Coronavirus Update this information is current as of 0922hrs, 24 Jan 2020. The virus has killed 26 peoples, infected more than 800 people, suspended public transport in 10 cities, closed parts of the Great Wall, closed the Forbidden City, and is shutting temples over the Lunar New Year. The Chinese Lunar New Year starts today. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an emergency in China, but did not declare an international emergency. Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States have one confirmed case each. Britain is investigating cases.