Coronavirus COVID-19 LIVE Updates & Stats, News LATEST!!! 2020

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Coronavirus Infographics

The following infographics are sourced from Ministry of Health Malaysia.
For the latest statistics of suspected and confirmed coronavirus cases in Malaysia, please visit this MOH page.

Click the images below to view larger version. They are available in Malay, English and Mandarin language versions.

Coronavirus Latest LIVE Data Statistics

Sourced from 2019-nCoV Global Cases (by Johns Hopkins CSSE)

Sourced from Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation

Sourced from CoronaTracker

What is Novel Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 known as Corona Virus Disease-19, it was first encountered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Where did it originate from?

Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, Hubei provinence, China.

When it started to spread?

Current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.

Coronavirus Timeline


Read the full article: Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

Read the full article: A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster

Why is there fear of it?

The new coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. There is no vaccination or name for the virus too at the moment. Many countries have closed doors to the travellers from China.The central province of Hubei, is in a state of lockdown. The province of 60 million people is home to Wuhan, the heart of the outbreak.

How to stay safe from the virus?

WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

Daily News Collection on Coronavirus

China mulls measures to bail out airlines (The Star, 20 February 2020)
Nomura is making money from Asia investment banking (The Star, 20 February 2020)
Speed science: The risks of swiftly spreading coronavirus research (The Star, 19 February 2020)
80-year-old U.S. couple smiles through virus quarantine in Japan (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Covid-19: Three new cases confirmed in Singapore, 34 discharged (The Star, 19 February 2020)
IMF believes global growth rebound despite threat from Covid-19 (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Singapore minister cannot mask scorn for Covid-19 panic-buyers (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Swiss postpone global patient safety summit amid coronavirus outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Study: Covid-19 outbreak slashes China carbon emissions (The Star, 19 February 2020)
China central bank sees limited impact to economy from Covid-19 (The Star, 19 February 2020)
South Korean fans checked for virus before soccer match (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Covid-19 puts brakes on a pear-export deal 17 years in the making (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Xi wants more protection, care for medical workers (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Covid-19 reaches Iran (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Adidas, Puma warn of coronavirus hit to China business (The Star, 19 February 2020)
‘Bureaucrats were in charge’: Japanese doctor blasts ship quarantine (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Two test positive for coronavirus in Iran – health ministry spokesman (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Asian markets rebound on hopes for limited virus impact (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Elated passengers leave Cambodia cruise ship after virus all-clear (The Star, 19 February 2020)
China, South-East Asia hold emergency meet on viral outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Facebook ‘deeply concerned’ about Singapore order to block page (The Star, 19 February 2020)
China stresses stable job market amid Covid-19 outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
How a Canadian startup used AI to track China virus (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Overseas banks on mainland move to back up fight against epidemic (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Two more military-led hospitals put into use in virus-hit Wuhan (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Covestro sees lower earnings, weaker volume growth in ‘challenging’ 2020 (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Covid-19 not expected to have big impact on S’wak economy, says CM (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Egypt says foreigner thought to be carrying coronavirus has tested negative for it (The Star, 19 February 2020)
China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over racist and unreasonable headline (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Manufacturing sector confident of weathering Covid-19 setback (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Opinion: Apple is handcuffed to the iPhone. Just like its customers (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Only masked punters: Macau casinos reopen after coronavirus suspension (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Health Ministry: Two more Covid-19 patients discharged, only 7 left warded in M’sia (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Wan Azizah: Women’s Day celebration to be scaled down over Covid-19 outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
An anti-viral economic booster (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Coronavirus cruise ship passengers head home as Japan containment efforts criticized (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Their market shut, traders in China’s Silicon Valley do business from bags (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Come back, we’ll take ‘good care’ of you if you have Covid-19, IGP tells Jho Low (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Singapore dollar vulnerable to 2017 low on surprise easing risk (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Taiwan to send plane to evacuate citizens from virus-hit ship in Japan (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Gold tops US$1,600 as virus fuels growth fears (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Some of China’s top suppliers readying for a virus rebound (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Japan warns of coronavirus hit on tourism but keeps 40 million visitor target (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Last passengers leave cruise ship in Cambodia after virus clearance (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Singapore Red Cross sends aid to help China contain Covid-19 outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Japanese expert slams handling of virus outbreak on cruise ship (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Apec meeting to discuss Covid-19 impact on member states (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Geneva invention show delayed over novel coronavirus (The Star, 19 February 2020)
