The death toll for the novel Coronavirus 2019 nCov continues to rise. The current statistics reveal about 213 confirmed deaths and 9800 infected cases.
These come in barely less than two months since the first case was confirmed in Wuhan China. Internationally the virus spread continues to rise with recent global updates being 2 cases in Italy, 9 cases Australia, 6 in France, and 5 in Germany.
All the cases were confirmed travelers from china. The Italian government joined over 16 airlines that have canceled all flights to China, which includes Lufthansa, American Airlines, and Ethiopian airlines.
Kenya Airways (KQ), in its earlier report, indicated that it would not suspend flights to china and opted to monitor the situation.
In its second reconvened meeting, the World Health Organization - WHO emergency committee on Thursday, January 30th, agreed to declare the CoronaVirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
The Committee had earlier expressed divergent views on whether this event constituted a global public health emergency.
All countries have been asked by WHO to institute preventative measures including surveillance, early detection and isolation.