Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: India Reports 3rd Positive Case Of Coronavirus From Kerala

Coronvirus Outbreak: After Wuhan lockdown, China has imposed lockdown on Hubei province, affecting tens of millions of people and intended to slow transmission of the respiratory virus.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: India Reports 3rd Positive Case Of Coronavirus From Kerala

Coronavirus has infected nearly 14,500 people across China. (File)

Amid deepening global concern over coronovirus outbreak, China has imposed a lockdown on a major city far from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak as number of deaths rose to 360. 

Struggling to contain the virus, authorities took action in the eastern city of Wenzhou on Sunday, closing roads and confining people to their homes, news agency AFP reported. 

Originating from Hubei's capital of Wuhan, the virus has spread throughout China and across the world. After World Health Organisation (WHO) declared China's coronavirus a global health emergency, many countries beefed up the rescue efforts to evacuate the citizens stranded in Wuhan. 

On Sunday, India confirmed its second case of coronavirus in Kerala, while Philipines reported first death due to virus outside mainland China. The Indian government has airlifted over 600 citizens who were stranded in China. 

Here are the updates on coronavirus outbreak across world: 

Feb 03, 2020 13:51 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: "Japan Will Make Utmost Efforts To Keep Virus From Affecting Olympic Games": PM Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics. Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said organisers are not considering cancelling the Olympics, which start on July 24, news agency Reuters reported. 
Feb 03, 2020 13:46 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Pakistan Resumes Flights From Coronavirus-Hit China
Pakistan on Monday resumed flights from coronavirus-hit China after two planes from the country landed at the airport in Islamabad.

Pakistan had suspended flights from China till February 2 after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel virus as a global health emergency, news agency PTI reported. 
Feb 03, 2020 13:04 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Bangladesh Halts Visa-On-Arrival For Chinese Nationals
Bangladesh has suspended its visa-on-arrival services for Chinese nationals amid the global emergency over the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed 361 people in China alone.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen announced the development at a media briefing on Sunday, news agency IANS reported quoting local media.  

Bangladesh has not reported any coronavirus case till now.

Feb 03, 2020 12:50 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: 180 Nepalis In China Request To Return Home
At least 180 Nepalis, mostly students, have approached the country's Embassy in Beijing, asking it to evacuate them from Hubei province, where the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak originated.

The embassy in Beijing on Saturday issued a public notice, asking Nepalis in Hubei to fill out a form if they wish to return to Nepal, reported IANS quoting local media. 
Feb 03, 2020 12:27 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: India Reports 3rd Positive Case Of Coronavirus From Kerala
Third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Kerala, says state health minister KK Shailaja, news agency PTI reported. Read here

Feb 03, 2020 12:04 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: WHO Issues Public Information On Coronavirus
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released information and advice to the public regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, which the world body has declared it as a global health emergency.

"Antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria," the WHO said on its official website, noting that as it was a virus, antibiotics were not effective in preventing or treating it, reported IANS quoting local media. 
Feb 03, 2020 11:59 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: India Issues Fresh Travel Advisory For China Amid Coronavirus Scare
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a fresh travel advisory on Monday urging people to refrain from visiting China amid coronavirus outbreak. 

"Travel Advisory further revised informing the public to refrain from travel to China and that anyone with travel history in China since January 15, 2020 and from now on could be quarantined," said the statement released by the ministry here.

The statement also said, "e-Visa facility for Chinese passport holders has been temporarily suspended." Read here
Feb 03, 2020 11:40 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Air Passengers From Thailand, Singapore To Be Screened Coronavirus
Air passengers arriving in Mumbai from Singapore and Thailand are also being screened now, besides China, for the coronavirus infection, news agency PTI reported quoting a Maharashtra government official. 

The state government has also decided to provide a team of 25 health officials to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to assist its personnel in screening passengers arriving at the Mumbai international airport from Monday. 
Feb 03, 2020 11:15 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Fearing Virus, Hong Kong Residents Stock Up On Food, Essentials
Panic-stricken residents have emptied shelves in major supermarkets in Hong Kong, stockpiling meat, rice, cleaning products and soap as fears escalate over a coronavirus epidemic on the mainland.The rush to procure food in the city of 7.4 million people is unprecedented, residents say, describing it as far worse than the panic during the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that killed nearly 800 people around the world, including nearly 300 in Hong Kong, news agency Reuters reported. 
Feb 03, 2020 11:12 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Virus Worries Wipe $420 Billion Off China's Stock Market
Investors erased $420 billion from China's benchmark stock index on Monday, sold the yuan and dumped commodities as fears about the spreading coronavirus and its economic impact drove selling on the first day of trade in China since the Lunar New Year.The market slide came even as the central bank poured cash in to the financial system - a show of support for the economy -and despite apparent regulatory moves to curb selling, news agency Reuters reported. 
Feb 03, 2020 10:47 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: BJP MP Gives Zero Hour Notice In Rajya Sabha Over Measures To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vikas Mahatme on Monday gave a Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over the "need to take precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus", news agency ANI reported. 
Feb 03, 2020 10:44 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: French Plane Brings More Than 250 Foreign Nationals From Epidemic-Hit Wuhan To France
More than 250 people from 30 countries arrived in France on Sunday after being flown out of the Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of an outbreak of a coronavirus, French officials said.The French plane landed at a military airbase in Istres, southern France. Out of the 254 evacuees, 124 were returning to their home countries, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said. Sixty four French nationals will be quarantined either at a holiday resort at Carry-le-Rouet or at the French National Fire Officers' Academy near Aix-en-Provence. Sixty non-European nationals, including from Mexico, Brazil, Rwanda and Georgia, were staying in France for a 14-day quarantine, news agency Reuters reported. 
Feb 03, 2020 10:07 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Hong Kong Medics Strike For China Border Closure Over Virus Fears
Hundreds of Hong Kong medical workers walked off their jobs on Monday, demanding the city close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading -- with frontline staff threatening to follow in the coming days.

The financial hub has 15 confirmed cases of the disease, many of them brought over from the Chinese mainland where the epidemic began and has so far killed more than 360 people, news agency PTI reported.
Feb 03, 2020 09:51 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: US Confirms 11th Case Of Coronavirus
California health officials said on Sunday they had confirmed 11 cases of the new, fast-spreading coronavirus in the United States, with one in Santa Clara County and two more in San Benito County.In Santa Clara County, a woman and the family she is staying with are being quarantined and she is now in isolation at their home, Santa Clara County health officials told a news conference, news agency Reuters reported.  
Feb 03, 2020 09:41 (IST)
Coronavirus: Trump Says US has 'Shut Down' Coronavirus Threat; China Shuns US Help
The United States has taken decisive action to protect Americans from the threat of a fast-moving coronavirus while offering help to China, President Donald Trump said on Sunday, but a key adviser said Beijing had not accepted the offers of assistance, news agency Reuters reported. 
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