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Economic Times | 25 Feb, 2020 | 09.49AM IST

Coronavirus updates: Virus puts global recovery at risk, IMF to G20

The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economy recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs discussed ways to contain its economic ripple effects.

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11:26 PM

Balochistan government declares emergency in districts bordering Iran

10:31 PM

Third person infected with the coronavirus has died in Italy, a regional official said on Sunday, as the government struggles to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country with more than 130 cases reported since Friday.

Third person infected with the coronavirus has died in Italy, a regional official said on Sunday, as the government struggles to contain an outbreak of the illness in the north of the country with more than 130 cases reported since Friday.
10:13 PM

Four patients test positive for coronavirus in England after cruise ship evacuation

"Four further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to thirteen," the statement from the chief medical officer for England said.
09:22 PM

National Security Council of Afghanistan:

08:34 PM

Japan reports 3rd cruise ship death, 57 more infected

A cruise ship passenger who had been hospitalized after testing positive for the new virus died on Sunday, the third fatality from the Diamond Princess, Japan's health ministry said. The ministry also announced 57 more cases of infections from the ship, including 55 crew members still on board and two passengers who had infected roommates and are in a prolonged quarantine at a government facility.
08:31 PM

IMF chief sees negative economic impact from coronavirus, even if outbreak contained

07:49 PM

Hope India will review coronavirus epidemic in an objective manner: China

Hope India will review coronavirus epidemic in an objective manner: China
07:49 PM

Italy coronavirus cases surpass 100 as towns put on lockdown

06:26 PM

Venice Carnival to be halted due to coronavirus outbreak

06:25 PM

Covid-19: 81 of 83 in Maha isolation wards test negative

06:03 PM

The coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is communist China's "largest public health emergency" since its founding in 1949

- Xi Jinping

06:02 PM

Coronavirus is communist China's "biggest health emergency"

- Xi Jinping

05:45 PM

China still in crucial stage of coronavirus battle

- Xi Jinping

04:50 PM

A third passenger has died after contracting the coronavirus on a cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan.

A third passenger has died after contracting the coronavirus on a cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan.
02:43 PM

DGCA to test passengers from Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia

The aviation regulator, in an order today, expanded the ambit of screening of passengers from the existing six countries that are China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore.
01:21 PM

South Korea raises alert level to 'highest'

South Korea is raising its alert level on the new coronavirus to the "highest", President Moon Jae-in said Sunday, in the face of a sudden spike in the number of infections.
12:19 PM

Three football matches in Italy postponed

Fears of the spread of novel coronavirus has led to Inter Milan's game against Sampdoria being among three Serie A fixtures to be postponed. After a special cabinet meeting, the Italian government has announced tougher measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, as number of cases in the country increased to 79 with two fatalities.
12:17 PM

59 Hong Kong police officers quarantined

Dozens of Hong Kong police officers have been placed in quarantine after attending a banquet with a colleague who later tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials said Friday. The 48-year-old officer found to be carrying the virus had dinner on Tuesday with 59 colleagues. (AFP)
11:14 AM

Four more Indians on ship off Japan test positive

09:53 AM

Virus hits shipping, spreading global economic strain

Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the new coronavirus, sparking general alarm. As analysts pore over charts to gauge just how badly Chinese mega-factories have been hit, figures provided by cargo ship traffic paint a gloomy picture.
09:35 AM

China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

Infection has now reached more than 25 countries worldwide and caused more than a dozen fatalities outside China. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has cautioned that if countries do not quickly mobilise to fight the reach of the virus, "this outbreak could go in any direction. It could even be messy."
09:16 AM

Passengers from Malaysia, Nepal among others to be screened for Coronavirus at Mumbai Airport

The airport will continue to screen people coming from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. The Ministry of Health has tightened screenings and has issued an advisory requiring all passengers arriving from these countries to undergo screening for novel coronavirus infection.
Passengers from Malaysia, Nepal among others to be screened for Coronavirus at Mumbai Airport
08:57 AM

WHO team visits Wuhan city as China's death toll jumps to 2,442

Ninety-seven more people died in China due to coronavirus, taking the death toll to 2,442, officials said on Sunday, as a team of WHO experts visited the worst-affected Wuhan city in Hubei province. By the end of Saturday, a total of 2,442 people had died of the disease and 76,936 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions.
08:15 AM

Xi Jinping writes to Bill Gates, thanks him for foundation's 'generosity' in the fight against virus

Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a letter expressing thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the organisation's "generosity" and support tackling a deadly virus epidemic, state media said Saturday. The outbreak of the new COVID-19 strain has claimed 2,345 lives in mainland China and infected more than 76,000 people, with cases in more than 25 countries. Earlier this month the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed up to USD 100 million for the global outbreak.
Xi Jinping writes to Bill Gates, thanks him for foundation's 'generosity' in the fight against virus
08:05 AM

New virus has infected nearly 78,000 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.
07:47 AM

China reports 648 new cases, 97 more deaths

Mainland China had 648 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, the National Health Commission said on Sunday, up from 397 the previous day. That brings the total number of confirmed cases in China to 76,936 so far.
China reports 648 new cases, 97 more deaths
07:32 AM

South Korea reports 123 more Coronavirus cases

07:31 AM

Italy to restrict movement of people

Italian regions most affected by the new coronavirus will now be able to restrict the movement of people in order to prevent the spread of the disease, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced after an emergency ministerial meeting. Head of Italy's civil protection agency Angelo Borelli said at the same press conference that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Italy was 79, with two people having died from the disease.
Italy to restrict movement of people
07:29 AM

Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as virus kills five

Iran on Saturday ordered the closure of schools, universities and cultural centres after a coronavirus outbreak that has killed five people in the Islamic republic -- the most outside the Far East. The moves came as Iranian authorities reported one more death among 10 new cases of the virus.
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