Dhaka/Xinhua/UNI: All 312 Bangladeshi evacuees from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, have been released from a 14-day quarantine in the capital of Dhaka.
Tokyo/Xinhua/UNI: Test results showed that 70 more people on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo are infected with the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to 355, Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said Sunday.
Beijing/UNI: India will send a consignment of medical supplies to China to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), India's Ambassador Vikram Misri said, as the death toll from the epidemic jumped past 1,600 on Sunday.
New York/IBNS: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.”
Beijing/Xinhua: As many as 9,419 patients infected with the novel coronavirus have been discharged from hospital after they recovered by the end of Saturday, Chinese health authorities announced on Sunday.
Paris/IBNS: Away from China, the first coronavirus death has been reported in the European country of France, media reports said.
Cairo/Xinhua/UNI: The first case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Egypt, the health ministry announced on Friday.
New York/IBNS: Investing in preparedness is the smartest way to ensure that the coronavirus and other disease outbreaks are “identified and stopped quickly”, the UN health agency said on Friday.
Beijing/Sputnik: More than 25,000 doctors from all parts of China have arrived in the province of Hubei to help their colleagues fight the outbreak of a new coronavirus, Deputy Director of the National Health Commission Wang Hesheng said on Saturday.
Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese health authority Saturday said it received reports of 2,641 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 143 deaths on Friday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
Beijing/Sputnik/UNI: China is grateful to more than 30 countries and four international organizations for sending necessary medical supplies to aid the country contain the spread of the new strain of coronavirus, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday.
Geneva/Xinhua/UNI: The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that all members of a WHO team of international experts are expected to arrive in China over the weekend to work with their Chinese colleagues against the novel coronavirus pneumonia.
Hangzhou/Xinhua/UNI: The Jack Ma Foundation has announced that it will donate 10 million yuan (1.43 million U.S. dollars) to the research group led by Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan to support the development of novel coronavirus drugs.
Tokyo/Xinhua/UNI: The Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said it will use reserve funds amounting to 10.3 billion yen (about 93.8 million US dollars) to cover measures to combat the novel coronavirus.
Singapore City/IBNS: Two more Bangladeshi migrant workers, who are currently in Singapore, have been infected nu coronavirus, country's officials said.