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Iranian people wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, in Tehran, Iran on February 29, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Coronavirus death toll in Iran rises to 54, over 978 infected

Tehran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 06:51 PM IST
Of the 385 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, 170 are in Tehran, where schools and cinemas have remained closed for the second week. Public buses and the metro are still operating, but are being disinfected daily there.
The third batch of 112 evacuees who were airlifted to Delhi from China by a C-17 Globemaster aircraft of Indian Air Force, at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police's Chhawla Quarantine Facility in New Delhi on Thursday. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
The third batch of 112 evacuees who were airlifted to Delhi from China by a C-17 Globemaster aircraft of Indian Air Force, at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police's Chhawla Quarantine Facility in New Delhi on Thursday. (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

112 Wuhan evacuees at ITBP quarantine facility test negative for coronavirus

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 06:45 PM IST
Seventy-six Indians and 36 foreigners were taken to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force quarantine centre in the Chhawla area of the national capital on February 27 after they were flown in from Wuhan city on an IAF transport plane.
A medical worker records down a patient's condition at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.(AP Photo)
A medical worker records down a patient's condition at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.(AP Photo)

‘Be calm, wait for updates’: Embassy to Indians on delay in evacuation from China

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Around 100 Indians had registered to be evacuated in the IAF’s C17 transport aircraft on its way back.
A woman wears a protective mask at the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, due to the country's coronavirus outbreak, February 17, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A woman wears a protective mask at the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, due to the country's coronavirus outbreak, February 17, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

China’s coronavirus virus death toll passes 1,800

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 05:36 AM IST
Hubei’s health commission also reported 1,807 new cases, a decline on the number of new cases reported on Monday.
A medical worker writes down a patient's dietary information on a colleague's protective suit inside Leishenshan hospital, a makeshift hospital to treat patients with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 16, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A medical worker writes down a patient's dietary information on a colleague's protective suit inside Leishenshan hospital, a makeshift hospital to treat patients with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 16, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

‘Can bring hope’: China asks recovered patients to donate plasma for virus cure

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 12:46 AM IST
Plasma from patients who have recovered from coronavirus contains antibodies that can help reduce the virus load in critically ill patients, an official from China’s National Health Commission told a press briefing Monday.
All 406 evacuees are likely to be discharged by Tuesday evening, said an official spokesperson for ITBP.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
All 406 evacuees are likely to be discharged by Tuesday evening, said an official spokesperson for ITBP.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus: Relief and elation at ITBP camp as 70 Wuhan evacuees walk out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:40 AM IST
Altogether, 645 people were evacuated from Wuhan on February 1 and 2 by two Air India special flights. The Union health ministry has also confirmed that none of the evacuees tested positive for COVID-19.
A bus arrives near the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan on February 16, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A bus arrives near the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan on February 16, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

40 US nationals infected with coronavirus on Japan ship as others fly home

Yokohama, Japan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 04:12 AM IST
US authorities announced on the weekend they would offer American passengers the option to leave and fly home, where they will face another 14-day isolation period.
The cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, is seen through steel fence at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
The cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, is seen through steel fence at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Hong Kong to arrange flights to take home passengers from Diamond Princess ship

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:01 AM IST
The cruise ship, owned by Carnival Corp and carrying some 3,700 passengers and crew, has been quarantined in Yokohama since Feb. 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong before it travelled to Japan was diagnosed with the virus.
The coronavirus outbreak in China has forced factories and shops to shut. City-based exporters and manufacturers say that if the crisis continues, they expect a rise of at least 20-30% in the export of finished garments this year.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The coronavirus outbreak in China has forced factories and shops to shut. City-based exporters and manufacturers say that if the crisis continues, they expect a rise of at least 20-30% in the export of finished garments this year.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

In China’s health crisis, Gurugram garment makers sense opportunity

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 06:24 AM IST
According to garment-makers and exporters in Udyog Vihar, Western buyers, who typically rely on China’s advanced factories and cheap labour, have started placing orders with them instead, and several potential buyers have been enquiring about the units’ production capacity.
A passenger wearing a protective face mask carries packs of tissues while riding a subway train in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.(Bloomberg)
A passenger wearing a protective face mask carries packs of tissues while riding a subway train in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.(Bloomberg)

