Three educators also suffered, Xinhua reports
BEIJING, November 12. / XiDigtaNews /. At least 51 children and three caregivers were injured after a man entered a preschool in Yunnan Province in southwestern China and sprayed a corrosive chemical. This was reported on Tuesday by the Xinhua News Agency.
According to him, the incident occurred on Monday afternoon in the city of Kaiyuan, when an attacker made his way to kindergarten and sprayed caustic soda (sodium hydroxide). According to the agency, the two received serious injuries, but there is no threat to their life.
Police detained the perpetrator an hour after the incident. It turned out to be a 23-year-old man named Kun. According to police, the attacker attacked “out of revenge on the public.”
What symptoms are worth paying attention to:
At the first sign, coronavirus is similar to ARVI or influenza and includes a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and a general feeling of ill health.
Important symptoms are a combination of fever, cough and difficulty breathing. nCoV may also be similar to intestinal flu, accompanied by diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
Prevention of coronavirus is the same as with influenza.
- wash hands regularly with soap or wipe them with alcohol-containing wipes;
- avoid close contact with people with symptoms of the common cold or flu;
- boil meat and eggs well before eating;
- Avoid unprotected contact with wild animals and livestock.
The death toll from a new type of coronavirus in China has increased to 17, the PRC authorities said.
By the way, this morning there were only 9 victims of the virus!
❗️ Scientists have identified the animal that caused the outbreak of coronavirus in China
After examining the genome of the virus, it turned out that the most likely carrier of 2019-nCoV could be snakes, namely the Chinese krait and Chinese cobra. These types of snakes were also among the animals that were sold on the seafood market in Wuhan, where the infection started.
This is stated in a study published in the journal Medical Journal of Virusology.
Many subscribers asked if it was possible to get a new virus through packages from China. Yesterday, the World Health Organization gave an official response.
“It is safe. People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting 2019-nCoV. According to recent laboratory tests, a deadly virus does not live long on objects such as letters or parcels. ”
Update official epidemic data:
Killed – 1775
Recover – 11.134
Infected – 71.334
Scientists believe that if the coronavirus epidemic begins in poor countries where poor health care is available, the number of deaths will increase dramatically. In China itself, there is now an overcrowding of hospitals in the most affected regions.
– see yesterday’s data