South Korea as virus kills at least 8 in Iran

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Italy and South Korea leaped upward on Sunday, spurring authorities to take new steps in an effort to fight a soaring viral outbreak now blamed for at least eight deaths in Iran. Italian authorities announced they were shutting down carnival events in … Read More

Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran

A medical worker takes a look outside a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, where people suspected of having contracted the novel strain of coronavirus are being tested. –Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The number of … Read More

Coronavirus Update: Infections Have Now Spread To The Middle East

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KEY POINTS Four people have died from the virus in Iran and 18 cases have been confirmed Most cases in Iran were linked to the city of Qom, where the Chinese are building a solar power plant Lebanon reported its … Read More

China, Asean foreign ministers begin emergency meeting on coronavirus in Vientiane

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The event is the first major multilateral meeting seeking a coordinated effort to combat the public health crisis A day before, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met his Philippine and Singapore counterparts and thanked them for supporting China ‘in difficult … Read More

Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown

More than 10 percent of the country’s population faces restrictions on how often they can leave their homes. Here’s what you need to know: –Half of China’s population is facing new travel restrictions. –Japan says 500 people will be released … Read More

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

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Vietnam has put 10,000 people in quarantine after six cases were found in villages north of Hanoi – Reuters Coronavirus cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The … Read More

Coronavirus cases rise to more than 64,000 globally

What we’re covering here Infections top 64,000: Mainland China has recorded 5,090 more cases of the novel coronavirus, under its new broader definition, bringing the global total to 64,435. The death toll from the coronavirus has now risen to at least 1,383. Death toll … Read More

Strong earthquake hits off northeast Japan, no tsunami threat

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck the Kuril Islands off northeastern Japan, seismologists and residents say. Shaking was felt in parts of Hokkaido island but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami. The earthquake, which struck at 7:33 … Read More

Top Hong Kong medical expert predicts more than half the global population will contract coronavirus

‘Sixty percent of the world’s population is an awfully big number.” The rapidly spreading coronavirus may infect more than 60% of the global population, a top Hong Kong medical expert said this week. Epidemiologist Gabriel Leung, the chair of public … Read More

China sees 15K new coronavirus cases, change in counting procedure: report

The number of new coronavirus cases in China surged Thursday after 14,840 people were diagnosed with the disease that has already claimed 1,300 lives worldwide. The jump in cases comes after reports out of the country indicated that the virus may have leveled off. … Read More

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