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First coronavirus case emerges in Karachi

02 February, 2020 9:37 pm 9:37 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The first coronavirus case was emerged in a private hospital on Wednesday. 22-year-old Yahya Jaffery, who has returned from Iran a few days back, tested positive. He was shifted to hospital with his family. Yahya Jaffery is being treated in the Isolation Ward. Sources said that tests were being conducted on … Read More

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LPG prices increased by Rs50 per kg

02 February, 2020 3:25 pm 3:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The prices of indigenous liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) jacked up by Rs50 per kg across the country. According to the sources, the LPG prices have been increased by Rs50 per kg due to the closure of border between Pakistan and Iran. The coronavirus badly impacted on the economy of the country. … Read More

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Coronavirus fears: Trains between Quetta, Taftan suspended

02 February, 2020 11:53 am 11:53 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Railways has suspended the operation of trains between Quetta and Taftan as fears across the region continued to grow over a jump in new coronavirus infections. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that the four trains that travel between Quetta and Pakistan’s Taftan have been … Read More

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US braces for coronavirus spread as outbreaks worsen in Italy, Iran

02 February, 2020 8:15 am 8:15 am

DUBAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States told Americans on Tuesday to begin preparing for coronavirus to spread within the country as outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy escalated and fears that the epidemic would hurt global growth rattled markets. Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, while Italy … Read More

Coronavirus increases Iran’s isolation, strains South Korea and Italy

02 February, 2020 9:37 pm 9:37 pm

DUBAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures to curb the epidemic’s global spread. Believed to come from wildlife in Wuhan city late last year, the flu-like disease has infected 80,000 … Read More

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Death toll from coronavirus surpasses 2,700 in China

02 February, 2020 10:06 am 10:06 am

BEIJING (AFP) – The death toll from coronavirus raised to 2,700 in China as another 74 more cases, the lowest daily number of fatalities in over two weeks were reported on Tuesday. The National Health Commission also reported 508 new confirmed cases, with all but nine in hard-hit Hubei province. It is up from Monday’s … Read More

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Washington pledges $1 billion for coronavirus vaccine as pandemic risks gro...

02 February, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion (£1.93 billion) from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and US and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East. Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to prevent a pandemic of … Read More

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PIA suspends flights to Beijing due to coronavirus fear

02 February, 2020 10:42 am 10:42 am

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to suspend its flights to Beijing till March 15 because of novel coronavirus that has left nearly 2,500 people dead in China. The PIA operates its Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo flight twice a week. According to the PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez, the national flag carrier airline had … Read More

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Shares drop, gold surges as investors scurry for safety

02 February, 2020 9:39 am 9:39 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safe-haven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East. South Korea put the country on high alert while the number of infections jumped … Read More

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Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

02 February, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – Fears mounted on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. A surge of infections outside mainland China triggered steep falls in Asian share markets and Wall … Read More

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PM, Balochistan CM discuss spread of coronavirus in Iran

02 February, 2020 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan phoned Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal to discuss the spread of coronavirus in Iran. The Balochistan chief minister told the prime minister that emergency had been imposed in the districts adjacent to Iran after the death of people due to coronavirus. “I am supervising the protective measures … Read More

Coronavirus spreads in China prisons, Korean church as fears weigh on globa...

02 February, 2020 8:44 am 8:44 am

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said, as cases climbed outside the epicentre in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea and a worsening outbreak in Italy where officials announced the country’s first death. A total of 234 infections among Chinese prisoners outside Hubei ended 16 … Read More

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Coronavirus to be big topic for G20 as China reports uptick in cases

02 February, 2020 8:58 am 8:58 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday although the rise in infections remained at its slowest pace since January, a downward trend which the World Health Organization (WHO) has called encouraging. The epidemic is set to be a major focus of discussion at a meeting on the weekend … Read More

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China records drop in new coronavirus cases; two deaths reported from quara...

02 February, 2020 10:42 am 10:42 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported a dramatic drop in new coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned the flu-like pathogen may spread even more easily than previously believed, while more passengers disembarked a quarantined cruise ship off Japan. Two elderly passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess ship had died of the disease, Japanese public broadcaster … Read More

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Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicentre; global economic impact spre...

02 February, 2020 3:28 pm 3:28 pm

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday as Apple Inc warned its sales would suffer because of the epidemic, casting a chill on global stock markets. Chinese state television said Liu Zhiming, the director of … Read More