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COVID-19 ("2019 novel coronavirus disease") is a real-world virus that has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is impossible for COVID-19 to spread onto the MRT. For more information on how to keep yourself and your community safe in the real world, please see resources from the World Health Organization or information from your local public health officials.
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The MRT coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing deadly virus outbreak on the New World in 2020. The virus in question is a special strain of the novel coronavirus (CoViD-19), called CoViD-20 or CoViD-MRT, that started in Hendon, where the first case was reported. The disease quickly spread over the MRT, and managed to get out due to the lack of authorities noticing the amount of risk and danger, before airlines and shipping lines stopped services. There have been a small number of fatalities.

The virus spreads between people via droplets from coughing, similar to the flu. The time between infection and symptom onset is roughly 5 days. Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome, or SARS. There is currently no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment, but research is ongoing. Efforts are aimed at managing symptoms and supportive therapy. Recommended preventive measures include handwashing, maintaining distance from other people (particularly those who are sick), and monitoring and self-isolation for fourteen days for people who suspect they are infected.

Public health responses over the world include travel restrictions, lockdowns, and flight cancellations. Security has been ramped up in recent times, and buildings and companies have asked employees to take unpaid leave.

Epidemiology

As of 12 March 2020, more than 2,825 cases have been confirmed serverwide, however, the outbreak has only happened on the New World. However, this number may not be as accurate as governments argue over confirmation of the virus in their towns.

The first cases were from the Hendon Mall, where, after visiting, several people reported pneumonia-like symptoms. The virus is thought to be a special strain of the real-world SARS coronavirus (CoViD-19) that somehow got into Minecraft through one device, after research by a New Genisys scientist group found similarities in CoViD-19 and the much blockier CoViD-20. It is thought to have come from shops in the mall, such as Pick 'n' Pay, that sell fresh meat.

As cases grew by almost 50 a day, Hendon Hospital reportedly 'could not handle the massive demand'. Hendon has the most cases, having 1,263 cases as of 12 March 2020. The Creeperville-Hendon region is one of the worst affected regions, and Creeperville has 826 cases alone (11 March 2020). The second most affected region is Winterside, with 371 cases, New Bakersville, with 9 affected, and Airchester and Sansvikk, with 5 affected each.

Latest news (Latest news on top)

April 2nd, 2020: There is a coronavirus case on the old world due to its ability to linger for a duration before showing symptoms. We don't know where exactly it is but we know it's in the old world.

March 15th, 2020: Resident who tested positive for the COVID-MRT is reported with very severe case that could possibly defy trends and result in a fatality of someone younger than 60 years of age. New Genisys scientists have concluded that this disease has mutated and increased danger to more. There is still no information on how this person got the disease.

March 15th, 2020: YEET island resident in New Genisys tests positive for COVID-MRT. This person is a 42 year old women who was escorted immediately to quarantine after testing. We don’t know how this person contracted the virus due to not having travelled to other towns after the outbreak began. However, this is the only case and everyone else has tested negative. The situation is under control and we will update when doctors get results. There is no need for panic.

Deaths

There have been 9 deaths so far, most in Hendon. All deaths happened in people aged 50 and up. The first death was a 50-year-old man in Hendon, named Chu Xan Shi. The average time between symptoms and death is roughly a week.

Prevention

Main page: Prevention of coronavirus

Domestic responses

Hendon

The first case in Hendon was a 62-year-old man named Li Junang on March 3, 2020, who reported 'sudden ill health' after travelling to the Hendon Mall. Several more people reported having the same symptoms, and it was found that the fresh meat sold at the market had made people start randomly getting severe symptoms of flu. The outbreak was reported on March 5, but was quickly shut down by the government, who reported 'all is fine and well, and we have no cases'. Despite this, people were put into quarantine, and schools and shops were closed.

As more people started getting sick, the government advised residents to wear masks, and security screening was put in place at some train stations. Rail companies, such as FrostyRail and RailLinQ cancelled services from Hendon, and travel was restricted. Cases kept rising, and eventually Hendon Hospital could not handle the daily influx of cases. Some people were bussed to St Anna hospital, where it is overfilling. Calls have been made for a new hospital to be built to handle the thousand infected people.

Creeperville and Winterside closed their borders with Hendon on March 9, and no-one is now allowed in or out of Hendon. As of March 12, 2020, Hendon has 1,263 cases of CoViD-20, with 8 dead.

