- COVID-19: Revenue of Indian firms in China to fall in Q1, Q2(15:47)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With several industries in China on a standstill due to coronavirus outbreak, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said that the revenue of Indian companies operating in China are likely to fall by 15-20 per cent in the first two quarters of 2020 and may revive only in the third quarter.
- Two Chinese crew of a ship at Chennai port isolated(15:19)
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Two Chinese crew of M.V. Magnate ship that berthed at the Chennai port have been isolated inside the vessel and their blood samples were sent for testing for suspected coronavirus infection, said Chennai Port Trust.
- China eyes digital technologies to assist epidemic control(14:59)
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) Chinese regulators on Wednesday called for full use of information technologies including big data and artificial intelligence to assist containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and help businesses resume work.
- Indian stuck at Diamond Princess ship thanks singer Arijit(12:25)
By Sfoorti Mishra
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Amid the dreaded coronavirus infection and fear due to many positive cases of COVID-19 among the people stuck at Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, one of the crew members Binay Kumar Sarkar tries to lighten the atmosphere by posting a heart warming video on his Facebook timeline.
- COVID-19: All 406 inmates at ITBP's Delhi camp sent home(12:06)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) All 406 persons quarantined at the Chhawla ITBP camp here as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 have been sent home, after the last batch was seen off on Wednesday morning after medical reports confirmed their negative status vis-a-vis coronavirus infection last week.
- COVID-19: China's death toll increases over 2,000 (Lead)(11:31)
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) The death toll due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China rose to over 2,000 on Wednesday as 136 new deaths from the disease were reported, while the confirmed cases stood at 74,185, the health authorities announced.
- China coronavirus death toll breaches 2,000(10:00)
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) The death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China crossed 2,000-mark on Wednesday with 136 new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 74,185, China's health authorities said.
- Connected world makes Coronavirus scarier, helps combat it too(19:00)
Sydney, Feb 18 (IANS) The same technological forces that make the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response, says a top researcher, adding that a connected world makes this coronavirus (COVID-19) scarier but also helps us deal with it.
- Spread of coronavirus-themed malware on the rise(18:49)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) At a time when the deadly coronavirus is taking a toll on the tech industry with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 getting cancelled, a coronavirus-themed spam is spreading Emotet malware, security researchers said on Tuesday.
- Ritu's MMA fight behind closed doors due to coronavirus(16:58)
Singapore, Feb 18 (IANS) Ritu Phogat's second mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in the One Championship will be behind closed doors after the organisers announced the decision to convert the meet -- which is scheduled for February 28 -- to proceed as planned at the Singapore Indoor Stadium but "closed off to fans and media".
- Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus(16:48)
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Liu Zhiming, director of Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, according to a statement released by local government authorities.
- COVID-19 hits Thai economy as key sector suffers(13:17)
Bangkok, Feb 18 (IANS) On a normal day, the Thai capitals iconic Grand Palace is flooded with Chinese tourists taking photos under statues of mythical giants and Buddhist icons. But now, they are rarely seen.
- 248 Indians cleared after coronavirus quarantine(13:00)
Manesar, Feb 18 (IANS) A total of 248 Indians, mostly students, suspected to be affected by coronavirus and who had undergone treatment at an Indian Army quarantine base in Manesar, are all set to return home on Tuesday.
- Beijing to postpone NPC's annual meet over COVID-19(12:10)
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) The annual 10-day session of China's National People's Congress, (NPC) scheduled in March may be postponed on account of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, sources said on Tuesday.