An official leading South Korea's battle against coronavirus says he's a member of a doomsday cult

2020-02-25 11:36

"If we have another Daegu in this country, I can't imagine what would happen," a professor said since medical resources are being stretched thin.

A major ally's decision to scrap a military deal with the US raises the stakes in competition with China

2020-02-24 17:12

China will work to make sure a US loss in the Philippines is its gain, one expert on the region told Business Insider.

Officials announced new measures to stifle concerning coronavirus spikes in Iran, Italy, and South Korea

2020-02-24 12:00

New cases outside China have caused global concerns that more major regions were at risk and the outbreak could reach pandemic status.

Cases of the coronavirus are spiking outside of China - more than 77,700 people now infected

2020-02-22 13:23

South Korea admitted it failed to keep the virus out of the country as cases now surge, and many countries are reporting their first cases and deaths.

The new coronavirus has killed nearly 3 times as many people in 8 weeks as SARS did in 8 months.

2020-02-21 11:20

SARS killed 774 people between November 2002 and July 2003. More than 2,100 people have died from the new Wuhan coronavirus since December.

12 of the deadliest disease outbreaks in history

2020-02-20 16:56

These diseases throughout history, from the Black Death and cholera to HIV/AIDS and coronavirus, have caused universal alarm.

A shipping titan, a global airline, and Apple's main iPhone supplier just sounded the alarm on coronavirus

2020-02-20 15:24

Maersk, Air-France KLM, and Foxconn warned the rampaging, flu-like illness is hammering their businesses.

Coronavirus is dramatically changing food consumption in China — here's how

2020-02-19 11:36

Coronavirus is changing food consumption in China. A food-delivery giant is witnessing larger orders and a demand for contactless delivery.

Police filmed a woman trying to sneak into Shanghai in the boot of a car to avoid being quarantined for coronavirus

2020-02-18 21:54

The woman had visited her hometown in Hubei Province, the centre of the outbreak, and was returning to Shanghai, where she works. She was quarantined.

A Wuhan nurse has quarantined herself away from her family so she doesn't risk exposing them to the virus

2020-02-18 17:01

The husband of a Wuhan nurse drives behind her, lighting her path as she walks to work in the early morning hours. The wife is in self-quarantined.


China cancelled the central event of its political calendar because of the coronavirus

2020-02-24 18:05

Delaying the National People's Congress is an admission of China's struggle to control the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 2,500 people.

China said it would relax its lockdown of Wuhan's 11 million residents, only to immediately reintroduce it

2020-02-24 14:16

Wuhan announced that some people could leave the locked-down city, only to reverse the announcement hours later as the coronavirus spreads.

Wall Street has a new slogan for why stocks keep going up as the world falls apart: 'Nothing Matters'

2020-02-24 05:44

Good credit is just as good as junk and stocks always go up no matter what happens. Buy the dip. Nothing matters.

South Korea is bracing for a spike in coronavirus cases after a 'super-spreader' event at a church 'cult'

2020-02-21 14:31

In the midst of an "unprecedented crisis," Daegu's mayor shut down public spaces, effectively emptying the usually busy city of 2.5 million people.

Trump's chief of staff warned the UK against Huawei ahead of meeting Boris Johnson's most important aide

2020-02-21 08:30

The US appears to be renewing its lobbying efforts to get the UK to ditch Huawei after Britain said it would let Huawei build some of its 5G.

A Japanese disease expert who inspected the Diamond Princess said he was 'so scared' of catching the coronavirus.

2020-02-20 15:43

Kentaro Iwata said he had safely weathered the Ebola, SARS, and cholera crises, but was terrified of catching COVID-19 on the quarantined cruise ship.

Hubei is sweeping the province for undetected coronavirus cases by tracking and investigating purchases of fever and cough medicine

2020-02-19 21:30

The detection method is the latest move in the province's crackdown on the coronavirus, which originated in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province.

The coronavirus outbreak is dangerously close to shrinking global growth this quarter, UBS warns

2020-02-19 08:22

The hit to China's economy accounts for most of UBS's forecast, with disruptions in Thailand, Singapore, and Hong Kong also weighing on expansion.

Global stocks tank after Apple warns Wuhan coronavirus is hammering sales

2020-02-18 17:59

Banking giant HSBC's lackluster earnings and intention to cut 35,000 jobs also weighed on world markets.

Chinese police put a professor under house arrest after he criticised President Xi over the coronavirus

2020-02-18 10:58

Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at the elite Tsinghua University, had published a scathing essay on the Chinese government's handling of the coronavirus.

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