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Doctors at China’s virus epicentre overworked and unprotected

Tired and understaffed, medical workers have had to deal with thousands of new cases per week in Wuhan, the city at the epicentre of the outbreak that first emerged late last year. Many doctors have had to see patients without proper masks or protective body suits, resorting to reusing the same equipment when they should […] The post Doctors at China’s virus epicentre overworked and unprotected appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneFeb 14th, 2020

Hospital director at China virus epicentre dies

A hospital director at the epicentre of China’s virus epidemic died Tuesday, state media said, the latest medical worker to fall victim to the new coronavirus spreading across the country. The COVID-19 virus, which is believed to have originated in Wuhan late last year, has infected more than 72,000 people and killed nearly 1,900. Liu […] The post Hospital director at China virus epicentre dies appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News20 hr. 52 min. ago

Chinese army to oversee virus hospital

BEIJING, China – China's army on Sunday, February 2, was given control of a nearly-finished field hospital that will treat patients at the epicentre of a deadly virus epidemic that has severely strained medical facilities. Some 1,400 military medics will treat patients at the 1,000-bed hospital, dubbed "Fire God Mountain," which will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

Stranded in Wuhan: foreigners raise call for help in virus epicenter

WUHAN, China:  Pregnant, newly wed and now trapped at the Chinese epicentre of a global health crisis, Thai national Aphinya is among thousands of foreigners desperate to escape — and watching helplessly as the US and Japan fly their citizens home. Hundreds were flown to safety this week to Tokyo, Singapore and California on government-chartered flights, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

China virus death toll jumps to 106

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 106 while nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, authorities said Tuesday. The health commission in central Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, said 24 more people had died from the virus and 1,291 more people were infected, raising the total number […] The post China virus death toll jumps to 106 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

China virus toll rises to 54 dead, more than 300 new cases — gov’t

WUHAN, China — The number of confirmed deaths from a viral outbreak in China has risen to 54, with authorities in hard-hit Hubei province on Sunday reporting 13 more fatalities and 323 new cases. The latest numbers from Hubei, the epicentre of the contagion, would put the nationwide total of confirmed infections at 1,610, based […] The post China virus toll rises to 54 dead, more than 300 new cases — gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2020

China confirms second virus death outside of epicentre

China on Friday confirmed a second death outside the epicentre of a SARS-like virus outbreak that has infected hundreds of people, raising the overall toll to 26 dead. Officials say 24 deaths have occurred in Hubei, the central province that is home to Wuhan, the city identified as the centre of the outbreak. The death […] The post China confirms second virus death outside of epicentre appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Xi Jinping remains firmly in power despite novel coronavirus scare — report

The President of China, Xi Jinping, speculated that the authority by the coronavirus outbreak was blamed for downplaying and potentially even deliberately covering up  the severity of the virus, ignoring evidence that it spread from person-to-person until it was too late. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 53 min. ago

Virus exposes flaws in sports, event planning

Hong Kong--The coronavirus exposes an ignorance of China’s lucrative sports market and poor contingency planning, experts say, after Formula One became the most high-profile casualty of a mass pullout from the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News7 hr. 40 min. ago

Protect Yourself from COVID-19 with These Tips

The Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19 is all over the news today. It is reported that over 40,000 are now being confirmed with the virus and has claimed the lives of thousands all over the world. The virus had already spread from China to other parts of the world, specifically neighboring Asian countries including the Philippines, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News16 hr. 27 min. ago

China arrests activist criticizing Xi over virus

Police in China have arrested a prominent activist who had been a fugitive for weeks and criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic while in hiding, a rights group said Tuesday. Anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong was arrested on Saturday after being on the run since December, according to Amnesty International. China’s ruling Communist […] The post China arrests activist criticizing Xi over virus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News20 hr. 52 min. ago

Apple says it will not meet revenue forecasts due to virus

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – US tech giant Apple said Monday that disruption due to the novel coronavirus had hit both production and demand in China, and the company was "experiencing a slower return to normal conditions" than planned. "We do not expect to meet the revenue guidance we ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Stocks rebound amid virus outbreak

Stock markets mostly rebounded Monday, with investors assessing the extent of economic fallout from the new coronavirus while the death toll in China from the epidemic rose and infections topped 70,500. After Wall Street’s muddled performance on Friday and with US markets closed Monday for a holiday, traders turned their attention to some grim Asian […] The post Stocks rebound amid virus outbreak appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Singapore lowers growth forecast as virus hits economy

SINGAPORE – Singapore cut its economic growth forecast for this year on Monday, February 17, as the coronavirus batters tourist arrivals and trade. The city-state is one of the worst affected places outside China, with 75 cases of the virus so far. China has more than 70,000 infections ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Coronavirus: Death Toll Rises to 1,771

The death toll in China from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 1,771 the country’s National Health Commission said Monday. Authorities said 70,548 confirmed cases have been reported, while in the last 24 hours, 105 people have died and almost 2,048 new cases have been detected. The number of those detected with the virus outside […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

China virus cases pass 70,000

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in China passed 70,000 on Monday as international experts began meetings with their Chinese counterparts on how to tackle an epidemic that has caused global concern. The death toll jumped to 1,765 in mainland China after 100 more people died in Hubei province, where the […] The post China virus cases pass 70,000 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Church attendance also down in Asia

In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshipers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China. In Hong Kong, Cardinal John Hon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Chinese businesses in faraway Namibia feel virus fear

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Namibia should by rights feel little concern about the coronavirus outbreak given that the sparsely-populated desert country is 12,000 kilometers from China and without a single confirmed case. But like many countries on the continent, the southern African nation hosts a big Chinese retail business ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

New China virus cases drop for third day

The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was “impossible” to predict how the outbreak would develop. Global concern remains high about the spread of the virus, which first emerged in China’s central Hubei province in December, with […] The post New China virus cases drop for third day appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

France announces 1st death of virus patient outside Asia

PARIS: France on Saturday reported the first death outside Asia of a person infected with the new virus from China, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who two French hospitals initially turned away, and also reported a new confirmed case that brought the country’s total to 12. Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said she learned Friday night about […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

China toll leaps past 1,600 as new cases slow

BEIJING: The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was “impossible” to predict how the outbreak would develop. Global concern remains high about the spread of the virus, which first emerged in China’s central Hubei province in December, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020