Friday, February 21, 2020

Coronavirus death toll in China's Hubei province exceeds 2,100

Beijing | February 21, 2020 7:11:24 AM IST
Chinese province of Hubei reported 115 deaths from novel coronavirus through Thursday, bringing the death toll from the deadly outbreak in the province to 2,114, health officials reported on Friday.... read..

Two suspected coronavirus cases isolated in Leh

Leh |Friday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Two suspected coronavirus patients have been quarantined at the SNM Hospital here.... read..

All 406 inmates at ITBP quarantine facility have tested negative for coronavirus

Pune (Maharashtra) | February 21, 2020 4:11:24 AM IST
Samples of all Indian nationals, who were rescued from China and were quarantined at ITBP camp in Delhi, have tested negative for novel coronavirus.... read..

China, ASEAN FMs hold special meeting on coronavirus

Vientiane |Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off a Special Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Coronavirus Disease here on Thursday to discuss coordinating efforts in fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak.... read..

Coronavirus death toll in China's Hubei province exceeds 2,000

Beijing | February 20, 2020 6:11:24 AM IST
Chinese province of Hubei reported 108 deaths from novel coronavirus through Wednesday, including 88 in provincial capital Wuhan alone, bringing the death toll from the deadly outbreak in the province to 2,029, the local health authorities said.... read..

7-month-old coronavirus patient discharged from hospital in China

Beijing |Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 AM IST
A seven-month-old baby infected with the novel coronavirus was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after recovery in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.... read..

Coronavirus poses risks to global economy's fragile recovery: IMF

Washington DC | February 20, 2020 11:41:23 AM IST
Coronavirus epidemic has already disrupted economic growth in China and its spread to other countries can derail a fragile projected recovery in the global economy this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.... read..

Six Chinese screened in Shimla, no symptoms of coronavirus

Shimla |Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Six Chinese nationals who were screened for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Himachal Pradesh capital, showed no symptoms of the disease, officials said on Thursday.... read..

8 Indians aboard cruise ship in Japan infected with coronavirus: MEA

New Delhi | February 20, 2020 10:11:30 PM IST
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that in all 138 Indians including 132 crew members and six passengers are on-board the cruise ship -- Diamond Princess, quarantined off the coast of Japan, and eight of them are infected with the coronav... read..

Chinese state councilor meets ASEAN secretary-general on coronavirus fight

Vientiane |Thursday, 2020 7:15:05 AM IST
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met ASEAN Secretary-General, Philippine and Singaporean foreign ministers here on Wednesday night to discuss the joint combat against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.... read..

Over 100 Chinese cities adopt QR codes for coronavirus control

Beijing |Thursday, 2020 9:15:05 AM IST
Over 100 cities in China have adopted QR codes to facilitate the control of the novel coronavirus and work resumption, fintech firm Ant Financial said on Wednesday.... read..

Air passengers donning plastic coverings to thwart coronavirus rile fashion geek

Washington D.C. | February 20, 2020 7:41:23 PM IST
Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, two apparently overcautious passengers were spotted on an unspecified flight covered in sheets of plastic, apparently to shield themselves from possible infection.... read..

ONGC not affected from economic slowdown, coronavirus: CMD

Agartala |Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Despite economic slowdown and affect in the industrial growth due to the coronavirus outbreak in China and other countries, the business and investment of the Government-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) did not affect, ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker sa... read..

Seventh Indian tests positive for coronavirus on quarantined cruise ship

Tokyo | February 20, 2020 5:11:21 AM IST
One more Indian on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off the coast of Japan was tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Indian Embassy in Tokyo said on Wednesday, adding that all seven Indian nationals infected with the virus have been... read..

Parents of Pak students stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan hold protest in Islamabad

Islamabad | February 20, 2020 2:41:24 AM IST
Family members of the Pakistani students, who are stuck in locked down Chinese city of Wuhan, held a protest in Islamabad on Wednesday, demanding their children be evacuated from the coronavirus-hit city.... read..

Colombo's Lotus Tower opening delayed due to coronavirus

Colombo |Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The public opening of the Lotus Tower in Colombo, which was officially inaugurated by former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last year, has been further delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was reported.... read..

Coronavirus: Air India flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong cancelled till June 30

New Delhi | February 20, 2020 8:11:27 PM IST
Air India has cancelled its flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong till June 30 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.... read..

