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Group of Seven leading industrialized democracies, G-7 have agreed to work with the WHO, EU

Newdelhi:4/2/20:The Group of Seven leading industrialized democracies, G-7 have agreed to work with the WHO, EU and China seeking a unified procedure to tackle the fast-spreading Novel Coronavirus.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said, They agreed that isolated approaches were less likely to succeed against the global risks posed by the virus. Health Ministers of Germany, Britain and France are expected to meet today.

They are likely to coordinate their approach on travel regulations and precautions as well as research into the virus.

Novel Coronavirus has till now infected close to 20,500 people on the Chinese mainland and at least 192 outside Chinese mainland.  427 deaths have been reported till now in China and two abroad.

In all, 632 persons have been discharged from hospital till now.

Newly built 1,000-bed hospital in Central China’s Hubei Province, the epicenter of the virus outbreak has started taking patients since yesterday and is being managed by the Chinese Army medical team.

This is expected to ease pressure on Wuhan’s existing hospitals. Wuhan Government has said that it will treat patients of mild pneumonia caused by the Novel Coronavirus in shelter hospitals.

Beijing’s Government Hospital doctors have said that there have been no signs of mutation to the virus and although people showing no symptoms can spread the virus, they appear to be less contagious.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is constantly monitoring the situation and issuing directions to officials to tackle this outbreak as topmost priority.

AIR correspondent in Beijing reports that amid increasing global efforts and statements between US and China, China has accepted US offer to have U.S. experts as part of a WHO mission to study and help combat the virus that emerged in Hubei’s provincial capital of Wuhan.

World Health Organization Chief yesterday said, it was unnecessary to implement measures that interfere with international travel and trade to stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus. He also said that WHO is working with search engine Google to fight disinformation surrounding the virus. He has also said that new and better system is required to deal with this outbreak globally.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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