Depth: 35 km
Distances: 3639 km NE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,337,000 / local time: 07:33:39.9 2020-01-27
4376 km NE of Pyongyang, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of / pop: 3,222,000 / local time: 07:33:39.9 2020-01-27
4388 km NE of Seoul, Korea, Republic of / pop: 10,350,000 / local time: 07:33:39.9 2020-01-27
French citizens in coronavirus-hit Wuhan ‘to be evacuated by airplane’ #coronavirus #evacuate #emergency #french #france #wuhan #china
French citizens will be evacuated from the Wuhan area in China that is the centre of a coronavirusoutbreak, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Sunday.
“French citizens will be repatriated by airplane directly to France, with the agreement of the Chinese authorities. This will take place midweek,” Buzyn told reporters.
Several other countries are planning for evacuations from Wuhan, which is under lockdown by the Chinese government in an attempt to halt the spread of the pneumonia-like virus that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000 people.
The U.S. Consulate in Wuhan announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight on Tuesday.
French hospitals are treating three confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and more are likely, officials said. The confirmed cases are all Chinese citizens who recently returned from travels there.
French automaker PSA said Saturday it was evacuating its expatriate employees and their families from Wuhan and quarantining them in another city. It did not elaborate.
Medical teams at Paris airport
French medical teams on Sunday began meeting passengers arriving on flights from China at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and other airports, a new effort to catch possible cases early on.
France has decided not to take the temperatures of arriving passengers because it “provides a false sense of safety,” the health minister said. She said in each of France’s three confirmed cases, they arrived without a fever.
Buzyn said there was no reason for France’s general public to go outside with masks.
She also said a decision to cancel a Chinese New Year’s fete in Paris, which has a large Chinese population, was not based on a medical decision. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the city’s Chinese residents were simply not in the mood for a party, given the spread of the virus.
The Chinese community in Rome said there won’t be any public celebrations of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 2 either for the same reason.
Courtesy of france24.com
Update: Kobe Bryant: NBA legend and teenage daughter killed in helicopter crash #KobeBryant #nba #HelicopterCrash
Kobe Bryant only ever played for the Los Angeles Lakers
NBA legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash along with his teenage daughter – according to US media reports.
The 41-year-old died after the aircraft came down in California on Sunday morning, the City of Calabasas said in a tweet.
It posted: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
“The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating”.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff tweeted to say that five people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas and that there were no survivors.
Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also on the helicopter, according to US reports.
A teammate from the teenager’s basketball team, a parent of the teammate, and the pilot were also killed, NBC News said.
The sheriff’s department also posted pictures of the scene as smoke could be seen emerging from the brush in a ravine.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what happened.
Bryant, who was born in Philadelphia in 1978, was drafted at number 13 by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996, but was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 18-time NBA All-Star won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Lakers.
They retired both of his shirt numbers – eight and 24 – in a ceremony in December 2017.
Then-franchise president Magic Johnson said: “We’re here to celebrate the greatest who has ever worn the purple and gold.”
He retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history and held that spot until Saturday night, when the Lakers’ LeBron James passed him for third place during a game in Philadelphia, Bryant’s hometown.
In his last tweet, Bryant said: “Continuing to move the game forward (at) KingJames. Much respect my brother”.
Courtesy of Sky News
Depth: 3 km
Distances: 209 km E of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 20:46:13.0 2020-01-26
159 km S of Akureyri, Iceland / pop: 16,600 / local time: 20:46:13.0 2020-01-26
116 km W of Höfn, Iceland / pop: 1,700 / local time: 20:46:13.0 2020-01-26
Depth: 5 km
Distances: 38 km E of Vaduz, Liechtenstein / pop: 5,200 / local time: 16:21:41.1 2020-01-26
19 km W of Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria / pop: 2,900 / local time: 16:21:41.1 2020-01-26
Depth: 1 km
Distances:226 km E of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 14:25:46.0 2020-01-26
122 km S of Akureyri, Iceland / pop: 16,600 / local time: 14:25:46.0 2020-01-26
112 km NW of Höfn, Iceland / pop: 1,700 / local time: 14:25:46.0 2020-01-26
Depth: 15 km
Distances: 3647 km NE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,337,000 / local time: 18:12:05.7 2020-01-26
4386 km NE of Pyongyang, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of / pop: 3,222,000 / local time: 18:12:05.7 2020-01-26
4398 km NE of Seoul, Korea, Republic of / pop: 10,350,000 / local time: 18:12:05.7 2020-01-26