Virus hits shipping, causes global strain

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:14:26 +0000

LONDON: Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the new coronavirus, sparking general alarm. As analysts pore over charts to gauge just how badly Chinese mega-factories have been hit, figures provided by cargo ship traffic paint a gloomy picture. The Baltic Dry […]

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More patients under watch

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:43:31 +0000

The number of suspected 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in the Philippines continues to rise, the Department of Health admitted on Tuesday as it announced that 24 suspected carriers of the virus are being monitored. This was more than double the 11 suspected nCoV cases announced on Monday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd gave assurances that […]

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Can flimsy masks keep virus at bay?

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:29:03 +0000

BANGKOK: As fears of a deadly virus sweep the globe, panicked members of the public are depending on a flimsy first line of defense — surgical masks that are coveted but in short supply and of limited use. While Asian commuters cover their noses and mouths with the blue-green paper-thin covers — and social media […]

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UN health chief warns of ‘very high’ risk of Ebola spread

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:48:57 +0000

The head of the United Nations health agency said the risk that the Ebola virus will spread remains “very high.”

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