Coronavirus Outbreak: Death toll in China reaches 108, 1300 new cases detected
Beijing : China continued to reel under the grave situation as death toll due to coronavirus outbreak reached 108 with 1300 new cases detected on Tuesday. With this the total numbers of detected cases have crossed 4000 mark.
In a bid to ensure safety of the students, the China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced postponement of 2020 spring semester for schools. The exact dates for the opening of schools and universities are not announced and may vary in accordance to the situation in their localities.
The ministry has also released a circular in this regard. The new semester opening dates for universities and colleges under local authorities’ administration, middle and primary schools, as well as kindergartens, should be decided by local education authorities.
Meanwhile in India, the authorities held an emergency meeting to discuss their next step to safely evacuate Indian students from the coronavirus hit Wuhan in China. Ministry of Health will also make arrangements for transport and quarantine facilities respectively.
Earlier on Monday, a 32-year-old Thailand national, suspected to be suffering from Coronavirus, died in a private hospital in West Bengal. Hospital authorities said the woman was admitted to the hospital at 11 PM on January 21 and transferred to the ICU with stomach problem, nausea and fever.
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