World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New coronavirus: Threat of global pandemic is real, says WHO chief Ghebreyesus

The WHO did not call the new coronavirus disease a global pandemic, but officials indicated that it was close to making a declaration. Read more »
Coronavirus outbreak in China to hit global economy hard.

Coronavirus outbreak may trigger $1.3 trillion losses

Global GDP growth may be the slowest since 2009; world economy to strengthen in the second half of 2020, says forecaster Oxford Economics. Read more »
Coronavirus death outbreak has hit the world economy hard.

Coronavirus update: Death toll rises to 2,004; Infections mount to 74,185

Covid-19 outbreak: Director of a Wuhan hospital dies, number of infections at 72,500 Read more »
New coronavirus deaths cross 2700.

Pakistani parents protest over trapped students in Hubei

Covid-19: Number of confirmed new coronavirus infections soars to 70,548 with 2,048 new cases reported in China. Read more »
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown life out of gear in China.

Europe, Taiwan confirm first coronavirus death

China now has 68,500 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, named Covid-19 by the World Health organisation, most of them in Hubei province. Read more »
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi on coronavirus outbreak.

China announces new quarantine protocol for Covid-19

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi says the new coronavirus epidemic is under control and the country's efforts to contain the disease are comprehensive. Read more »