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Lady Gaga is picked up by a fan at a concert when his leg buckles sending them to the floor

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She’s on the edge! 

Footage of Lady Gaga being picked up by a fan who then lost his footing and fell off stage has emerged online.

The frightening fall was captured on Thursday night at her Enigma show in Las Vegas, Nevada as the superstar was performing. 

Lady Gaga was involved in a scary accident during her Las Vegas show

Lady Gaga was involved in a scary accident during her Las Vegas show

Lady Gaga was involved in a scary accident during her Las Vegas show

Gaga had her legs wrapped around a fan’s waist while he tried to dance

Gaga had her legs wrapped around a fan’s waist while he tried to dance

Gaga had her legs wrapped around a fan’s waist while he tried to dance

The 33-year-old and a fan were dancing on stage when they both fell off

The 33-year-old and a fan were dancing on stage when they both fell off

Gaga could be saying lying on the floor

Gaga could be saying lying on the floor

The 33-year-old and a fan were dancing on stage when they both fell off

The fall was captured by screaming fans who witnessed the tumble from a number of angles. 

The adoring fan at first seemed solid in his footing as he picked up 33-year-old 5ft 1in star, who is said to weight a slight 117 lb and had he sit around his waist.

Lady Gaga also appeared comfortable as she held her microphone in one hand and placed her arm around placed her other arm around the man’s neck.

Gaga's security detail rushed towards her to help her back up on her feet

Gaga's security detail rushed towards her to help her back up on her feet

Gaga’s security detail rushed towards her to help her back up on her feet

With her legs wrapped around him, it looked as though they were perfectly balanced but the eager fan suddenly lost his footing on the narrow stage and the pair toppled to the floor. 

From videos shot by fans in the crowd, it appears that Gaga hit the floor, and then the fan ended up crashing down on top of her as the shocked audience gasped and screamed. 

It was Gaga’s first performance back on stage since taking a break for the summer. the 33-year-old and a fan were dancing on stage when they both fell off. 

The man appeared to trip or stumble, not realizing how close to the edge of the stage he actually was. 

According to fans in the audience, the singer was able to continue on with the show as normal after the fall. It’s not known if she sustained any injury during the collapse.

From a different angle, the man could be seen dancing with Gaga perilously close to the edge

From a different angle, the man could be seen dancing with Gaga perilously close to the edge

From a different angle, the man could be seen dancing with Gaga perilously close to the edge

The man suddenly ended up losing his footing, causing the two of them to fall off stage

The man suddenly ended up losing his footing, causing the two of them to fall off stage

The man suddenly ended up losing his footing, causing the two of them to fall off stage

Gaga is completely out of sight after falling to the floor. Meanwhile, a security guard can be seen rushing to aide her

Gaga is completely out of sight after falling to the floor. Meanwhile, a security guard can be seen rushing to aide her

Gaga is completely out of sight after falling to the floor. Meanwhile, a security guard can be seen rushing to aide her 

According to fans in the audience, Gaga was able to continue on with the show after the fall

According to fans in the audience, Gaga was able to continue on with the show after the fall

According to fans in the audience, Gaga was able to continue on with the show after the fall

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s attempt to trademark their Sussex Royal brand is blocked

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bid to trademark the Sussex Royal brand has been blocked following a complaint from an Australian doctor.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s hopes of turning the brand into a billion-pound empire have hit a roadblock after a notice of threatened opposition was filed on Tuesday.

The opposition was submitted by Benjamin Worcester, who lives in Victoria, Australia, but it thought to have worked as an NHS doctor from 2011 to 2014.

It is not known why the Melbourne-based doctor filed the notice, but the move could see Harry and Meghan forced into a contracted legal battle.

The couple first filed the trademark in June 2019, leading to a ‘opposition period’ where anyone can notify the UK Intellectual Property Office of a complaint.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bid to trademark their Sussex Royal brand has been blocked following a complaint from an Australian doctor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bid to trademark their Sussex Royal brand has been blocked following a complaint from an Australian doctor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bid to trademark their Sussex Royal brand has been blocked following a complaint from an Australian doctor

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new flashy website, sussexroyal.com, featuring their new branding

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new flashy website, sussexroyal.com, featuring their new branding

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new flashy website, sussexroyal.com, featuring their new branding 

This period of opposition was due to end on February 20, but has now been extended to March 20 following the complaint from Dr Worcester. 

