Authorities in the Chinese province of Hubei – ground zero for the Covid-19 epidemic – reported 94 new deaths from the virus today. Although slightly down from yesterday’s grim total, the overall death toll is steadily rising. The total number of people infected around the world is 45,079. With 1638 newly-confirmed infections in Hubei, it means there are more than 33,366 people infected in that province alone. The revised death toll comes as the World Health Organisation warned the disease could spread incredibly quickly. WHO head of emergency programmes Michael Ryan said Covid-19 had the potential to spread faster than either the Ebola or Sars viruses. MEDICAL STAFF INFECTED The number of medical staff infected with coronavirus in Wuhan may be more than 1000. The infections have caused strain on Wuhan’s hospitals and “deep concern” among health care workers, the South China Morning Post reports. The Chinese government has been accused of trying to suppress details about the infections among healthcare staff, issuing an edict for the extent of the problem not to be made public. It was not immediately clear why, although the government has been trying to boost morale. A slide, widely-circulated on social media, taken on January… Read full this story
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