China builds hospital for coronavirus patients

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CHINA HAS COMPLETED THE CONSTRUCTION OF ONE OF THE TWO NEW DEDICATED HOSPITALS IN WUHAN TO TREAT CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

STATE MEDIA REPORTED TODAY THAT THE HOSPITAL WITH A THOUSAND BEDS, WAS BUILT IN EIGHT DAYS AND CAN ADMIT PATIENTS STARTING TOMORROW.

THE HOSPITAL AIMS TO COPY THE EXPERIENCE OF BEIJING IN 2003, WHEN THE CITY BATTLED SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME, OR SARS.

THE CURRENT VIRUS OUTBREAK HAS KILLED 304 AND INFECTED MORE THAN 14-THOUSAND GLOBALLY.

THE CORONAVIRUS HAS LED APPLE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ITS STORES IN CHINA, ONE OF ITS LARGEST MARKETS.

THE I-PHONE MAKER SAID IT WAS CLOSING STORES, CORPORATE OFFICES AND CONTACT CENTERS IN CHINA UNTIL FEBRUARY 9TH “OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION AND BASED ON THE LATEST ADVICE FROM LEADING HEALTH EXPERTS.”

CHINA IS THE COMPANY’S THIRD BIGGEST MARKET IN TERMS OF SALES BEHIND THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE AND IT IS ALSO WHERE MOST I-PHONES AND OTHER DEVICES ARE MADE.

IN THE UNITED STATES…THE TSA IS SENDING OUT A NEW SECURITY DIRECTIVE TO AIRLINES AMID THE RAPID SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

THE NEW GUIDELINES ARE REPORTEDLY GOING INTO EFFECT TODAY.

THE AIRLINES WILL BE REQUIRED TO ASK ALL PASSENGERS BOOKED ON FLIGHTS FROM OUTSIDE OF THE US IF THEY’VE BEEN TO MAINLAND CHINA IN THE LAST 14 DAYS.

CHINESE NATIONALS COMING FROM CHINA AND CONNECTING THROUGH FOREIGN AIRPORTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL.

U-S CITIZENS WHO HAVE BEEN TO CHINA IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS WILL HAVE TO BE REBOOKED TO SEVEN GATEWAY AIRPORTS — INCLUDING JFK, LAX, SEATTLE, SFO, CHICAGO, ATLANTA AND HONOLULU.

THE NEW GUIDELINES COME JUST A DAY AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THERE WOULD BE NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS GOING INTO EFFECT SUNDAY.

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