With stricken cruise ship, Japan draws criticism over coronavirus response (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Chinese companies say they can’t afford to pay workers now (The Star, 19 February 2020)
‘Help us too’, live events industry tells government amid cancellations (The Star, 19 February 2020)
South Korea sends presidential plane to evacuate citizens from cruise ship (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Almost all Thai evacuees from Wuhan, except one, return home as quarantine ends (The Star, 19 February 2020)
In Russia, a YouTube star tackles HIV crisis (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Minister vents about panic buying of surgical masks and groceries in Singapore (The Star, 19 February 2020)
KLCI, ringgit continue slide, oil prices jump 1% (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Airlines suspend China flights due to Covid-19 outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
CGS-CIMB Research upbeat on DRB-Hicom, TP raised to RM3.10 (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Shafie: Restriction on China tourists to be lifted once Covid-19 vaccine is ready (The Star, 19 February 2020)
China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Hong Kong reports second Covid-19 fatality (The Star, 19 February 2020)
FDI into Vietnam expected to surge after Covid-19 epidemic (The Star, 19 February 2020)
More new cases of recovery than infections for first time in China (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Foreign pilots at Chinese airlines return home on unpaid leave as demand plummets (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Indonesia offers big discounts to attract foreign tourists amid cancellations (The Star, 19 February 2020)
WHO expert backs China’s measures to control Covid-19 (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Ringgit continues to weigh as Covid-19 fears persist (The Star, 19 February 2020)
WHO says no indication of coronavirus cases in North Korea (The Star, 19 February 2020)
South Korean church services seen as centre of spike in coronavirus cases (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Thailand hopes to cash in on demand for e-commerce in China amid virus outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
China to roll out a host of policies to boost economic development (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Another cautious day for Bursa, plantations, Genting down (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Coronavirus cases climb to 621 on Japan cruise liner as some passengers leave (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Travel restrictions could impact trade deal, warns China’s envoy to EU (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Samsung poised to gain from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivals (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Brunt of the outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Trading ideas: Wah Seong, KKB, Bina Darulaman, Alam Maritim, ELK-Desa (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Many on cruise ship in Japan face another round of quarantine (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Affin Hwang cuts forecasts on ELK-Desa on expectation of weaker credit growth (The Star, 19 February 2020)
More winners than losers in Singapore’s budget war on virus (The Star, 19 February 2020)
China’s Covid-19 death toll past 2,000 with 136 new deaths but number of new cases on the decline (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Apartment rents in Hong Kong sink to lowest in almost two years (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Dow, S&P 500 decline after Apple’s sales warning (The Star, 19 February 2020)
FIFA to hold Council meeting by video-conference (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Sanofi teams up with U.S. agency against coronavirus (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Nissan shareholders add new directors (The Star, 19 February 2020)
IOI Q2 earnings rise to RM213.5mil (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Infected Filipinos on Japan ship can’t come home (The Star, 19 February 2020)
First batch of Wuhan returnees cleared (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Japan completes virus testing for quarantined cruise ship (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Tourism industry bearing brunt of the outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Wuhan hospital president succumbs to virus (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Technology index falls 2.7% (The Star, 19 February 2020)
World Bank to review again Malaysia’s 2020 GDP growth (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Thieves steal 6,000 hygiene masks in Japan (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Courting the local market (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Barking up the wrong tree (The Star, 19 February 2020)
HSBC in strategy overhaul (The Star, 19 February 2020)
S’pore unveils US$4.5bil package to tackle virus outbreak (The Star, 19 February 2020)
SIA slashes flights globally (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Crackdown targets illegal wildlife trade (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Think deeply over stimulus programme (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Mall owners: Too soon to decide on rental rebate requests (The Star, 19 February 2020)
Electronics sector seeks to be included in stimulus package (The Star, 19 February 2020)
CGS-CIMB: Rental rebates by retailers negative for REITS (The Star, 19 February 2020)
WHO warns against overreaction (The Star, 19 February 2020)

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