At the 47th press conference on the prevention and control of new coronavirus pneumonia held yesterday in Beijing, the Beijing Municipal Party Committee issued new requirements and regulations for persons who have entered Beijing from abroad. 

  ▪  The first is that people who have entered Beijing from countries with severe          epidemics will continue to perform home quarantine or observation for 14 days.
  ▪  The second is that from now on, those who enter Beijing from non-severe epidemic countries should also stay at home or be under observation for 14 days.
  ▪  Third, those who enter Beijing for a short time and have a business destination must enter the designated hotel and be tested. They must not leave the hotel before the test results are obtained.
  ▪  The fourth is that those not staying in Beijing, and those who transit through the Capital International Airport and Daxing International Airport should receive health management.

The above measures will be adjusted in due course according to the development of the epidemic situation.
Source: 北京再次调整政策

WHO Declares the New Coronavirus a Global Pandemic
World Health Organization Director-General Tan Desai said on the 11th that the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic.

Tan Desai said at a press conference in Geneva that the spread and severity of the epidemic are deeply worrying. "Therefore, we have assessed that the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic can be characterized as a pandemic."

He said that the number of confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia outside China has increased by 13 times in the past two weeks, and the number of affected countries and regions has tripled. At present, the number of confirmed cases in 114 countries and regions has exceeded 118,000 and the number of deaths has reached 4291. Thousands more are fighting for survival in hospitals. The number of confirmed cases, deaths, and the number of affected countries and regions is expected to rise in the coming weeks.

"We have never seen a pandemic caused by a coronavirus before. We have never seen a controlled pandemic before," he said again, calling on countries to take urgent, positive action. "We have sounded the alarm bell clearly and clearly."

Tan Desai emphasized that describing the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic as a "pandemic" would not change WHO's assessment of its threat, "it would not change what WHO is doing or what countries should do"

On March 11, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Director-General of the World Health Organization Tandesser (middle) attended a press conference. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Junxia

He quoted WHO data saying that 90% of the 118,000 cases reported in 114 countries and regions around the world were concentrated in 4 countries, of which the severity of the epidemic in China and South Korea has dropped significantly. In addition, 81 countries and territories have not reported any cases, and 57 have reported only 10 or fewer cases.

WHO again urges countries with small numbers of cases to step up screening, testing, treatment, isolation, tracking, and mobilization of people to prevent clustered infections or even community-borne infections, while countries with community-borne or widespread clustered infections It can also reverse the trend.

On March 11, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Director-General of the World Health Organization Tandesser (middle) attended a press conference. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Junxia


He said that although everyone is paying attention to the word "pandemic", "let me give you some more important and actionable words: prevention, preparation, public health, political leadership, and most importantly-people. "

What is a "pandemic"?

In 2010, the World Health Organization published a simple definition of "pandemic" on its website, which is "a new disease spreading worldwide." For example, an influenza pandemic refers to the spread of a new influenza virus subtype worldwide, and most people are not immune to the virus. This new coronavirus pneumonia became the first coronavirus infection known as a "pandemic."
Source: 世卫组织:新冠肺炎疫情可称为“大流行”

NBA Season Suspended
On the morning of March 12th, Beijing time, the NBA officially announced that it would suspend the game this season, due to Jazz player Gobert testing positive for the new coronavirus pneumonia. "The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice," the league said in a statement. "The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic."

Rudy Gobert, NBA Jazz star

The NBA said in a statement that the player's test results were obtained before the start of the game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder on the evening of the 11th. The match that night was cancelled. The NBA said the player was not on the field.


Tom Hanks diagnosed with new coronavirus pneumonia
Actor Tom Hanks recently tweeted that he and his wife Rita had tested for the new coronavirus pneumonia in Australia and the results were positive.

Lugani Positive with New Coronavirus Pneumonia
On March 12, Beijing time, Serie A club Juventus officially announced that the team's defender Lugani had a positive test for the new coronavirus pneumonia and is currently asymptomatic. Lugani also became the first confirmed player in the five major European leagues.

Juventus official website screenshot

According to Italian media reports, due to the team's training on the 11th, all players and staff must be isolated.

The 25-year-old Lugani has played for Juventus seven times this season, including three Serie A games. It is worth noting that in the early morning of the 9th, Juventus and Inter Milan's Serie A "National Derby", Lugani served as a substitute, but did not play.

Lugani infographic

If he was infected at the time without knowing it, both teams are at risk of infection based on the virus incubation period. On the 10th, he also participated in the daily training of Juventus.

After Juventus won 2-0, Lugani and his teammates celebrated the victory.

Earlier, Italy has announced the suspension of all domestic sports events, including Serie A. Most Serie A clubs will suspend training for at least 7 days. But Juventus will have a second leg with Lyon in the Champions League next week, so the team is still training as planned. Even if the UEFA Champions League is not stopped next week, this game will be played empty. However, more and more reports indicate that Juventus' match against Lyon may be postponed along with Barcelona's match against Naples.


On the 12th, Beijing time, Inter Milan announced that it would cease all competitive activities of the club and take a series of necessary measures.

Multiple Football Matches in Europe Suspended

On March 10, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced in a television speech that all Italian sports events will be suspended until April 3, and the Serie A league has also entered a shutdown period.

According to the British "Mirror", Premier League management has discussed the possibility of an empty field, and clubs have also been told that they need to be prepared.

In addition, several UEFA events including the UEFA Champions League will also be held empty. According to the current plan, this week's Paris match against Dort and Barcelona next week against Naples will be held in empty stadiums.

Champions League team Nottingham Forest owner Vejelís Mariñakis announced on his social media on the 10th that he has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus and is actively cooperating with treatment.

"The well-known virus 'visited' me, and I felt obliged to make it public. Now I feel good, I have taken all necessary measures and followed the doctor's instructions. I recommend my fellow citizens to do the same. Hope all patients recover quickly . "

Marinakis is a Greek shipping tycoon, owns one of Greece's largest media group DOL Group, and he is also the owner of the Greek Olympiacos football team.

Source: “阿甘”确诊!意甲、NBA停摆!多场欧洲足球赛将空场……

U.S. Places Travel Ban on Europe
On the evening of the 11th Eastern Time, US President Trump delivered a national television speech at the White House Oval Office, announcing a travel ban on Europe for 30 days starting early this Friday. Trump said Britain would not be affected by the ban.

Source: 突发!美国对欧洲放大招,除了一个国家


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