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Coronavirus live updates: stock markets tumble amid global investor alarm

Concerns mount that the spread of Covid-19 cannot be stopped as deaths outside Asia continue to rise. Follow latest newsCoronavirus outbreak is pandemic ‘in all but name’, says expert Stocks fall as virus fears hit global marketsIran denies cover-up after reports of 50 deathsWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 11.30pm GMT As losses in Sydney extend to 2.4%, traders are braced for a huge fall of almost 7% in Tokyo when trading starts there in about 35 minutes. Live Ma...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Business, Science, China, US, Economics, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Currencies, Italy, Sydney, Tokyo


Tiny Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil ever found

Proterocladus antiquus carpeted seafloor 1bn years ago and was size of rice grainScientists have found in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found: tiny seaweed that carpeted areas of the seafloor 1bn years ago and were part of a primordial revolution among life on Earth.Researchers on Monday said the plant, called Proterocladus antiquus, was about the size of a rice grain and boasted numerous thin branches, thriving in shallow water while attached to ...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Environment, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Marine Life, Evolution, Fossils


Wuhan reverses relaxing of coronavirus lockdown as South Korea cases jump

Communist party expected to reveal whether it will delay annual parliamentary sessionCoronavirus - live updatesAn announcement that the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak would relax some of its travel restrictions and allow some people to leave was made without authorisation and has been revoked, the local government said on Monday.Authorities in Wuhan had said healthy residents could begin to leave the city, which has been under strict quarantine measures since 23 January. ...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Wuhan eases coronavirus lockdown as Xi warns of historic 'crisis'

Communist party expected to reveal whether it will delay annual parliamentary session and South Korea reports new spike in cases Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, has loosened lockdown measures and several provinces have lowered their emergency alert levels, as top officials sought to assure the public that the virus is being contained.On Monday, China’s National Health Commission reported its highest number of deaths in 11 days, with another 150 dead and 409 new cases, bri...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak, On Monday China 's National Health Commission


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What symptoms are caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: four cruise ship passengers test positive in UK – live news

Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran after eight deaths, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 4.20pm GMT Four of the 32 British and Irish Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers taken to Arrowe Park, Merseyside, on Saturday have tested positive for coronavirus strain Covid-19, the Chief Medical Officer for England has said.Professor Chris Whitty said: “Four further patients in England have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, England, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran – live news

Moves comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 3.25pm GMT Venice Cestival will close early this year due to concerns about the new coronavirus, which has spread in northern Italy. Below shows a photograph of a police officer wearing a protective face mask and standing next to a masked carnival reveller at the event. 3.11pm GMT Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, has said that if the virus outbreak persists it may have a big ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Haruhiko Kuroda, Coronavirus outbreak, Venice Cestival


Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey closes border with Iran to stop infection spreading – live news

Turkey’s move comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 2.21pm GMT Health authorities said that 18 of the 39 South Koreans from the south-eastern region who had made a group pilgrimage to sites in Israel later tested positive for the virus. Israel’s foreign ministry issued added warnings about travel to South Korea and Japan due to the coronavirus, and the health ministry is ordering Israelis returning from those countries to remain i...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, Russia, Singapore, Israel, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Benjamin Netanyahu


Coronavirus outbreak: special powers enacted in Italy after deaths – live news

Number of cases in north of the country jumps causing disruption to Milan fashion week and Serie A matches 10.41am GMT More than 100 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, as numbers continued to rise on Sunday following government measures to limit the spread of the outbreak.The governor of Italy’s northern Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, said cases of the illness in his area had risen in a day from 54 to 89, with total cases in the country now at more than 100.In an emergenc...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Milan, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Lombardy, Giorgio Armani, Attilio Fontana, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: woman tests positive after disembarking Diamond Princess – live news

Infection raises questions over quarantine attempts while other countries report new cases and deaths 9.00am GMT President Moon Jae-in said South Korea is raising its alert level on the new coronavirus to the “highest” in the face of a sudden spike in the number of infections.“The COVID-19 incident faces a grave turning point. The next few days will be crucial,” Moon said following a government meeting. 8.51am GMT A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moon, Lombardy, Milan Italy, Veneto, Moon Jae


Millions of Chinese workers ordered back to work but infection risk remains high

Transport restrictions hamper nationwide pull to get back to business as economy reelsThe Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy.Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease prevention efforts. over the last four weeks. As the death toll cl...
Tags: Business, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: South Korea cluster drives huge rise in cases

Patients and staff at a hospital near Daegu account for bulk of 229 new cases as links to controversial ‘sect’ are investigatedSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 229 to 433, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea clusters drives huge jump in cases

Patients and staff at a hospital near Daegu account for bulk of 142 new cases as links to controversial ‘sect’ are investigatedSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 142 to 346, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

Case study of 20-year-old who infected relatives despite not showing signs of illness – and testing negative – stokes global pandemic fearsA 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan travelled hundreds of miles to another city where she infected five relatives without showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists have said, offering new evidence that the new coronavirus can be spread asymptomatically.The case study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, offered clues about ho...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, American Medical Association, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Thirty-two British and European passengers from Diamond Princess on board plane due to land in England on Saturday, Foreign Office says The British government has begun repatriating its citizens trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan for more than two weeks.“The evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Office, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea church cluster drives huge jump in cases

