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India, Bangladesh consider evacuating citizens from China's Wuhan

India, Bangladesh consider evacuating citizens from China's Wuhan

India and Bangladesh said on Tuesday they were working on evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.

China sure of slaying "devil" virus, toll passes 106

China sure of slaying "devil" virus, toll passes 106

The new strain of coronavirus spreading across China claimed its first victim in Beijing, officials said on Tuesday, as the death toll climbed to 106, the United States warned citizens against trips to the country ...

China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading

China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading

China on Monday extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic, as the death toll spiked to 81 despite unprecedented quarantine measures and travel lockdowns.

No need for panic regarding coronavirus, says official

No need for panic regarding coronavirus, says official

Qatar has taken all precautions against the coronavirus that started in Chinese city of Wuhan and there is no need for any panic, a top official of Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) assured Sunday.

Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province

Hong Kong bans entry of visitors from China virus province

Residents of China's Hubei province, where the new coronavirus outbreak was first reported, will be banned from entering Hong Kong from Monday as China tries to halt the rapid spread of the outbreak.

Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed during protest

Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed during protest

Protesters threw petrol bombs on Sunday night at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 56 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and spread around the world.

China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases

China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases

China on Sunday ordered a temporary ban on the trade in wild animals as the country struggles to contain a deadly virus believed to have been spawned in a market that sold wild animals as food.

More than 2,000 now infected with Coronavirus; 56 dead in China

More than 2,000 now infected with Coronavirus; 56 dead in China

More than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new Coronavirus, the vast majority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the disease, according to figures released on Sunday.

'Nobody can leave': trapped Wuhan residents stock up

'Nobody can leave': trapped Wuhan residents stock up

Police at a roadblock on the outskirts of Wuhan turned away cars trying to leave the virus-stricken city on Saturday, as other anxious residents trapped inside spent the Lunar New Year

HK leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland China

HK leader declares virus emergency, halts official visits to mainland China

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam declared a virus emergency on Saturday, announcing measures to limit links with mainland China and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China's Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.