Philippines Becomes the First Country Outside China to Experience Coronavirus Death
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Philippines Becomes the First Country Outside China to Experience Coronavirus Death

Coronavirus started from the city Wuhan in China and has now spread all over the world due to its contagious nature

Coronoavirus which has taken the world by worry and fear started in the wet market of Wuhan, a city in China. So far more than 300 death cased have been reported in China. Although the virus spread to twenty countries outside China there were still no death reports. Philippines has become the first country outside China to have a death case due to Coronavirus outside China. The 44 year old man who died on Saturday died on Saturday belonged to Wuhan but arrived in Philippines on January 21st, 2020 with a 38 year old woman. She is also kept under observation.

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the reported patient showed signs of improvement in the beginning but his condition worsened in the last twenty four hours after which he succumbed to death. Mr Duque also mentioned that there were 23 more people under observation showing the signs of the similar virus.

According to the World Health Organization’s office in Philippines,

‘This is the first known death of someone with 2019-nCoV outside of China.

Workers set up a quarantine area for people with symptoms of the coronavirus outside a hospital in Manila

Workers set up a quarantine area for people with symptoms of the coronavirus outside a hospital in Manila 

Just a few hours before the death of this patient, Philippines temporarily banned the arrival of non-Filipino travelers from china, Hong Kong, and Macau. China has quarantined eighteen major cities locking down more than 56 million people to stop the virus from spreading.

According to the researchers, the epidemic of Coronavirus is doubling every six days.

The symptoms of Coronavirus usually include difficulty in breathing, tiredness, high fever, and cough or sore throat. According to the NHS and WHO, these symptoms are similar to those of pneumonia and cold.  The symptoms usually appear within two to ten days of coming in contact with a person affected by Coronavirus. According to one study, the virus can also be spread by asymptomatic people (those who carry the virus but show no symptoms). This implies that controlling Coronavirus is not an easy task.

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By Saadia Ahmed
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