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  • Prolongation of coronavirus outbreak in China could hit Indian pharma sector Feb 09, 2020 12:27 PM IST

    Prolongation of coronavirus outbreak in China could hit Indian pharma sector

    India imports bulk drugs/active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for producing medicines including certain essential medicines from China.

  • Coronavirus: Death toll in China rises to 811; total cases jump to over 37,000 Feb 09, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    Coronavirus: Death toll in China rises to 811; total cases jump to over 37,000

    Eighty nine deaths were reported on February 8 and there were 2,656 new confirmed cases of the deadly infection, China's National Health Commission has said

  • Novel coronavirus case numbers 'stabilising': WHO Feb 09, 2020 08:31 AM IST

    Novel coronavirus case numbers 'stabilising': WHO

    The UN health agency said this was "good news" but cautioned that it was too early to make any predictions about whether the virus might have peaked.

  • Coronavirus: Foreigners who went to China after Jan 15 not allowed to enter India, says DGCA Feb 09, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus: Foreigners who went to China after Jan 15 not allowed to enter India, says DGCA

    The DGCA, in its circular to airlines on Saturday, reiterated that all visas issued to Chinese nationals before February 5 have been suspended.

  • Coronavirus: Death toll in China rises to 722; confirmed cases jump to 34,546 Feb 08, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    Coronavirus: Death toll in China rises to 722; confirmed cases jump to 34,546

    The total number of confirmed cases jumped to 34,546, China's National Health Commission said on February 8

  • Thailand reports seven new coronavirus cases - health ministry Feb 08, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Thailand reports seven new coronavirus cases - health ministry

    Among the 32 cases Thailand has reported so far, 23 are Chinese while nine are Thais.

  • Hong Kong starts quarantine for mainland China arrivals Feb 08, 2020 07:32 AM IST

    Hong Kong starts quarantine for mainland China arrivals

    Arrivals have plummeted by 75 percent in recent weeks.

  • Five British nationals test positive for Coronavirus in France Feb 08, 2020 05:30 AM IST

    Five British nationals test positive for Coronavirus in France

    Authorities are now seeking to contact people who came into close contact with the initially infected Brit.

  • Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows Feb 07, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows

    Chinese have long been aware that they are tracked by the world's most sophisticated system of electronic surveillance.

  • India tour operators face severe blow from China coronavirus Feb 07, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    India tour operators face severe blow from China coronavirus

    State carrier Air India has cancelled flights to China and Hong Kong until further notice while private carrier IndiGo has suspended its flights until February 20.

  • Global shortage of anti-virus masks: WHO chief Feb 07, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Global shortage of anti-virus masks: WHO chief

    Ghebreyesus said he would be speaking to members of the supply chain network for protective gear to try and resolve "bottlenecks" in the production.

  • 3-Point Analysis | Tata Chemicals Q3 review - what investors should do Feb 07, 2020 04:42 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | Tata Chemicals Q3 review - what investors should do

    Moneycontrol’s Sakshi Batra, does 3-Point Analysis to understand the key earnings fineprint and the outlook on the company.

  • China scientists identify pangolin as possible coronavirus host Feb 07, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    China scientists identify pangolin as possible coronavirus host

    "This latest discovery will be of great significance for the prevention and control of the origin (of the virus)," South China Agricultural University, which led the research, said in a statement on its website.

  • Coronavirus | The Kerala story and challenges before India Feb 07, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus | The Kerala story and challenges before India

    A robust health administration mechanism running on the wheels of government-run primary health centres, with healthcare infrastructure at affordable rates, on par with the private hospitals, sets Kerala apart, allowing it to rub shoulders with the developed world.

  • Assess coronavirus epidemic in 'calm' manner: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump Feb 07, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    Assess coronavirus epidemic in 'calm' manner: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump

    Xi, in his first phone call with Trump since the coronavirus outbreak in December, told the US President that China had launched a "people's war" against the epidemic that has been wreaking havoc in China and across the world.

  • Foxconn, Chinese firms refit production lines to make masks amid virus outbreak Feb 07, 2020 11:08 AM IST

    Foxconn, Chinese firms refit production lines to make masks amid virus outbreak

    The move highlights how private companies are pitching in to alleviate a nationwide shortage of medical gear amid the health crisis, at times expanding beyond their core lines of business.

  • Gold steady as shares lose ground on fears of virus impact on growth Feb 07, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Gold steady as shares lose ground on fears of virus impact on growth

    The metal, however, was still on track for its biggest weekly decline in three months as strong U.S. economic data, including a drop in unemployment benefits, continued to underpin the greenback. Investors now await the non-farm payrolls data, a key barometer of the U.S. economy, due later in the day.

  • Coronavirus outbreak | Indian scientist in Australia helps grow first batch of virus for preclinical studies Feb 07, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak | Indian scientist in Australia helps grow first batch of virus for preclinical studies

    Researchers at Australia’s Doherty Institute were able to isolate the virus from a human sample

  • China's Xi Jingping discusses coronavirus with Donald Trump: State media Feb 07, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    China's Xi Jingping discusses coronavirus with Donald Trump: State media

    Xi told Trump on the phone that China was "fully confident and capable of defeating the epidemic", and that "the long-term trend of China's economic development for the better will not change", according to state broadcaster CCTV.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Official Chinese death toll reaches 636, confirmed cases at over 31,000 Feb 07, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Official Chinese death toll reaches 636, confirmed cases at over 31,000

    Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said that 41 more people on-board the docked cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in Japan to more than 80

  • Honda to keep vehicle plants in Wuhan suspended through February 13 Feb 07, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    Honda to keep vehicle plants in Wuhan suspended through February 13

    The Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday that Japan's third-biggest automaker would extend the factory suspensions until at least late February. Wuhan is the epicentre of a new virus outbreak that has spread across China.

  • Toyota keeps China plant output stopped through February 16 as virus hits supply, logistics Feb 07, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    Toyota keeps China plant output stopped through February 16 as virus hits supply, logistics

    The Japanese automaker, which operates 12 vehicle and vehicle components factories in China, said it would extend its production stoppage "after considering various factors, including guidelines from local and region governments, parts supply, and logistics."

  • India rice rates hit four-month high; traders wary as coronavirus spreads Feb 07, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    India rice rates hit four-month high; traders wary as coronavirus spreads

    India's 5 percent broken parboiled variety was quoted around $370-$375 per tonne this week, the highest since the last week of September.

  • First whistleblower doctor succumbs to coronavirus; even in death China censors report Feb 07, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    First whistleblower doctor succumbs to coronavirus; even in death China censors report

    Dr Li Wenliang, was among the 69 confirmed deaths in Hubei province (where Wuhan is situated), PTI reported. On February 1, via Weibo he had posted about testing positive for the coronavirus

  • Shouldn't India issue a travel advisory against trips to the US? Feb 06, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Shouldn't India issue a travel advisory against trips to the US?

    The coronavirus accounts for the lowest of mortality rates from the virus attacks listed above. So, has the Indian administration overreacted? Has it lost its nerve?

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