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.
Vladivostok/Sputnik/UNI: Russia has begun evacuating a second group of its nationals by land over the Russia-China border in the far eastern region of Primorye, a representative of the regional government told Sputnik.
Dhaka/IBNS: Amid coronavirus outbreak in China, Bangladesh on Sunday suspended its visa-on-arrival services for Chinese nationals.
Wuhan/Islamabad/IBNS: As Indian government evacuated its nationals from Coronavirus-hit China's Wuhan region, Pakistani students slammed their government for not taking any initiative to rescue them from the city.
Moscow/Sputnik: The Huanggang city authorities in China's virus-hit Hubei province have penalized 337 officials for their poor efforts to contain the new coronavirus epidemic, the city's mayor, Qiu Lixin, said on Saturday.
Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said the visa on arrival for Chinese nationals has been suspended for one month following the outbreak of coronavirus.
Dhaka/UNI: As many as 316 Bangladeshi returned home from the coronavirus epicentre Hubei province of China on Saturday.
Moscow/Sputnik:Facebook vowed to fight the spread of misleading information and harmful content about the outbreak of a new coronavirus.
Dhaka/IBNS: The government will bring back 361 Bangladeshi nationals from Coronavirus-hit Wuhan city of China on Saturday, media reports said.