China’s coronavirus toll surges past 1500, over 66,000 people infected

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Authorities said 1,716 medical workers have been infected during the outbreak, with six dying from the illness.
Precautionary posters at the Beleghata ID and BG Hospital where people have been wearing masks for safety from coronavirus in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Precautionary posters at the Beleghata ID and BG Hospital where people have been wearing masks for safety from coronavirus in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Chinese factories shut by coronavirus, 13.7% of India’s imports at risk

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vineet Sachdev
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 05:55 AM IST
China has been India’s largest source of imports since 2004-05, shows data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) database.
Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a designated hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on February 6, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a designated hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on February 6, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Bangladesh can’t bring back 171 nationals from coronavirus-hit China: Report

Dhaka | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 01:19 PM IST
According to a report in the Dhaka Tribune, the minister said that the government has spent a lot of time for those intending to return. “However, it is still not possible (to bring them back). The Biman crew members who brought back some 312 Bangladeshis from China are now in effect barred from flying to other countries,” he said.
The virus was first reported in Wuhan, the capital of the worst-hit Hubei province, in December(AP File Photo)
The virus was first reported in Wuhan, the capital of the worst-hit Hubei province, in December(AP File Photo)

How coronavirus outbreak impacted Bengal’s human hair, crab export business

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The agents, who collect the hair from across the country, aren’t aware of the situation and are still collecting them from remote villages and cities.
Medical officials screening passengers for coronavirus who de-boarded from the Air India special flight after landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ITBP/HT Photo)
Medical officials screening passengers for coronavirus who de-boarded from the Air India special flight after landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ITBP/HT Photo)

Coronavirus kills 565, WHO says $ 676 million needed in 3 months to fight virus

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 09:47 AM IST
Official data showed that an additional 20,629 people in Wuhan, Hubei’s locked down capital city, are in quarantine at home amid the outbreak. The city has recorded 8,351 confirmed cases, accounting for about 50 percent of the total confirmed cases in Hubei.
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks along a street in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, US, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.(Bloomberg Photo)
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks along a street in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, US, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.(Bloomberg Photo)

Coronavirus scare fuels racism claims among Uber drivers, riders

Bloomberg | By Lizette Chapman and Sarah Frier
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Racial profiling was a problem in taxis long before Uber existed. And today, the coronavirus outbreak is fuelling claims of discrimination against Chinese people at schools in Europe and restaurants in South Korea.
Passengers wear face masks as they arrive to the Lo Wu MTR station, before the closing of the Lo Wu border following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China on February 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Passengers wear face masks as they arrive to the Lo Wu MTR station, before the closing of the Lo Wu border following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China on February 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

After mainland China, US airlines suspend Hong Kong flights amid coronavirus scare

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Dozens of major airlines have stopped flying to the Chinese mainland in a bid to slow the spread of the virus, which has been detected among a small number of people in more than 20 countries.
In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, evacuees gather on the steps of the New World Trade Tower Hotel before an evacuation flight for EU nationals in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.(AP)
In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, evacuees gather on the steps of the New World Trade Tower Hotel before an evacuation flight for EU nationals in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.(AP)

China leadership admits ‘shortcomings’ in response to coronavirus outbreak

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:54 PM IST
China’s elite Politburo Standing Committee called for improvements to the “national emergency management system” following “shortcoming and difficulties exposed in the response to the epidemic,” according to the official Xinhua news agency.
A man wears a masks in Chinatown following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois US on January 30, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A man wears a masks in Chinatown following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois US on January 30, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 09:16 AM IST
China’s death toll from the raging novel coronavirus outbreak has risen to 304, health officials said on Sunday with the total number of persons sickened from the virus crossing the 14300-mark.
The second Air India flight that brought Indian citizens to New Delhi on the morning of Feb 2, 2020, also had doctors from Delhi’s RML Hospital on board.(HT Photo)
The second Air India flight that brought Indian citizens to New Delhi on the morning of Feb 2, 2020, also had doctors from Delhi’s RML Hospital on board.(HT Photo)

