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

Wuhan:┬áPeng 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 […]

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Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed sent to jail for five years

New Delhi/Islamabad:┬áJust ahead of the FATF review, founder and patron of the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, was convicted in terror funding cases and sent to jail for five-and-a-half years by a Pakistani court on Wednesday. Sources in Pakistan said the mastermind of Mumbai terror attacks was sentenced to five-and-a-half years and imposed a […]

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2,829 new cases of coronavirus in China, 57 new deaths

Beijing: Chinese health authorities on Monday said it received reports of 2,829 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 57 deaths on Sunday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. Among the deaths, 56 are in Hubei Province and one in southwest China’s Chongqing, according to China’s National Health Commission, […]

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Snakes may be the source of coronavirus outbreak in China

Beijing: Snakes may be the original source of the newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China, according to a new study. The finding, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral […]

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Ahead of Beijing 2022, China launches driverless bullet train capable of travelling at 350km/hr

Beijing: Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, China has launched a new driverless train capable of travelling at 350kmph. According to a report in independent.co.uk, the high-speed bullet train, which connects Beijing with Zhangjiakou — two of the main host cities of the Winter Olympics — slashes the journey time from three hours to […]