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Super typhoon targets Taiwan, China

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NewsGram Staff Writer

Beijing: A super typhoon, which is the 21st this year, is heading towards Taiwan and southeast China, officials said on Sunday. With speeds of 15 to 20 km per hour, Dujuan is currently approaching the coast of northeastern Taiwan and is expected to make landfall on Monday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 48 to 50 metres per second, Xinhua news agency reported.

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It will land in China’s Fujian province on Tuesday morning, bringing with it gales and heavy rain, the officials said. The typhoon is also expected to batter parts of Zhejiang, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Waves of up to 4-7 metres along coastal areas are expected, posing a danger to offshore activities, the officials added.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Know About the Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases in China

China Releases Data on Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases

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Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced Wednesday it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases. Pixabay

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced Wednesday it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has acknowledged cases of people testing positive for the virus but not showing symptoms.

At a news briefing in Beijing, commission spokesman Mi Feng said the 1,367 asymptomatic cases were under quarantine and medical observation.

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The commission had said Tuesday it would begin releasing figures on asymptomatic cases in response to “public concern” about the figures.

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan
People wearing protective suits are seen in Biandanshan cemetery in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. VOA

The French news agency AFP reports there had been mass calls online for the NHC to release the information after it was reported an infected woman in Henan province had been exposed to three asymptomatic cases.

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While the proportion of people who have contracted the virus but remain asymptomatic is currently unknown, scientists say these “carriers” can still pass COVID-19 onto others who do end up getting sick.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.  But the virus can also lead to more serious symptoms and even death. (VOA)

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