323 Indians evacuated by AI flight from coronavirus-hit Wuhan arrive in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 12:20 PM IST
The 323 will be screened for symptoms of coronavirus at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the Capital and then taken to the two quarantine facilities set up by the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Delhi and neighbouring Haryana’s Manesar.
A woman wears a mask in Chinatown following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois, US January 30, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A woman wears a mask in Chinatown following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois, US January 30, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

China’s coronavirus toll rises to 304, over 14000 cases reported

Beijing | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 06:37 AM IST
The coronavirus’ rapid spread in two months prompted the World Health Organization on Thursday to declare it a global emergency.
Beijing on Friday sharply criticised the United States for warning American citizens to avoid China.(Reuters image)
Beijing on Friday sharply criticised the United States for warning American citizens to avoid China.(Reuters image)

China slams US for travel warning over Coronavirus

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The US State Department has raised its warning alert to the highest level, telling Americans to avoid China.
Medical staff at isolation ward where 3 suspect patients admitted in the doubt of Coronavirus who return from various areas of China in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)
Medical staff at isolation ward where 3 suspect patients admitted in the doubt of Coronavirus who return from various areas of China in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI File Photo)

6 admitted to Delhi hospital on suspicion of contracting Coronavirus

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 02:51 PM IST
“The samples of all the six patients have been sent for testing and their reports are awaited,” an RML official said.
A woman wearing a face mask packs her suitcase in the departures area of Terminal 5, after it was announced British Airways has suspended all services to and from China, at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
A woman wearing a face mask packs her suitcase in the departures area of Terminal 5, after it was announced British Airways has suspended all services to and from China, at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

China virus death toll rises to 169, more than 1000 new cases

Wuhan (China) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 05:42 AM IST
Hubei, the epicentre of a contagion that is causing mounting global fear, also reported 1,032 new confirmed cases of infection.
A couple wear masks to prevent contracting coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)
A couple wear masks to prevent contracting coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)

Wuhan Coronavirus: No hot meals, blankets, magazines as airlines step up fight on virus

Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus: Passengers on some flights to China will have to make do without hot meals, blankets and newspapers, as airlines step up measures to protect crew and travellers from a new virus that has killed more than 130 in the country.
Wuhan Coronavirus: Customers queue to buy facial masks to prevent a new coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)
Wuhan Coronavirus: Customers queue to buy facial masks to prevent a new coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China.(REUTERS)

Bali to Bangkok: Wuhan Coronavirus threatens disaster for tourist hotspots

Jakarta/Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The colourful dances of Bali’s annual Kintamani Festival have fallen victim to coronavirus - and travel restrictions to halt its spread could prove costly for other places that rely on Chinese tourists.
People wear face masks at a supermarket in Hong Kong on Wednesday. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 6,000 people in the mainland and more than a dozen other countries.(AP Photo)
People wear face masks at a supermarket in Hong Kong on Wednesday. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 6,000 people in the mainland and more than a dozen other countries.(AP Photo)

Travel, tourism stocks dive on coronavirus woes as Hong Kong resumes trading

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:39 AM IST
The crisis comes just as the city was trying to recover from the impact of the China-US trade war and months of sometimes violent protests that drained confidence in the local economy.
United States said Tuesday it was developing a vaccine against a deadly virus that originated in China(REUTERS)
United States said Tuesday it was developing a vaccine against a deadly virus that originated in China(REUTERS)

US developing vaccine against deadly China virus: Officials

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 09:23 AM IST
The US government is keen to place its own teams on the ground to review the raw data and learn more about the pathogen, which has so far claimed more than 100 lives.
A staff member in Beijing checks the temperature of a passenger entering a subway station, as China is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, on January 28.(Reuters Photo)
A staff member in Beijing checks the temperature of a passenger entering a subway station, as China is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, on January 28.(Reuters Photo)
FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks travel in the subway, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks travel in the subway, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins(REUTERS)

China virus: Six coronaviruses out there, which one will spread next?

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Researchers have been stressing that identifying new viruses in animals and quickly determining their potential to infect people is a key way to reduce global health threats.
Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(Reuters File Photo)
Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(Reuters File Photo)

Coronavirus outbreak diary: ‘Wuhan, be strong’, shout its residents

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Support for Wuhan is a trending thread on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform where netizens have pledged their support. “Wuhan is not an abandoned city,” said a post shared by many.
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