Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus Jan 24, 2020 0 773 12345 Here is a list of countries that have so far confirmed cases of the coronavirus.● In China, as of Thursday more than 570 people have been infected across China, most of them in Wuhan. Hong Kong and British scientists have estimated that between 1,300 and 1,700 people in the city may have been infected.● The city of Macau, a gambling hub hugely popular with mainland tourists, has confirmed two cases. The first was a 52-year-old businesswoman from Wuhan who arrived in Macau by high-speed rail on Sunday, via the neighbouring city of Zhuhai.● Hong Kong as of Thursday, two people have tested positive in Hong Kong. Both had visited Wuhan in recent days and are being treated on isolation wards in hospital.● Japan on January 16, Japan’s health ministry confirmed its first case -- a man who had visited Wuhan and was hospitalised on January 10, four days after his return to Japan.● Singapore on Thursday confirmed its first case -- a 66-year-old man from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore on Monday.● South Korea reported its first case on January 20 -- a 35-year-old woman who flew in from Wuhan.● Taiwan on January 22, the self-ruled island of Taiwan, authorities confirmed a first case -- a Taiwanese woman in her fifties, living in Wuhan, who returned to the island on Monday with symptoms including fever, coughing and a sore throat.● Thailand has detected two cases -- a 74-year-old Chinese woman, who is being treated at hospital after presenting with symptoms at Thailand’s biggest airport Suvarnabhumi on January 13. On January 8, a Chinese traveller was diagnosed with mild pneumonia that was later confirmed to have been caused by the coronavirus.● The United States on January 21 announced its first case -- a man in his 30s living near Seattle. Officials say he is in a good condition and approached authorities himself after reading about the virus in news reports.● In Vietnam, two cases have been confirmed so far -- a Chinese man living in Ho Chi Minh City, who was infected by his father who travelled to Vietnam on January 13 from the Chinese city of Wuhan. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Johnson’s Brexit deal officially becomes UK law Jan 24, 2020 0 1108 Trump, back from Davos, attacks impeachment trial Jan 24, 2020 0 373 China locks down cities to contain coronavirus Jan 24, 2020 0 374 How the world is responding to China virus outbreak AFP Paris Here is a rundown of the efforts by countries around the world to contain the outbreak. ▪ China has quarantined Wuhan, suspending public transport, closing roads and cancelling planes and trains to and from the .. Putin calls for summit of key UN Security Council members Jerusalem: Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Thursday for a summit of leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, to “defend peace in the face of global instability”.His call came as Russia .. Brazil no longer refusing foreign funds to protect Amazon rainforest Berlin: Brazil is willing to accept foreign funding to protect the Amazon rainforest, Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Thursday, backtracking on the country’s earlier refusal of such aid. In August, far-right .. US to limit visas for pregnant women to curb ‘birth tourism’ AFP Washington The United States said on Thursday it will no longer issue temporary visitor visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the country for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the rule, which takes effect ..