Out broken in Hubei China, the new coronavirus is killing people in many and putting a halt on global economy. First detected December last year, it has 2 to 14 days incubation period to show symptoms such as fever, muscle pain, diarrhea and difficulty in breathing. It is transferred through breathing and saliva and no vaccine is found yet. Experts say that it will hit the peak in April.
17,205 people have been affected in China with 361 dead as a result. 15 have been affected in South Korea, 19 in Thailand, 18 in Singapore, 15 in Japan, 14 in Hongkong, 10 in Taiwan, 8 in Malaysia, 8 in Macao, 7 in Vietnam, 5 in UAE, 2 in the Phillippines (1 dead), 2 in India, 1 in Cambodia, 1 in Sri Lanka, 1 in Nepal, 8 in the US, 4 in Canada, 8 in Germany, 6 in France, 2 in Italy, 2 in the UK, 2 in Russia, 1 in Finland, 1 in Sweden, 1 in Spain and 12 in Australia, as of writing this article.
The world is moving fast to prevent entering of Chinese and the South Korean government also sent airplanes to fly back Koreans home in designated isolated areas.
Alongside deadly spread of the virus, global economy is on halt. Car parts companies in China closed the door and Hyundai, Kia and SsangYong are affected. The latter announced to stop the factory in Pyeongtaek until February 12 with Hyundai and Kia is expected to follow from February 6. Samsung and LG also are being affected.
Buildings visited by the affected such as cinemas and restaurants were closed and masks and hand sanitizers are hard to get. The government recommends you to wear mask, sanitize hands and listen carefully to the updated instructions.
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