What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

2020-03-03 12:58

Here's what we know so far on what COVID-19 does to the human body in cases of infections and deaths.

WHO experts visit Chinese virus epicentre

2020-02-24 08:37

Experts from the World Health Organisation have visited the locked-down central Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly global coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities have said.

Hong Kong starts quarantine for mainland China arrivals

2020-02-08 13:42

Hong Kong began enforcing a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, a dramatic escalation of its bid to stop the deadly new coronavirus from spreading.

Coronavirus spreads fear and racism worldwide

2020-02-07 21:00

As the deadly coronavirus has spread worldwide, it has carried with it xenophobia - and Asian communities around the world are finding themselves subject to suspicion and fear.

US pilots, cabin crew demand China flights halt on virus fears

2020-01-31 10:09

US airlines cut hundreds of flights to China and State Department advises people not to travel there due to outbreak.

CORONAVIRUS CHECK: Everything you need to know about China's deadly virus

2020-01-27 15:39

A new virus has killed 81 people in China and infected almost 3 000 people, with cases confirmed in several countries.

As China virus spreads, fear spreads faster

2020-01-24 15:54

Inflamed by past scares and Hollywood disaster blockbusters, few things feed collective panic like a virus, experts said Thursday, as China locked down the epicentre of a deadly flu-like outbreak.

SARS-like viruses can jump from bats to humans

2013-10-31 14:55

Scientists said they had found evidence that SARS-like corona-viruses can jump straight from a type of Chinese bat to humans.

Three more coronavirus deaths in Saudi Arabia -WHO

2013-05-31 14:55

Three more people have died in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus, bringing the worldwide death toll to 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

No sign of sustained spread of bird flu between humans

2013-04-08 13:44

The World Health Organisation said there was no sign of sustained spread of a deadly new strain of bird flu among people in China.


'No one cares': Locked-in Wuhan residents adapt to find food

2020-02-24 12:30

The lockdown of Guo Jing's neighbourhood in Wuhan - the city at the heart of China's new coronavirus epidemic - came suddenly and without warning.

China coronavirus toll exceeds 1 300 as Hubei reports 242 deaths

2020-02-13 09:51

The toll is the highest reported since the outbreak began and more than twice Tuesday's figure.

Panic buying hits Singapore after virus alert raised

2020-02-08 11:12

Anxious Singapore shoppers formed long lines at grocery stores and cleared the shelves of essential items, after the city-state raised its alert level over China's coronavirus outbreak.

Thailand sees apparent success treating virus with drug cocktail

2020-02-03 09:57

A Chinese woman infected with the new coronavirus showed a dramatic improvement after she was treated with a cocktail of anti-virals used to treat flu and HIV, Thailand's health ministry has said.

Experts say China virus outbreak will last months at least

2020-01-28 12:12

The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several months, researchers estimate based on the first available data.

China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs

2020-01-24 18:14

Chinese authorities have rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll climbed to 26.

China rushes to build new hospital for virus within 10 days

2020-01-24 13:43

China is rushing to build a new hospital in a staggering 10 days to treat patients at the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak that has stricken hundreds of people.

MERS coronavirus has potential to cause pandemic - WHO

2013-06-11 12:59

The World Health Organisation on Monday urged health workers around the world to be on the alert for symptoms of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS).

Two more die in Saudi Arabia from Sars-like virus

2013-05-07 13:52

Two more people in Saudi Arabia have died from a new strain of coronavirus.

China boosts bird flu response as cases rise

2013-04-08 11:02

China confirmed three more cases of bird flu as authorities sought to curb a deadly outbreak by banning live poultry sales and disinfecting schools.

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