News First Infection Of Novel Coronavirus In Okinawa


NAHA -- The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has appeared in Okinawa.

On February 14, 2020, Okinawa Prefecture confirmed that a female taxi driver in her late 60s living in the prefecture was infected. This is the first confirmation of the virus appearing in Okinawa.

The taxi driver guided passengers who had disembarked the Diamond Princess—the cruise ship that has 174 known cases to date—when it was in port in Naha City.

According to the taxi company in which she works, she guided four Chinese passengers farther south.

On the same day, another one of the taxis in the company's fleet also carried Chinese passengers from the terminal. However, there are no other known infections at this time.

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Seems to me that they can try and slow this as much as possible but it's spread may be unstoppable
 
Seems to me that they can try and slow this as much as possible but it's spread may be unstoppable
The real question is: does it die out, with theories like it not spreading in higher temperatures, or do cases still increase?

I can't quite answer that one myself with its spread into countries such as Singapore, UAE, and Egypt to just name three.
 

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