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First of all, wiki has an article under "2019–20 coronavirus pandemic".

While the outbreak started around New Year's Day (12/31), it's picking up steam around the Asia-Pacific region especially since Mainland Chinese people tend to travel a lot.

For reference, the BNO Newsroom twitter has a special feed for any info on the coronavirus:

https://twitter.com/bnodesk?lang=en


The WHO has page about COVID-19 and any other concerns people may have. I suggest peeps go to the Q&A page to check for official details.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses


I got new news from Japan. Ministry of Health officials announced that someone from Wuhan was found to be diagnosed with the virus and is quarantined.

Said person (from Japanese-based news) is from China and is living in Japan for a while now.

The Japanese health ministry says a new strain of coronavirus has been detected in a man who showed symptoms of pneumonia in Japan after visiting Wuhan, China. The inland Chinese city has been hit by a pneumonia outbreak that is likely caused by the virus.

The ministry says the man lives in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.

This is the first confirmed case of a new coronavirus infection in Japan.

Edited by Ominae on Mar 25th 2020 at 8:19:14 AM

MyFinalEdits Officially intimidated from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Officially intimidated
Mar 26th 2020 at 3:56:44 PM

First death confirmed in Venezuela. Now, riiiiight now that the least of Maduro's concerns, but for the rest of Venezuelans this still signals a top concern.

Honduras reported their first death as well.

Afraid of the difficult questions, panicked at the difficult answers.
eagleoftheninth Just stay away and you'll be safe from me. from a kingdom of self-isolation Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Just stay away and you'll be safe from me.
Mar 26th 2020 at 4:47:12 PM

Well, shoot. Hope Nicky won't start peddling herbal remedies for this one.

An artist drew a cartoon celebrating the end of the lockdown in Wuhan. The city is represented by its signature dish, the hot dry noodle (reganmian).

Please check on your extroverts during this difficult time.
MorningStar1337 Aegroto dum anima est, spes est. from 🤔
Aegroto dum anima est, spes est.
Mar 26th 2020 at 5:04:55 PM

For reference, how long did the lockdown last?

A storm of despair draws near. Will it herald dark nights, or a new dawn?
eagleoftheninth Just stay away and you'll be safe from me. from a kingdom of self-isolation Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Just stay away and you'll be safe from me.
Mar 26th 2020 at 5:15:58 PM

Started on 23rd of January, right there on the first page of this thread. It's going to be partially lifted on the 8th of April, so it won't quite be the end, but Chinese media sure is talking like it is. The rest of the Hubei province is already starting to relax travel restrictions.

Edited by eagleoftheninth on Mar 26th 2020 at 5:20:17 AM

Please check on your extroverts during this difficult time.
Mar 26th 2020 at 5:22:37 PM

[up][up][up] now I’m curious. What does it taste like?

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Mar 26th 2020 at 5:49:14 PM

That link does not seem to work. Or at least, I don't see a cartoon.

Edit: oh, it took me somewhere else entirely the first time through. I think this is one of those spam sites that sometimes redirects you.

Edited by Redmess on Mar 26th 2020 at 1:50:21 PM

Mar 26th 2020 at 5:54:35 PM

I find it morbidly funny that, “USA! USA! USA!” Is currently trending on twitter right now. (Granted, it’s sarcastic)

Congratulations WE ARE NUMBER ONE! USA USA USA USA! [1]

“We’re doing great! Everything is good. We are number one in the world in Coronavirussing!” USA USA USA [2]

school shootings are down, flu deaths are down, healthcare bankruptcies are down, and traffic is better cause everyone died of coronavirus. USA! USA! USA! [3]

So I hear the US is number 3 for coronavirus cases globally? This is UNACCEPTABLE! US should be #1 🥇😎🇺🇲🦅🎇. USA USA USA

Edited by megaeliz on Mar 26th 2020 at 9:03:37 AM

PhysicalStamina so i made a new avatar from Not DC, transplants. Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
so i made a new avatar
Mar 26th 2020 at 5:57:19 PM It's only political when you don't agree with the 'politics' presented.
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Mar 26th 2020 at 5:58:52 PM

We don't care what it is, as long as we are number one! America fiiiiirst!

