at least 41 people in China have died as a result of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The number of cases increased to 1287 people. Before officially reported 830 cases.
Earlier, a special appeal about the threat to security of life and health made by Rospotrebnadzor and the Federal Agency for tourism; the latter is recommended to suspend the sale of tours to China.
“We recommend Russian citizens refrain from trips to China before the normalization of the epidemiological situation. Russian tourists who are already in China, you must follow the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor in the observance of safety measures and precautions stated Zarina doguzova. We also remind that tourists have the unconditional right to a full refund of tour cost if cancellation of the trip”.
Major Russian companies have suspended the sale of tours to China. In connection with the aggravation of the situation “Aeroflot” started to return tickets to passengers who bought them in advance, when the virus was still unknown.
Meanwhile, in Europe revealed the first cases. The Ministry of health of France confirmed two cases in Paris and Bordeaux; later received information about the third patient (it is necessary the close relative of one of those whose infection became known earlier). The Minister of health of France during the day denied the possibility of penetrating that area could get sick people, but towards evening she had to admit at least two cases.
Scientists are trying to determine the cause of the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus. For example, Chinese doctors came to the conclusion that the probable carriers of the virus are snakes and bats.