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China virus death toll surges past 1,500, new cases fall

The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 1,500 on Saturday but new infections fell following a mid-week surge caused by a...

Coronavirus: Indian generic drugmakers may face supply shortages

Shortages and potential price increases of generic drugs from India loom if the coronavirus outbreak disrupts suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients in China past April, according to...

Coronavirus deaths in China spike, Japan has first fatality

The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday,...

UK coronavirus cases double to eight, government declares ‘imminent threat’

Britain on Monday said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had doubled to eight as the government declared the virus a serious and imminent threat, giving...

China virus hits cruise ships, carmakers, airlines and Airbus

Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters were placed in quarantine for China's coronavirus on Wednesday as airlines, car...

Hong Kong sees first virus death as more countries confirm local transmission

Three more Asian countries confirmed coronavirus infections on Tuesday among citizens who had not travelled to China, as Hong Kong reported its first death...

U.S. whipping up panic over virus, China says, as Pakistan resumes flights

China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged...

UK govt pulls staff, families from China as virus spreads

Britain on Saturday said it was temporarily withdrawing some staff and their families from its diplomatic sites in China, as Beijing struggles to contain...

Deadliest day for China in virus fight as global fears mount

China reported its biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as global fears deepened with more infections confirmed overseas including three Japanese...

India backs looser abortion laws in boost for women

In a boost to female reproductive rights, India's cabinet on Wednesday backed giving women more time to seek an abortion in a bill aimed at...