Global concern as new China virus spreads Jan 26, 2020 0 426 12345 China has stepped up its response to a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 41 people and infected at least 1,372 in the mainland, ordering nationwide measures to detect the virus at transport terminals. Beijing has also expanded travel restrictions, affecting the movement of 56 million people in more than a dozen cities. New cases of virus infection, first detected in China’s Wuhan, have been reported from different parts of the world, causing a global concern. Deaths: 41Infected: Nearly 1,400 since its discovery in the city of WuhanWhat is the coronavirus?A coronavirus is a family of viruses which include the common cold. But this virus has never been seen before, so it’s been called 2019-nCov, for “novel coronavirus”.New viruses can become common in humans after jumping across the species barrier from animals.SymptomsSymptoms seem to start with a fever, followed by a dry cough and then, after a week, lead to shortness of breath and some patients needing hospital treatment.There is no specific cure or vaccine.How worried should we be?Based on early information, it is believed that only a quarter of infected cases are “severe”, and the dead are mostly - though not exclusively - older people, some of whom have pre-existing conditions.The Chinese authorities suspect a seafood market that “conducted illegal transactions of wild animals” was the source of the outbreak. RELATED ARTICLES Amir condoles with Turkish president over earthquake victims Jan 26, 2020 0 1130 PM opens Aquaculture Research Centre Jan 26, 2020 0 485 Join Qatar’s efforts to make economic prosperity in Middle East a reality: FM Jan 26, 2020 0 995 Over 10,000 take part in The Color Run 2020 ALL roads led to Qatar National Convention Centre on Saturday as thousands of residents across ages and nationalities gathered to take part in the sixth edition of the The Color Run. The 2020 edition of the five kilometre .. Over 2,105 rights violations by UAE since start of siege: Marri QNA Geneva National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al Marri on Saturday criticised the UAE’s continued violations of the rights of Qatar’s citizens and residents. He said there were over 2,105 .. Register in National Address within six months, says MoI The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has called on the public, including citizens, expatriates, and legal persons (according to the National Address Law), to register their national addresses within six months, starting ..