France Confirms 4th Case Of Coronavirus

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Tue, 01/28/2020

Update (1400ET): The UK has jumped on the bandwagon of nations that are advising their citizens to avoid traveling to China at all costs until this epidemic passes.

According to the BBC, the UK Foreign Office has warned Britons to avoid all non-essential travel to mainland China. It also warned against all travel to Hubei Province, saying any Britons who are there should leave ASAP.

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Update (1245ET): France has confirmed the fourth case of novel coronavirus, according to French news station BFM TV. Although the confirmation of yet another case in Europe sounds like it would add to the market’s anxieties, stocks have been drifting higher since researchers in Hong Kong announced that they had developed a vaccine for the new virus – but with one critical catch.

They expect it will take about a year until its ready to use on humans.

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Update (0900ET): In what might be the first coronavirus death recorded outside China and a major development in the ongoing epidemic – which the WHO has refused to label a pandemic for fear of spooking the market – Indian health officials reportedly said Tuesday that a Thai woman who was living in Kolkata may have succumbed to the coronavirus.

Authorities said she was hospitalized on Jan. 21 for fever, nausea and stomach problems. No cases of the virus have been confirmed, but three suspected cases in Delhi have been reported, according to News18.

So far, the evidence that nCoV was responsible for her death is pretty slim. We now await confirmation from India’s top health officials.

But if it’s true, it will become extremely difficult for the WHO to avoid declaring a global pandemic emergency.

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Update (0700ET): Minutes ago, CNBC reported that the White House has held multiple meetings about the coronavirus led by Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger.

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