Rome/Sputnik: The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Italy's Lombardy region has reached 89, likely pushing the country's overall number of cases past 100, regional head Attilio Fontana said on Sunday.
Dubai/IBNS: Two residents of UAE, which include on Bangladeshi national, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID19), media reports said.
Shanghai/Xinhua/UNI: Shanghai on Friday rolled out a guideline for the municipality's A-grade tourist attractions to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Seoul/Sputnik/UNI: South Korea has sent a presidential plane to Japan to evacuate four of its citizens from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise liner, media reported on Tuesday.
Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Beijing will convert an industrial building into a new mask factory in six days to meet the surging demand amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
London/IBNS: At a time when China is witnessing a massive coronavirus outbreak, an excerpt of a novel, which was written by Dean Koontz in 1981, has suddenly set the social media on fire with its content.
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The first of two planes chartered by the United States to bring its nationals home from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan has landed at a military base in the state of California, media said Monday.
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.