Tag: Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

Pilots, airline staff demand halt to China flights as virus death toll rises

The growing number of cases and deaths caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus  has prompted pilots and flight attendants to demand their respective airlines stop all flights to China. Pilots from American Airlines, represented by the Allied Pilots Association (APA) union, filed a lawsuit seeking...

Scoot suspends all flights to Wuhan

Singapore—Budget carrier Scoot Airlines announced that it has suspended all daily flights to Wuhan, China following the lockdown of the city due to the spread of the SARS-like outbreak. “Due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China, the Chinese authorities have...

9 dead, fears that Wuhan virus may become wide spread over the festive season increase

With the high number of travellers expected during the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations this weekend, authorities in China are fighting to contain what is being termed as the Wuhan virus, which is believed to have originated from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in...

Wuhan virus likely to spread to Singapore, says Health GPC Chairman

Singapore — It may just be a matter of time for the Wuhan virus to spread from China to Singapore but this should not be a cause of alarm for Singaporeans, according to Dr Chia Shi-Lu, the Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for...

Elderly tourist from China is first recorded case of Wuhan virus outside the country

Bangkok -- An elderly tourist from China has become the first recorded case of a person outside the country being diagnosed with the pneumonia-like Wuhan virus. The 61-year-old woman had arrived in Bangkok on Jan 8, on a flight from Hubei province in China. She reportedly...

WHO: No travel restriction to China despite first death caused by Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

The World Health Organization stated that the pneumonia outbreak which originated in Wuhan, China has not spread to anywhere else in the country or around the world. One elderly man (61) is the first casualty from the mysterious infection that was traced to a seafood...

MOH to screen travellers from Wuhan, China following ‘unexplained’ pneumonia outbreak

Singapore—Starting Jan 3, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will be conducting temperature checks for passengers arriving at Changi Airport from Wuhan, China after the mysterious series of severe pneumonia cases in the country. Chinese state media confirmed cases of patients infected with "unexplained pneumonia" but...