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China passed 'extraordinary and historic test' with its handling of COVID-19, says Xi Jinping
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China passed 'extraordinary and historic test' with its handling of COVID-19, says Xi Jinping

The nation's propaganda machinery has churned out praise for China's response to the pandemic, reframing the public health crisis as an example of agility and organisation of the Communist leadership

Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? Politically connected 'non-career' US envoys draw ire
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Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? Politically connected 'non-career' US envoys draw ire

Most recently, US Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left the locals aghast with his ad looking for armed bodyguards in to Iceland, the most peaceful country in the world

Coronavirus infection spreads to 15 states, confirmed cases in India climb to 118, study says the virus can stay in the air for 3 hours
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Coronavirus infection spreads to 15 states, confirmed cases in India climb to 118, study says the virus can stay in the air for 3 hours

As of 16 March, there are 118 people infected with COVID-19 in India. Eighteen of them are foreign nationals and 100 are Indian nationals.

Key coronavirus safety tips: How to quarantine yourself and keep from spreading COVID-19
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Key coronavirus safety tips: How to quarantine yourself and keep from spreading COVID-19

India has reported 62 cases so far and imposed new travel restrictions to control the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala govt warns against hiding travel history after Italy-returned family infects eight; confirmed cases rise to 14
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Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala govt warns against hiding travel history after Italy-returned family infects eight; confirmed cases rise to 14

The Kerala govt on Tuesday warned people against hiding information about their travel history to coronavirus-affected countries or information that may lead to spreading the COVID-19 disease

Coronavirus cases rise to 62 in India, Jammu and Kashmir reports its first case of COVID-19 infection
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Coronavirus cases rise to 62 in India, Jammu and Kashmir reports its first case of COVID-19 infection

Kerala reported eight new cases, while Karanataka reported four, Maharastra five and Jammu and Kashmir confirmed its first case of Coronavirus infection.

Coronavirus myth busted: COVID-19 cases may not decline in warm climate
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Coronavirus myth busted: COVID-19 cases may not decline in warm climate

Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said that it would be a false hope to believe that COVID-19 would disappear in summers.

Coronavirus myth busted: Bleach gargles and drinking miracle mineral solution will not prevent COVID-19
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Coronavirus myth busted: Bleach gargles and drinking miracle mineral solution will not prevent COVID-19

Drinking bleach (or even gargling with it) will severely impact your health and MMS is a kind of bleach that could even be life-threatening if ingested.

Health ministry confirms two new cases of Novel Coronavirus infection in India: one each in Delhi and Telangana
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Health ministry confirms two new cases of Novel Coronavirus infection in India: one each in Delhi and Telangana

A health ministry release stated that both patients are stable and being monitored closely. This brings the total count of cases in India to 5.

COVID-19 update 14 Feb: One Kerala patient discharged from hospital, WHO holds press briefing and more
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COVID-19 update 14 Feb: One Kerala patient discharged from hospital, WHO holds press briefing and more

Around 1,400 people had succumbed to the COVID-19 viral infection in China as of Friday afternoon. The total number of cases worldwide has jumped to 65,000.

COVID-19: Death toll reaches 1,369 and cases jump to 60,000 - the record spikes in deaths and infections explained
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COVID-19: Death toll reaches 1,369 and cases jump to 60,000 - the record spikes in deaths and infections explained

A record number of deaths and infections from COVID-19 were announced by Chinese health officials late on the 12th of February.

COVID-19: 8 common myths about the new Coronavirus - busted
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COVID-19: 8 common myths about the new Coronavirus - busted

Given all the hype around COVID-19, it is important that you verify the source of your information and not jump to conclusions.

Coronavirus update 11 Feb: Death toll exceeds 1000, patients in Kerala declared virus-free and more
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Coronavirus update 11 Feb: Death toll exceeds 1000, patients in Kerala declared virus-free and more

Two out of the three cases in Kerala (which are the only confirmed cases in the country) have tested negative and been declared disease-free.

Coronavirus update 10 Feb: Death toll reaches 910, WHO experts to land in China soon and more
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Coronavirus update 10 Feb: Death toll reaches 910, WHO experts to land in China soon and more

The Wuhan coronavirus crossed a grim milestone over the weekend. It is now responsible for more global deaths than the deadly SARS virus of 2002-2003.

Coronavirus outbreak, N95 masks, traditional medicine and other burning questions — answered
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Coronavirus outbreak, N95 masks, traditional medicine and other burning questions — answered

Ambiguity to the virus’ origin, fear spurred by its rapid spread and want of a cure has incited a deluge of misinformation.

Ten people on Japanese cruise ship test positive for coronavirus, passengers to be quarantined onboard
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Ten people on Japanese cruise ship test positive for coronavirus, passengers to be quarantined onboard

In Hong Kong, hospitals workers are striking to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off the virus.

Coronavirus update 4 Feb: Death toll at 427, second death outside China, Kerala announces ‘state calamity’ and more
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Coronavirus update 4 Feb: Death toll at 427, second death outside China, Kerala announces ‘state calamity’ and more

On the last count, over 20,636 cases of the infection had been confirmed and there have now been 427 deaths globally.

Coronavirus update 3 Feb: 3 confirmed cases in India, worldwide death toll reaches 362, GSK collaborates on vaccine and more
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Coronavirus update 3 Feb: 3 confirmed cases in India, worldwide death toll reaches 362, GSK collaborates on vaccine and more

Due to the rapidly spreading infection, the Indian government’s health ministry has also temporarily suspended e-visa facility for the Chinese tourists.

Coronavirus outbreak: Rapid infection, virus' evasive nature, gaps in testing make outbreak control particularly challenging
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Coronavirus outbreak: Rapid infection, virus' evasive nature, gaps in testing make outbreak control particularly challenging

A multitude of details about the new virus from Wuhan itself is shaping how the severity of the outbreak.

Countries should behave in responsible manner, says China after WHO declares coronavirus a 'global emergency'
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Countries should behave in responsible manner, says China after WHO declares coronavirus a 'global emergency'

WHO called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the spread of the virus.