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 »
China's coronavirus outbreak may be contained by April.

Coronavirus update: Covid-19 death toll rises to 1,368

According to the latest date, 60,310 confirmed cases were reported across the world. There are 52,979  active cases currently of which 8,243 are in a critical stage. Read more »
Three novel coronavirus cases have been reported so far from Kerala, all three are clinically stable, the health minister said.

India braces to stop coronavirus outbreak; steps up monitoring

Air passengers are being screened at 21 airports including those at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi. Read more »