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New coronavirus cases fall in China but fears grow over global spread

New coronavirus cases fall in China but fears grow over global spread

China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak

China's new coronavirus cases drop, world still scared

China's new coronavirus cases drop, world still scared

China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser for the outbreak in the country to end by April - but fears of further international spread remained.

Coronavirus hits trade fairs, conferences

Coronavirus hits trade fairs, conferences

Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed or hit by travel curbs and concerns about the spread of a coronavirus

Scientists question work suggesting pangolin coronavirus link

Scientists question work suggesting pangolin coronavirus link

Independent scientists questioned research on Friday that suggested that the outbreak of coronavirus disease spreading from China might have passed from bats to humans through the illegal traffic of pangolins

Outrage grows over death of Chinese doctor who sounded coronavirus alarm

Outrage grows over death of Chinese doctor who sounded coronavirus alarm

A Chinese doctor reprimanded for warning of a "SARS-like" coronavirus before it was officially recognised died of the illness on Friday, triggering anger at the government.

China readies thousands of new hospital beds in virus outbreak epicentre

China readies thousands of new hospital beds in virus outbreak epicentre

Hundreds of empty beds lined an exhibition centre converted into a makeshift hospital at the epicentre of China's deadly virus epidemic on Tuesday, awaiting coronavirus patients.

Singapore Airshow to go ahead with reduced attendance, cancellations over virus

Singapore Airshow to go ahead with reduced attendance, cancellations over virus

The Singapore Airshow, Asia's biggest aerospace gathering, will go ahead as planned next week despite China's virus epidemic prompting some firms to pull out, but a key meeting of aviation officials has been cancelled

Australian evacuees from China test negative for virus, but face 14-day quarantine

Australian evacuees from China test negative for virus, but face 14-day quarantine

A total of 239 Australians evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan have been cleared of the coronavirus, with two remaining facing only a "minimal" chance that they have the virus, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Tuesday.

'Please take my daughter': Mother of girl with cancer pleads at virus blockade

'Please take my daughter': Mother of girl with cancer pleads at virus blockade

Hours ticked by on Saturday as 50-year-old Lu Yuejin struggled to get past the police checkpoint on the bridge over the Yangtze river and out of Hubei province, which is on virtual lockdown as China scrambles to control a coronavirus outbreak.

Australia bars entry to foreign nationals travelling from mainland China

Australia bars entry to foreign nationals travelling from mainland China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia will deny entry to all foreign nationals travelling from mainland China from Saturday due to the increasing threat from the coronavirus epimedic.

US, Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

US, Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

The United States and Japan flew nationals out of China's virus epicentre on Wednesday and some big-name airlines suspended flights as deaths leapt to 133 and a senior economist predicted a major impact on growth.

No need to panic about new coronavirus: expert

No need to panic about new coronavirus: expert

People in Qatar should not panic about a new coronavirus that has spread to almost 3,000 people and claimed 80 lives, according to a Qatar Foundation medical expert