Antarctic Headlines 02/29/2020

Potent measures needed to stop cross-border transmission of COVID-19
ECNS, 2020-02-29
As of Thursday, novel coronavirus-infected cases have been registered on all continents except Antarctica. Meanwhile, some countries and regions are faced with an increasing number of imported cases, which is seen as a pressing issue for the world to effectively manage. Firstly, coordination mechanisms need to be established to ensure that all …

Virus spreads to over 60 countries; France closes the Louvre
Washington Post, 2020-02-29
More than 88,000 around the globe have been infected, with the virus popping up on every continent but Antarctica. Australia and Thailand reported their first deaths Sunday, while the Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic recorded their first infections.

WHO raises global virus risk to maximum level
philstar.com, 2020-02-29
The virus has proliferated around the globe over the past week, emerging on every continent except Antarctica, prompting many governments and businesses to try to stop people from travelling or gathering in crowded places. It has killed more than 2,800 …

As virus spreads, other countries can learn from China
The Star, 2020-02-29
Now that the virus has reached every continent except Antarctica, with South America’s first confirmed case this week, the World Health Organization is proposing a challenge for others: Be more like China. Simply put, if a disease isn’t truly …

Coronavirus: Lack of cases in Southeast Asia sparks alarm over possible silent spread
The Daily Telegraph, 2020-02-29
Pockets of the virus have sparked alarm on every continent bar Antarctica, yet Myanmar, which has a porous border with China, has also reported no infections so far. Its neighbour, tiny landlocked Laos, is investigating two possible cases. Health experts are widely sceptical about the numbers, suspecting that several Southeast Asian nations …

U.S. Announces More Travel Restrictions as First Coronavirus Death Reported
U.S. News & World Report, 2020-02-29
SATURDAY, Feb. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Following the first U.S. coronavirus death, the Trump administration on Saturday placed travel restrictions on three countries that are battling COVID-19 outbreaks.

As Virus Spreads, Other Countries Can Learn From China
New York Times, 2020-02-29
Now that the virus has reached every continent except Antarctica, with South America’s first confirmed case this week, the World Health Organization is proposing a challenge for others …