Huge surge In China coronavirus deaths & infections

Huge surge In China coronavirus deaths & infections

The deadly coronavirus is killing a huge number of people and the Philippines is the first to report the death due to the virus outside China.  China's death toll rose to a whopping 304 and the scary infection is spreading neighbouring countries rapidly. The 44-yar-old man who died in the Philippines was from Wuhan, China, where coronavirus has first originated late last year.

"This is the first reported death outside China," Rabindra Abeyasinghe, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative to the Philippines, told media. On the other hand, China authorities announced earlier that the death toll had risen to 304 in the 24 hours. Overall, there were 2,590 new confirmed infections, bringing the total so far to 14,380 in China.

China is currently in isolation from the world as airlines suspend flights to and from the country and many have pulled their citizens out of Wuhan in emergency airlifts. The virus has reportedly entered India as well with two confirmed cases first in Kerala. India's second case of coronavirus in Kerala came into limelight three days after a student from the state was tested positive. The patient has a travel history from China.

It is also said that nearly 58 Telugu engineers have stuck in Wuhan. On this, the Indian government sent an Indian airline flight to bring the engineer back who went there for job training. As soon as they reached Nepal, they have been tested for coronavirus at the border. However, four Indians could not board the second flight after they reported high temperatures. In the first flight on early Saturday, 324 Indians were evacuated and on Sunday another 323 Indians and seven Maldivian citizens were flown back.