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.
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.
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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
Coronavirus is communist China's "biggest health emergency"
- Xi Jinping
China still in crucial stage of coronavirus battle
- Xi Jinping
A third passenger has died after contracting the coronavirus on a cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Korea reports 123 more Coronavirus cases
South Korea reports 123 more #Coronavirus cases, bringing total to 556 in the country: AFP news agency
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.
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.