Govt. to evacuate Nepalis from Hubei, China01 Feb, 2020
Following the outbreak of epidemic in China, the Government of Nepal has decided to evacuate Nepali nationals currently residing in Hubei Province of China, read the release.
Stocks drop again after virus declared global emergency31 Jan, 2020
Stock markets turned lower again on Friday after world health authorities declared the virus pandemic that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries a global emergency.
US advises against travel to China; virus declared emergency31 Jan, 2020
The State Department’s travel advisory told Americans currently in China to consider departing using commercial means, and requested that all non-essential U.S. government personnel defer travel “in light of the novel coronavirus.”
Wary of irking China, Trump offers rosy take on virus threat30 Jan, 2020
A self-described germaphobe, Trump has had little to say in public about the new virus that so far has killed more than 170 people in China, sickened thousands more there and led to a handful of confirmed cases in the U.S.
China virus death toll rises to 170, transmission a concern30 Jan, 2020
Thursday’s figures cover the previous 24 hours and represent an increase of 38 deaths and 1,737 cases for a total of 7,711. Of the new deaths, 37 were in the epicenter of the outbreak in Hubei province and one in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
Virus cases in China top SARS as evacuations begin29 Jan, 2020
The death toll rose to 132, which is still lower than the 348 people who were killed in China by SARS
Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave29 Jan, 2020
China’s latest figures cover the previous 24 hours and add 26 to the number of deaths, 25 of which were in the central province of Hubei and its capital, Wuhan. The 5,974 cases on the mainland marked a rise of 1,459 from the previous day, although that rise is a smaller increase than the 1,771 new cases reported on Monday. Dozens of infections have been confirmed abroad as well.
Whether to call Bolton, other witnesses roils Trump’s trial29 Jan, 2020
After Trump’s defense team rested Tuesday with a plea to “end now,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell privately told senators he doesn’t yet have the votes to brush back Democratic demands for witnesses now that revelations from John Bolton, the former national security adviser, have roiled the trial.
China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate28 Jan, 2020
China’s death toll from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak.
Trump lawyers raise defenses as pressure grows for witnesses28 Jan, 2020
Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a manuscript that Trump wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine until it committed to helping with investigations into Democratic rival Joe Biden. That assertion matters because Trump and his lawyers have repeatedly insisted that he never tied the suspension of security aid to political investigations.
Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 127 Jan, 2020
The two staff members, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, did not specify the injured person’s nationality
China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhere27 Jan, 2020
China: 2,744, with 769 of those newly confirmed in the 24 hours through midnight Sunday. Five are in Hong Kong and two in Macao. Nearly all of the 80 deaths have been in central Hubei province, with four elsewhere in China.
Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation26 Jan, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping called the outbreak a grave situation, and the government stepped up efforts to restrict travel and public gatherings while rushing medical staff and supplies to Wuhan, which remains on lockdown.
Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial24 Jan, 2020
“That’s what Donald Trump wanted investigated or announced — this completely bogus Kremlin-pushed conspiracy theory,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who is leading the prosecution, during Thursday’s session.
China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns24 Jan, 2020
The health commission in Hebei, a northern province bordering Beijing, said an 80-year-old man died there after returning from a two-month stay in Wuhan to see relatives. Heilongjiang province in the northeast confirmed a death there but did not give details.
China shuts city of millions to stop spread of deadly virus23 Jan, 2020
A total of 17 people have died, all of them in and around Wuhan. Their average age was 73, with the oldest 89 and the youngest 48.
UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide23 Jan, 2020
The court’s president, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, said the International Court of Justice “is of the opinion that the Rohingya in Myanmar remain extremely vulnerable.”
Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses22 Jan, 2020
“It’s about time we bring this power trip in for a landing,” said White House counsel Pat Cipollone, the president’s lead lawyer, lashing out at the House Democrats prosecuting the case.
Cases of new viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China22 Jan, 2020
The illness comes from a newly identified type of coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause the common cold as well as more serious illnesses such as the SARS outbreak that spread from China to more than a dozen countries in 2002-2003 and killed about 800 people.
Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus21 Jan, 2020
The measures are part of a widening effort aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2002-2003 outbreak of SARS, another coronoavirus that started in China and killed nearly 800 people, paralyzed transport and damaged Asian economies.