Tag: Deadly Coronavirus

Coronavirus Not Pandemic Yet, But World Should Be Ready: WHO

London: The World Health Organisation has said it is too early now to call the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic yet, but the world should do more to prepare for such an eventuality, reports said on Monday. The WHO said countries should be “in a phase of preparedness” for a pandemic, when an infectious disease spreads […]

Coronavirus China's Biggest Health Emergency: President Xi Jinping

Beijing: President Xi Jinping has said that the coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is China’s “biggest public health emergency”. “It has the fastest transmission, widest range of infection and has been the most difficult to prevent and control,” Xi said at a meeting in Beijing to advance the work on coordinating the […]

Chinese Doctor Who First Warned About Coronavirus Outbreak Dies

Beijing: Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, one of the eight whistle-blowers who warned other medics of the coronavirus outbreak but were reprimanded by the police, died of the epidemic on Thursday, official media reported. Li, a 34-year-old doctor who tried to warn other medics of the epidemic, died of coronavirus on Thursday in Wuhan, the state-run […]

Coronavirus In China May Have Come From Bats: Studies

Beijing: The novel coronavirus that has claimed over 350 lives and infected thousands in China may have originated from bats, according to two latest studies published in the journal Nature on Monday. In the first study, the researchers carried out a genome sequence of the virus associated with the respiratory disease outbreak in China, isolated […]