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Airlines lose around $113 bn over nCoV, IATA calls ‘crisis unprecedented’

New Delhi: With coronavirus infections spreading to nearly 80 countries severely hurting the travel and tourism sector, global industry body International Air Transport Association (IATS) has estimated the combined revenue loss for airlines in the range of $63-113 billion. In its latest financial impact of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on airline sector, IATA now sees 2020 […]

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nCoV emergency message on social media ‘fake’: PIB fact check

New Delhi: The ‘PIB fact check’ Twitter handle on Thursday claimed that an image of “Ministry of Health’s emergency notification” on the Coronavirus being circulated on social media is “fake”. “Fake emergency notification from @MoHFW_INDIA is doing rounds on social media. No such notification has been issued !!! “For prevention against #Coronavirus and travel advisory, […]

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We stopped Ebola, will stop Coronavirus too: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said with precautionary efforts, the country can fight diseases like novel Coronavirus (nCov). Addressing a press conference here, he said: “Last year, we stopped the Ebola virus from entering India, similarly this year, with all precautionary measures taken by the government we will […]

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nCov: India prepares for evacuation of citizens from Wuhan

New Delhi/Beijing: India on Tuesday started the preparations for evacuating the Indian nationals trapped in Wuhan city, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic, placed under a lockdown. In a series of tweets, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “We have begun the process to prepare for evacuation of Indian nationals affected […]