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  • Death toll in China's coronavirus soars to 213, confirmed cases reach 9692 Jan 31, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Death toll in China's coronavirus soars to 213, confirmed cases reach 9692

    Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 5,806 confirmed cases, including 204 deaths, official media reported.

  • US tells its citizens 'do not travel' to China because of coronavirus Jan 31, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    US tells its citizens 'do not travel' to China because of coronavirus

    In issuing a level four warning -- up from urging Americans to "reconsider" travel to China -- the State Department said it was acting after the World Health Organization declared the epidemic, which originated in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, an international emergency.

  • China's January factory activity stalls as virus risks grow Jan 31, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    China's January factory activity stalls as virus risks grow

    The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 50.0 in January from 50.2 in December, China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday, hitting the neutral 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis.

  • Coronavirus to have little impact on US economy: Trump adviser Jan 31, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Coronavirus to have little impact on US economy: Trump adviser

    Kudlow said the Trump administration had taken a look at the outbreak of SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, in the early-2000s and found the economic impact on the United States had been negligible. SARS was first reported in Asia and spread to more than two dozen countries.

  • Indian smartphone makers fear supply disruptions due to China virus Jan 30, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Indian smartphone makers fear supply disruptions due to China virus

    India is the world's biggest smartphone maker after China but is still largely dependent on China for supplies of parts such as cells, display panels, camera modules and printed circuit boards.

  • Reporter's Take | First coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala Jan 30, 2020 09:37 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | First coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala

    Moneycontrol’s Shraddha Sharma gets in conversation with pharma correspondent Viswanath Pilla to find out the latest on the confirmed case of coronavirus in Kerala.

  • In The News podcast | BJP leader banned from campaigning in Delhi; coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala; Nirav Modi’s UK hearing and more Jan 30, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    In The News podcast | BJP leader banned from campaigning in Delhi; coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala; Nirav Modi’s UK hearing and more

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  • Coronavirus outbreak: Indian drug makers may see disruption of drug supply chain in coming weeks Jan 30, 2020 09:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Indian drug makers may see disruption of drug supply chain in coming weeks

    India imports about $4.5 billion worth of APIs and KSMs from China. These include antibiotics, hormones, vitamins, anti-hypertension and anti-diabetes drugs.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: As India gets first patient, govt shares FAQs on deadly disease Jan 30, 2020 06:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: As India gets first patient, govt shares FAQs on deadly disease

    The government informed: "A 24*7 helpline has been set up by the government at the National Centre for Disease Control in New Delhi to respond to queries related to the disease."

  • Coronavirus in India: First case confirmed in Kerala, patient stable says state health minister Jan 30, 2020 01:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India: First case confirmed in Kerala, patient stable says state health minister

    The condition of the patient is said to be stable and is being closely monitored by the doctors

  • D-Street Talk | What investors should do as coronavirus fears grow Jan 30, 2020 01:26 PM IST

    D-Street Talk | What investors should do as coronavirus fears grow

    Kshitij Anand talks to Pankaj Pandey, Head Research at ICICIdirect.com, to find out how investors should prepare for the virus outbreak.

  • Coronavirus outbreak | Woman thanks pesky pet for ruining plans to visit China's Wuhan Jan 30, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak | Woman thanks pesky pet for ruining plans to visit China's Wuhan

    The Taiwan resident was supposed to fly to China’s Wuhan city earlier this month, right around the time the novel virus started spreading

  • Wary of irking China, Donald Trump offers rosy take on virus threat Jan 30, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    Wary of irking China, Donald Trump offers rosy take on virus threat

    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.

  • Coronavirus outbreak | Google temporarily shuts down its China offices Jan 30, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak | Google temporarily shuts down its China offices

    At present, Google's offices in China are closed due to the extended Lunar New Year holiday as announced by the government to minimise spread of the novel coronavirus.

  • IKEA closes all stores in China due to coronavirus outbreak Jan 30, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    IKEA closes all stores in China due to coronavirus outbreak

    The decision to close all of its 30 stores follows an announcement from world's biggest furniture retailer on Wednesday that it was closing around half of its stores and shortening the opening hours.

  • As Coronavirus explodes in China, countries struggle to control its spread Jan 30, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    As Coronavirus explodes in China, countries struggle to control its spread

    For countries outside China, the time to prevent an epidemic is now, when cases are few and can be isolated.

  • Market Headstart: Nifty likely to consolidate around 12,100 on the F&O expiry day Jan 30, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    Market Headstart: Nifty likely to consolidate around 12,100 on the F&O expiry day

    Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a flat opening for the Indian benchmark, with a 14 points, or 0.12 percent, loss

  • Coronavirus outbreak poses risk to US Fed's economic outlook Jan 30, 2020 08:17 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak poses risk to US Fed's economic outlook

    The potential effects of the spread of the coronavirus, which has sickened more than 6,000, mostly in China, and killed 133 since its detection early last month, took centre stage in U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's news conference on Wednesday following the central bank's widely expected decision to keep interest rates unchanged.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Dead toll in China rises to 170; over 1,000 new cases reported Jan 30, 2020 07:34 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Dead toll in China rises to 170; over 1,000 new cases reported

    China's National Health Commission has said that there were 7,711 confirmed cases as of the end of January 29, with an additional 12,167 suspected cases

  • WHO panel to reconvene on Thursday to decide if virus global emergency Jan 29, 2020 10:05 PM IST

    WHO panel to reconvene on Thursday to decide if virus global emergency

    "The Committee will advise the Director-General on whether the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and what recommendations should be made to manage it," the WHO said in a statement issued in Geneva ahead of a news briefing by senior WHO expert Mike Ryan on return from China.

  • UNICEF sends six tonnes of masks and other gear to help fight China virus Jan 29, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    UNICEF sends six tonnes of masks and other gear to help fight China virus

    UNICEF's shipment, weighing six metric tonnes, was sent from its global supply hub in Copenhagen and landed in Shanghai, the agency said in a statement.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Facemask-maker Kawamoto Corp sees sharp spike in stock price amid soaring demand Jan 29, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Facemask-maker Kawamoto Corp sees sharp spike in stock price amid soaring demand

    Demand for face masks and hand sanitisers have been on the rise in the affected region, with mask-making companies reportedly working round-the-clock to increase production to cope with the sudden rise in demand.

  • In The News podcast | Airlines ban Kunal Kamra; SC rejects Nirbhaya convict’s latest plea; Coronavirus vaccine found and more Jan 29, 2020 08:36 PM IST

    In The News podcast | Airlines ban Kunal Kamra; SC rejects Nirbhaya convict’s latest plea; Coronavirus vaccine found and more

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  • Homeopathy and Unani effective in prevention of novel coronavirus infections: AYUSH ministry Jan 29, 2020 08:34 PM IST

    Homeopathy and Unani effective in prevention of novel coronavirus infections: AYUSH ministry

    It also mentioned some Ayurvedic practices which can help recess the symptoms of respiratory tract in possible coronavirus infected cases.

  • Coronavirus update: No confirmed cases in India, Chinese top expert says outbreak may peak in 7-10 days Jan 29, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus update: No confirmed cases in India, Chinese top expert says outbreak may peak in 7-10 days

    The Indian government said one suspected case in Jaipur, Rajasthan, had turned out to be negative.

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