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China coronavirus toll increases to 2,442, over 76,000 affected

Beijing: The overall death toll in mainland China due to the deadly coronavirus increased to 2,442 on Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases reached 76,936, according to health authorities. The National Health Commission said that it received reports of 648 new confirmed casesand 97 deaths on Saturday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang […]

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4 Aussies among Japan cruise ship evacuees contract COVID-19

Sydney/Tokyo: Authorities confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday among Australians recently evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had been quarantined in Japan after hundreds of cases were detected on board. The four tested positive out of 17 evacuees after experiencing respiratory problems symptoms on arrival in Darwin, the country’s health ministry […]

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Trump to encourage India-Pak bilateral dialogue: Official

New York: US President Donald Trump will encourage India and Pakistan to hold bilateral dialogue, but for that Islamabad will have to crackdown on terrorism, according to a senior administration official. “I think what you’ll hear from the President is very much encouraging a reduction in tensions between India and Pakistan, encouraging the two countries […]

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29-yr-old Wuhan hospital doctor, dies from coronavirus

Wuhan: Peng Yinhua, a doctor from a Wuhan hospital that receives patients infected with the deadly coronavirus, has died from the virus, authorities said on Friday. Peng, 29, a respiratory acute care medical professional, became infected while working at the First People’s Hospital of Jiangxia district of Wuhan, reports Xinhua news agency. He was hospitalized on […]

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Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus

Beijing: Liu Zhiming, director of Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, according to a statement released by local government authorities. Earlier this month, Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor in Wuhan who was sanctioned for attempting to bring the coronavirus to […]