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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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  • Coronavirus fuels anti-Chinese sentiment around the world Jan 31, 2020 12:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus fuels anti-Chinese sentiment around the world

    On Twitter in Japan, where there has long been unease about the conduct of Chinese tourists, commenters have labeled them “dirty” and “insensitive” and have called them “bioterrorists.”

  • Gold inches down as WHO eases virus fears, but set for monthly gain Jan 31, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    Gold inches down as WHO eases virus fears, but set for monthly gain

    However, the metal was up 3.6% so far this month, set for the second straight monthly gain as the spread of the epidemic fanned fears of a slowdown in global economic growth.

  • WHO declares coronavirus outbreak as global public health emergency Jan 31, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    WHO declares coronavirus outbreak as global public health emergency

    The decision was taken at the second meeting of the Emergency Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Air India special flight to evacuate Indians today from Wuhan Jan 31, 2020 10:27 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Air India special flight to evacuate Indians today from Wuhan

    The Jumbo 747 is a 423-seater airplane that will fly to Wuhan from Delhi for evacuating Indian citizens.

  • WHO declares coronavirus outbreak ‘global emergency’: Here is what it means Jan 31, 2020 09:34 AM IST

    WHO declares coronavirus outbreak ‘global emergency’: Here is what it means

    WHO’s Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that so far 98 confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus have been detected in 18 countries outside China.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Rahul Gandhi hopes Chinese find courage to persevere through ordeal Jan 31, 2020 09:34 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Rahul Gandhi hopes Chinese find courage to persevere through ordeal

    "In China, the Coronavirus has killed hundreds of people. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and the millions who have been forced into quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus. May they find the courage and strength to persevere through this terrible ordeal," he said on Twitter.

  • China virus could create US jobs: Commerce secretary Jan 31, 2020 08:27 AM IST

    China virus could create US jobs: Commerce secretary

    Ross said the virus, which has spread to at least 15 countries, was "very unfortunate" but that it was also a "risk factor" for businesses weighing up whether to operate in China.

  • 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

    Tune in to In The News for the top news stories of the day.

  • 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.

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