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Coronavirus: Hong Kong gang steals hundreds of toilet rolls - BBC News

Coronavirus: Hong Kong gang steals hundreds of toilet rolls - BBC News
there were 2,000 new cases of the corona virus in China this Monday and while the authorities say the infection rate is falling the World Health Organization says we can't know if it's peaked the data also appeared to show a decline in new cases this trend must be interpreted very cautiously trends can change as new populations are affected it's too early to tell if this reported decline will continue every scenario is still on the table this is a live map from Johns Hopkins
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University it shows cases around the world and we now that know there are over seventy thousand cases just in mainland China alone and that over 1,700 people have lost their lives most of those deaths are in Hubei Province in China here are some pictures of a hospital they're shown on Chinese state TV this is a new temporary hospital in Wuhan which is the capital of Huub a that gives you one impression this footage will give you another it's unverified but from Chinese social media and
apparently shows us another hospital in Wuhan and you get a feel for the pressure that the staff and the facilities are under this is also interesting there are huge restrictions on people in Hubei sixty million people have been ordered to stay at home only one person per household is allowed out every three days in order to get food and if you go to get food before you're given it you have to have your temper temperature check to see if you have the virus and then I also wanted to show you
this because so many people are stuck in doors they're having to think of new ways to exercise this is a fitness instructor who's now started doing her classes online so all of the people who normally take part can still do so now the Chinese authorities are saying they're considering postponing the annual session of Parliament that begins on March the fifth and while they make that decision they've already been hosting a World Health Organization delegation here's one whu-oh
it's spokesperson so it's at the stage where we need to look at what's happened in China and consider all the evidence as you know there is a mission right now we're not giving much information about that we're letting the scientists get on with their work with their counterparts but the idea there is to have a really full and free and frank this exchange look at what has worked look at what is not working and what can be done differently and also what needs to be applied to
the rest of the world now in

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Kong

there are 58 confirmed cases we know there are shortages of hand sanitizer facemask and

toilet

paper all because people are stockpiling I never look at this scene outside once supermarket in the Mong Kok district of

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Kong

men with our knives robbed a delivery man of

hundreds

of

toilet

rolls

the BBC's Martin Yip was there I just got inside and the rack which will have stored around 1000 and 2000

toilet

rolls

is still empty although according to my
coronavirus hong kong gang steals hundreds of toilet rolls   bbc news
family and my Labour's some

toilet

rolls

these returning today huh fortunately the other thing that was on panic buying just another week ago Rhys is now back on shelves is reasonably stock right here so I've been a great

news

here let's bring in professor Paul hunter from Norwich Medical School who's live with us professor hunter thank you very much for your time and there's so many elements to this story now help us step back a little and judge where we've got to with
this crisis well I think you're quite right the the number of cases in China do seem to be declining there's been a little bit of uncertainty over that because the way the Chinese had to change the way they reported to include clinical cases and I suspect that was because they were getting somewhat short on on test creations but I don't know for certain so yes it does it is looking good from the point of view of who a province the problem is what's happening elsewhere in the
world at the moment the rest of China is also the cases of decreasing day on day globally they're still about somewhere between 5 and 20 25 cases a day internationally if you exclude the diamond princess cases their big concern however is that actually just as we're starting to get a handle on the blue hand cases that another focused might kick off and we stem I start seeing uncontrolled person-to-person transmission elsewhere and if that does happen that could be the pre pair precursor
of a global pandemic which would which would involve many cases all over the world but as yet that's not inevitable things are looking reasonably good at the moment but we mustn't be overconfident and are you satisfied that whatever realistic measures can be taken are being taken to prevent a pandemic emerging it's difficult to see what else they could do what else the Chinese could do at the moment I suspect they have implemented control measures that would be the least difficult if
not impossible to enforce in most Western countries and and I for one don't really know what else they could do to to do more to prevent the spread of this infection and to be clear any expectation of a vaccine or something that could help in the long run is going to take an awfully long time to arrive well I've heard varying estimates of this but the earliest will be probably at the end of this year maybe early next now it's plausible that their disease itself would burn itself out
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during the summer as FAR's did but I suspect not and I suspect that it will if anything come back in ear once in the winter at the end of this year and if that is the case then hopefully we won't be long before we have a vaccine and enough vaccinations around to protect them our most vulnerable people the elderly and and healthcare workers this cruciate the diamond princess has the largest cluster of

coronavirus

cases outside of China it's docked in Yokohama in Japan ninety nine more
cases have been confirmed on board today that takes the total past 400 and there were over three and a half thousand people on board but some have left here you can see a few of the 300 Americans who have been flown home overnight 14 tested positive despite testing negative a few days earlier but not all Americans have chosen to leave here's one even assuming some of the infections were acquired during the quarantine we don't know how they were acquired and but it is certainly possible
they were acquired by people not really following the rules of the quarantine example well we don't have access to the decks to see how people are behaving during their open deck time we do have access to our balcony and throughout the quarantine period we have seen people on their balconies speaking with each other within you know feet of each other separated by the barrier between the balconies but with no real sense that they should be staying away from the person on the other side of the
barrier seems reasonable to say this quarantine system on board the cruise ship has not been a success the process began in Yokohama on the 3rd of February but that was after a passenger who disembarked in

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Kong

had tested positive by the 5th of February well the crisis was developing elsewhere

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Kong

had imposed a quarantine on all visitors from mainland China and on board the ship at least 10 people had tested positive just two days later the christ is scaled further the UK was
evacuating its citizens from Wuhan on board the ship over 60 people had tested positive as of today that figure is 454 and we know of them at least 27 are from a Filipino contingent on board who work on the ship this report coming from a

news

paper in Manila well here's more from that American passenger we heard from a moment ago we have been 14 days either within the cabin itself or occasionally out on the balcony and the the process that was quickly established following the institution of
the quarantine was the crew brings meals three times a day we get a choice of mean for both lunch and dinner and they dropped them off we hand them to us at the door again like I said wearing gloves and and plastic aprons and masks and with hand sanitizer in their possession well there's an interesting article from the New York Times headline they escaped an effective ship but the flight home was no Haven talking about the risks in moving all of these people back to the US and in it the New
York Times quotes a doctor saying the quarantine on the ship ended up being an unprecedented failure we should learn from this lesson that a quarantine on a ship is impossible and we should not repeat this in the future but let's be clear that very approach is still going on right now Rupali field Hayes is right next to him the quarantine on board the diamond princess is supposed to end on Wednesday and passengers had been told if they test negative they then would be allowed to go home but
with 99 new viral cases confirmed today the overwhelming suspicion is the quarantine is not working and because of that the journey home for those left on board is now looking a lot more complicated Australia now says it is sending a flight to evacuate its nationals but when I spoke to one of them on our tan she was not enthusiastic finding the thought of being put on a plane with with unknown you know people who hasn't been tested yet and and potentially getting the infection right there
and after we've already completed two weeks off almost two weeks of quarantine not ideal Japan meanwhile is starting to feel the effects of the viruses spread next weekend is the Emperor's birthday celebration that usually draws huge crowds of well-wishers today the whole event was canceled without warning