Virus in China 2020

Coronavirus cases fall, experts disagree whether peak is near

China reports its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since late January, lending weight to a prediction by its senior medical adviser that the outbreak could end by April.

Coronavirus death toll passes 1,000 in China

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China passes 1,000 people, health authorities announces.

First Bangladeshi infected by Coronavirus in Singapore

A Bangladeshi worker in Singapore has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection, said the Ministry of Health of Singapore.

No traveller can leave airport without coronavirus screening

Not only those coming from China, but all passengers will be screened at the airports from now on, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has stated.

Impact of coronavirus: onion, garlic, ginger prices rise

The prices of most everyday commodities including onion, ginger and garlic have risen at the country's largest wholesale market at Chattogram's Khatunganj, largely due to the spread of coronavirus in China.

Coronavirus keeps spreading

Three more Asian countries confirmed coronavirus infections yesterday among citizens who had not travelled to China, as Hong Kong reported its first death from the disease and millions more people in Chinese cities were ordered to stay indoors.

Coronavirus Screening: Measures at airport still not enough

A plane carrying passengers from the Chinese city of Kunming landed at the capital’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 2:15pm yesterday. An aircraft of Turkish Airlines arrived from Istanbul around the same time.

Japan quarantines cruise ship to test 3,700 on board after Hong Kong coronavirus case

Japanese officials begin screening more than 3,700 passengers and crew on a cruise ship quarantined off the port of Yokohama near Tokyo after a Hong Kong man who sailed on the vessel last month tested positive for coronavirus.

Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death as hospital workers escalate strike

Hong Kong reports its first coronavirus death, a 39-year-old male who had been suffering from an underlying illness and had visited China's Wuhan city in January, hospital staff says, marking the second death outside mainland China.

January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020

Update on Bangladeshi students in China: Embassy assures all-out help

Bangladeshi students who are stuck in a lockdown at ‘Ground Zero’ of the Coronavirus outbreak in China are finally at ease after authorities from Bangladesh Embassy in Beijing and their university have assured them of assistance.

January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020

Canada reports first 'presumptive' coronavirus case

Canada's first "presumptive" case of a new coronavirus has been detected in a man who returned to Toronto from the Chinese city where the virus first appeared, health officials announce.

January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020

Coronavirus: How to protect yourself

The deadly Wuhan coronavirus, officially called 2019-nCoV, has killed 56 people and infected at least 1300 others in China. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance on the symptoms of the virus. A person could be at risk if they have:

January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020

Hong Kong declares emergency, official visits to China halted

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has declared a virus emergency in the Asian financial hub, announcing a package of measures to limit the city's links with mainland China.

January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladeshi students in China appeal for help

Bangladeshi students in Wuhan city of China, the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed 41 lives so far, are under a lockdown in their respective dorms and residences for the last two days.

January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020

Coronavirus spreads to Australia, Malaysia and Nepal

Cases of Coronavirus have been detected in Australia, Malaysia and Nepal as the virus has already claimed 41 lives in China.

January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020

China confirms 41 deaths, over 1,300 infected worldwide

The official death toll from the coronavirus in China jumps on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as local media reported a doctor on the frontline of the battle to contain the virus in Wuhan city had died.

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