In Case You Missed It: China Struggling to Control Coronavirus Outbreak

by Martholdy Pierre-Canel ‘21

Restricting Entry into the United States (January 31)

The Trump administration states that they will suspend entry into the United States by anyone who had traveled to China in the last 14 days, excluding the immediate family members of American citizens or permanent residents.

Chinese doctor that warned people of the Coronavirus dies from that exact virus (February 7)

Dr. Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor, died on Feb. 7 after contracting the coronavirus. He made serious attempts to alert the people that a cluster of infections could erupt. Authorities tried to silence him in early January. He was called in by both medical officials and the police, and was forced to sign a statement denouncing his warning as an unfounded and illegal rumor.
Death toll surpasses death toll of SARS Virus (February 11)

Chinese officials said the death toll had reached 1,016 while the number of infections had grown to 42,638.

Cases in Hubei Province increases greatly (February 13)

More than 14,840 new cases had been added to the tally of the infected in Hubei Province, bringing the total number to 48,206, the largest one-day increase so far recorded. The death toll in the province rose to 1,310, including 242 new deaths.