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Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases

Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases

Kuwait and Bahrain confirmed on Monday their first novel coronavirus cases, the countries' health ministries announced, adding all had come from Iran.

China slightly eases Wuhan's virus quarantine measures

China slightly eases Wuhan's virus quarantine measures

Chinese authorities on Monday slightly relaxed their month-long quarantine measures in Wuhan, allowing some people to leave the epicentre of the country's virus epidemic under certain conditions.

Quarantine questioned as Japan woman tests positive after leaving ship

Quarantine questioned as Japan woman tests positive after leaving ship

Japan on Sunday confirmed that a woman who tested negative and disembarked from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship later tested positive, raising questions about the effectiveness of the quarantine ...

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

Xiao Yao doesn't know when or where he caught the new coronavirus. He suspects it happened on his train journey home to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Jingzhou city, in central China's Hubei province.

South Korea reports 142 more coronavirus cases, total 346

South Korea reports 142 more coronavirus cases, total 346

South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with more than half of the new cases linked to a hospital in a southern city.

Software giant SAP shuts India offices after swine flu scare

Software giant SAP shuts India offices after swine flu scare

German software giant SAP on Thursday shut down their offices in India for an ‘extensive sanitation’ after two employees tested positive for H1N1 swine flu at its Bangalore headquarters, the company said.

Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods

Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods

China's official death toll from the new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported.

Singapore Airshow hit by virus fears as 70 exhibitors pull out

Singapore Airshow hit by virus fears as 70 exhibitors pull out

More than 70 exhibitors including US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak ...

Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus

Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus

Scientists from the United States to Australia are using new technology in an ambitious, multi-million-dollar drive to develop a vaccine in record time to tackle China's coronavirus outbreak.

Three more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Three more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Three more people on a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the number aboard to 64, the government said Saturday, with passengers facing a two-week quarantine.

HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

As doctors scramble to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, a potent brew of anti-retroviral and flu drugs has emerged as a possible defence against the disease that has killed hundreds.

Thailand sees apparent success treating virus with drug cocktail

Thailand sees apparent success treating virus with drug cocktail

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 said Sunday.