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Economic Times | 29 Jan, 2020 | 10.56AM IST

Coronavirus News: WHO chief says China virus evacuations not recommended

The World Health Organisation "does not recommend the evacuation" of foreign nationals from China's virus-hit Hubei province, the chief of the UN health body, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said.

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Hong Kong restricts travel from mainland China

With tour groups from the mainland already suspended, the new measures blocking individual travellers will dramatically reduce the number of Chinese able to visit the semi-autonomous city.
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China fighting 'demon' virus as contagion spreads abroad: Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping made his remarks during talks with head of the WHO in Beijing as a host of nations prepared to airlift their citizens from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. "Chinese people are currently engaged in a serious struggle against an epidemic of a new type of coronavirus infection," Xi told WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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WHO chief says China virus evacuations not recommended

His remarks during his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi came as India, US and several other countries are finalising plans to evacuate their citizens from Hubei province, the epicentre of the virus outbreak.
09:16 PM

Goa man hospitalised as precautionary measure

A man has been hospitalised in Goa as a precautionary measure for possible exposure to the novel Coronavirus during his recent visit to China, a senior official said on Tuesday. The man was admitted in the isolation ward of the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) with symptoms similar to novel coronavirus, officially called the 2019-nCoV, infection, he added. "The patient had travelled to China in the recent past and had complained of a sore throat since his return. We admitted him in an isolation ward as a precautionary measure. His samples have been to Pune for further tests," he said. This is the first such move in the state since the nCoV illness broke out in China, the official added.
07:49 PM

Indian students at Wuhan university appeal for early evacuation, say `running out of food and water'

A group of eight Indian students studying at Wuhan University of Science and Technology in China have appealed to Indian government to make all possible efforts to rescue them at the earliest as they were running short of food and water in their dormitory due to the continued shutdown in the city, which is the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The Indian Embassy in China has contacted the stranded students and promised possible assistance. The students continue to be anxious as the virus is spreading in the city.
Indian students at Wuhan university appeal for early evacuation, say `running out of food and water'
07:19 PM

First suspected case of novel coronavirus in Punjab, Haryana region

Novel coronavirus is a large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from common cold to acute respiratory syndromes, but the virus that has so far killed 80 people and affected 2,744 in China is a novel strain and has not been seen before.
06:23 PM

No need to panic over coronavirus, no case detected in India: Harsh Vardhan

"I request all people of the country not to panic as novel coronavirus has not come to India. We are cautioned and making all proactive preventive measures to keep our people safe. Anybody who is showing slight symptoms of flu is being kept under isolation. This does not mean that they are a case of coronavirus. These are just suspected ones and should be quarantined for some time for medical care. We are sending all suspected cases to the national institute of virology, Pune for testing. And so far all the results have come negative," he said.
No need to panic over coronavirus, no case detected in India: Harsh Vardhan
05:37 PM

China coronovirus outbreak: India to send plane to evacuate Indians from Wuhan

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that the Indian Embassy in Beijing is in close contact with the Chinese government in order to facilitate the evacuation process of the Indians, mostly students, from Wuhan by sending a plane due to coronavirus outbreak. "Our Embassy is in contact with the Chinese government. We are trying to evacuate people, most of whom are students, from Wuhan city by sending a plane. Efforts are on. I can assure you that the Government of India is working on it and very soon some solution will be found," Jaishankar said. Prior to the minister, his ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar reiterated the same noting that the evacuation process has begun for the Indians who reside in Wuhan--the epicentre of the deadly virus outbreak. The death toll from the deadly coronavirus rose to 80 in China with 2,744 confirmed cases of the disease reported from the country on Monday.
04:25 PM

Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologise for coronavirus cartoon

China's embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles, reports Reuters.
04:24 PM

Pak students stuck in China's Wuhan request govt for their immediate evacuation

A group of Pakistani students stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus, has requested the Imran Khan government to make efforts to rescue them from the Hubei province of China, according to a media report.
04:24 PM

Hong Kong suspends some rail, ferry links with mainland to curb virus spread

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced plans on Tuesday to suspend high-speed rail and ferry links with mainland China as the global financial hub scrambles to limit the spread of a new coronavirus, reports Reuters.
03:39 PM

Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began.
Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China
03:36 PM

Coronavirus: WHO confident in China's epidemic prevention

Visiting WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday said that the global health body was confident in China's epidemic prevention and control ability, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak that has claimed the lives of 106 people in the country, reports IANS.
Coronavirus: WHO confident in China's epidemic prevention
03:18 PM

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian Embassy in Beijing in touch with Chinese govt, nationals on evacuating Indians, says MEA

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Health ministry has asked people who have a travel history to China since January 1 to report at the nearest health facility if they experience any symptoms such as fever, cough, respiratory distress etc.

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The spread

The spread
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A ready reckoner

A ready reckoner
01:13 PM

Five people under observation for coronavirus in Kerala

Five people have been kept under observation at an isolation ward in the hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, and Thrissur in Kerala for suspected exposure to novel coronavirus.
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Air India jumbo plane ready for evacuation of Indians from Wuhan

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WHO Situation Report 27 January 2020

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Germany confirms its 1st case of China virus

Germany has confirmed its first case of the new virus that has infected thousands of people in China. The health ministry in the southern state of Bavaria said late Monday that the man from Starnberg, south of Munich, is ``in a clinically good condition.''
Germany confirms its 1st case of China virus
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Millions quarantined as China scrambles to halt virus

China has quarantined millions of people and urged its citizens to delay overseas travel as it scrambles to stop a deadly coronavirus epidemic from spreading further.
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