US evacuates from Japan virus ship as death toll climbs

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:04:58 +0000

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AFP) – The US flew home its citizens from a coronavirus-infected cruise ship in Japan yesterday, with other nations preparing to follow suit as global concerns grow over the spread of the disease and the death toll at its Chinese epicenter topped 1,700. More than 70,500 have been infected across China by the […]

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Overseas virus spread may be ‘tip of the iceberg’ – WHO

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:30:32 +0000

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – The head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ remarks come as members of a WHO-led “international expert mission” flew to China yesterday to help coordinate […]

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Coronavirus death toll spikes above 360, surpasses SARS

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:48:17 +0000

BEIJING, China (AFP) – China’s death toll from a new coronavirus jumped above 360 yesterday, surpassing the number of fatalities of its Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome  crisis two decades ago, with dozens of people dying in the epicenter’s quarantined ground zero. The 57 confirmed new deaths was the single-biggest increase since the virus was detected […]

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Majority of Canadians reject paying for Harry, Meghan’s security

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 06:08:04 +0000

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) – A clear majority of Canadians feel their country does not have to pay for security for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who have settled in British Columbia. Seventy-seven percent of people surveyed by Nanos Research, for CTV, believe the Candian taxpayer does not have to pay for the Duke […]

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PH reports first coronavirus death

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2020 10:02:06 +0000

By ANALOU DE VERA A 44-year-old man from Wuhan, China, listed as the Philippine’s second confirmed case of the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), died last Saturday, making him the first nCoV-related death outside China, the Department of Health (DoH) announced Sunday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the fatality was a […]

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Harry, Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:44:33 +0000

VICTORIA, Canada (AFP) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan started their new life in Canada on Tuesday by launching a legal warning to media over photographs of the duchess near their seaside bolthole. Following their shock exit from life as working royals, Harry jetted out from Britain to join Meghan late Monday in a […]

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China virus kills 9; 440 cases confirmed

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:47:18 +0000

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine yesterday, with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said, as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province. Another 2,197 people who came into contact with infected people were isolated, with 765 […]

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