China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Of the 17 new cases in the central city of Wuhan -- believed to be the epicentre of the outbreak -- three were described as "severe", of which two patients were too critical to be moved, authorities said. Those infected range from 30 to 79 years old. The virus has now infected 62 people in Wuhan, city authorities said, with eight in a severe condition, 19 cured and discharged from hospital, and the rest remaining in isolation receiving treatment. Two people have died so far from the virus, including a 69-year-old man who died on Wednesday after the disease caused … [Read more...] about China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus
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A 22-year-old man and a three-year-old boy who traveled to Vietnam from China’s Wuhang City, where the pneumonia outbreak started in late December, were part of a tour group. Their temperatures were high and both were quarantined right after landing at the Da Nang Airport. … [Read more...] about Chinese tourists quarantined in Da Nang not infected with deadly virus
Tra Vinh (VNS/VNA) - Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh are entering the mud crab harvest for Tet (Lunar New Year) and earning a high profit of 30 - 35 million VND (1,300 - 1,500 USD) per hectare as demand is high for the coming holiday, which falls on January 25. In the province, farmers harvest three mud crab crops a year, including one for Tet, as it takes about four months from breeding until harvest. Farmers in the province, which is one of the delta’s largest mud crab producers, breed mud crabs mostly in the coastal areas of Cau Ngang, Duyen Hai and Chau Thanh districts and Duyen Hai town. Nguyen Van Hue, who breeds mud crabs in Chau Thanh’s Long Hoa commune, said most mud crab farmers earned high profits last year because of high prices. Mud crabs are purchased by traders at prices between 150,000-320,000 VND (6.5-14 USD) a kilo depending on their gender and size. The province’s mud crabs are sold locally and other localities, … [Read more...] about Tra Vinh farmers harvest mud crab for Tet, earn high profit