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Coronavirus hits politicians, sports and showbiz stars as it spreads across...

03 March, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Australia’s minister for home affairs and a Chelsea soccer player are among new cases of the coronavirus that has infected almost 135,000 people and killed more than 4,900 worldwide. Governments and central banks readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus on … Read More


Markets tumble again as global coronavirus alarm spreads

03 March, 2020 11:06 pm 11:06 pm

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global markets took another hammering on Thursday as alarm over the coronavirus intensified, and governments from Ireland to Italy scrambled to contain the impact of a disease that has infected more than 126,000 people worldwide. Travellers in Europe rushed to board flights to the United States after President Donald Trump imposed sweeping … Read More


US-South Korea, military, drills, postponed, coronavirus, spreads, faster, outside, China

US-South Korea military drills postponed as coronavirus spreads faster outs...

02 February, 2020 10:44 am 10:44 am

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea postponed joint military drills on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus, as the number of infections outside China, the source of the outbreak, for the first time surpassed those appearing in the country. Taiwan raised its epidemic response level to the highest as it readied … 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


coronavirus epicentre global economic impact spreads Head of Hospital

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


'Wash your hands, Tokyo governor, residents, Olympics, coronavirus, spreads

‘Wash your hands’ – Tokyo governor to residents ahead of ...

02 February, 2020 10:45 am 10:45 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike called on residents on Sunday to wash their hands and wear surgical masks to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus which has infected thousands around the world as the city prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. “This is one of the things I’m very worried about,” said … Read More