China floods: 100,000 evacuated as waters reach Giant Buddha statue. Floods on the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people on Tuesday and threatened a 1,200-year-old world heritage site. The broader Yangtze River basin — which includes Poyang Lake and stretches more than 3,900 miles from Shanghai in the east to the Tibetan border in the west — accounts for 70% of the country's rice production. Disaster Relief providing food water and shelter.
Devastating flood water caused 228,000 to be evacuated from their homes in south and central China after major flooding caused some houses to collapse into the river. Disaster Relief providing food water and shelter. The flooding has destroyed 1,300 homes.
The world is fast approaching a tipping point in the spread of the coronavirus, according to experts, who warn that the disease is outpacing efforts to contain it. The international community needed to act quickly before the narrowing “window of opportunity” closed completely. The tipping point after which our ability to prevent a global pandemic ends seems a lot closer after the past 24 hours. Fast isolation of even mild cases in affected areas is important for preventing substantial person-to-person transmission. It is critical that public health guidelines are followed.
Update 02/09/2020: The coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 811 people and infected more than 37,500 globally as it continues to spread beyond China.
The deadly coronavirus outbreak that's infected more than 37,500 globally and more deaths than the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s spurred China's government on Sunday to address the growing shortage of medical equipment.
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