Having first issued a notice of threatened opposition, the Australian could now issue  a formal complaint detailing his objection to the use of the trademark.

This would add a significant delay to the Sussexes’s hopes to use the brand name, not to mention mounting legal costs.

According to the World Trade Review, Dr Worcester is a self-employer doctor in Melbourne who studied medicine at University College London.

The couple want to use the Sussex Royal brand on dozens of products including T-shirts, hoodies, journals and gloves in a bid to become financially independent.

They have an estimated £34million private fortune to fund their new life, but can make even more with various business ventures such as book deals, TV deals, public speaking and fashion and brand partnerships.

The opposition (shown on the UK Intellectual Property Office website) was submitted by Benjamin Worcester, who lives in Victoria, Australia

The opposition (shown on the UK Intellectual Property Office website) was submitted by Benjamin Worcester, who lives in Victoria, Australia

The opposition (shown on the UK Intellectual Property Office website) was submitted by Benjamin Worcester, who lives in Victoria, Australia

The royals submitted a number of trademark applications in June 2019 for products including T-shirts, social services and head gear

The royals submitted a number of trademark applications in June 2019 for products including T-shirts, social services and head gear

The royals submitted a number of trademark applications in June 2019 for products including T-shirts, social services and head gear

Documents published by the Intellectual Property Office disclose that among the items the royals have so far trademarked are instructional and teaching materials; printed educational materials; printed publications; educational books; textbooks; magazines and newsletters.

Also on the list are clothing; footwear; headgear; t-shirts; coats; jackets; anoraks; trousers; sweaters; jerseys; dresses; pyjamas; suits; sweat shirts; hooded tops; caps; hats; bandanas; headbands; socks; scarves and neckwear; gloves; sportswear.

The list also shows the royal pair have hopes to trademark the title on developing and coordinating volunteer projects for charitable purposes; providing volunteering opportunities and recruitment of volunteers and information, advisory and consultancy services.

Retail experts have suggested that the couple’s Sussex Royal empire could generate revenues from £400million to £1billion.

Harry and Meghan vowed to become financially independent after announcing plans to step down as senior royals earlier this month. 

Harry and Meghan’s MEGA millions: Couple could earn a fortune with TV shows, books, brand deals, and more after quitting the royal family

BOOK DEALS 

If Prince Harry and Meghan choose to write memoirs about their lives, they will likely start a bidding war between publishing houses and procure eight-figure advances.

Fans would love to read about their vastly different childhoods and how their lives became entwined when they were brought together through a mutual friend. 

Success: Michelle's memoir, Becoming, has sold more than 10 million copies

Success: Michelle's memoir, Becoming, has sold more than 10 million copies

Success: Michelle’s memoir, Becoming, has sold more than 10 million copies 

Their love story is one for the ages, and while they have shared bits and pieces about their courtship, people are still clamoring for more information about the highs and lows of their romance. 

In 2017, the Obamas scored a joint book deal at Penguin Random House worth a reported $65 million — an unprecedented amount for a presidential memoir. 

While Barack’s upcoming book has yet to be released, Michelle’s autobiography, Becoming, sold 1.4 million copies in the first week and went on to become the best-selling book in the U.S. in 2018. 

As of March 2019, it sold more than 10 million copies and was on track to become the best-selling memoir of all time.   

Prior to Barack and Michelle’s record-breaking deal, Bill Clinton was given a hefty $15 million advance for his 2004 autobiography, My Life.  

He has written four books since leaving the White House in 2001. Most recently, he published his first best-selling novel, The President is Missing, which he co-wrote with superstar author James Patterson.  

Barack and Michelle Obama (pictured in Chicago last October) scored a reported $65million advance as part of their joint book deal, and it's possible the royals can bring in even more

Barack and Michelle Obama (pictured in Chicago last October) scored a reported $65million advance as part of their joint book deal, and it's possible the royals can bring in even more

Barack and Michelle Obama (pictured in Chicago last October) scored a reported $65million advance as part of their joint book deal, and it’s possible the royals can bring in even more

His wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has written numerous books as well. She earned a reported $8 million dollar advance for her 2003 memoir, Living History, and a believed $14 million for her 2014 follow-up, Hard Choices. 

