Wuhan Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Singapore Update: 6 Feb 2020

By Chris Chia

6 February 2020

There are two new confirmed nCoV cases in Singapore on Thursday February 6, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Health.  They are labelled Case 29 and Case 30.

Case 29 is a 41-year-old Singaporean male with no recent travel history to China.  He developed fever on January 28 and was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital on February 3.

Case 30 is a 27-year-old Singaporean male who attended the private business meeting at Grand Hyatt Singapore from January 20 to 22 that infected a Malaysian and a South Korean.  He has not been to China recently.

The graph below shows the development of 30 confirmed 2010-nCoV cases in Singapore since January 23.

Compiled from data from Singapore Ministry of Health.  Credit: Epoch Times Singapore
Compiled from data from Singapore’s Ministry of Health.  Credit: Epoch Times Singapore


Wuhan Coronavirus Cases and Deaths Worldwide

Number of infected cases and deaths worldwide.  Source: Worldometers

China Super-spreader Infects 5,000 People

The man in the picture below is Mr Zhang and he works in Wuhan.  On January 20, he and his mother, wife and child returned to Jinjiang (晋江) city in Fujian (福建) province to celebrate the Lunar New Year together with his father. He lied to villagers that he returned from the Philippines and not from Wuhan.

Instead of keeping himself quarantined at home, on January 21 and 22, he attended a few large-scale banquets.  Worse, he was the chief finger-guessing gamer (划拳) at the banquets.

His first banquet was a 300-table ancestral festivity organised by a local clan.  His second banquet was a 100-table wedding dinner of his auntie’s daughter.  His third banquet is another 100-table wedding dinner of his friend.

At each banquet, he went to each table to play a finger-guessing game (划拳) with dinner guests.  In each game, his saliva spewed all over as the finger-guessing game requires one to yell and drink.  In all, there were 5,000 people in those banquets who were in close contact with him and his body fluids.

He developed a fever on January 29 and is currently quarantined.  His acts endangered the whole city so much that the local authorities issued an urgent notice to all those who attended the banquets to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Blog showing Mr Zhang – the coronavirus super-spreader.  Source: Chinese social media


China Quarantines More Cities and Locks Down 50 Million People

The latest Chinese cities to be quarantined are:

Zhengzhou (郑州), a city of 10 million people, home to Foxconn assembly plant for Apple iPhones.  Foxconn employs 120,000 people in Zhengzhou’s factory;

Hangzhou (杭州), a city of 9.8 million people, home to Alibaba headquarters;

Harbin (哈尔滨), a city of 10.6 million people, Northeast China’s largest city;

Nanjing (南京), a city of 8.3 million people, an ancient capital in China;

Fuzhou (福州), a city of 7.6 million people, the capital city of Fujian province.

In all, more than 50 million people are affected, including Wuhan.

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