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Coronavirus found in pangolins smuggled into China, but similarity not sufficient to link anteater with current outbreak, finds study
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Coronavirus found in pangolins smuggled into China, but similarity not sufficient to link anteater with current outbreak, finds study

The study, published in the journal Nature, said the degree of similarity between the virus in the small anteater mammals, and the one causing the pandemic is not sufficient to suggest that the animals are the intermediate hosts behind the current outbreak

Why has COVID-19 infected and killed so many more people than SARS?
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Why has COVID-19 infected and killed so many more people than SARS?

The genome of COVID-19 is 86% similar to the SARS genome, yet the two strains have played out very differently.

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop coronavirus from being imported back; China, South Korea, Japan expand border controls
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In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop coronavirus from being imported back; China, South Korea, Japan expand border controls

From quarantining travellers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent coronavirus from coming back to where it first broke out

Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19
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Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19

For a number of different viruses human-to-dog transmission is theoretically possible but human-to-human spread is much more efficient.

Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 11 new cases taking total to 70; Hong Kong tourist source of infection, say health officials
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Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 11 new cases taking total to 70; Hong Kong tourist source of infection, say health officials

All of the new patients had socialised and shared drinks, health officials said, adding that a tourist from Hong Kong had been the source of the infection

COVID-19: Nine travellers quarantined in Maharashtra; no confirmed case of coronavirus so far
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COVID-19: Nine travellers quarantined in Maharashtra; no confirmed case of coronavirus so far

As many as 161 travelers admitted to isolation wards of hospitals in Maharashtra tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19), and currently only nine persons are quarantined

Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted
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Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted

If you can smell what someone had for lunch, you are inhaling what they breathe out, including any virus in their breath.

Coronavirus outbreak spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China; alarming clusters of disease continue to swell in South Korea, Italy, Iran
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Coronavirus outbreak spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China; alarming clusters of disease continue to swell in South Korea, Italy, Iran

The coronavirus spread to ever more countries and world capitals Monday, and the US death toll climbed to six , even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in over a month.

Amid coronavirus outbreak, global airlines body IATA requests suspension of airport slot rules as carriers see major decline in demand
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Amid coronavirus outbreak, global airlines body IATA requests suspension of airport slot rules as carriers see major decline in demand

The IATA on Monday said it is contacting aviation regulators worldwide to request that the rules governing use of airport slots be suspended immediately and for the 2020 season, due to the impact of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus)

Coronavirus toll in China crosses 2,900; epidemic spreads to 70 countries, claiming over 3,000 lives globally
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Coronavirus toll in China crosses 2,900; epidemic spreads to 70 countries, claiming over 3,000 lives globally

China has reported 42 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus outbreak, taking the death toll in the country to 2,912, Chinese health officials said, with global deaths touching 3,000

Coronavirus toll in China touches 2,870; number of cases reported daily continue to fall, but instances of relapse spark concern
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Coronavirus toll in China touches 2,870; number of cases reported daily continue to fall, but instances of relapse spark concern

Confirmed cases increased to 79,824 even as infections outside worst-hit Hubei province dropped

South Korea becomes second country after China with highest number of COVID-19 infected cases
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South Korea becomes second country after China with highest number of COVID-19 infected cases

The U.S. military has reported its first case among its soldiers who are based in the Asian country and he is in self-quarantine at his residence.

Coronavirus: 97 more die in China taking toll to 2,442; WHO experts visit Wuhan city to inspect situation
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Coronavirus: 97 more die in China taking toll to 2,442; WHO experts visit Wuhan city to inspect situation

On Sunday, a team of WHO experts visited the worst-affected Wuhan city in Hubei province

Coronavirus outbreak: Second plane with 82 Diamond Princess passengers arrives in Hong Kong; to face further 14 days of quarantine
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Coronavirus outbreak: Second plane with 82 Diamond Princess passengers arrives in Hong Kong; to face further 14 days of quarantine

British-flagged Diamond Princess, operated by Carnival Corp, arrived in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on 3 February. with about 3,700 people onboard after the virus was diagnosed in a man who disembarked last month in Hong Kong

Coronavirus outbreak: Govt asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Singapore, plans screening of passengers from Kathmandu, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia
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Coronavirus outbreak: Govt asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Singapore, plans screening of passengers from Kathmandu, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia

In furtherance to the travel advisory issued earlier in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the government on Saturday advised citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to Singapore

Coronavirus outbreak: Condition of eight infected Indians on board Diamond Princess cruise ship improving, says Indian embassy
India

Coronavirus outbreak: Condition of eight infected Indians on board Diamond Princess cruise ship improving, says Indian embassy

Indian embassy said in a tweet that no additional Indian national on board the ship has tested positive for the virus since Thursday

Uncoordinated response to coronavirus, refusal to seal border with mainland China broadens discontent with Carrie Lam's administration in Hong Kong
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Uncoordinated response to coronavirus, refusal to seal border with mainland China broadens discontent with Carrie Lam's administration in Hong Kong

Carrie Lam's administration's uncoordinated response to virus, refusal to seal border with mainland China, which might have prevented infections has broadened discontent

Coronavirus outbreak: One dead in South Korea; fear grips country after research suggests disease more contagious than thought
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Coronavirus outbreak: One dead in South Korea; fear grips country after research suggests disease more contagious than thought

Research suggested it was more contagious than thought and China appealed to its Southeast Asian neighbours for solidarity

Coronavirus outbreak: Two passengers from Diamond Princess cruise ship dead and 29 in serious condition, reports Japanese media
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Coronavirus outbreak: Two passengers from Diamond Princess cruise ship dead and 29 in serious condition, reports Japanese media

More than 620 passengers on Diamond Princess liner have been infected on ship, which has been quarantined since 3 February

China's handling of coronavirus isn't merely public emergency for Beijing, but also test of diplomatic ties with other nations
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China's handling of coronavirus isn't merely public emergency for Beijing, but also test of diplomatic ties with other nations

As China grapples with the outbreak of the pneumonia-like virus commonly known as coronavirus, Beijing is left to test its diplomatic relations with the world watching its every move.