The unknown type of viral pneumonia was first reported in Wuhan in late December 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.
The allegations come following reports in US media over the weekend that US security agencies were concerned about 'Chinese hackers' supposedly gearing up to breach computer systems in US institutions engaged in vaccine, treatment and testing applications related to COVID-19.
A government poster regarding the practices Americans should undertake to combat the COVID-19 novel coronavirus appeared to have tripped up US President Donald Trump when he brought up the idea of injecting commonly available disinfectants into the human body.
The US Armed Forces plans to divide over 1.4 million active duty troops into four priority-based tiers and conduct future COVID-19 novel coronavirus testing in waves to maximize the Pentagon’s strategic capabilities amid the worldwide pandemic.
Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach, known for its beautiful white sands and unique crescent shape, is set to reopen soon to a limited extent amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Athletic apparel retailer Lululemon is on the defensive after a senior employee engaged in the “inappropriate and inexcusable” promotion of the sale of a “bat fried rice” t-shirt that many deem to be racist.
Native Americans make up a tiny fraction of the population in the United States - only six million out of a total of 328 million. But they have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis.
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus resulted in more severe illnesses than pneumonia, researchers from the University Hospital Zurich wrote in a study published last week.
In the 1970s more than 14 million daily newspapers were sold in Britain but that fell to eight million last year and is still plummeting. Millennials have not got into the habit of buying newspapers and the coronavirus crisis could be the final straw for many proprietors.
A columnist writing for the Jeff Bezos-owned media publication wrote earlier this week that diplomatic cables allegedly sent to Washington under the Trump Administration in 2018 stated concerns on the Wuhan lab, despite US intelligence and scientific officials distancing itself from directly blaming Beijing for the ongoing pandemic.
The US official made the claims as Fox News cited sources claiming that the Wuhan-based laboratory created the virus to demonstrate that Beijing could quickly identify and combat epidemics via efforts equal or greater than those in the United States, without citing evidence, it was revealed.
In February, the European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan, predicted the UK would end up switching to WTO rules after talks broke down. At the time, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had insisted he was capable of negotiating a Canada-style free trade deal with Brussels.
As US President Donald Trump continues to tout the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is stressing to its employees that the antimalarial drug may have deadly side effects.
The US Naval Ship Mercy (USNS Mercy) is continuing to accept patients without the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on the West Coast, despite the fact that seven medical personnel had to be removed from the ship after testing positive for the contagious disease.
Last week, New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city's public school system will be closed for the rest of the school year amid the harsh coronavirus situation.
The world's largest planemaker partially resumed production on Monday at its French and Spanish assembly plants after implementing "stringent measures" due to the coronavirus epidemic, the company revealed on late Sunday.
This week, US President Donald Trump has urged Americans to follow the newly announced COVID-19 response guidelines, which include avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people and practicing social distancing. Strangely enough, The Donald and company themselves are not following these advisements when they regularly gather for White House briefings.
Firms across the United Kingdom has come under intense pressure to survive as the coronavirus impacts revenue streams and employee productivity. Numerous major organisations representing British business interests have called on the UK government to take tougher measures to preserve the economy.
Americans are feeling the strain of 'coronavirus fatigue' as new cases are being reported by the Trump administration and numerous bureaus amid a state of emergency announced on Friday, prompting further US officials to issue public bans and flight restrictions until further notice.
The news comes after earlier this week President Donald Trump announced that oil development sanctions against Iran would be extended for another year. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif responded by stating that Washington is draining Tehran's resources amid a health crisis, calling it economic and medical terrorism.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation to provide economic relief for US citizens amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.