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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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  • IndiGo witnesses some cancellations on flights to China due to Coronavirus outbreak Jan 28, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    IndiGo witnesses some cancellations on flights to China due to Coronavirus outbreak

    "The virus situation is obviously being monitored very closely. And, we have seen some cancellations as well," IndiGo Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta said during the post-Q3 earnings analysts call.

  • China coronavirus death toll climbs to 106, confirmed cases surpass 4,000 Jan 28, 2020 07:59 AM IST

    China coronavirus death toll climbs to 106, confirmed cases surpass 4,000

    This has taken the total number of confirmed cases to over 4,000 across China

  • US government urges Americans to reconsider travel to China because of coronavirus Jan 28, 2020 07:44 AM IST

    US government urges Americans to reconsider travel to China because of coronavirus

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it had not recorded any new confirmed cases of the illness overnight since its last update of five, but that as many as 110 potential cases were under investigation.The State Department said Americans should reconsider any plans to travel to China during the outbreak.

  • Oil falls for sixth day as China virus spreads Jan 28, 2020 07:42 AM IST

    Oil falls for sixth day as China virus spreads

    Brent crude was down 15 cents, or 0.3%, to $59.17 at around 0114 GMT, after touching a three-month low on Monday at $58.50.

  • WHO corrects China virus global risk level to 'high' Jan 27, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    WHO corrects China virus global risk level to 'high'

    The correction of the global risk assessment does not mean that an international health emergency has been declared.

  • Govt to evacuate Indians from Coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China Jan 27, 2020 09:10 PM IST

    Govt to evacuate Indians from Coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China

    The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba which carried out a detailed review of the situation arising out of outbreak of Coronavirus in China.

  • China county offers reward for identifying people from virus-hit Wuhan Jan 27, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    China county offers reward for identifying people from virus-hit Wuhan

    Zhengding county's TV channel gave two hotline numbers on its Weibo account - one for the local government office and one for the county's Communist Party office - in a move that was applauded by many on social media as a necessary measure in extraordinary times.

  • Reporter's Take | Coronavirus outbreak: India on high alert Jan 27, 2020 06:41 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Coronavirus outbreak: India on high alert

    Moneycontrol’s Shraddha Sharma gets in conversation with Viswanath Pilla to find out what measures are being taken by authorities in India to prevent an outbreak of the virus.

  • Indians stranded in Wuhan discuss evacuation, worry about vegetable shortage and ease tensions via memes: Report Jan 27, 2020 04:11 PM IST

    Indians stranded in Wuhan discuss evacuation, worry about vegetable shortage and ease tensions via memes: Report

    The Indian embassy in Beijing has said that it is closely monitoring the evolving situation and has gained assurance from relevant Chinese authorities for providing assistance to the residents in Wuhan

  • Saudi Arabia says watching oil market closely regarding coronavirus outbreak in China Jan 27, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia says watching oil market closely regarding coronavirus outbreak in China

    OPEC and allies can respond to any impact on stability of the oil market if needed, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said, but added that he was confident that China and international community could contain the spread of the virus

  • Coronavirus outbreak in China sends shockwaves through Asia's tourist industry Jan 27, 2020 02:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak in China sends shockwaves through Asia's tourist industry

    In Japan, the fall in Chinese visitors was already being felt in Asakusa, a popular tourist destination near the Sensoji temple

  • Coronavirus: Mumbai man in hospital for possible exposure Jan 27, 2020 01:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus: Mumbai man in hospital for possible exposure

    The man, a resident of Tardeo in south Mumbai, is currently kept under observation at Kasturba Hospital in the city

  • China advisory to India: Separate students with coronavirus symptoms from families Jan 27, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    China advisory to India: Separate students with coronavirus symptoms from families

    Several students have returned from Wuhan, one of the epicentres of coronavirus, on account of the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays

  • Singapore says China coronavirus outbreak will hit its economy this year Jan 27, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Singapore says China coronavirus outbreak will hit its economy this year

    It also issued a new advisory for travellers to defer all non-essential travel to mainland China and said it will start temperature screening all inbound flights to Singapore

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in coronavirus epicentre Wuhan — first such visit by top leader Jan 27, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in coronavirus epicentre Wuhan — first such visit by top leader

    Li arrived in Wuhan to inspect the epidemic control and prevention work

  • Yen gains, yuan skids as China coronavirus fears grow amid rising death toll Jan 27, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    Yen gains, yuan skids as China coronavirus fears grow amid rising death toll

    Japan's currency, often sought as a safe-haven in times of uncertainty, rose to the highest in almost three weeks versus the dollar, while the Chinese yuan fell to its lowest since January 8

  • Coronavirus: Two suspected of infection kept under isolation in Jaipur, Patna Jan 27, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    Coronavirus: Two suspected of infection kept under isolation in Jaipur, Patna

    China continues to reel under deadly coronavirus epidemic with the death toll due to it sharply rising to 80 amid the country's National Health Commission reporting 2,744 confirmed cases of the fatal affliction till date

  • Oil prices skid 2%, extending slide as China coronavirus spreads Jan 27, 2020 08:56 AM IST

    Oil prices skid 2%, extending slide as China coronavirus spreads

    Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud said that he was watching developments closely in China and said he felt confident that the new virus would be contained

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll in China climbs sharply to 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases Jan 27, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll in China climbs sharply to 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases

    By January 26, the pneumonia situation had resulted in a total of 80 deaths, while 51 people had recovered and 5,794 remained as suspected patients

  • As of now, no Indian affected by coronavirus outbreak in China: MEA Jan 26, 2020 08:37 PM IST

    As of now, no Indian affected by coronavirus outbreak in China: MEA

    Earlier on January 26, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said the Indian Embassy in Beijing is constantly checking on the health and well-being of Indians in China

  • Coronavirus outbreak: Japan to evacuate any Japanese in Wuhan who wish to return, says Shinzo Abe Jan 26, 2020 08:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak: Japan to evacuate any Japanese in Wuhan who wish to return, says Shinzo Abe

    The virus has infected more than 2,000 people globally so far and killed 56 in China

  • Indian students stranded in coronavirus epicentre Wuhan: India says examining all options Jan 26, 2020 06:57 PM IST

    Indian students stranded in coronavirus epicentre Wuhan: India says examining all options

    The Indian Embassy has said it is “examining all options” and holding consultations with the Chinese to provide relief to the Indians holed up in Wuhan

  • Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of deadly virus Jan 26, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of deadly virus

    Officials said the man is his 50s and recently flew from Wuhan, China to Guangzhou, China and then on to Toronto on January 23.

  • China virus ability to spread getting stronger Jan 26, 2020 03:21 PM IST

    China virus ability to spread getting stronger

    National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei, speaking at a press briefing, said knowledge of the virus was limited.

  • Pharma wrap: Coronavirus outbreak, time to be on high alert Jan 26, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    Pharma wrap: Coronavirus outbreak, time to be on high alert

    So far there was no case detected of the novel cornonavirus infection in India.

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