China updates coronavirus figures to 722 dead, 34,546 infected

More than $100m worth of US medical assistance has been pledged to China and other countries affected by the corona virus, after 17.8 tons of medical equipment were shipped to China on Friday from private American donors. The first American to die from the virus is a 60-year old man in Wuhan, the source of the disease. Israel has tightened its preventive measures by directives to all arrivals incoming from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Macao to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. WHO reports first signs of coronavirus figures slowing in China but warns that fresh outbreaks may still be ahead.

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