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Economic Times | 17 Feb, 2020 | 09.26PM IST

Coronavirus updates: 67 more people test positive on Japanese ship

Another 67 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Saturday.

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09:43 PM

First Corona virus patient has died in Europe, France. An 80-year-old Chinese.

08:04 PM

Coronavirus death toll reached 1,523, with nearly 67,000 infected

06:27 PM

Importers of Chinese goods face supply constraints, unable to pay via hawala routes

Indian traders who buy Chinese goods for sale in India have been laid low by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Importers of Chinese goods face supply constraints, unable to pay via hawala routes
04:42 PM

France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient

The patient, a Chinese tourist from the province of Hubei, had a lung infection caused by the coronavirus.
04:18 PM

17 people who returned to India before screening show symptoms

Seventeen people, out of a large number of passengers who had arrived in Delhi from China and other coronavirus-affected countries before the screening at the airport began around mid-January, have been found symptomatic for the infection and hospitalised, officials said.
03:49 PM

Cases in Hubei treated with traditional medicine: Chinese official

The Chinese government has also approved field trials for experimental US antiviral drug, Remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients.
02:55 PM

An update from the embassy of India in Japan

02:53 PM

67 more people test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan

Another 67 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said on Saturday.
02:21 PM

U.S. to evacuate its citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship

The United States said it will send an aircraft to Japan to bring back U.S. passengers on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, where the most coronavirus infections outside China have occurred.
02:13 PM

China confident epidemic will soon be over

China is confident the coronavirus epidemic will be over soon and that the impact will be only temporary on its economy, which will rebound strongly, Qin Gang, China's vice minister of foreign affairs said on Saturday.
12:27 PM

China cleans, locks away banknotes to stop virus spread

China is disinfecting and isolating used banknotes as part of efforts to stop the spread of the new coronavirus that has killed more than 1,500 people, officials said.
11:58 AM

Postponed / cancelled events

Events postponed or cancelled include the Chinese Grand Prix, the Black Hat information security conference's Asia summit; London Metal Exchange's annual Asian gathering in Hong Kong and Art Basel's annual art fair in Hong Kong, among others.
11:56 AM

IBM pulls out of conference

IBM said it has cancelled its participation in the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco. The RSA, however, said it will continue with the event despite IBM pulling out.
11:55 AM

Facebook cancels Global Marketing Summit

"Out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus," a Facebook spokesperson said.
11:34 AM

The virus has infected more than 67,000 people globally

The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 67,000 people globally, follow the link for a consilidated list of casualties from each affected country.
10:40 AM

The Indian Embassy in Tokyo is keeping tabs on the quarantined ship

10:36 AM

Making efforts to disembark Indians from cruise ship after quarantine period ends: Indian Embassy

A total of 138 Indians, including 132 crew and 6 passengers, were among the 3,711 people on board the quarantined ship that arrived at the Japanese coast earlier this month.
10:35 AM

China sees 2,641 new coronavirus cases, 143 deaths, as it struggles to slow spread

The total confirmed infections across mainland China is now 66,492 after 2,641 new cases were confirmed. The death toll rose by 143 to 1,523, with most of the new deaths in central Hubei province and in particular the provincial capital of Wuhan.
10:29 AM

Importers of Chinese goods face supply constraints

Bilateral trade between China and India is pegged at around $90 billion with a trade deficit of about $60 billion in China’s favour. Actual trade, said experts, could be even more.
10:28 AM

Pharma companies feel the pain as prices of key inputs shoot up

According to the Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil), the cost of paracetamol has gone up from Rs 250-300 kg to 400-450 kg. Similarly, the prices of vitamins and penicillin have shot up 40-50%.
10:25 AM

China’s capital Beijing imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals

The government has directed all the people who have returned to Beijing to stay at home or to submit to group observation for 14 days after arriving.
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