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Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicentre; global economic impact spreads

Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicentre; global economic impact spreads

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 while South Korea announced an economic emergency

Eight Qatar Airways planes to carry medical aid to China

Eight Qatar Airways planes to carry medical aid to China

Extending a helping hand to China's ongoing efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Qatar Airways will fly eight aircraft carrying medical aid to three Chinese cities on Friday.

US firms in China report staff shortages, say coronavirus hitting

US firms in China report staff shortages, say coronavirus hitting

Nearly half of the US companies in China say their global operations are already seeing an impact from business shutdowns due to the coronavirus epidemic

Coronavirus cases rise as recessions loom in Singapore, Japan

Coronavirus cases rise as recessions loom in Singapore, Japan

Japan and Singapore appeared to be on the brink of recession on Monday as the coronavirus epidemic disrupted tourism and supply chains around the world

Taiwan's confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

Taiwan's confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.

Nepal evacuates 175 citizens, mostly students, from Wuhan

Nepal evacuates 175 citizens, mostly students, from Wuhan

Nepal on Sunday evacuated 175 of its nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, an official said, after protests by parents of students studying in the city.

China says coronavirus curbs start to work; 70 more cases on cruise ship

China says coronavirus curbs start to work; 70 more cases on cruise ship

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday and a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread were beginning to work, as another 70 people tested positive on a virus-stricken cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

China's coronavirus cases, deaths rise as it struggles to slow spread

China's coronavirus cases, deaths rise as it struggles to slow spread

More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, health officials said on Saturday, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods

Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods

China's official death toll from the new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported.

Hundreds of Chinese businesses seek billions to contend with coronavirus

Hundreds of Chinese businesses seek billions to contend with coronavirus

More than 300 Chinese companies are seeking bank loans totalling at least 57.4 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to help to soften the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China, two banking sources said.

Coronavirus cases outside China "could be spark" for bigger fire, says WHO

Coronavirus cases outside China "could be spark" for bigger fire, says WHO

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the ‘tip of the iceberg’.

China slowly gets back to work as coronavirus toll hits daily record

China slowly gets back to work as coronavirus toll hits daily record

Workers began trickling back to offices and factories around China on Monday as the government eased some restrictions on working during a coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 900 people ...