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.
TOKYO (Sputnik) – The number of people, who have been infected with a new coronavirus on board of the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japanese coast, has risen from 61 to 64 within the past 24 hours, the Kyodo news agency reported on Saturday citing Japan's Ministry of Health.
An outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus was originally registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has since spread to more than 20 countries.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Chinese authorities confirmed the death of Li Wenliang, the doctor in the city of Wuhan who first tried to warn the public about the possible outbreak caused by the new coronavirus, but said that he died of "work injury", the local broadcaster, Hubei Voice, said, citing the authorities.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for a cautious assessment of the information about the fall in new cases of coronavirus in China over the past two days, warning that the figures could rise again.
A Chinese woman has been taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms from the Copenhagen airport, DR News reported, citing the airport's press service.
While both hand disinfectants and face masks have become are rare commodity in shops around the country, sellers assure that there's more in store. So far a single case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Finland, and more than a dozen of potentially-exposed people have been quarantined.
GENEVA (Sputnik) - The number of people infected with new coronavirus worldwide exceeded 20,600 people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in China said on Tuesday that the number of the Russian nationals who have asked to be urgently evacuated from the deadly coronavirus epicentre in the central Chinese province of Hubei.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motors and its sister company Kia Motors have suspended production on some of their assembly lines due to a shortage of Chinese parts amid an outbreak of a deadly new strain of coronavirus, the country’s Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The government of the central Chinese province of Hubei, the epicentre of deadly 2019-nCoV coronavirus, said on Tuesday that it had fired one and reprimanded two other officials of the Red Cross for failing to adequately distribute publicly donated medical supplies among hospitals in infection-affected areas.
The Chinese authorities are closely monitoring all instances of price manipulation on essential items such as masks and foods amid the coronavirus emergency, with more than 1,400 such incidents registered and reviewed so far, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation deputy director Gan Lin.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s S7 Airlines has suspended all flights to China and Hong Kong from 4 February - 28 March due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the companies press service said on Monday.
China is confident in its ability to minimise the impact on its economy by the novel coronavirus epidemic, said a senior government official.
A pregnant woman infected with novel coronavirus gave birth to a healthy baby girl in a hospital in Harbin, capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on 30 January, according to the Harbin Municipal Health Commission on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese tech giant Huawei has resumed production of telecom equipment and electronics despite much of the country remaining under strict controls due to the coronavirus outbreak, business news outlet CNBC reported.
As global markets were bracing to return to firmer ground amid the first signs of economic certainty with the UK finally leaving the EU and the US striking a first phase trade deal with China, the coronavirus outbreak has sent them into a downward spiral – and Washington might be the one to profit from it the most, experts believe.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As the death toll in the coronavirus outbreak continued to mount in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei Province, India began evacuating its citizens from the sprawling city. With a second batch landing in New Delhi on Sunday, India has evacuated over 600 people from the region so far.
The death toll from the coronavirus has climbed to beyond 323 people in China with the first casualty outside the country reported in the Philippines. Cases of infection have also been registered in over 20 countries across the globe.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has approved the dispatch of 1,400 military doctors to the Huoshenshan Specialised Hospital in Wuhan to work to treat the coronavirus. The facility was officially put into operation on Sunday, the Chinese Defence Ministry said in a statement.
Chinese media earlier claimed that the so-called Wuhan coronavirus, as of Saturday, has killed 304 people and infected over 14,000 on mainland China. While the Chinese death toll continues to increase, the first fatal case outside of the country was reported on Sunday.