Steve Walsh, who is believed to have contracted the new coronavirus in Singapore, is connected to five more of the eight known cases in Britain and to five in France.
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Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home and nervous global investors turn to...Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home and nervous global investors turn to safe havens like gold. Follow updates liveVirus ‘could infect 60% of global population if unchecked’Outspoken academic blames Xi for ‘catastrophe’ sweeping ChinaCould the coronavirus mutate if a vaccine can’t be found in time? 8.48am GMT Reuters is reporting comments by Zhong Nanshan, the epidemiologist and pulmonologist who discovered the SARS virus in 2003. He said the new coronavirus had been very contagious compared to SARS up to this point, but there was evidence that the situation was improving in some Chinese provinces. I’ll bring you more when we have it.#BREAKING #China #coronavirus outbreak may peak later this month and then plateau, based on current model and trend, says China advisor Zhong Nanshan 8.26am GMT Much of today’s UK coverage of the spread of the coronavirus focuses on the case of a man, who appears to have passed the virus to the majority of the Britons to have tested positive for the virus. The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, has this on the phenomenon of the “super-spreader”. Related: What are super-spreaders and how are they transmitting coronavirus? Not everybody is equal when it comes to the transmission of infectious diseases. In fact, it has been established for at least two decades that there is something called the 20/80 rule – that a small core group of about one in five people transmit infections to far more people than the majority do …The third British case, after the first two diagnosed in York, was a man in his 50s who contracted the coronavirus infection at a conference in Singapore. He then travelled to France where he stayed with his family in a ski chalet in the Alpine resort of Les Contamines-Montjoie. Five people who were in the chalet, including a boy of nine, have tested positive for coronavirus since the man came back to the UK on an easyJet flight and was diagnosed in Brighton. Another Briton who was on holiday in the chalet flew back to his home in Mallorca and was admitted to hospital in Palma. The chief medical officer said four more people had tested positive in England – all of whom were also on the skiing holiday in France. Continue reading...