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Shanghai rolls out guideline for tourist attractions to control epidemic

Shanghai/Xinhua/UNI: Shanghai on Friday rolled out a guideline for the municipality's A-grade tourist attractions to combat the novel coronavirus epidemic.

South Korea sends presidential jet to return 4 citizens aboard virus-stricken liner: reports

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 to build mask factory in 6 days

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.

Bizzare coincidence: Dean Koontz 1981 fictional novel predicted coronavirus, internet users debate

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.

First plane carrying evacuated Americans from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship lands in US

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.

Coronavirus suspicion: China returnee admitted to Bangladesh hospital

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.

Chinese firms achieve 'little success' in Karachi expo, says The Economist report

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.

Canada to evacuate citizens from Coronavirus-hit cruise ship off Japan's coast : gov't

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.

Coronavirus: Nepali citizens evacuated from China, sent to quarantine at Bhaktapur

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.

China's court unveils 4 crimes punishable by death penalty during Coronavirus outbreak

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.

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh PM mourns loss of lives in China

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.

Ten-fold increase in confirmed Coronavirus cases

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.

Novel coronavirus vaccine starts animal trials

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).

UN General Assembly president urges avoiding rumors about coronavirus, emphasizes solidarity

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.