Government censorship

As the government censors the media over the coronavirus outbreak, they deny there being any cases at all, in order to protect travel. However, leaked media and information report that 'the city, once bustling, is now empty, and we can only go outside once every two days to get food'. People's movements are allegedly tracked, and there is no freedom of speech or the press. It has been described by many as 'a prison that we can never leave'.

Creeperville

Creeperville's first case came on March 5, 2020, when several people who work in Hendon, but reside in Creeperville, did not turn up for work, due to an unknown sickness. As the number of people infected rose, Creeperville advised those well to wear masks. FrostyRail cancelled services from Creeperville on March 7, and airlines, excluding FlyCreeper and Waypoint, cancelled flights to Creeperville's Haneda Airport.

Ministers conducted searches through the 6 wards of the city, and concluded there being no cases in the city at all. Similar to Hendon, the Sultan of Creeperville reported that 'with the spread of false information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in the City of Creeperville, the Ministry would like to clarify that according to their statistics, there have been no suspected or confirmed cases within the city of the disease'. Leaked media has said that the conditions are not much better than Hendon: the streets are now empty, not because of government implemented quarantine, but because no-one wants to go outside.

Creeperville closed its borders with Hendon on March 9. Because there are no medical facilities in Creeperville, infected are sent to St Anna Hospital. As of March 12, 2020, Creeperville has 831 cases of CoViD-20, with 1 dead.

Kalorean Union

The government of the Union, of which Winterside is a part of, has released a statement, denying any coronapatients. In a later comment on the news, they said patients of Corona just aren't there in Winterside, despute foreign claims. Instead, the government has stated that a flu epidemic is going through the town, and that life can just go on as normal. It has to be noted that Winterside is a very laid back town an sich, and the people are very much focussed on the town itself and thus rarely travel outside, including the youth.

On the health situation in Winterside

The current amount of people with flu isn't kept centrally, so this isn't known by the government.

New Bakersville

Unlike Creeperville, Hendon and Winterside, New Bakersville has been open on the number of coronavirus cases in the city. On March 9, 2020, New Bakersville local news stations reported 9 cases of coronavirus in the city, and that one resident that has been tested has gone missing. There have been reports of canisters containing CoViD-20 mixed with water vapour. The city was placed on lockdown, and SWC flights were cancelled indefinitely. As of March 12, 2020, New Bakersville has 9 cases of CoViD-20.

Sansvikk

The first case of coronavirus in Sansvikk was confirmed on March 10, 2020, when a 39-year-old man travelling from Hendon reportedly became sick with flu. The city responded immediately, and warned all residents about a possible coronavirus outbreak. Four more cases were reported the next day, and train services from Sansvikk were cancelled. The city has advised residents to protect themselves, and declared a ban on travel for those in contact with an infected person, as well as the 'Creeperville Sultanate and New Bakersville'. Mayor SansNotLuigi reported that he and government officials made sure their top priority was getting everyone safe and creating a vaccine to the coronavirus. Infected were hospitalized at the Sansvikk Provincial Hospital. The next day, Mayor SansNotLuigi reported that two people with the virus had healed, and were released after being found to no longer show signs of COVID-19. Tests on these people came back negative, and it is questioned if their original positive test had been a mistake.

As of 12 March 2020, Sansvikk has 2 cases of Coronavirus, which are currently being treated with the SPH's vaccine. Sansvikk, however, is still enforcing coronavirus safety protocols and plans to continue to do so until the government is "confident that the situation is solved".

Airchester

While not much information has come from the first Premier town with a case, all that is known is that there are 5 current cases of CoViD-20 in Airchester, though there could possibly be more. As a result, screening measures at both airports in Airchester has ramped up incredibly, and many Waypoint flights have been cancelled as a result. Waypoint shares fell 8% on March 12, the same day that the first case was confirmed.

City-State of Kitania

Kitanian President KittyCat11231 has ordered the Kitania Intelligence Agency's biowarfare personnel to infect every resident of the City-State of Kitania in order to immunize the Kitanian population through natural selection.

Mallison

3 cases have been reported in Mallison. All 3 patients have been sent to external hospitals and people in close contact have been instructed to isolate. All persons entering by road and rail are to be checked by health officials, this includes by the A5, B54 and the MRT line. Further restrictions may be enforced with short notice.

Danielston

State of the virus in Danielston

There are currently thirteen active cases of CoViD-20 in Danielston. One of these cases is in critical condition. There have been two deaths. Community transmission is not believed to be a factor.

