Iran emerging as new epicentres. Iran had reported 19 deaths and 139 confirmed cases of infection as of Wednesday.



Uganda COVID-19 response: Was off to a good start but reopening dwindled prospects

Uganda has shown success in using health information to enhance efficiency of disease surveillance, reporting and monitoring. The success, however, has critical challenges confronting it as the country resumes normal activities....

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...


Latest News

Global community to build forward better from COVID-19 at Paris Peace Forum

In less than a month, at the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum PPF 11 -13 Nov 2020, the international community will gather to build forward better from the COVID-19 pandemic. All actors of global governance are invited to participate...

Justice Department charges 8 in Chinese harassment plot in US

The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at coercing a New Jersey man who was wanted by Beijing into returning to China to face charges, officials said Wed...

AfDB announces appointment of Lamin Barrow as Acting Senior Director for Nigeria

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Lamin Barrow as Acting Senior Director Nigeria Country Office, effective 1 November 2020.Mr Barrow, a Gambian national, joined the African Development Bank in ...

Justice Department ramps up inquiry into NY care home deaths

The US Justice Department vastly expanded an inquiry Wednesday that could determine whether New York is undercounting coronavirus deaths among nursing home residents, demanding detailed data from hundreds of private facilities. The demand r...

Give Feedback