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China reports 105 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb. 16

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China reached 1,770 as of the end of Sunday, up by 105 from the previous day, the country's National Health Commission said on Monday morning.

17 Feb 2020 6:35 am
Coronavirus cases rise again in China's Hubei province

The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people.

17 Feb 2020 6:05 am
China's Hubei reports 1,933 new cases of coronavirus on Feb. 16: health bureau

China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, reported 1,933 new cases and 100 new deaths on Feb. 16, the local health authority said on Monday.

17 Feb 2020 4:57 am
'Animals live for man': China's appetite for wildlife likely to survive virus

For the past two weeks China's police have been raiding houses, restaurants and makeshift markets across the country, arresting nearly 700 people for breaking the temporary ban on catching, selling or eating wild animals.

17 Feb 2020 4:47 am
UK's Intertek temporarily shuts Hong Kong garment office over coronavirus case

British product quality testing firm Intertek Group Plc said on Sunday it had temporarily shut its Hong Kong Garment Centre in Kowloon from Feb. 11 for two weeks after an employee contracted the new coronavirus.

17 Feb 2020 2:22 am
Americans disembark from virus-hit cruise; China says new cases slow

American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed, calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working.

16 Feb 2020 11:55 pm
China battery recycler GEM to make disinfectants in virus epicenter

China's GEM Co Ltd, best known as a recycler of batteries for electric vehicles and producer of cobalt chemicals used in them, said on Sunday it had been given a four-month license to make disinfectant in coronavirus-hit Hubei province.

16 Feb 2020 5:17 pm
In Moscow - a prayer for China to overcome coronavirus epidemic

At a humble service at a Moscow Russian Orthodox church on Sunday morning, Father Igor led a prayer to help China prevail against the coronavirus epidemic.

16 Feb 2020 5:04 pm
China health commission official says controls starting to rein in virus

The measures China has adopted to rein in the spread of the coronavirus are starting to have an impact, said Mi Feng, a spokesman at the National Health Commission, on Sunday.

16 Feb 2020 12:54 pm
China's Hubei reports 139 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 15

The number of new deaths in China's central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 on Saturday, the province's health commission said on its website on Sunday.

16 Feb 2020 4:14 am
Chinese tourist dies of coronavirus in France, first death in Europe: minister

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died of the fast-spreading coronavirus in France, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday.

16 Feb 2020 2:21 am
China issues measures to support manufacturers, businesses hit by coronavirus

China's banking and insurance regulator has announced new measures to support companies, manufacturers, and small and medium businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic.

15 Feb 2020 5:58 pm
China will build a complete epidemic emergency response system: CCTV

China will build a national supply and purchase system for emergency supplies as well as a complete epidemic emergency response system, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Friday, citing comments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

15 Feb 2020 5:45 pm
Chinese tourist in France dies of coronavirus, first death in Europe: minister

An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalized in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday.

15 Feb 2020 5:45 pm
Chinese regulator promises to help firms resume work amid virus outbreak

China's market regulator announced on Saturday policies to encourage companies to resume work amid a coronavirus outbreak, saying it would accelerate the approval process for production licenses.

15 Feb 2020 5:23 pm
China to waive toll road fees until epidemic control work is done

China's transport ministry said on Saturday it will waive road and expressway toll fees nationally from Feb. 17 until the country's epidemic control work was done.

15 Feb 2020 2:18 pm
China confident epidemic will soon be over: deputy foreign minister

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.

15 Feb 2020 2:11 pm
China's coronavirus cases, deaths rise as it struggles to slow spread

More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, health officials said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days.

15 Feb 2020 1:19 pm
U.S. to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship off Japan: WSJ

The U.S. government is preparing to evacuate American citizens aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the site of the most coronavirus infections found outside China and currently quarantined off Japan, the Wall Street Journal reported.

15 Feb 2020 12:52 pm
Japanese man diagnosed with coronavirus after visiting Hawaii

Hawaii health authorities began a search on Friday for anyone who may have had close contact with a Japanese tourist who fell ill on the island of Oahu and tested positive for a new coronavirus soon after returning to his home country.

15 Feb 2020 9:17 am
U.S. to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan: WSJ

The U.S. State Department will evacuate some American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the biggest cluster of coronavirus infections outside China, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

15 Feb 2020 8:50 am
China sees 2,641 new coronavirus cases, 143 deaths, as it struggles to slow spread

More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days to try to contain its spread.

15 Feb 2020 7:44 am
Chinese gymnasts pull out of World Cup in Australia due to coronavirus travel ban

The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday.

15 Feb 2020 7:04 am
Mining, extraction industries still have highest U.S. suicide rate

(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates vary across industries and occupations, but workers in mining and oil and gas extraction continue to suffer the top U.S. rate of deaths, followed closely by the construction industry, according to data from 32 states.

15 Feb 2020 3:39 am
Getting lots of exercise tied to lower risk of kidney disease

(Reuters Health) - People who get plenty of physical activity may be less likely than their more sedentary counterparts to develop chronic kidney disease, a recent study suggests.

15 Feb 2020 3:34 am
Patients often puzzled by medical test reports

(Reuters Health) - Even the most educated, take-charge individuals may have a hard time deciphering the test results they can access after a doctor visit, two new studies suggest.

15 Feb 2020 2:43 am
Deaths from dengue fever in Paraguay spike to 16 under strained health system

Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the last decade, severely straining its health system.

