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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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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, […]