NY college students in Japan to be recalled over virus: governor

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In addition, 1,200 hospital beds have now been identified as available should the need arise, without interfering with other health care demands. Mayor Bill de Blasio also spoke on the newly announced case, saying the city is taking the necessary steps.

The neighbor of the family drove the man to the hospital in Westchester, an area just outside the city, on February 27, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters at a press conference.

County health officials on Tuesday directed the family's synagogue, Young Israel of New Rochelle, to halt services immediately. "Our disease detectives have already identified close contacts of the patient, who may have been exposed, and will take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19", she said.

The governor said the risk remains low in NY and authorities "are diligently managing this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available".

Officials said the man was diagnosed Monday at a New York City hospital after initially seeking treatment at a hospital in suburban Bronxville. CDC as of Monday said 48 of the cases involved Americans who contracted the virus elsewhere and then repatriated to the United States, 17 cases involved patients who had contracted the virus while traveling overseas and were diagnosed after returning to the United States, and 22 cases involved patients who contracted the virus via human-to-human transmission in the United States. They are both now isolated in their home.

Cuomo again urged caution.

With fears of a pandemic on the rise after the virus emerged in China late past year, the World Health Organization urged countries to stock up on critical care ventilators to treat patients with severe symptoms. The lethality of the flu is 0.1 percent.

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A lot of them will be quarantined at home for 14 days and the school will be sanitized over the weekend and be closed on Monday. Since emerging in China in December, COVID-19 has sickened more than 85,000 people and killed more than 2,900 around the world.


Several high-ranking officials, including the deputy health minister and five lawmakers, have tested positive for the coronavirus as the spread of the outbreak forced the government to call on people to stay at home. The governor said those numbers will continue to grow, sometimes exponentially, as the virus spreads. In addition, neighbor who drove him to the hospital also tested positive.

Cuomo signed a $40 million emergency management authorization for state coronavirus response into law on Tuesday.

The head of the United Nations health agency says Tuesday that he's concerned that the new coronavirus is disrupting worldwide supplies of protective equipment, including masks, that are vitally needed to protect the health workers fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.

The streets of Chinatown town in NY remained still on Monday morning as the area continues to struggle amid the outbreak.

China reported 125 new cases on Tuesday, its lowest daily increase in six weeks, with all but 11 infections in Wuhan's central Hubei province. Indonesia confirmed its first cases Monday, in two people who contracted the illness from a foreign traveler.

To further protect against the virus, the MTA advises people to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

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