14 Feb 2020 9:52 pm
Biotech firm Novacyt to launch coronavirus test next week

Biotechnology company Novacyt said on Friday it would launch a certified test for the coronavirus next week, sending its London-listed shares to a record high.

14 Feb 2020 9:50 pm
Chinas capital Beijing imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals

The Chinese capital Beijing is imposing a 14-day self-quarantine on all those returning to the city, and will punish those who refuse to quarantine themselves or follow official rules on containing a new coronavirus, city authorities said on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 9:48 pm
Family recovered from coronavirus returns home in Beijing

After being treated for coronavirus in a Beijing hospital for over two weeks, three members of the Liu family have recovered and were allowed to return home on Friday, a family member said.

14 Feb 2020 9:48 pm
WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus investigations this weekend

A World Health Organization-led joint mission with China will start its outbreak investigation work this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of the disease, the WHO's director said on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 9:48 pm
Coronavirus empties exhibition halls, but over time the show will go on

When Victoria Beckham sends her models down the London catwalk on Sunday, many of her most important clients will not be sitting in the front row but following from afar as the coronavirus outbreak hobbles international events.

14 Feb 2020 9:42 pm
21 states reject $18 billion offer from U.S. distributors to settle opioid lawsuits - WSJ

Twenty one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement offer from three major drug distributors to resolve a litigation over their alleged role in the opioid crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing a letter sent to the companies' law firms earlier this week.

14 Feb 2020 9:38 pm
Factbox: Events affected by coronavirus epidemic

Here is a list of international sports events whose timing has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,300 people and infected more than 60,000 in China after emerging late last year in Wuhan, the capital of central Hubei province:

14 Feb 2020 9:20 pm
Why your Valentine might want hot chocolate for that walk on the beach

Drinking cocoa rich in flavonols - plant compounds also found in fruits, vegetables and tea - might make walking easier for some older adults with poor circulation, a study suggests.

14 Feb 2020 6:09 pm
Vietnam turns away cruise ship over coronavirus fears: state media

Vietnam has turned away a German-owned cruise ship with more than 1,000 passengers on board over fears of coronavirus infections on board, state media reported on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 5:57 pm
Under China's coronavirus lockdown, millions have nowhere to go

Around 500 million people in China are currentlyaffected by policies put in place restricting movement, to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus.

14 Feb 2020 5:35 pm
China's Xi says to fix problems exposed during coronavirus outbreak: state TV

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday the ruling Communist Party must fix various problems, loopholes and weaknesses exposed during the current outbreak of the coronavirus, state television reported on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 4:53 pm
Vietnam says monitoring over 5,000 Chinese workers for coronavirus

Vietnam is monitoring more than 5,000 workers who returned to the Southeast Asian country after the Lunar New Year holiday for signs of coronavirus, state media reported on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 4:18 pm
In China's coronavirus epicenter, volunteers keep stricken city moving

A day after the city government of Wuhan locked down all of its public transportation to keep the coronavirus outbreak that began in the city from spreading further, three nurses found themselves stranded outside Hankou train station.

14 Feb 2020 3:57 pm
Turkey says to export fast-results coronavirus detection kit

Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 3:42 pm
Philippines to lift Taiwan travel ban

The Philippines will lift a travel ban it had imposed on visitors from Taiwan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, a senior Philippine official and Taiwan's official news agency said on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 3:18 pm
After first death, Japan pledges more containment effort; cases increase

Japan on Friday vowed to step up testing and efforts to contain the spread of a new coronavirus after suffering its first death and finding new cases, including a doctor and at least one taxi driver, in different parts of the country.

14 Feb 2020 3:09 pm
First French nationals repatriated over coronavirus end quarantine

The first group of French nationals repatriated from China due to the coronavirus outbreak returned to the outside world on Friday after two weeks in quarantine.

14 Feb 2020 1:45 pm
Thailand plans measures next month to help virus-hit tourism industry

Thailand will introduce a package of measures next month to help its tourism industry reeling from a coronavirus outbreak, its deputy prime minister said on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 1:10 pm
Shell sends some Singapore staff home after coronavirus scare

Shell said on Friday it had identified an employee at its main Singapore office who had been in contact with a coronavirus case and had advised other staff close to him to work from home.

14 Feb 2020 12:47 pm
Factbox: Sport-events affected by coronavirus epidemic

Here is a list of international sports events whose timing has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,300 people and infected more than 60,000 in China after emerging late last year in Wuhan, the capital of central Hubei province:

14 Feb 2020 10:43 am
Japan to step up efforts on coronavirus testing, containment after first death

Japan on Friday vowed to step up testing and containment efforts for the coronavirus after suffering its first death and the confirmation of new cases, including a doctor and a taxi driver.

14 Feb 2020 9:38 am
China reports 5,000 new coronavirus cases, cruise ship disembarks in Cambodia

China's coronavirus outbreak showed no sign of peaking with health authorities on Friday reporting more than 5,000 new cases, while passengers on a cruise ship blocked from five countries due to virus fears finally disembarked in Cambodia.

14 Feb 2020 9:38 am
China's Hubei province reports 116 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 13, with 4,823 new cases

The number of new deaths in China's central Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak rose by 116 as of Thursday, the province's health commission said on its website on Friday.

14 Feb 2020 5:32 am