If Harry and Meghan aren’t willing to get personal, there are other options. 

Hillary and her daughter Chelsea recently co-wrote and published The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, which features portraits of female role models who inspire them. 

Now that they’re parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may want to follow in Chelsea’s footsteps and write children’s books focusing on topics they’re passionate about.   

Potential: It's possible Harry and Meghan will start their own production company like the Obamas and start producing their own documentaries and podcasts

Potential: It's possible Harry and Meghan will start their own production company like the Obamas and start producing their own documentaries and podcasts

Potential: It’s possible Harry and Meghan will start their own production company like the Obamas and start producing their own documentaries and podcasts 

In the game: Harry has already teamed up with Oprah to create a multi-part documentary series about mental health that will air on the Apple TV platform this year

In the game: Harry has already teamed up with Oprah to create a multi-part documentary series about mental health that will air on the Apple TV platform this year

In the game: Harry has already teamed up with Oprah to create a multi-part documentary series about mental health that will air on the Apple TV platform this year

TV AND STREAMING DEALS 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are both activists in their own right, so it’s not hard to imagine them getting into film and television production to raise awareness for the causes that are important to them. 

Harry has already teamed up with Oprah to create a multi-part documentary series about mental health that will air on the Apple TV platform this year.  

Millions of viewers tuned in to watch them open up about the struggles they’ve faced as a couple in their emotional 2019 documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, a testament to their built-in fan base.  

It’s possible they’ll take a cue from the Obamas and start their own production company to pitch their passion projects.  

It was announced in 2018 that Barack and Michelle had signed a multi-year deal to produce movies, series, and documentaries for Netflix through their production company, Higher Ground. 

It’s unclear how much the former president and first lady made off the deal, but those who have signed onto similar agreements are set to make millions.  

Shonda Rhimes, who created Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, signed a five-year deal with Netflix in 2017 that is estimated to be worth $150 million. 

The following year, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy reportedly scored up to $300 million when he inked his own five-year deal with the streaming giant. 

Taking the mic: The Obamas and Clintons command six-figure fees for speaking engagements, and experts believe Meghan and Harry can easily do the same

Taking the mic: The Obamas and Clintons command six-figure fees for speaking engagements, and experts believe Meghan and Harry can easily do the same

Taking the mic: The Obamas and Clintons command six-figure fees for speaking engagements, and experts believe Meghan and Harry can easily do the same 

At the podium: Meghan has a passion for using her voice to promote awareness for the causes near and dear to heart. She's pictured at the launch of her charity clothing line in September

At the podium: Meghan has a passion for using her voice to promote awareness for the causes near and dear to heart. She's pictured at the launch of her charity clothing line in September

At the podium: Meghan has a passion for using her voice to promote awareness for the causes near and dear to heart. She’s pictured at the launch of her charity clothing line in September 

PUBLIC SPEAKING  

The U.S.’s former presidents and first ladies are taking home millions of dollars from their public appearances, so why can’t royals? 

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush have all made a pretty penny from their six-figure speaking fees over the years. 

After leaving the White House, Barack started commanding a reported $400,000 per speaking engagement, while his wife, Michelle, has been said to make $200,000. 

George W. takes in $100,000 to $175,000 per appearance, Politico reported in 2015, noting that he has done at least 200 paid speeches since he left office.  

And according to CNN analysis, Bill and Hillary have earned more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until the former secretary of state launched her 2016 presidential campaign. 

Jeff Jacobson, co-founder of the Talent Bureau speaking agency, says the couple would get at least $100,000 per appearance, and Harry could get up $500,000.

He told Bloomberg: ‘I would imagine they are going to start having these conversations ASAP, if they haven’t already. I suspect they will both get on the circuit, and it will be one of Harry’s primary revenue streams.’

And it won’t just be one-off appearances that Meghan and Harry can earn money from; if, as experts predict, the two choose to follow the Obamas’ lead and sign a book deal, they could go on to rake in a fortune from a subsequent book tour – as former FLOTUS Michelle recently did. 

