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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.

400 scientists convene to find most promising study to begin developing vaccines for coronavirus
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400 scientists convene to find most promising study to begin developing vaccines for coronavirus

The flu-like disease officially named COVID-19 can be deadly but there are no proven treatments or vaccines for it.

COVID-19 is the official name for the novel coronavirus that emerged from China: WHO
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COVID-19 is the official name for the novel coronavirus that emerged from China: WHO

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that causes common cold or more serious diseases like SARS and MERS.

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 is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why
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Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why

Experts have theorised that younger people are being infected, too, but developing a relatively milder infection.

Coronavirus outbreak: Number of infected under-reported and fatality rates exaggerated, data suggests
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Coronavirus outbreak: Number of infected under-reported and fatality rates exaggerated, data suggests

The discrepancy comes from minor cases in and around Wuhan going under-reported, with limited beds and testing equipment at hand, say experts.

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.

Scientists are still searching for a name for the novel coronavirus that started in Wuhan
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Scientists are still searching for a name for the novel coronavirus that started in Wuhan

“Wuhan virus is very catchy — no pun intended,” said Dr Howard Markel, a medical historian. “It’s a very contagious name.”

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.

China finishes construction of 1,000 bed hospital to treat victims of coronavirus in 10 days
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China finishes construction of 1,000 bed hospital to treat victims of coronavirus in 10 days

Medical teams from the People’s Liberation Army arrive in Wuhan to relieve overwhelmed health workers, work at the hospital.

Coronavirus outbreak: How bad will the epidemic get? When will a vaccine be ready?
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Coronavirus outbreak: How bad will the epidemic get? When will a vaccine be ready?

On 30 January, the WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency, acknowledging that the disease is a risk beyond China.

Chinese man in Philippines is first death related to coronavirus outside of China
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Chinese man in Philippines is first death related to coronavirus outside of China

The 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan was hospitalized with a fever, cough, sore throat and died after developing severe pneumonia.

Wuhan coronavirus looks increasingly like a pandemic, say world's top infectious disease experts
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Wuhan coronavirus looks increasingly like a pandemic, say world's top infectious disease experts

A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and other countries, including the United States

WHO declares global emergency as China's coronavirus outbreak toll reaches 213; about 100 cases reported in at least 18 other countries so far
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WHO declares global emergency as China's coronavirus outbreak toll reaches 213; about 100 cases reported in at least 18 other countries so far

The death toll in China from the new coronavirus reached 213 on Friday, with overall cases worldwide rising rapidly in an outbreak that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency

Pakistan not to evacuate its citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan to show 'solidarity' with China, says special assistant to Prime Minister
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Pakistan not to evacuate its citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan to show 'solidarity' with China, says special assistant to Prime Minister

Pakistan government has decided not to evacuate its citizens from the coronavirus-hit Wuhan city to show "solidarity" with its all-weather ally, a senior official announced on Thursday.

Coronavirus outbreak: China assures of cooperation in epidemic prevention after Kerala reports first confirmed case in India
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Coronavirus outbreak: China assures of cooperation in epidemic prevention after Kerala reports first confirmed case in India

The Chinese statement came after a positive case of the deadly coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan, was reported in Kerala.

Coronavirus in India: Kerala student studying in China's Wuhan University first confirmed case from India
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Coronavirus in India: Kerala student studying in China's Wuhan University first confirmed case from India

The student was studying at Wuhan University, has been kept under observation, in Kerala.

Do masks really work to keep coronavirus at bay? Health experts, around the world, are not too sure
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Do masks really work to keep coronavirus at bay? Health experts, around the world, are not too sure

With the virus spreading, demands for masks are increasing and UNICEF sent 6000 kgs of masks and protective suits to China.