COVID-19 Update: Global Cases Top 100,000

On 05 March, the South Korean government declared Gyeongsan in North Gyeongsang Province, which borders Daegu, as a new 'Special Care Zone', given the steep rise in COVID-19 infections in the area.

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Italy Closes Schools Nationwide

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On 04 March, the Italian government announced that all schools and universities nationwide would be closed for two weeks in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Cases Explode in South Korea, Italy & Iran

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Over the weekend, total cases surged in South Korea (4,335), Italy (2,036), and Iran (1,501) as authorities scrambled to contain the outbreak.

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COVID-19 Update: Global Markets Sink Amid New Cases

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In the last 48 hours, new cases have been reported in Mexico, Estonia, Romania, New Zealand, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Netherlands, San Marino, Norway, North Ireland, and Georgia.

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COVID-19 Update: New Cases Found Across the Globe

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In the last 48 hours, new cases have been reported in Spain, Brazil, Algeria, Switzerland, Croatia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Greece, and North Macedonia.

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COVID-19 Update: CDC & State Dept Issue New Warnings

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Over the weekend, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 2 alert for both Japan and South Korea amid a surge in cases of the novel coronavirus. 

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COVID-19 Update: Surge in South Korean cases linked to cult

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South Korea witnessed a spike in confirmed cases over the last 48 hours, from 50 to over 200. The latest outbreak is tied to a secretive church whose members account for a majority of the new infections in the country. 

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COVID-19 Update: Worldwide Cases Break 75,000

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As the total worldwide case count broke 75,000 on 19 February, Russia announced it was temporarily banning entry of all Chinese citizens into the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Update: Westerdam Passenger Tests Positive

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On 16 February, the cruise ship Westerdam, which had been shunned at ports across Asia amid fears of coronavirus infections, was welcomed in Cambodia amid assurances that the ship was disease free. More than a thousand passengers were allowed to disembark and fly home. An American tested positive for COVID-19 after triggering thermal scanners at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia. Tracing possible secondary infections will test health authorities in all destination countries.

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New Case Growth Slowing Down in China

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Total cases in mainland China continue to rise, but at a steadily declining rate. There are now 44,685 confirmed cases in mainland China, but the number of new cases reported each day has steadily declined over the last week. This is a positive development and indicates that quarantine measures are working. The next two-three weeks will be critical to assessing if the situation is truly trending positive.

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