When Michelle launched her book tour back in 2018, the costs of tickets shocked some fans, with prices ranging from $29.95 for general admission to $3,000 for a VIP package which included a front row seat, a photo with Mrs. Obama and a signed book. 

Fashionable philanthropy: Last year, Meghan helped create a capsule collection to benefit Smart Works, a charity that provides clothes and coaching to unemployed women

Fashionable philanthropy: Last year, Meghan helped create a capsule collection to benefit Smart Works, a charity that provides clothes and coaching to unemployed women

Fashionable philanthropy: Last year, Meghan helped create a capsule collection to benefit Smart Works, a charity that provides clothes and coaching to unemployed women

Walking advertisement: Catbird, the jewelry brand behind Meghan's favorite thin, stackable gold ring revealed 20,000 people have snapped up the band since she was seen wearing it

Walking advertisement: Catbird, the jewelry brand behind Meghan's favorite thin, stackable gold ring revealed 20,000 people have snapped up the band since she was seen wearing it

Walking advertisement: Catbird, the jewelry brand behind Meghan's favorite thin, stackable gold ring revealed 20,000 people have snapped up the band since she was seen wearing it

Walking advertisement: Catbird, the jewelry brand behind Meghan's favorite thin, stackable gold ring revealed 20,000 people have snapped up the band since she was seen wearing it

Walking advertisement: Catbird, the jewelry brand behind Meghan’s favorite thin, stackable gold ring revealed 20,000 people have snapped up the band since she was seen wearing it 

FASHION AND BRAND PARTNERSHIPS 

When it comes to fashion, Meghan has the magic touch. Whatever the actress-turned-royal wears sells out almost immediately, making her any brand’s dream partner. 

The Duchess of Sussex has many friends in the fashion industry, including tennis star Serena Williams and designer Misha Nonoo, who both have their own clothing lines. 

Meghan’s close pal Jessica Mulroney also happens to be a famous stylist who has been credited with helping indie Canadian fashion brands get their start. 

Jessica can easily help her connect with brands, though the royal likely doesn’t need the help.  

Editorial: The Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue in 2019

Editorial: The Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue in 2019

Editorial: The Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue in 2019 

Last year, Meghan guest-edited British Vogue, and she is said to be close with the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful as well as American Vogue’s Anna Wintour. 

The Duchess of Sussex combined her love of fashion and philanthropy in 2019 to launch a capsule clothing line to benefit Smart Works, a charity that provides clothes and coaching to unemployed women.

The collection was created in partnership with Misha, the clothing brand Jigsaw, and the department stores Marks & Spencer and John Lewis. For each item that was purchased, one was donated to the charity. 

And if she so chooses, Meghan could also revive her lifestyle blog, The Tig, which she launched in 2014 and used to share her favorite things with her fans.  

She abruptly shut down the site in April 2017, taking down all the posts she had shared over the previous three years. Meghan and Harry’s engagement was announced in November 2017.

However, Meghan recently filed documents in the U.S. aiming to keep the rights to the blog’s name until 2021. 

A palace spokesperson made it clear that the lasting trademark is to ‘prevent false branding, but she could always have a change of heart. 

Mystery project: Philanthropy is a large part of Harry and Meghan's lives, and they revealed they will be launching a new 'new charitable entity'

Mystery project: Philanthropy is a large part of Harry and Meghan's lives, and they revealed they will be launching a new 'new charitable entity'

Mystery project: Philanthropy is a large part of Harry and Meghan’s lives, and they revealed they will be launching a new ‘new charitable entity’

Going their own way: Though they likely won't make money from their charitable endeavors, the new venture will certainly help them carve out their new identities

Going their own way: Though they likely won't make money from their charitable endeavors, the new venture will certainly help them carve out their new identities

Going their own way: Though they likely won’t make money from their charitable endeavors, the new venture will certainly help them carve out their new identities 

CHARITIES 

Philanthropy is a large part of Harry and Meghan’s lives, and in their statement announcing their decision to step down from senior royal duties, they said they will be launching a ‘new charitable entity.’ 