All currently active cases involve patients 40 years of age or over, and they are being treated in isolation at Theme - EUMC in a repurposed ward.

Emergency ordinances

To promote social distancing and accountability among all Danielston residents, Mayor M. J. Pueff and the City Council have passed several emergency ordinances. They will expire on April 15 unless a supermajority of the City Council and Danielston Public Health combined vote to extend them.

  • Self-isolation laws
    • Danielston residents returning from any other country are required to quarantine in their permanent residence for 14 days. All those living with an individual who has recently returned from any other country must also quarantine in their permanent residence for 14 days.
    • Breaking quarantine and/or failing to disclose a positive CoViD-20 test are now punishable by a minimum of 3 months imprisonment.
    • Knowingly spreading CoViD-20 to a vulnerable group (seniors, immunocompromised persons) is a felony punishable by not more than 21 years imprisonment.
    • The Danielston government is cooperating with MRT federal law enforcement to track cell phone data of patients that test positive for CoVID-20. This is a temporary measure that will allow us to better identify who may be at risk for developing the disease, as well as enforcing quarantine for those that test positive. Only location data will be identifiable.
  • Border control
    • Security checkpoints at UCWTIA, as well as land checkpoints along the A5-W and B50 corridors, will be operational as you leave Danielston.
      • You and all other adult passengers in your vehicle will be required to show ID, under penalty of obstruction. Your ID will be compared to a list of known CoVID-20 positive Danielston residents.
        • If you are found to be on this list, you will not be allowed to leave Danielston until you have tested negative.
        • Those with drivers' licences not issued by the region of New Montague or Union County will be allowed to pass through the outbound checkpoints.
      • ALL other routes leading out of Danielston are closed and guarded by armed Danielston Police officers.
    • Passport control at UCWTIA, as well as land checkpoints along the A5-W and B50 corridors, will be operational as you enter Danielston.
      • You and all other adult passengers in the vehicle are required to show ID, under penalty of obstruction. These IDs will be compared to a list of known CoVID-20 positive MRT nationals.
        • If you are found to be on this list and are not a Danielston resident, you will not be allowed to enter Danielston and must turn back.
        • If you are found to be on this list and are a Danielston resident, you will be allowed to enter Danielston but must promptly report to quarantine in your permanent residence, under legal penalty.
      • Everyone in your vehicle will be subject to a temperature check.
      • If you or any passengers you are carrying are found to have a fever, your vehicle will be pulled aside and all occupants will be tested for CoVID-20 by cheek swab.
        • The checkpoints are required to use instant tests to ensure travelers are not unduly delayed.
      • If you or anyone in your vehicle is found to be positive for CoVID-20 AND Danielston is your final destination, you must keep all windows and doors CLOSED unless you are going to quarantine or are presenting at a medical facility for treatment.
      • If you or anyone in your vehicle is found to be positive for CoVID-20 and Danielston is NOT your final destination, you must keep all windows and doors CLOSED. You must leave Danielston within twenty minutes from an outbound checkpoint. There are no exceptions.
      • ALL other routes leading into Danielston are closed and guarded by armed Danielston Police officers.
      • Provisions in this ordinance will be enforced by license plate cameras and heightened police presence. Those found to be in Danielston illegally under this ordinance, if they are over eighteen, will be subject to a mandatory quarantine. If they have tested positive, they will be subject to medical treatment and a minimum of three months' imprisonment. If the violator is a minor, they will be subject to medical treatment and both parents/legal guardians will be held criminally liable.
  • Commerce and labor
    • Permits for any gathering where more than 10 people are expected to attend are CANCELLED. No new permit applications for such events will be approved until further notice.
    • All restaurants, bars, and nightclubs must operate using only to-go, drive-thru, and/or delivery service until further notice. In addition, mandatory weekly testing for all foodservice workers is in effect. "Gig worker" delivery services operating in Danielston are to close until further notice, as they cannot centrally verify that their members will test negative.
    • All hair salons and beauty parlors in the city are to remain closed until April 1.
    • All grocers and big-box merchandisers in the city are encouraged, but not required, to keep the first hour of business every day exclusively for senior citizens and immunocompromised customers.
    • Mandatory testing for all medical staff that deal with patients is in effect. This testing will take place every three days.

The City Council is currently considering how to provide financial relief to affected industries and workers. This may include direct-to-resident stimulus if the MRT government does not provide a similar package of its own.