Coronavirus case suspected in Ambala

Ambala (Haryana) | February 20, 2020 8:41:22 PM IST
A case of suspected Coronavirus has been detected in Ambala, Haryana. A 20-year-old Thai woman, suffering from symptoms that similar to that of the coronavirus, has been put under observation at Ambala Cantt Civil hospital on Thursday.... read..

Coronavirus : Nirmala Sitharaman reviews preparedness

New Delhi | February 20, 2020 9:11:30 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday chaired a meeting here for reviewing the preparedness in wake of Coronavirus.... read..

Coronavirus toll in China rises to 2,118

Beijing |Thursday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
The overall death toll in China due to the deadly coronavirus has increased to 2,118, with a total of 74,576 confirmed cases, health authorities said on Thursday.... read..

Two Chinese crew of a ship test negative for coronavirus infection (Lead)

Chennai |Thursday, 2020 10:20:53 AM IST
In a big relief, two Chinese crew of M.V. Magnate ship that berthed at the Chennai port with mild fever were declared free of coronavirus infection after the tests of their blood samples turned negative.... read..

Gold prices hit all-time high over Coronavirus fears

Mumbai |Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
A day after Apple, the world's most valuable company, rang alarm bells on Coronavirus impact on its sales, prices of gold logged a life-time high of Rs 41,619 per 10 grammes on Wednesday.... read..

Coronavirus: Firms need to rethink existing supply chain route

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
The coronavirus outbreak and its massive impact on the economy has ringed the bell to immediately rethink existing supply chain scenario as established strategies only work when they are not disrupted, a new report emphasised on Thursday.... read..

Chinese universities to postpone new semester for Indian students amid coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi | February 19, 2020 10:11:22 PM IST
China's State Council has decided to postpone the next semester for Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities and are unable to return in the wake of coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2000 people in China so far, the Indian Health Mini... read..

Second death from coronavirus confirmed in Hong Kong

Asia | February 19, 2020 12:11:27 PM IST
Hong Kong, Feb 19 (Sputnik/ANI): The second death from the novel coronavirus outbreak has been registered in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday.... read..

Karnataka poultry industry suffers losses amid rumours of chicken infected with coronavirus

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | February 19, 2020 11:11:55 PM IST
The poultry industry is facing losses amid rumours of the discovery of a chicken infected with coronavirus in Bengaluru.... read..

Toll from coronavirus rises to 2004 in China

Asia | February 19, 2020 9:41:22 AM IST
Beijing [China], Feb 19 (Sputnik/ANI): The death toll in China from novel coronavirus outbreak has risen to 2,004, with 136 new fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, the Chinese state health committee said Wednesday.... read..

Ukrainian composer creates music piece supporting China's fight against coronavirus

Kiev |Wednesday, 2020 10:15:05 AM IST
The first-ever performance of arioso for soprano "I am with You" written by world-renowned Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk to support China in its fight against the novel coronavirus was staged at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine on Mo... read..

Not a single coronavirus case, despite being China's neighbour: Mongolian Envoy

New Delhi | February 19, 2020 7:41:41 PM IST
Mongolian Ambassador to India Gonchig Ganbold on Wednesday said that despite being an immediate neighbour of China, not a single case of coronavirus has been reported from the country.... read..

India's first coronavirus patient tested negative

Thrissur (Kerala) | February 19, 2020 7:41:28 PM IST
The first coronavirus affected patient of India undergoing treatment at Thrissur Medical College has been tested negative, told hospital administration.... read..

Apple's budget iPhone may face delay due to coronavirus

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Apple's next iPhone -- the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE2 -- is likely to see a delay in launch in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.... read..

Coronavirus further dents Asia's growth prospects: Moody's

Singapore |Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The coronavirus outbreak has added another dent to Asia's growth prospects which are already under pressure, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Wednesday.... read..

Equities spurt on Asian cues as new coronavirus cases drop

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 19, 2020 4:41:28 PM IST
Equity benchmark indices ended four days of losing streak on Wednesday as worries about the coronavirus epidemic ebbed in Asian markets after a slight decline in the number of new cases.... read..

35 people evacuated from coronavirus-hit China return to Andhra Pradesh after quarantine ends

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | February 19, 2020 5:41:23 AM IST
35 people hailing from Andhra Pradesh, who were evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, returned to their state on Tuesday after being discharged from a quarantine facility in New Delhi.... read..