The couple didn’t share any additional details about the upcoming venture, but they may take inspiration from the Obamas, Bushes, and Clintons, who all have their own charitable foundations in the U.S.

Though they likely won’t make money from their charitable endeavors, the new venture will certainly help them carve out their new identities as they move away from the British monarchy. 

Last year, Harry and Meghan walked away from the Royal Foundation, their formerly joint charity with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to start their own charitable organization called Sussex Royal. 

It’s unclear what will happen with the foundation now that they are no longer going to be working as senior royals and they have yet to clarify their plans for the organization.

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Plague game shoots to top of app chart as people recreate pandemics

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Pandemic game where you fight global diseases tops apps chart in China amid coronavirus. Ndemic Creations, the strategy game, Plague Inc.
Plague has seen a wave of new players since the coronavirus outbreak (Picture: @NdemicCreations)

A mobile game which tasks players with spreading a deadly virus around the world is topping apps charts in China.

Plague Inc, released eight years ago, has become a bestselling app after the outbreak of a new coronavirus at the start of the month.

The real-life virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has so-far killed 26 people and infected more than 830 others.

Those who download Plague are asked choose which type of disease they wish to spread across the globe before the scientific community can develop a cure.

The ultimate aim of the game is to ‘bring about the end of human history’.

Pandemic game where you fight global diseases tops apps chart in China amid coronavirus. Ndemic Creations, the strategy game, Plague Inc.
The game encourages users to infect the world (Picture: @NdemicCreations)
Pandemic game where you fight global diseases tops apps chart in China amid coronavirus. Ndemic Creations, the strategy game, Plague Inc.
Players win by bringing on the ‘end of human history’ (Picture: @NdemicCreations)

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Ndemic Creations, the company behind the game, tweeted this week to say they had received a lot questions about the coronavirus.

Data compiled by analytics company SensorTower showed that the app had shot up in Chinese charts as of January 21.

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On Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site, one player wrote that the ‘ best way to eliminate fear is to face it’ by playing on the app.

There have been at least 830 cases of coronavirus confirmed in China, the country’s National Health Commission said this week.

Of the 26 who have died from the virus, most have been from Hubei, the province in which Wuhan is situated.

SIPA USA via PA Images Health care members make first aid to people as they cover their faces with sanitary masks after the first cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China has implemented a public transportation and airport lock down into different cities to slow down the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. (Photo by Miguel Candela / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
The coronavirus outbreak has killed 26 people (Picture: SIPA USA)
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/REX (10537220a) A father and his daughter cover their faces with sanitary masks after the first cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Hong Kong. Coronavirus outbreak, Hong Kong, China - 23 Jan 2020 China has implemented a public transportation and airport lock down into different cities to slow down the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
More than 830 have been infected (Picture: Rex Features)

Two people have died outside of that area – one man close to Beijing and the other in Heilongjiang, China’s northernmost province which borders Russia.

Other cases of infection have also been found in Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the US, while in the UK, 14 people have been tested for the virus and five of them received the all-clear.

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This is not the first time that a real-life disease outbreak has seen sales of Plague shoot up online, with the app seeing a surge of use during the Ebola crisis in February 2014.

At the time, the game’s developer James Vaughan said: ‘People are curious about it and want to know more about infectious diseases.

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‘Plague Inc. can play a role because it’s an intelligent look at how infectious diseases can spread.’

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China is building 1,000-bed hospital in 10 days for coronavirus patients

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The massive construction project is expected to take just 10 days (Picture: Xinhua News Agency)

The scale of the coronavirus outbreak at the city where it broke out is all too clear in these pictures of diggers and bulldozers.

They are building a huge hospital that will have enough space for 1,000 patients of the disease in the city of Wuhan.

And they are going to do it in just 10 days.

The gargantuan engineering project is being carried out on a garden site near a lake on the outskirts of the city that had previously been earmarked as a holiday complex.

Footage shows 35 diggers and 10 bulldozers excavating the area last night and is due to be completed by February 3.

The Changjiang Daily newspaper reported: ‘The construction of this project is to solve the shortage of existing medical resources.