Danielston Public Health has granted emergency approval for the following drugs: hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir. Hospitals and pharmacies will be subsidized for the express purpose of stockpiling them, and all physicians are encouraged to begin treating patients that are not contraindicated using the appropriate drug. Hydroxychloroquine may also be prescribed for prophylactic (preventative) use in those who were directly exposed to the virus.

Actions by private organizations and companies headquartered in Danielston

Esterhaus University has moved classes and staff online, cancelled most other events, and restricted access into EUMC facilities and dormitories until at least April 1. Popular but more isolated campus buildings, such as the Terry-Dewane Center, do not have restricted access, but nonetheless have mandatory temperature checks and disinfection chambers at their entrances. Venues such as the Brath Concert Hall and Junge Center (except for the BearLodge Hotel) have been closed until further notice. Read the full announcement here

Theme Health has restricted access into the EUMC complex (Hospital Building, Clinic Building, and Kinney Hall) to a by appointment-only basis. Mandatory temperature checks will be implemented and those with a fever will be referred for immediate testing. Those without a fever will nonetheless be required to use a 15-second rapid-dry disinfection chamber before entering the complex. A makeshift isolation ward has been created for the express purpose of treating CoVID-20 patients. Armed Danielston Police officers have secured a perimeter around the area, and no visitors are allowed beyond where they are posted.

Theme Insuricorp will not charge copayments for the cost of all testing and treatment claims pertinent to CoVID-20.

In conjunction with the MRTBL, the Danielston Lightkeepers have cancelled their preseason games and postponed their regular-season games to mid-April.

The Danieltown Sea Lantern Co. will supply ultraviolet sea lanterns to medical facilities at no charge.

Goblin Market has announced the first two hours of its shopping day will be exclusively for senior citizens and immunocompromised patients. Hours will also be limited, depending on each location, to ensure adequate stocking and cleaning.

Olympus Inn, BearLodge, and the Titsensaki Star Hotels have implemented daily sanitizations of rooms and will provide disinfecting supplies upon request.

Waffle House has restricted its operations to contact-free takeout only at all locations. The surcharge for online orders has also been waived.

International response

XenRail canisters

On March 11, New Bakersville reported that canisters releasing an unknown agent have been found in all XenRail and at least 16 Fred Rail stations on the New World. The story was later updated, stating that the canisters discovered in warp rail stations have been found to be releasing COVID-19 mixed into water vapor, and that 2 new canisters had been discovered in Tranquil Forest Central. It is still unknown who placed the canisters and why.

Michigana

On March 10, 2020, Michigana released a statement confirming CoViD-20, and warning passengers.

Region of Lumeva

The Region of Lumeva released a statement on March 11, 2020, that urged citizens to stay safe and to be precarious due to the CoViD-20 outbreak. They also issued a statement banning travel to Creeperville, New Bakersville and Sansvikk, but allowing travel to Monte Isola. FlyCreeper flights were cancelled, and all passengers travelling from the area are subject to a 14-day quarantine. There are also coronavirus scanners at Peacopolis Airfield.

Foresne

The Mayor of Foresne, i____7d, did not care much about the virus. He also suggested milk as a way to help stop the spread of the virus because it clears off all effects.

Formosa

The FAF stated that anyone arriving at an RoF port of entry and testing positive for coronavirus would be shot on sight, thoroughly sanitized, and sent back to the point of origin.

Ophelia Confederation

Main article: Global Affairs Ophelia § Travel Advice and Risk level per Settlement

Global Affairs Ophelia and Health, Labor and Wealth Ophelia advised that travel to Hendon, New Bakersville, Zerez, Winterside, Sansvikk, Creeperville and New Genisys was to be avoided, and that a high degree of caution must be exercised travelling to St. Anna, Central City, Monte Isola and Foresne. Land, Infrastructure and Transit Ophelia banned travel on any ships or aircraft. The outbreak forced the suspension of the Ophelian Creeperville Embassy.

