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Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE: Death Toll in China Reaches 1,110; 39 New Cases on Japan Cruise Ship – News18,

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE: Death Toll in China Reaches 1,110; 39 New Cases on Japan Cruise Ship – News18,




. Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The number of fatalities from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1, nationwide today after hard-hit Hubei province reported 200 new deaths. On board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast, which has been in quarantine since February 3, 50 more people tested positive, bringing the total to 638. The Diamond Princess has been in quarantine since arriving off the Japanese coast after the virus was detected in a former passenger who got off the ship last month in Hong Kong. When the boat arrived off Japan, authorities initially tested nearly (people of the 3, 1000 aboard for the virus, gradually evacuating dozens who were infected to local medical facilities. Read More


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An Indian national has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total number of confirmed infection cases to eight, the country’s health ministry has said. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) had informed on Monday that the Indian national was infected after he interacted with a recently diagnosed person.





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Besides a massive health scare across the country, residents of the market are also suspicious about the effects of the virus. Domestic stocks followed global equities, which rallied despite concerns over the coronavirus’ impact on the world economy. Global investors were awaiting cues from China as the world’s second-largest economy re-opened for business after a forced extension to the Lunar New Year holiday because of the coronavirus outbreak, analysts said.



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Coronavirus infections in China may be over by April, its senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, but the death toll passed 1, 07 and the World Health Organization warned of a “very grave” global threat. Read full story

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Mongolia set to suspend the delivery of coal to China until March 2, the state-run Montsame News Agency reported. The decision was made after China reported two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus close to its border crossings with Mongolia. A total of 42 Mongolian citizens were evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in early February, but there are no positive cases for the virus in the country.



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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has become the latest company to withdraw from this year Mobile World Congress (MWC

in Barcelona . This year’s edition of the annual tech show is set to start later this month. Vivo’s decision comes as the death toll from the Coronavirus has crossed globally.                         


Feb , () 9: am (IST)

Nepal government is preparing to bring back Nepalese nationals currently residing in Wuhan city of China through a chartered flight of Nepal Airlines in a few days. Five Nepalese nationals were admitted to a government hospital in Kathmandu for the suspected virus infection after they returned from China last fortnight.




Feb , 9: (IST)

Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon will distribute surgical masks to runners and volunteers if they request them over concerns about the coronavirus. Read full story



Feb , 9: am (IST)

Two Japanese citizens evacuated from the epicentre of a novel coronavirus outbreak have been diagnosed with the infection after initially testing negative. One of the two, a man in his s who returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan on the first Japanese evacuation flight on January , previously twice tested negative for the virus. However, a third test days later found the man – who has been isolated in his hotel room since his return – was infected.




Feb 24, 9: am (IST)

The Indian smartphone industry, which relies heavily on China for components and sub-assemblies, has started feeling the impact of supply disruptions in certain product categories due to the coronavirus outbreak. The industry is keeping a close watch to see if shuttered factories in China reopen in the coming days and supplies resume sometime this week.





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The The Mizoram Government Health Department on Tuesday confirmed that no case of novel coronavirus has been detected in the state. This comes after a person returning from Goa, who was admitted to hospital due a certain illness, was suspected to be infected with coronavirus. Health department principal director Dr. F Lallianhlira told PTI that wrong information was circulated in social media.



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A woman from Satara district of Maharashtra stranded in Wuhan in China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak there has appealed to the center through social media to airlift her and several compatriots facing a similar situation. Ashini Avinash Patil, in a video being circulated, claimed she was stuck in Wuhan, one of the worst-hit cities in China, along with – other Indians.



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Three patients are under observation in hospitals in Maharashtra for the novel coronavirus and nearly , passengers have been screened at the airport here since January for possible exposure to the infection, state health officials said on Tuesday. However, no confirmed case of the viral infection, which originated in China, has been found in the state so far.



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Meanwhile, Thailand has also barred passengers from Holland America’s cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, the latest country to turn it away amid fears of the coronavirus despite no confirmed infections on board.



Feb , () 8: 10 am (IST)

An additional 45 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday, bringing the total to . “Out of (new test results, people were found positive, “he told reporters, adding that a quarantine official had also been infected with the virus.




Feb , 7): am (IST)

The Health authorities in Thailand have barred cruise ship Diamond Princess from docking and that has already been turned away by the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan out of concern over a new virus. The chief of the Department of Disease Control, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai said the ministry will further consider how to deal with the ship’s situation.




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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said “Covid – 31 “would be the new official name for the deadly coronavirus that was first identified in China on December . “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid – , “WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, explaining that” co “stood for” corona “,” vi “for” virus “and” d “for” disease “.




Feb 24, 7: am (IST)

The death toll for the coronavirus passed on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping called for more “decisive” measures to tackle the outbreak. In a rare move, he visited a frontline hospital after being largely out of the public eye since the virus outbreak spiraled across the country infecting more than , people. He appointed Premier Li Keqiang to lead a group tackling the outbreak and it was Li who visited ground zero in Wuhan last month.



An ambulance from Japanese Self-Defense Force leaves the pier where the cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored, as dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus on board, in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 19, 20200212074554. (Reuters / Issei Kato)

In China, Hubei’s health commission confirmed another 1, 800 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in December. There are now more than , 711 confirmed cases across China, based on previously released figures from the government.

The new virus is believed to have emerged last year in a market that sells wild animals in Hubei’s capital Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak. The virus was officially named “COVID – 31 “at a conference in Geneva held by the World Health Organization, where the body’s chief said countries had a chance of stopping its global spread. WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on yesterdaythat although 320 percent of cases are in China, where it remains ” very much an emergency, “it also” holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world. ” He urged countries to share data in order to further research the disease.                 




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