Forces roped in to rescue Indians from coronavirus affected China

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
After finding that the aviation industry is in no position to provide infrastructure to bring back Indians from the coronavirus affected places in China, the government has approached the Indian Air Force (IAF) to carry out the tough task.... read..

Tata Motors shares tumble after JLR boss warning on coronavirus

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Shares of Tata Motors fell as much as 5 per cent on the BSE before closing 2 per cent lower on Wednesday following JLR boss Ralf Speth's comment on the adverse impact on business due to the coronavirus outbreak.... read..

Coronavirus terrible but rumours worse: Chinese Ambassador

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
China on Tuesday reiterated that rumours about COVID-19 or cornavirus were terrible and had the potential to stigmatise Chinese people around the world.... read..

Connected world makes Coronavirus scarier, helps combat it too

Sydney |Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The same technological forces that make the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response, says a top researcher, adding that a connected world makes this coronavirus (COVID-19) scarier but also helps us deal wit... read..

S Korea confirms 20 more cases of coronavirus, 51 in total

Seoul |Wednesday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
South Korea on Wednesday confirmed 20 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 51.... read..

Health ministry rebuts news of coronavirus death in India

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday denied the news of first death in India due to novel coronavirus.... read..

China coronavirus death toll breaches 2,000

Beijing |Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China crossed 2,000-mark on Wednesday with 136 new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 74,185, China's health authorities said.... read..

Ayodhya administration withdraws ban on meat sale imposed in the wake of coronavirus

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | February 19, 2020 4:11:41 PM IST
Ayodhya district administration on Wednesday withdrew city health officer's order prohibiting the sale of meat products in the municipal area.... read..

Coronavirus weakens demand, disrupts supply chains for China's manufacturing

| February 19, 2020 12:11:36 PM IST
Moody's Investors Service said in a new report on Wednesday that the coronavirus outbreak has weakened demand and disrupted supply chains in the component, consumer electronics, consumer durables manufacturing and packaged goods sectors.... read..

Toyota, other major Japanese automakers partially resume operations in coronavirus-hit China

Beijing | February 18, 2020 6:41:24 AM IST
Four Major Japanese automakers operating in China, including Toyota Motor Corp, said on Monday they have partially resumed operations which had been suspended in the wake of the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country.... read..

Equity indices close lower on coronavirus concerns

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 18, 2020 4:41:22 PM IST
Bears managed to tighten their grip over bourses on Tuesday as disappointing quarterly earnings and threat of disruption in global businesses due to coronavirus epidemic in China kept investors on the edge.... read..

Toll from coronavirus mounts to 1,868 in China

Asia | February 18, 2020 8:41:23 AM IST
Beijing [China], Feb 18 (Sputnik/ANI): The death toll in mainland China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has increased by 98 over the past 24 hours to 1,868, the Chinese state health committee said on Tuesday.... read..

UP Police increase vigil along Indo-Nepal border amid coronavirus scare

Basti (Uttar Pradesh) | February 18, 2020 11:11:40 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Police have tightened vigil along the Indo-Nepal border in Siddharthanagar district in view of the coronavirus scare, Inspector General of Police Ashutosh Kumar said on Tuesday.... read..

Ritu's MMA fight behind closed doors due to coronavirus

Singapore |Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Ritu Phogat's second mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in the One Championship will be behind closed doors after the organisers announced the decision to convert the meet -- which is scheduled for February 28 -- to proceed as planned at the Singapore Indoor ... read..

Novel predicted coronavirus 40 years ago, Internet stumped

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
An excerpt of the Novel "The Eyes of Darkness", a 1981 thriller by bestselling suspense author Dean Koontz is revolving around the social media which tells of a Chinese military lab that creates a virus as part of its biological weapons programme.... read..

Chanel postpones Metiers d'Art show in Beijing amid coronavirus outbreak

Paris | February 18, 2020 7:11:23 AM IST
French fashion house Chanel said on Monday it has postponed plans to restage its Metiers d'Art show in Beijing amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus that has killed more than 1800 people in China alone.... read..

Coronavirus outbreak to affect our revenues worldwide: Apple

Cupertino (California) |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Apple has warned that Coronavirus outbreak will affect its business in the January-March quarter as worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained.... read..
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