March 18th Update:

All Ophelian was Avoid non-essential travel outside of Ophelia confederation until further notice due to limit the spread of COVID-19, many countries have put in place travel or border restrictions and other measures such as movement restrictions and quarantines. Airlines have cancelled flights. also We shutdown border all Ophelian Cities due COVID-19 Pandemic. Thankfully, no case in Ophelian currently.

currently, only allowed entry/exit to OC Immigrants list is... (don't forget medical certificate)

  • Ophelian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident visa holder
  • Diplomats
  • Transport Staff (Such Airplane/Ferry Crew, Truck Driver)
  • Emergency Travel Permission holder from Health, Labor and Wealth Ophelia (but, not allowed all case. Only allowed such family of Permanent Resident/Citizen, Medical staffs)

Monte Isola

Monte Isola mayor and Epsilon Republic president Vulpicula stated that there were zero cases of CoViD-20 in Monte Isola, but that the government would be converting the Monte Isola convention hall into an impromptu treatment location for testing and quarantine of any future suspected cases. Toilet paper rations would be handed out, and anyone suspected with the disease would be thrown into the canal. All Monte Isola Harbour Air flights are now selling tickets at a discounted rate.

New Genisys

New Genisys decided to cancel all transport, and shut down the city. Though they suspect that they will be okay due to the city's remoteness, they are still taking precautions. Due to a CoViD-20 outbreak on the MRT, New Genisys ordered an immediate shutdown of all transport to other cities. The train station closed and flights were cancelled. Any flights that were cancelled will be giving all refunds and any tourists to New Genisys unable to leave will be accommodated through shelters set up in the near future. Civilians will be checked every week by doctors for testing. This is preparation for any unexpected outbreak in the city. Military presence and doctors have increased. As of right now everything is going to plan. Shelters are yet to be set up for those who have no residence.

March 15th, 2020: Resident who tested positive for the COVID-MRT is reported with very severe case that could possibly defy trends and result in a fatality of someone younger than 60 years of age. New Genisys scientists have concluded that this disease has mutated and increased danger to more. There is still no information on how this person got the disease. However no one else in NG has the disease.

March 15th, 2020: YEET island resident in New Genisys tests positive for COVID-MRT. This person is a 42 year old women who was escorted immediately to quarantine after testing. We don’t know how this person contracted the virus due to not having travelled to other towns after the outbreak began. However, this is the only case and everyone else has tested negative. The situation is under control and we will update when doctors get results. There is no need for panic.

Lapis Bay

The ban on Hendon and surrounding regions has been reintroduced due to their significant amount of cases. Visitors from Hendon and Creeperville region would not be permitted for entry. Lapis Bay citizens and visitors from cities with suspected or confirmed cases would be required to attend the 14 day mandatory quarantine.

All other visitors entering Lapis Bay would be required to check and record their temperature daily. Failure to do so allegedly results in a massive $2500 fine.

Lapis Bay citizens are recommended to avoid travelling unless necessary.

Utopia

Utopia closed down its borders and declared a state of emergency. For protection of its citizens, no transportation will be allowed into or out of the city. Guests and Citizens would be allowed to leave in a 24-hour grace period.

Shenghua

The Shenghua Health Department issued an order of self quarantine of two weeks to people who have traveled to the infected regions. A passenger who was visiting Shenghua had a confirmed coronavirus case, however he was successfully quarantined at the Shenghua International Ferry Terminal. There are no other confirmed cases.Foresne has started exporting milk to Foresne and Kazeshima to cure the virus.

Wenyanga and Stone Bay

Following suspected cases in Shenghua, Airplaneguy9 ordered the complete shutdown of both Wenyanga and Stone Bay, and gave a 24-hour period for residents/travellers to return home. Afterwards, nobody is allowed in or out of both cities.

East Spruce

The City of East Spruce has no known cases currently. Due to its remoteness, the government has set up border checkpoints which require that people be quarantined for 30 days who have traveled to any open-border countries. It is not recommended to leave the city, especially if going to any places with an infection. Public Transport is running regularly, but with hand washing stations and obsessive cleaning of equipment.

Ezzo City/West Auria/Sandy Island

The mayor of these cities, _ezzo, has published this statement:

ANY TERRITORY WITH _EZZO AS THE MAYOR WILL IMPOSE THE FOLLOWING RULES DUE TO COVID20: - swab test and temperature check for all people

- Medical certificates from other cities/countries must be cerified by the( United States Secretary of State, British FM, Xi Jingping, Boris Johnson, Frumple and chiefbozx) OR by UNSC members representatives and presidents

- Waffle House will stay open - Any non-resident determined at risk due to previous travel to outbreak>1000 must show: - Passport copy - 3 pictures - Medical certificates wtih the aforementioned accreditaiton or test at Ezzo City embassies for the fee of 3000$ - Stool test - Previous travel proof - 20$ as visa fee