It should be highlighted that the map was last time updated on February 5, 2020, at 9:43 a.m.

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As the live map presents, the last update confirms

  • 24,562 confirmed cases infected by the virus;
  • 943 total deaths, with 479 deaths in Hubei Mainland China;
  • 910 total recoveries, with 520 recovered in Hubei Mainland China.

In addition, the confirmed cases have been reported in:

  • 24,349 Mainland China
  • 25 Thailand
  • 24 Singapore
  • 22 Japan
  • 18 Hong Kong
  • 16 South Korea
  • 13 Australia
  • 12 Germany
  • 11 US
  • 11 Taiwan
  • 10 Macau
  • 10 Malaysia
  • 8 Vietnam
  • 6 France
  • 5 United Arab Emirates
  • 4 Canada
  • 3 India
  • 2 Italy
  • 2 Russia
  • 2 Philippines
  • 2 UK
  • 1 Nepal
  • 1 Cambodia
  • 1 Belgium
  • 1 Spain
  • 1 Finland
  • 1 Sweden
  • 1 Sri Lanka

Overall, the novel Coronavirus was firstly reported in Wuhan, a city in China. From the day the virus was reported it began spreading rapidly causing a mayhem on a global scale and seriously affecting the shipping industry by disrupting operations and by port closures.

Given that maritime sector requires seafarers travelling, many major shipping players have issued guidance and recommendation for the seafarers' utmost protection, while WHO issued tips on how to be protected.