Amid the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, the health department in Tamulpur on February 9th, 2020, appealed the people not to eat rat meat as “it has a high chance of transmitting the virus”.
Speaking to the media persons, Dr Mohan Chandra Boro, in-charge of coronavirus cell of Musolpur Civil Hospital, appealed the people of the area not to eat rat meat as “it has a high chance of transmitting the virus”.
A total of 813 people died from coronavirus so far in China. Across mainland China, there were 2,656 new confirmed infections on February 8th, 2020, bringing the total accumulated number so far to 37,198.
The 2002-2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, killed 774 people and sickened almost 8,100 others, in 26 countries, over eight months, the World Health Organization said. Mainland China accounted for about 45 per cent of SARS deaths.
Of the coronavirus deaths, 81 were in China’s central Hubei province, where the virus has infected most people. New deaths in Hubei’s capital Wuhan, where the outbreak started, saw a rare decline.
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