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Economic Times | 27 Feb, 2020 | 07.24AM IST

​Coronavirus Updates: Kerala has defeated coronavirus very well, says Kerala Health Minister Shailaja

Kerala Health Minister said the State government has defeated coronavirus very well. "I think Kerala has defeated coronavirus very well. We have taken a systematic step," she said during a press conference.

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11:56 PM

We are monitoring the people who are affected with cough and fever. Coronavirus is still spreading in many countries. If someone comes from any country with an infection, we have the same threat

- Kerala Health Minister, Shailaja

11:55 PM

I think Kerala has defeated coronavirus very well. We have taken a systematic step

- Kerala Health Minister, Shailaja

11:48 PM

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11:20 PM

Wall Street deepens losses with virus spread in focus

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Austria places Innsbruck hotel under lockdown over coronavirus

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10:49 PM

U.S. health secretary Azar says more coronavirus cases likely, seeks more funding

08:48 PM

Switzerland confirms first case of coronavirus

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08:05 PM

Iran's Deputy Health Minister tests positive for coronavirus

06:35 PM

Oman says identifies two more cases of new coronavirus

Oman says identifies two more cases of new coronavirus
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France: Italy coronavirus outbreak spreads to Tuscany, Sicily

05:41 PM

Croatia confirms its first case of coronavirus infection

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Croatia confirms its first case of coronavirus infection
05:19 PM

Iran deputy health minister tests positive for coronavirus: Report

04:46 PM

Bahrain bans citizens from traveling to Iran

04:43 PM

Iraq reports four cases of coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover

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04:35 PM

Hundreds of tourists in Spain's Tenerife hotel are under lockdown: Report

04:32 PM

Japan PM under fire for no-show amid coronavirus spread

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03:54 PM

World is not ready: World Health Organisation

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World is not ready: World Health Organisation
03:49 PM

China is working very hard, I have spoken to President Xi. It looks like China is getting it under control.

- US president Donald Trump on Coronavirus

03:48 PM

Coronavirus very much under control in US: Trump

03:29 PM

Iran confirms 15 deaths from new coronavirus amid 95 cases

A spokesman at Iran's Health Ministry says the outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed 15 people in the Islamic Republic amid 95 confirmed cases.
02:59 PM

RBI MPC may consider coronavirus impact on Indian economy

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02:23 PM

UAE bans all flights to and from Iran

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02:03 PM

China using WeChat, Twitter to track people sharing COVID-19 info

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01:53 PM

Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 14

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Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 14
01:51 PM

South Korea situation very grave

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01:13 PM

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01:09 PM

South Korea to launch mass coronavirus testing

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South Korea to launch mass coronavirus testing
12:43 PM

Coronavirus unlikely to change long-term outlook of Indian market

- Nischal Maheshwari, Centrum Broking

12:26 PM

Coronavirus stalls Milan, Italy’s economic engine

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12:02 PM

Chartered flight being arranged to bring back Indians on board cruise ship

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Chartered flight being arranged to bring back Indians on board cruise ship
11:50 AM

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11:32 AM

$2.5 bn not enough to tackle coronavirus outbreak

10:56 AM

Countries, territories or areas outside China with reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths. Data as of 24 February 2020*

Credit: WHO
Countries, territories or areas outside China with reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths. Data as of 24 February 2020*
10:38 AM

How Amazon is guarding its shelf from coronavirus

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10:27 AM

Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, 24 February 2020

Pic Credit: WHO
Countries, territories or areas with reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, 24 February 2020
10:18 AM

No let up in new infections in China, situation in Korea grim too

China reported 508 new cases Tuesday in an outbreak of a viral illness that has spread to the Middle East and Europe.
09:56 AM

White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus request

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09:46 AM

US, South Korea may scale back military training over coronavirus concerns

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09:45 AM

New virus has infected over 80,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.
New virus has infected over 80,000 people globally
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