Breaking News From China :
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:51:20 IST
With 71 new coronavirus deaths, total number of casualties touches 2,663 in China
Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO
Amid China virus fears, even a haircut is a major operation
Even getting a haircut has become a challenge in China now that most barbershops are temporarily shut to avoid public gatherings amid the virus outbreak. Customers must maintain a distance of no less than 1.5 meters (5 feet) between chairs that is, if they manage to make an appointment.
Coronavirus may be ‘Disease X’ health experts warned about
From recent reports about the stealthy ways the so-called Covid-19 virus spreads and maims, a picture is emerging of an enigmatic pathogen whose effects are mainly mild, but which occasionally -- and unpredictably -- turns deadly in the second week. In less than three months, it’s infected almost 78,000 people, mostly in China, and killed more than 2,300. Emerging hot spots in South Korea, Iran and Italy have stoked further alarm.
Virus-hit China postpones parliament for first time in decades
China decided on Monday to postpone its annual parliament session, which was due to start on March 5, for the first time since the Cultural Revolution, as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.
China 'comprehensively' bans illegal wildlife trade
The country's top legislative committee met on Monday and approved a proposal "on comprehensively prohibiting the illegal wildlife trade, abolishing the bad habit of overconsumption of wildlife, and effectively protecting the lives and health of the people," state television reported.
Virus epicentre Wuhan revokes announcement easing lockdown
'No one cares': Locked-in Wuhan residents adapt to find food
Wuhan people have faced a number of tightening controls over daily life as the death toll from the virus swelled to over 2,500 in China alone. Since then, its people have faced a number of tightening controls over daily life as the death toll from the virus swelled to over 2,500 in China alone.
WHO team visits hospitals in China's coronavirus-hit Wuhan: Death toll reaches 2,592
China's virus epicentre Wuhan city allows people to exit for crucial operations
Xi calls coronavirus China's biggest health emergency; toll climbs to 2,442
The coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is communist China's "largest public health emergency" since its founding, said President Xi Jinping on Sunday. "It has the fastest transmission, widest range of infection and has been the most difficult to prevent and control," Xi said at a meeting on curbing the epidemic.
Moscow targets Chinese with raids amid virus fears
WHO team visits Wuhan city as China's coronovirus death toll jumps to 2,442
Ninety-seven more people died in China due to coronavirus, taking the death toll to 2,442, officials said on Sunday, as a team of WHO experts visited the worst-affected Wuhan city in Hubei province. Ninety-seven more people died in China due to coronavirus, taking the death toll to 2,442, officials said on Sunday, as a team of WHO experts visited the worst-affected Wuhan city in Hubei province.
China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus, but infections outside Hubei falling
China on Sunday reported a rise in the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the number of fresh infections and deaths outside of the epicentre of central Hubei province continued to fall. That brought the total number of confirmed cases in China to 76,936. The nationwide death toll rose by 97 to 2,442, but only one new death was outside of Hubei.
Coronavirus incubation could be as long as 27 days, Chinese provincial government says
Xi Jinping writes thank you note to Bill Gates for virus pledge
Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a letter expressing thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the organisation's "generosity" and support tackling a deadly virus epidemic, state media said Saturday.
WHO team visits Wuhan city as death toll in China's coronovirus crosses over 2300
WHO team to visit Wuhan to investigate coronavirus outbreak
A 12-member team of WHO experts would travel to Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, on Saturday to investigate the disease outbreak. The team which arrived in China on Monday was initially designated to visit only Beijing, Guangdong and Sichuan provinces as the Hubei province and its provincial capital Wuhan was conspicuously absent from the list.
Xi warns coronavirus yet to peak amidst its spread to Chinese prisons; death toll over 2,200
The deadly coronavirus, which has brought the world's second-largest economy to a standstill, has not yet peaked, said Chinese President Xi Jinping warning ruling Communist party officials on Friday. He said that the situation in Hubei was still serious. The peaking of the virus is keenly awaited as it also means that the disease will then begin to abate.
Chinese capital battles jump in virus cases as infections ease elsewhere