Ominae Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:02:26 PM

Well some separatist/communist forces are willing to get to a ceasefire thanks to the virus.

Although in Kosovo, the entire government collapsed.

And there’s a shooting in the US while the FBI tried to investigate a man who’s planning to attack a hospital.

"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:04:22 PM

This also made me chuckle.

WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!!! We overtook Iran and Spain a week ago, and now have passed China. If we keep going out, following Trump's instructions, we'll be able to stay close to doubling infections every 2 days. Unfortunately we'll run out of Americans to infect by late April. [1]

@realDonaldTrump "Tremendous" numbers! You did it! You made America great again! We are in the lead! #1 #Coronavirus Oubreak cases! WE'RE NUMBER ONE. 👏 [2]

Are we great again yet.

Edited by megaeliz on Mar 26th 2020 at 9:09:08 AM

RainehDaze Even so! from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Even so!
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:05:07 PM

So you know all those testing kits China sent out?

Lo and behold, seems they either don't work or have an incredibly poor sensitivity and basically don't work.

Believe in justice!
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:07:14 PM

[up]Why am I not really that surprised?

Edited by megaeliz on Mar 26th 2020 at 9:10:08 AM

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:08:45 PM

I'd be more surprised if they had actually worked.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
eagleoftheninth Just stay away and you'll be safe from me. from a kingdom of self-isolation Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Just stay away and you'll be safe from me.
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:15:37 PM

I hate on the CCP for free, as a public service, but we probably gotta draw a distinction between the "donated" test kits and the "imported" ones here. European regulators have been cutting the red tape to get test kits and medical supplies ASAP, so a lot of products that haven't even been approved by Chinese regulators are making their way there through private channels.

Edited by eagleoftheninth on Mar 26th 2020 at 6:16:39 AM

Please check on your extroverts during this difficult time.
Ominae Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:15:51 PM

There were some reports of that in the local province in the Philippines that a mayor who got those PRC kits ordered South Korean versions instead.

"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
Akirakan Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:17:23 PM

Welp, pretty much as expected, Mexico jumped more than 100 cases in just one day, the total being 585 vs yesterday's 475. 8 dead so far, including the first one in my city like I commented earlier.

Mar 26th 2020 at 6:38:39 PM

So just for the sake of a mental check in, how’s everyone doing right now?

If anyone needs something else to think about, here’s a dog doing Yoga in Italian.

And here’s the further adventures of Wellington the Rockhopper Penguin.

Edited by megaeliz on Mar 26th 2020 at 9:45:46 AM

Ominae Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:45:14 PM

A petition has started to get the current WHO chairman to leave his post.

"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
fredhot16 from Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:47:16 PM

[up][up]My ghost learned how to type.

Suspension of disbelief: I can believe in time travel but it still has to make sense with it's own rules.
M84 Light our darkest hour! from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Light our darkest hour!
Mar 26th 2020 at 6:55:17 PM

[up][up]Over half a million signed onto it, apparently.

Disgusted, but not surprised
Mar 26th 2020 at 7:07:44 PM

From a CNBC reporter.

NEW: Cruise industry not confident it could borrow from any of the existing loan programs bc of offshore registration.

Sr. admin official says bipartisan Senate grp working to ensure they can access one of the facilities—or else will seek a legislative fix in the next package.

That’s kinda hilarious.

tricksterson Never Trust from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Never Trust
Mar 26th 2020 at 7:07:45 PM

Prediction 1: As the infection and death rate in the US rises there will be an attempt by the Trump administration to hide the numbers.

Prediction 2: Alternatively, even if the numbers are coming from his own government he will call, and by "call" I mean "scream hysterically" that it's "FAKE NEWS!" And his followers will believe it

Prediction 3: Now that I think of it the first two predictions are not mutually exclusive.

Resist!
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 26th 2020 at 7:12:59 PM

Trump can't fake the numbers. The states and media are already publishing them faster than the CDC can.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
Fourthspartan56 from Georgia, US Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Mar 26th 2020 at 7:31:39 PM

A petition has started to get the current WHO chairman to leave his post.

Not gonna happen, "he said nice things about China" is not against any sort of WHO rules.

Not mention that it's factually spurious.

"Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies." -Robert Kennedy

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