The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) said containment of the coronavirus “is feasible” and must remain the top priority for all countries.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at Monday’s daily briefing today in Geneva, told reporters, “We have never before seen a respiratory pathogen that is capable of community transmission, but which can also be contained with the right measures.”  He also said “with early aggressive measures countries can stop transmission and save lives.”

defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters that the U.S. military’s labs are working hard to come up with a vaccine.  The science labs are part of the efforts and it’s specialists will work with civilian medical authorities to help develop the vaccine, according to Esper.

Also, the Pentagon will work with military families to ensure they stay safe at bases locally and abroad and he is prepared to answer questions from bases about what resources they need to protect our service members and families, ensure that our mission is safeguarded and conducted as well as support the inter-agency for whole government approach.

The U.S. has confirmed at least 74 cases of the virus so far and death totals are rising as well.

This viral outbreak that began in China and has since spread to every continent across, except Antarctica, infecting nearly 90,000 people to date.  China is seeing an overall decline in new cases and over 130 countries around the glove have not yet detected any cases of the new identified virus, know officially as COVID-19.

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to pneumonia, ranging from the mild, such as a slight cough, to the more sever, including fever and difficulty breathing.  As of today there are no vaccine for the virus. 

But doctors are advising that consistent washing of your hands is vital in reducing the spread of the virus.

This is an ongoing and developing story and will be updated periodically.

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