Dhaka/IBNS: A student, who recently returned from China, was admitted to a government hospital in Bangladesh city of Habiganj on suspicion of the novel coronavirus, media reports said on Monday.
Beijing/IBNS: Despite sharing strong bonds among themselves as all-weather alliance partners, several Chinese firms recently faced troubles in a Karachi expo, hinting the underlying difference shared by the two nations.
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Canadian authorities are preparing an aircraft for evacuation of Canadian nationals from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is quarantined off the Japanese port of Yokohama over the outbreak of a new coronavirus (COVID-19) on board, the Canadian government said.
Kathmandu/IBNS: Amid coronavirus outbreak in the neighbouring nation, the Nepal government has evacuated 175 Nepalis people from Hubei Province of China, media reports said on Sunday.
Beijing/Sputnik: Those convicted for corruption, production and distribution of counterfeit medications amid the coronavirus outbreak or found guilty of maliciously infecting other people with the virus and causing serious harm to medical workers will face severe punishment, up to death penalty, Beijing’s second Intermediate People's Court said on Saturday, citing the criminal code.
Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her deep condolences for the loss of lives due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China. She conveyed her sincere sympathy for the families of the victims.
Beijing/UNI: Health authorities in China’s Hubei province – the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic– reported on Thursday 14,840 new confirmed cases, almost 10 times the number reported a day earlier, and new deaths attributable to the contagion rose to 242, more than double on the day.
Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: A candidate vaccine targeting the novel coronavirus has been tested on animals, according to a report Monday on news portal yicai.com, citing sources with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Addis Ababa/Xinhua: President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on Saturday urged avoiding listening to rumours and unofficial information on the novel coronavirus, while emphasizing solidarity and cooperation of different forms during such times.
Beijing/Sputnik/UNI: US President Donald Trump pledged in a Friday phone call with his Chinese counterpart that Washington would show restraint in responding to the coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said.
Dhaka/IBNS: Out of the 312 people evacuated from China's Wuhan area by Bangladesh government, 11 of them, who were having high body temperatures, tested negative for the deadly coronavirus.
Kathmandu/IBNS: The Nepal government on Wednesday said it might quarantine all those Nepali nationals who will be evacuated from coronavirus-hit Wuhan province of China to Nepal Electricity Authority Training Centre in Bhaktapur, media reports said.
Beijing/Sputnik: China understands the rational and necessary measures that some countries are taking to control the spread of the new type of coronavirus, but opposes overreaction and panic, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Moscow/Sputnik: The new coronavirus has infected 16 foreign nationals in China, two of whom have already been discharged from hospitals while the remaining individuals continue treatment, Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said on Monday.