(200124) -- WUHAN, Jan. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Aerial photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows mechanical equipment working at the contruction site of a special hospital in the Caidian District of western suburb of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. The central China metropolitan of Wuhan will follow Beijing's SARS treatment model to build a special hospital for admitting patients infected in the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. The Wuhan headquarters for the control and treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus said on Friday the upcoming hospital designed to have an area of 25,000 square meters will be put into use by Feb. 3. TO GO WITH "China Focus: Wuhan to follow Beijing's SARS treatment model in new coronavirus control" (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
Aerial photo shows mechanical equipment working at the construction site of a special hospital in the Caidian District of Wuhan (Picture: Xinhua News Agency)

‘Because it will be prefabricated buildings, it will not only be built fast but it also won’t cost much.’

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In 2003 a Beijing hospital was completed within a week after an outbreak of SARS. Within two-months it had treated one-seventh of the country’s patients, giving the Wuhan government confidence it would complete its own project within the time frame.

The Changjiang Daily said the Beijing hospital had ‘created a miracle in the history of medical science.’

The Chinese government has shut transportation in at least 10 cities around Wuhan with the wearing of masks now mandatory, affecting 33 million people as efforts to stop the spread of the disease intensify.

epa08157641 People work at the construction site of a field hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, 24 January 2020. The 1,000-bed hospital is expected to be completed by 03 February 2020 to cope with the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus. The outbreak of coronavirus has so far claimed 25 lives and infected more than 800 others, according to media reports. The virus has so far spread to the USA, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. EPA/YUAN ZHENG CHINA OUT
The 1,000-bed hospital is expected to be completed by 3 February to cope with the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus (Picture: FeatureChina)
(200124) -- WUHAN, Jan. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Aerial photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows mechanical equipment working at the contruction site of a special hospital in the Caidian District of western suburb of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. The central China metropolitan of Wuhan will follow Beijing's SARS treatment model to build a special hospital for admitting patients infected in the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. The Wuhan headquarters for the control and treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus said on Friday the upcoming hospital designed to have an area of 25,000 square meters will be put into use by Feb. 3. TO GO WITH "China Focus: Wuhan to follow Beijing's SARS treatment model in new coronavirus control" (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
Wuhan will follow Beijing’s Sars treatment model to build the special hospital (Picture: Xinhua News Agency)

Shop shelves are emptying as people stock up in anticipation of an extended period of isolation, pictures show.

On the eve of the Lunar New Year, one of China’s most important holidays, many public events are being cancelled and major tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and Disneyland shut.

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to cold and flu but can worsen to pneumonia.

The majority of cases have been in and around Wuhan, but there have been reports in South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, the United States, Thailand and Vietnam, thought due to people who had recently traveled to the Chinese city.

In the UK 14 people have been tested as a precaution and airports are screening passengers travelling from the virus’ source.

epa08157640 People work at the construction site of a field hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, 24 January 2020. The 1,000-bed hospital is expected to be completed by 03 February 2020 to cope with the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus. The outbreak of coronavirus has so far claimed 25 lives and infected more than 800 others, according to media reports. The virus has so far spread to the USA, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. EPA/YUAN ZHENG CHINA OUT
The outbreak has so far claimed 25 lives and infected more than 800 others, according to media reports (Picture: FeatureChina)
(200124) -- WUHAN, Jan. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows mechanical equipment working at the contruction site of a special hospital in the Caidian District of western suburb of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. The central China metropolitan of Wuhan will follow Beijing's SARS treatment model to build a special hospital for admitting patients infected in the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus. The Wuhan headquarters for the control and treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus said on Friday the upcoming hospital designed to have an area of 25,000 square meters will be put into use by Feb. 3. TO GO WITH "China Focus: Wuhan to follow Beijing's SARS treatment model in new coronavirus control" (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
The upcoming hospital will cover 25,000 square meters (Picture: Xinhua News Agency)

The Wuhan outbreak is suspected to have begun from animals sold at a food market in the city with one report saying it made the jump to humans from snakes leading to some dubbing it ‘snake flu’.

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The market is closed for investigation.

The World Health Organisation has not declared the outbreak a global emergency.

The coronavirus is related to the common cold as well as more serious illnesses, such as Sars.

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