Workers in protective suits are seen at a checkpoint for registration and body temperature measurement, at an entrance to a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China February 13, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

No peak in sight as China reports 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Beijing, February 14 (Reuters) - A new coronavirus has taken a growing toll of Chinese health workers on the front line of the fight to stop it, a top official said on Friday, as authorities reported more than 5,000 new cases, including more than 120 deaths. Policymakers pledged to do more to stimulate economies hit by the virus, helping Asian...

The death toll in mainland China has now reached more than 1,000, after 108 people died from the virus on Monday [Getty Images]

COVID-19: WHO renames deadly coronavirus

Feb 12 (Al Jazeera) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that "COVID-19" will now be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a "very grave threat" for the world but there was a "realistic chance" of stopping it. "We now have a name for the disease and it's 'COVID-19'," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Eighteen patients with the novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan recovered and were released from a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Thursday. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/]

18 recover from virus after treatment with TCM

Feb 12 (China Daily) - Eighteen patients with the novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan recovered and were released from a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, on Thursday after receiving treatment that combined traditional Chinese medicine with modern medicine. The patients range from 23 to 67 years old, and one of them was in critical condition, according to Hubei Provincial Hospital...

Coronavirus: UN meeting ponders fast-track drugs, vaccines

Geneva, Feb 12 (AP): The World Health Organization convened outside experts Tuesday to fast-track promising tests, drugs and vaccines to help slow the outbreak of a new virus that emerged in China that has killed more than 1,000 people and spread to two dozen other countries. The new coronavirus was only identified late last year in the Chinese city of...

Passengers wearing masks walk at the Shanghai railway station in China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Coronavirus death toll surges as fears grow for Chinese economy

Shanghai, Feb 11 (Reuters) - The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China soared past 1,000 on Tuesday with a record daily rise in fatalities, while the prolonged disruption to factories and businesses played havoc with the world’s second-largest economy. Hundreds of Chinese firms say they will need billions of dollars in loans to stay afloat and layoffs...

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