Beijing: Hundreds of people have been affected by a new and deadly virus like SARS in China, killing 17, so authorities have appealed to the public to keep the city clean.
The French news agency AFP reports that the coronavirus spreads in China resembles the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus, which caused the deaths of 650 people in central China and Hong Kong in 2003-2002.
This week, millions of people are travelling to China for the New Lunar Holidays, for which the National Health Commission announced measures to prevent the outbreak, which has disrupted airports, bus stations as well as planes and trains. Cleaning and ventilation.
In Wuhan, the city most affected by the outbreak, major public gatherings were cancelled and international football matches were relocated, with visitors being warned not to leave the central city. ۔
The city of Wuhan is estimated to have a population of 10 million.
"We will advise people not to come to Wuhan unless it is very important," city mayor Zhou Zhuang Wang told a state-run broadcasting agency.
At a press conference in Beijing, Deputy Minister of Health Lee Li Bin said, "The disease is spreading through the breath, so the virus is more likely to spread."
More than 500 cases of the virus have been reported so far, with the majority appearing in the capital city of Hubei, China.
Provincial officials said at a press conference that 444 people were affected by the virus in Hobby alone, while 17 people were killed.
In addition, several major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Chunky, as well as southern, northeast and central China provinces, reported cases of the virus.
In addition, the virus has been found in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, South Korea and Macao.
The Chinese government termed the spread of the virus as a category of cirrhosis, that is, those affected by it should be completely isolated.
However, they cannot tell the exact source of the virus.
The Chinese official said: "We will begin an investigation to find out the source of the disease and its source," he said, adding that most cases are from there.
On the other hand, other countries have intensified efforts to stop the spread of the disease called the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019).
In this regard, passengers are being screened at US airports and transport hubs in Asia, while the UK and Italy have announced increased vigilance for passengers arriving from there.