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U.S., Japan pull nationals from China virus city, huge economic hit forecast

15 min 10 sec ago
The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a new virus leapt to 132 and a government economist predicted a huge hit to the economy.

Governments should decide on any evacuations from virus zones: WHO

19 min 19 sec ago
It is for governments to decide whether to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

German minister: Too early to gauge impact of coronavirus on economy

20 min 23 sec ago
More time and data are needed to quantify any possible negative effects of the coronavirus that broke out in China on the German economy, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Wednesday.

China's Sichuan province reports first death from coronavirus - state media

20 min 28 sec ago
China's Sichuan province reported its first death from coronavirus, state media reported on Wednesday.

Johnson & Johnson starts developing vaccine for coronavirus

27 min 18 sec ago
Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it is working on developing a vaccine for the new coronavirus that has killed more than 100 people in China.

China's Hubei governor says outbreak in Huanggang city also severe

30 min 50 sec ago
The virus outbreak in Huanggang city is especially severe, the governor of Hubei province said on Wednesday, adding the city cannot be allowed to become the second Wuhan - the provincial capital and epicentre of the epidemic.

China first quarter growth may dip below 5% as virus spreads: government economist

31 min 52 sec ago
China's economic growth may drop to 5% or even lower due to the coronavirus outbreak, possibly pushing policymakers into introduce more stimulus measures, a government economist said in remarks published on Wednesday.

Spring Bank discontinues hepatitis drug after patient death in trial

42 min 8 sec ago
Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals said on Wednesday it has discontinued the development of its experimental drug to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), following the death of a patient in a mid-stage trial.

Chinese family in UAE diagnosed as first virus cases in Middle East

58 min 44 sec ago
Four members of a Chinese family who arrived in the United Arab Emirates from Wuhan have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the first known cases in the Middle East, the UAE health ministry said on Wednesday.

Thailand confirms fifth case of new coronavirus

59 min 18 sec ago
Thailand on Friday confirmed its fifth case of the new coronavirus, a senior public health official said, in the second instance in which a patient was not detected at the airport before entering the country.

Four Chinese citizens with coronavirus in UAE are tourists: official

1 hour 15 min ago
The four members of a Chinese family who have been diagnosed in the United Arab Emirates with the new coronavirus were tourists who arrived from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Jan. 16, UAE health ministry official Hussein al-Rand told Reuters.

Germany plans evacuation flight from Wuhan area in coming days

1 hour 21 min ago
Germany is planning a special military flight in the coming days to evacuate healthy German citizens from the area around Wuhan in China, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Osaka resident tests positive for coronavirus: Japan's NHK

1 hour 21 min ago
A woman working as a tour-bus guide in Japan has tested positive for the coronavirus, public broadcaster NHK cited Osaka's prefectural government as saying on Wednesday.

Sudan suspects two infections with the new coronavirus: minister

1 hour 21 min ago
Sudan suspects that two of its citizens who returned to the country from China are infected with the new coronavirus, the information minister told Reuters.

U.S., Japan pull nationals from China as virus toll jumps

1 hour 37 min ago
The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the first cases emerged in the Middle East.

China first quarter growth may dip below 5% as virus spreads: Academy of Sciences economist

1 hour 54 min ago
China's economic growth may drop to 5% or even lower in the first quarter as the coronavirus hits more sectors, possibly leading policymakers to introduce more stimulus measures, a government economist said in remarks published on Wednesday

CVS to offer diabetes drugs at no out-of-pocket costs for PBM members

1 hour 56 min ago
CVS Health Corp said on Wednesday its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) unit is launching a new program, under which employers and insurers will be able to offer diabetes drugs, including insulin, at no out-of-pocket costs to their members.

Chinese family in UAE diagnosed as first cases of new virus in Middle East

2 hours 13 min ago
Four members of a Chinese family who arrived in the United Arab Emirates from the city of Wuhan have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the first known cases in the Middle East, the UAE health ministry said on Wednesday.

German minister: Expect to agree coronavirus evacuation soon

2 hours 14 min ago
German Health Minister Jens Spahn said he expected the federal government to reach an agreement with authorities in the state of Hesse in the next few hours to get an evacuation of German citizens from China underway due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Japan, U.S. pull nationals from China as virus toll jumps

2 hours 16 min ago
The United States and Japan evacuated their nationals from a quarantined city while British Airways suspended flights to mainland China as deaths from a fast-spreading new virus leapt to 132 and the first cases emerged in the Middle East.