The unknown type of viral pneumonia was first reported in Wuhan in early January and has since been confirmed by China and the World Health Organisation to be a new strain of the coronavirus, currently labeled as 2019-nCoV or Novel Coronavirus. The virus has also been detected in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and the United States. Over a dozen people have died and hundreds have been infected so far.
Japan previously had to quarantine the cruise liner Diamond Princes with 3,700 passengers on board off the city of Yokohama. According to the latest data, up to 355 people were infected on board the ship, so many countries are attempting to evacuate their nationals from the vessel.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The production of the first drug that may prove to be effective in treating the novel coronavirus was launched in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang on Sunday, the government of the city of Taizhou said.
In late January, Facebook pledged to remove content with false claims or numerous conspiracy theories alleging that the coronavirus was deliberately released from a secret lab located in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.
France was the first country in Europe to confirm cases of the Novel Coronavirus in late January, with President Emmanuel Macron saying that the nation was on "extreme alert" due to the new virus, which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US embassy said in a statement that an aircraft will be sent to Japan to bring back US passengers on the Diamond Princess.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - A foundation led by Alibaba founder Jack Ma has donated an additional 10 million yuan ($1.4 million) to a Chinese research group developing treatments for a deadly new strain of coronavirus, according to a statement posted on the WeChat platform on Friday.
Author Mario Cavolo of the United States might be known for his books about China, but it is one of his LinkedIn posts that has gone viral on the internet.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Organizers of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), one of the world's biggest annual exhibitions in the mobile industry, which was cancelled because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, have said it is too early to say exactly how much money they lost from their decision.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato on Thursday confirmed the nation’s first coronavirus death, Japan’s NHK broadcaster reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Air travellers entering the European Union will be asked to fill a form listing the places they visited in the last month as a precaution against the new coronavirus, the European People's Party (EPP) said Wednesday.
GENEVA (Sputnik) - The incubation period for the new coronavirus has so far been determined to be between one and 14 days, but research and studies on the subject have not stopped, World Health Organisation (WHO) spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said on Tuesday at a briefing.
Earlier in the day, the British government officially announced that the new coronavirus was a serious and imminent threat to public health in the country.
As of 10 February, the death toll from the new coronavirus in China has risen to 908 with more than 40,000 other confirmed cases.
In the meantime, at least 25 countries across the globe have confirmed cases of the virus, with over 900 people succumbing to the coronavirus, while over 40,000 people have been infected in China.
Since a new strain of coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December of 2019, it has spread to over 25 countries across the globe.
The death toll from the new infection has recently reached 908, with over 40,000 cases confirmed around the world. According to previous reports, at least four UK nationals were infected after spending time at a ski resort in France.
An outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December and has since spread to more than 25 countries around the world.
MADRID (Sputnik) - The Spanish Health Ministry said on 9 February that the second coronavirus case was confirmed in the country after a tourist from the United Kingdom, who was living in Spain’s Majorca island, got infected.
Since its outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the virus has spread to more than 25 countries, with over 780 confirmed deaths in Hubei Province alone and over 37,000 infected worldwide.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven new coronavirus cases were registered in Singapore by Saturday, bringing the total number of people infected with the virus in the country to 40, the country's health ministry said in a press release.