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The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More

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  • Man's death fuels coronavirus speculations in Ladakh; UT administration assuages concerns Feb 21, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    Man's death fuels coronavirus speculations in Ladakh; UT administration assuages concerns

    The 52-year old man from Phyang village was admitted to a hospital with cough, breathlessness and fever.

  • Jack Ma teams up with Columbia University to find cure for COVID-19 Feb 21, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Jack Ma teams up with Columbia University to find cure for COVID-19

    15 million yuan will support a research project led by Dr David Ho, a world-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher with the university.

  • Harsh Vardhan asks states to maintain vigil against coronavirus; no new cases in India Feb 21, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Harsh Vardhan asks states to maintain vigil against coronavirus; no new cases in India

    The minister reviewed the preparedness and actions taken so far to handle the situation arising out of the outbreak.

  • In The News podcast | Sedition case against woman for pro-Pak slogan; India eves defeat Aus in T20 WC opener; telcos paying AGR dues and more Feb 21, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    In The News podcast | Sedition case against woman for pro-Pak slogan; India eves defeat Aus in T20 WC opener; telcos paying AGR dues and more

    Jerome Anthony gets the top news stories from the Moneycontrol News Desk.

  • Reporter's Take | Pharma companies oppose export ban Feb 21, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Pharma companies oppose export ban

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma gets in conversation with Viswanath Pilla to find out more about the proposed ban on the export of certain drugs.

  • Asian airlines could lose $27.8 billion revenue from coronavirus, says IATA Feb 21, 2020 10:01 AM IST

    Asian airlines could lose $27.8 billion revenue from coronavirus, says IATA

    Chinese airlines have cut 80 percent of their planned capacity to, from and within China this week, as they grapple with a sharp fall in demand due to the virus that has killed more than 2,100 people in China.

  • Coronavirus: China reports 889 new confirmed cases; death toll at 2,236 Feb 21, 2020 07:46 AM IST

    Coronavirus: China reports 889 new confirmed cases; death toll at 2,236

    The central province of Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 115 new deaths, while in the provincial capital of Wuhan, 99 people died.

  • Coronavirus impact: TV prices may go up by about 10% from March Feb 20, 2020 09:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: TV prices may go up by about 10% from March

    TV panels, which account for nearly 60 percent of the price of a TV unit, are mostly imported from China.

  • In The News podcast | 19 killed in Tamil Nadu bus accident; Kerala patients cured of coronavirus and more Feb 20, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    In The News podcast | 19 killed in Tamil Nadu bus accident; Kerala patients cured of coronavirus and more

    Tune in to In The News for top news from India and around the world.

  • China allows cos to float 'anti-coronavirus bonds' to fund fight against virus: Report Feb 20, 2020 08:27 PM IST

    China allows cos to float 'anti-coronavirus bonds' to fund fight against virus: Report

    For most companies, the anti-epidemic bonds are a way to deleverage their debt, as they have to pay lesser interest on them as compared to that being levied on their existing loans.

  • Air India extends suspension of its China flights till June 30 Feb 20, 2020 05:54 PM IST

    Air India extends suspension of its China flights till June 30

    Last month, the national carrier had suspended its six weekly Delhi-Shanghai flights from January 31 to February 14.

  • Coronavirus: South Korea reports 1st death as 2.5 mn urged to stay home Feb 20, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus: South Korea reports 1st death as 2.5 mn urged to stay home

    Other deaths have occurred in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and France.

  • India set to import record LNG volumes as spot prices slump on virus impact Feb 20, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    India set to import record LNG volumes as spot prices slump on virus impact

    The South Asian nation is estimated to import about 2.36 million tonnes in February, shiptracking data from Refinitiv Eikon showed. That would exceed India's LNG imports in October of about 2.3 million tonnes, the previous highest monthly total.

  • Coronavirus may drag global GDP by 1 percentage point if containment delayed beyond June: Report Feb 20, 2020 02:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus may drag global GDP by 1 percentage point if containment delayed beyond June: Report

    According to the report by Dun & Bradstreet, the outbreak of coronavirus is already having a considerable impact on the Chinese economy, and its implications will increase for global businesses with operations or suppliers in the region.

  • Foxconn says cautiously resuming China output, warns coronavirus will hit revenue Feb 20, 2020 01:08 PM IST

    Foxconn says cautiously resuming China output, warns coronavirus will hit revenue

    Its warning comes just days after Apple rescinded its March quarter sales guidance because of slower-than-anticipated resumption of production in China and weak demand there, the world's biggest smartphone market.

  • 'Coronavirus leaves opportunity for Indian cos to fill the gap left by Chinese manufacturers'   Feb 20, 2020 01:05 PM IST

    'Coronavirus leaves opportunity for Indian cos to fill the gap left by Chinese manufacturers'  

    Imports of parts from China would certainly be affected for a while due to the Coronavirus outbreak. But, at the same time, there is an opportunity for Indian companies to fill in the gap left by Chinese manufacturers.

  • Gold eases, but holds near seven-year peak as virus impact weighs Feb 20, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Gold eases, but holds near seven-year peak as virus impact weighs

    Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,608.96 per ounce, as of 0550 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,611.90.

  • 'Confident China is trying very hard' in handling coronavirus outbreak: Donald Trump Feb 20, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    'Confident China is trying very hard' in handling coronavirus outbreak: Donald Trump

    China has reported a dramatic drop in new cases in the province at the heart of the outbreak, although the toll of more than 2,000 ranks the epidemic among the biggest global health emergencies of recent decades.

  • Coronavirus a black swan for market, but no major impact on Indian economy: Experts Feb 20, 2020 11:49 AM IST

    Coronavirus a black swan for market, but no major impact on Indian economy: Experts

    The good news is that the recovery rates are showing signs of improvement worldwide, and the encouraging news that the coronavirus does not survive under conditions of higher temperatures.

  • Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die as public criticism grows Feb 20, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die as public criticism grows

    More than 620 of the passengers on the Diamond Princess liner have been infected on the ship, which has been quarantined since Feb. 3, initially with about 3,700 people on board.

  • 'Face ID masks' for COVid-19 to allow facial recognition on smartphones Feb 20, 2020 10:52 AM IST

    'Face ID masks' for COVid-19 to allow facial recognition on smartphones

    The company states that it uses computational mapping to convert facial features into an image onto the surface of N95 masks without distortion.

  • China cuts loan rate as it battles coronavirus impact Feb 20, 2020 10:29 AM IST

    China cuts loan rate as it battles coronavirus impact

    The reduction in the loan prime rate (LPR) -- one of the preferential rates commercial banks impose on their best customers and which serves as a reference for other lending rates -- is the latest measure to help companies struggling through the epidemic.

  • China FM to meet ASEAN peers at virus summit Feb 20, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    China FM to meet ASEAN peers at virus summit

    Wang Yi will hold talks with counterparts from the 10 Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries in Vientiane in a hastily-convened meeting over the health scare.

  • Death toll in China's coronavirus climbs to 2,118; confirmed cases on decline Feb 20, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Death toll in China's coronavirus climbs to 2,118; confirmed cases on decline

    China's National Health Commission (NHC) said the new confirmed cases declined to 394, registering the biggest drop since December when the first case was reported in Wuhan city in the central Hubei Province.

  • China says number of new virus cases rose by just 394 Feb 20, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    China says number of new virus cases rose by just 394

    The new figures on Thursday followed an effort in the epicenter of the outbreak, the city of Wuhan, to go door-to-door to find every infected person.

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