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Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital in Wuhan. China has confirmed that the deadly Wuhan coronavirus virus can be transmitted between humans, with medical workers currently among the infected. Getty

Germany records first case of coronavirus

Health authorities say the man who contracted the virus is from the state of Bavaria. It is the first known instance outside of China of the disease-transmitting between unrelated persons.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

Coronavirus death toll jumps to 80 as confirmed cases rise to 2,744

The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 80, China’s National Health Commission has said.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus

A SARS-like virus has claimed 26 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

WHO: Coronavirus not yet global emergency

Despite the fast spreading rate of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided that the outbreak is yet to attain the status of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

Coronavirus: China expands travel restrictions to more cities after 580 cases confirmed

In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.
China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

Concern grows about deadly virus in rural China as Wuhan sealed

The public security bureau in the rural town of Dazhu in China's northeast Sichuan province is bustling ahead of the Lunar New Year with families from larger cities on the east coast getting passports, travel passes and other documents updated while they are back in their hometown.
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WHO postpones decision on declaring China coronavirus as global health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday postponed taking a decision on whether the mysterious coronavirus that killed at least 17 people and sickened hundreds of others in China was a global health emergency.
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North Korea closes border to foreign tourists – travel agency

North Korea has temporarily closed its border to all foreign tourists in response to a new type of coronavirus discovered in central China, according to a travel agency that operates tours to the country.
The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.

Coronavirus death toll rises to nine in China

The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.

WHO mulls declaring coronavirus a global health threat

Following the announcement by China’s national health body that the new coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it (ailment) should be declared a global health emergency.

US confirms first case of China virus as death toll reaches six

The United States on Tuesday announced its first case of a new virus that has claimed six lives in China and sickened hundreds, joining countries around the world in ramping up measures to block its spread.
China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died.

China says raging virus contagious, records 4th death

China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and authorities Tuesday said a fourth person had died.
More than a thousand people attended a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge people and governments abroad to support the city’s pro-democracy movement and oppose China’s ruling Communist Party.

Hong Kong protest shines pro-democracy movement

More than a thousand people attended a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge people and governments abroad to support the city’s pro-democracy movement and oppose China’s ruling Communist Party.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends a news conference to announce the new Presidential Office secretary-general in Taipei, Taiwan . REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Taiwan first female president wins second term election

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen declared victory in Saturday’s election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing’s campaign to isolate the self-ruled island, handing its first female leader a second term.
A patient died on Saturday from a mysterious illness after an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, according to the local health commission.

First person dies from mysterious virus in China

A patient died on Saturday from a mysterious illness after an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, according to the local health commission.
US aviation regulator FAA said 'heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East ... present an inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations' [Simon Dawson-Bloomberg]

US instructs airlines to avoid Iraq, Iran, Gulf airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. aircraft from Iraq and Iran airspace following a retaliatory attack by Iran.
Eight people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Taiwan – including the country’s top military general, Air Force General Shen Yi-ming, Taiwan’s chief of general staff.

Taiwan’s top military general dies in helicopter crash

Eight people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Taiwan – including the country’s top military general, Air Force General Shen Yi-ming, Taiwan’s chief of general staff.

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