Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead23 Feb, 2020
As Sanders celebrated Saturday night, Joe Biden was in second place with votes still being counted. Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren trailed further behind. They were all seeking any possible momentum heading into next-up South Carolina and then Super Tuesday on March 3.
Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus23 Feb, 2020
Some virus clusters have shown no direct link to travel to China. The spread in Italy prompted local authorities in the Lombardy and Veneto regions to order schools, businesses, and restaurants closed and to cancel sporting events and Masses.
US: Taliban’s ‘reduction of violence’ deal to start tonight21 Feb, 2020
That peace agreement, to be signed in Doha, Qatar, on Feb. 29, will pave the way for a withdrawal of U.S. troops and intra- Afghan negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the peace agreement will also lead to an eventual permanent cease-fire.
South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge21 Feb, 2020
In the capital, Seoul, officials banned major downtown rallies and shut down a big park to avoid mass public gatherings where the virus could spread. Workers in protective gear also sprayed disinfectant in the city’s subway.
Germany shooting: Nine dead after two attacks on Hanau shisha bars20 Feb, 2020
The shootings took place around 22:00 (21:00 GMT) on Wednesday. In both places the clientele were reported to have been predominantly Kurdish.
Notable drop in new virus cases in China20 Feb, 2020
Mainland China has now reported 2,118 deaths and 74,576 total cases. While the overall spread of the virus has been slowing, the situation remains severe in Hubei province and its capital, Wuhan, where the new coronavirus was first detected in December. More than 80% of the country’s cases are in Hubei and 95% of the deaths, according to data from China’s National Health Commission.
Global health experts condemn virus conspiracy against Chinese scientists19 Feb, 2020
"We sign this statement in solidarity with all scientists and health professionals in China who continue to save lives and protect global health during the challenge of the COVID-19 outbreak," read the letter.
Passengers begin leaving after ship’s virus quarantine ends19 Feb, 2020
Some passengers said on Twitter they received health check forms asking if they had symptoms such as a headache, fever or coughing. Passengers who tested negative and had no symptoms still had to get their body temperature checked before leaving.
Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan18 Feb, 2020
That dedication appears to have cost him his life, with Wuhan’s health bureau announcing Tuesday that he became infected and died despite “all-out” attempts to save him.
China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 9818 Feb, 2020
On Monday, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a study of earlier cases of the disease, finding more than 80% of people infected had mild illness and the number of new infections seem to be falling since early this month.
Spread of virus slows down nationwide17 Feb, 2020
Rate of severely ill patients drops across country, commission spokesman says
China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 10517 Feb, 2020
The 2,048 new cases followed three days of declines but was up by just 39 cases from the previous day’s figure. Another 10,844 people have recovered from COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, and have been discharged from hospitals, according to Monday’s figures.
Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day16 Feb, 2020
On Sunday, authorities reported 2,009 new cases and 142 more deaths nationwide.
Biden in Vegas takes on Sanders’ gun votes in fiery speech16 Feb, 2020
The former vice president devoted the majority of his speech at a Democratic gala on the Las Vegas Strip to deliver a fiery charge against the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers, vowing to hold gun makers accountable if elected president.
Virus death toll nears 1,400 in China, with 5,090 new cases14 Feb, 2020
The number of reported cases has been rising more quickly after the hardest-hit province changed its method of counting them Thursday. There are now 63,851 confirmed cases in mainland China, of which 1,380 have died.
India keeps lid on Kashmir’s internet 6 months into lockdown14 Feb, 2020
Since Modi came into power in 2014, the internet has been suspended more than 365 times in India, according to the global digital rights group Access Now.
Virus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals14 Feb, 2020
The ban was later lifted, and the animals reappeared. Now another coronavirus is spreading through China, so far killing 1,380 people and sickening more than 64,000 — eight times the number sickened by SARS.
China reports spike in virus cases with new diagnosis method13 Feb, 2020
China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries.
Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship13 Feb, 2020
Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a growing stream of tweets and YouTube videos.
China picks new leaders to lead fight in virus epicenter13 Feb, 2020
Former Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong succeeds Jiang Chaoliang as the ruling Communist Party’s chief in the beleaguered province, the Xinhua state news agency reported, while Wang Zhonglin will take over from Ma Guoqiang as the party secretary in Wuhan.