As the prior thread is getting slow to load, I’m adding this new thread. There’s s lot of good information in the prior thread, so folks new to the topic, or looking at it historically at some future date, may wish to start there.
At the time of this posting, 18 countries are involved, most with single digit cases in folks arriving from China. Germany has had contagion from a carrier to others, and Thailand has 14 cases, mostly Chinese visitors. The USA has 5 cases, and no onward contagion yet. Canada has 3, Toronto and B.C. It looks like, so far, South America and Africa are not involved (or their detection and reporting are poor). U.A.E. has the first case in the Middle East. Might make Friday prayers problematic if contagion takes hold in the Muslim World. It has already got us planning to skip the Catholic Mass for a while.
The WHO briefing this morning (one hour ago) praised the efforts and cooperation of China; hardest hit and with vastly more cases than anyone else. Globally, lots of countries and the U.N. are pitching in to help China. Nice to see the good side of humanity.