Spain confirms its second coronavirus case

Final British evacuation flight from Wuhan lands in UK

Japan, America recorded their first death from the SAR-like Virus

A British man has tested positive for coronavirus in the Spanish island of Mallorca, the second case of the the new virus to be confirmed in the country, Spain's National Centre for Microbiology said.

The patient is one of four members of a British family taken into observation in Mallorca on Friday after coming into contact with someone in France who was subsequently diagnosed with the virus

Britain's final evacuation flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, landed at a Royal Air Force base in central England.

The British government said on Saturday the plane had more than 200 people on board, including non-British nationals.

The passengers also included staff who facilitated the flight as well as medics. They will be quarantined for 14 days.

Dominic Raab✔@DominicRaab
Our flight from Wuhan has landed at RAF Brize Norton. We have brought back 105 British nationals & family members, and 95 European nationals & family members. We also had a team of 13 staff and medics on board who ensured the flight could take off.

The China's death toll in mainland from the coronavirus has surged past 800, the National Health Commission said on Sunday just as a Japanese and an American became the first foreigners to die of the illness in China.

The Commission reported 89 deaths nationwide up to midnight on Saturday with 81 of the fatalities in Hubei, the central province at the heart of the outbreak.

The number of people that have now died from coronavirus in China outnumbered the 2002-2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

The total number of infections in the country rising to 37,198. In Asia region, two people have died from the virus outside mainland China - one in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines - and at least 25 countries have confirmed cases.

Major airlines have suspended flights to and from China and several countries have evacuated their citizens from Wuhan and the wider Hubei province in a bid to stop the spread of the infection.

Chinese province of Hebei will keep its schools shut until at least March 1 to control the coronavirus outbreak, the Communist Party-run People's Daily newspaper said, citing the local education bureau.

Hebei, which surrounds the capital Beijing, is one of a number of provinces and municipalities to extend the school shutdown until the end of the month, with others including Shandong, Jiangsu and Shanghai.

Hong Kong lifts quarantine on cruise ship

Hong Kong has lifted a quarantine on the World Dream cruise ship after clearing all its crew members of the new virus.

The ship, which has 1,800 mostly Hong Kong passengers and an equal number of crew members, had been placed under quarantine since it docked on Wednesday after eight mainland Chinese passengers on a voyage last month were diagnosed with the virus.

Port official Leung Yiu-hon said tests on all 1,800 crew members were completed ahead of schedule and were negative.


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