Coronavirus Live Updates: US Prepared to Help North Korea

Countries around the world are taking measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as the death toll continues to rise.

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US Prepared to Help North Korea

The United States said its ready to assist North Korea in preventing the new coronavirus from entering the country and containing the virus if it does.

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A woman helps her daughter seen wearing a face mask in Pyongyang on Feb. 6, 2020. (Kim Won-Jin/AFP via Getty Images)

“The United States is deeply concerned about the vulnerability of the North Korean people to a coronavirus outbreak,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

American officials “strongly support and encourage the work of U.S. and international aid and health organizations to counter and contain the spread of coronavirus” in North Korea, she added.

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Chinese Regime Fires Party Bosses in Wuhan

State-run media outlet Xinhua reported on Feb. 13 that Shanghai mayor Ying Yong has replaced Jiang Liangchao to be the Party boss of Hubei Province.

On the same day, the Party boss of Wuhan City, Ma Guoqiang, was also replaced by Wang Zhonglin, previously Party boss of Jinan City in Shandong Province.

Both of the newly appointed officials made their careers in the Political and Legal Affairs Commission (PLAC), a Party agency that oversees the countrys security apparatus, including courts, police, and armed police.

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Funeral Home Workers Across China Sent to Wuhan

Funeral home workers across China are heading to Wuhan to assist the city in dealing with the uptick in related deaths. Meanwhile, netizens shared on social media job recruitment notices offering workers high salaries to work at Wuhan funeral homes.

This adds to growing evidence that deaths due to the virus are piling up, at a scale greater than what authorities are officially reporting.

As of Feb. 14, the Chinese central government announced that more than one thousand patients have died in Wuhan in the past 45 days. But staff at local crematoriums told The Epoch Times in recent interviews that their intake has skyrocketed in recent weeks, forcing them to work round the clock in order to process the bodies daily.

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US Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Ship off Japan

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