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Herbal remedies for Wuhan virus spark debate in China

February 02, 2020 3:29 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A claim by Chinese scientists that a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.

China orders remains of coronavirus patients to be cremated nearby

February 02, 2020 3:13 PM

BEIJING - Chinese authorities have ordered the remains of patients infected with the novel coronavirus to be cremated close to where they are, and funeral traditions such as a farewell ceremony are banned, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday (Feb 2).

Japan confirms three more citizens evacuated from Wuhan test positive for coronavirus

February 02, 2020 2:57 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan confirmed an additional three cases of the new coronavirus among evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, including one who initially tested negative, the health ministry said on Saturday (Feb 1), bringing the country's total to 20 cases.

Wuhan virus: List of airlines that are suspending China flights

February 02, 2020 1:31 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Taiwan scrambles diplomats to keeps flights going amid China's Wuhan virus inclusion

February 02, 2020 12:43 PM

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan is asking its diplomats to talk to governments where Taiwanese airlines fly to ensure more flights are not cut off due the island's inclusion by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of China due to the coronavirus outbreak.

China shuts down city of Wenzhou, far from virus epicentre

February 02, 2020 12:38 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - The eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou restricted the movement of residents and closed roads on Sunday (Feb 2) in the most drastic steps taken by authorities outside the epicentre of a deadly virus.

Wuhan virus: How governments reacted to the outbreak

February 02, 2020 12:37 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - The coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 300 people and infected more than 14,000 in mainland China and beyond, forcing governments around the world to take drastic measures.

Wuhan virus: New Zealand to bar entry to foreigners travelling from mainland China

February 02, 2020 12:00 PM

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand announced on Sunday (Feb 2) it would bar entry into the country from all foreign nationals arriving from mainland China due too the increasing threat from the coronavirus epidemic.

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