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Economic Times | 20 Feb, 2020 | 07.19AM IST

Coronavirus updates: IAF's C-17 military aircraft set to evacuate more nationals from Wuhan on February 20

This will mark the third round of evacuation by India from virus-infected Wuhan.

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11:22 PM

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

10:54 PM

Chinese envoy says Coronavirus under control now, refutes rumours of virus originating from lab

10:54 PM

248 people discharged from Manesar camp after testing negative of Coronavirus

10:53 PM

Govt reviews impact of Coronavirus outbreak on Industry: FM Sitharaman

10:53 PM

Two more Indians onboard quarantined cruise ship off Japan coast tested positive

10:37 PM

China's Hubei to adopt thorough checks on patients to curb virus epidemic

09:55 PM

Impact of coronavirus epidemic on Chinese economy is limited, short-term and manageable

- China's EU Ambassador

09:18 PM

India will also send medical supplies to Wuhan for coronavirus-hit people: Military sources

India will also send medical supplies to Wuhan for coronavirus-hit people: Military sources
09:18 PM

India to send C-17 military aircraft to China on February 20 to evacuate its nationals from coronavirus-hit Wuhan: Military sources

09:11 PM

Department of Higher Education, Haryana:

08:43 PM

Prices of key pharma ingredients could rise if coronavirus outbreak in China prolongs

- Pankaj Patel, Zydus Group Chairman

08:41 PM

Covid: Five admitted to hospitals; 39,784 screened till now

07:41 PM

Prada says puts off fashion show in Japan due to coronavirus

07:40 PM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said she will discuss with the PMO about the relief that could be offered to industry but allayed any immediate worries about scarcity of any raw materials as yet on account of inventories built up by sectors as also on price rise.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said she will discuss with the PMO about the relief that could be offered to industry but allayed any immediate worries about scarcity of any raw materials as yet on account of inventories built up by sectors as also on price rise.
07:36 PM

Coronavirus threatens Apple supply chain, sales; shares drop

Shares of Apple Inc fell 2 % on Tuesday and dragged the stocks of its suppliers across the globe lower, after the iPhone maker warned of lower sales in the current quarter acknowledging that the coronavirus outbreak was pressuring its supply chain.
07:21 PM

One Russian on cruise ship confirmed to have coronavirus: Embassy

06:10 PM

ET Daily Rundown: The coronavirus claims 1,800

05:30 PM

Sun Weidong when asked, "Is there a possibility that virus was released from Wuhan Institute of Virology accidentally but not from seafood market":

05:01 PM

Coronavirus cases top 500 on cruise ship off Japan

The new cases take the total from the Diamond Princess to 542 -- easily the biggest cluster outside the epicentre in China -- as the cruise ship has proved an especially virulent breeding ground for the virus despite quarantine. The new cases will be sent to specialised hospitals, the ministry said in a statement.
04:21 PM

Sun Weidong, Chinese Envoy to India:

02:46 PM

Shanghai virus hospital tries array of treatments

Doctors at the medical centre are still treating 184 people, including 14 in critical condition. They are using a mix of methods including anti-viral medications, corticosteroids, blood plasma from recovered patients, and a healthy dose of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
12:31 PM

Hospital director dies in China's Wuhan

The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, Liu Zhiming, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said.
11:12 AM

Japan completes virus testing for quarantined ship

All passengers and crew on board a ship quarantined off Japan have now been tested for the new coronavirus, the government said Tuesday, as more countries moved to evacuate citizens from the boat. South Korea became the latest to announce it would remove its citizens from the Diamond Princess, where more than 400 people have tested positive for COVID-19. Japan has faced criticism for its handling of the situation, with dozens of new infections detected almost daily since the ship arrived in early February.
11:06 AM

China offers tariff exemptions on US medical equipment

Products that qualify include patient monitors, blood transfusion equipment and instruments to measure blood pressure, according to a list released by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.
10:28 AM

Alarm on Cambodia ship as ex-passenger tests positive

Holland America Line said it was working with governments and health experts to track passengers who disembarked from its Westerdam cruise ship in Cambodia after an American woman tested positive in Malaysia.
09:49 AM

India's poultry sales decline after coronavirus rumours linked to chickens

India's poultry industry has lost 13 billion rupees ($182 million) in three weeks after speculation on social media that chickens are a cause of the spread of coronavirus, denting demand for chicken and nearly halving prices, say industry officials. Millions of small poultry farmers have been hit by a sudden drop in sales. Soybean and corn producers are also being affected with prices of both the commodities used in animal feed have falling up to 8% in the last three weeks.
09:45 AM

New virus has infected more than 73,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 73,000 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.
09:05 AM

Samsung offers phone delivery service for test use

Samsung Electronics has launched smartphone delivery services for customers to test its new products, as the spread of the coronavirus has prompted the tech giant to cancel promotional events and brace for weak store sales. The move highlights efforts made by the global smartphone industry, one of the tech sectors most hurt by the virus outbreak in China, to minimise the impact on business. Analysts say the virus may slash demand for smartphones by half in the first quarter in China, the world's biggest market for the devices.
08:52 AM

Covid-19: Indians mindful of risk, want govt to keep tabs on arrivals

How are Indians reacting to the outbreak of Covid19, which has claimed 1,700 lives so far? A series of online polls by LocalCircles reveal that Indians are mindful of the threat especially when travel volumes to and from China and other south-east Asian countries have been rising in recent years.
Covid-19: Indians mindful of risk, want govt to keep tabs on arrivals
08:49 AM

7 Maldivians, rescued from coronavirus-hit China

08:46 AM

Coronavirus infections slow in China as Apple warns of iPhone shortages

Apple Inc become the latest company to flag lower revenue as a result of the epidemic, saying it would not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter because of slower iPhone production and weaker demand in China. The technology company's manufacturing facilities in China had begun to reopen, but they were ramping up more slowly than expected, it said in a statement to investors. "These iPhone supply shortages will temporarily affect revenues worldwide," the company said.
08:44 AM

Coronavirus casts shadow on China's big screen ambitions

On a Friday night in one of Beijing's central shopping districts, the popular Megabox cinema is shuttered and empty. Like entertainment venues across the capital, the eight-screen movie theatre has been closed for nearly a month in response to the coronavirus outbreak which has swept China, infecting more than 70,000 people. The closures could have a devastating impact on China's film industry -- and its target to overtake the US this year as the biggest box office in the world. With sales decimated in the first two months of the year, this now looks unlikely.
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