Central city of Daegu is at the epicentre of the infections, health officials say, as China’s Hubei province sees 106 more deathsSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 142 to 346, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

After the deaths of young health workers, do we have to rethink who is at risk of infection?There have been a number of deaths from the coronavirus among doctors who are young and, as far as we know, otherwise healthy. Continue reading...
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World's oldest art under threat from cement mining in Indonesia

Hunting scene dated to 40,000 years ago ‘crumbling before our eyes’, say scientistsThe oldest known figurative paintings in the world, located near a cement mine in Indonesia, are under threat from industry, scientists have warned.In December, cave paintings depicting a hunting scene in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were dated to at least 40,000 years ago. Continue reading...
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Brits prepare to fly home from cruise ship hit by coronavirus

UK government sends plane to repatriate quarantined citizens on Diamond PrincessDozens of Britons who have been trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan are set to fly home after the UK government sent a plane to repatriate them.About 70 people who have been held in quarantine on the Diamond Princess are due to land at Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence base near Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Salisbury Wiltshire, Coronavirus outbreak, Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence


Doctors look to HIV and Ebola drugs for coronavirus cure

Early results of trials on Covid-19 patients expected in MarchCoronavirus – latest newsDoctors are likely to know within two to three weeks whether drugs being used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus are working, according to the World Health Organization.The timetable for early results from two trials taking place in China is short but feasible because of the large concentration of sick people at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province. That allows a significant number of ...
Tags: Ebola, Science, Biology, Drugs, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Aids and HIV, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: cruise ship accounts for more than half of cases outside China – latest news

WHO issues latest briefing; South Korean city sees surge in cases; and two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die South Korean city on high alert as cases soar at ‘cult’ churchExperts fear false rumours could harm China cooperation on virusBritons stuck on cruise ship to be flown homeShare your experiences 3.52pm GMT The World Health Organization is co-ordinating with the African Union to prepare the continent’s countries for potential arrivals of people infected with co...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Africa, World news, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, African Union, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after surge in cases – latest news

Mayor of Daegu orders shutdown of all kindergartens and public libraries while two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die Share your experiences 1.10pm GMT Our Health Editor Sarah Boseley reports that 27 prominent public health scientists from nine countries have signed a joint statement of support for Chinese colleagues who are being attacked on social media, and even threatened with violence as false rumours circulate about the origins of the coronavirus.“We work very ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, China, World news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Daegu, Sarah Boseley, EcoHealth Alliance, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Peter Daszak, Norcros


Coronavirus: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after spike in cases – latest news

Kindergartens and libraries closed with troops confined to barracks in Daegu city as two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die 7.05am GMT Here’s a summary of events so far on Thursday on the coronavirus. 6.12am GMT The mayor of a South Korean city of Daegu has told residents to stay inside, as a surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases linked to a local church raised the prospect of wider transmission. Reuters reports that malls in Daegu, the country’s fourth largest city...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Reuters, Daegu, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: two Diamond Princess passengers die as Japan defends quarantine

US says efforts to contain spread ‘may not have been sufficient’ as Japanese health minister argues ‘we’ve been doing our best’Two passengers who were onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner have died after being diagnosed with Covid-19, Japan’s health ministry said on Thursday.The victims – the first people connected to the ship to have died – were an 87-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman, both of whom had pre-existing medical conditions, the public broadcaster NHK said, adding...
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Coronavirus: two Japanese passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Fatalities from cruise ship are believed to be a man and a woman in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 4.00am GMT South Korea has recorded 31 news cases today, taking its total to 82.The country’s disease control centre said 30 of the new cases were in the city of Daegu and surrounding Gyeongbuk province south of Seoul. 3.32am GMT The two Diamond Princess passengers who died on Thursday were both Japanese, NHK reported - an 87-year-old man an...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Seoul, Daegu, NHK, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Gyeongbuk


Coronavirus: two passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Japanese broadcaster says fatalities from the cruise ship are two passengers in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 3.21am GMT Over the past few days there has been increasing criticism of the Japanese authorities’ handling of the infection on the cruise line, as infections continued to mount, despite infection control measures being in place. Japan’s health minister, Katsunobu Kato, on Thursday defended Japan’s response to the outbreak in parliam...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Katsunobu Kato, NHK, Kyodo, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


'Bali's been through a lot': holiday island's tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears

Hotel bookings plummet by 40,000 in recent weeks as ban on incoming flights from China bites local businessesThe idyllic holiday island of Bali has been hit by the ripple effect of the coronavirus crisis, with tourism plummeting and suggestions it “does not have the capacity” to treat patients if they become sick.Indonesia, the largest country in south-east Asia, claims to have no cases of coronavirus, but according to the Bali’s tourism board, there have been around 40,000 cancellations of hote...
Tags: Asia, Science, Bali, Indonesia, China, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Antara, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: two people die in Iran as cruise ship Britons face Wirral quarantine - latest updates

Deaths in mainland China pass 2,000 and Foreign Office tells Britons to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise shipChina’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences 5.02pm GMT Britons returning home from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has seen over 600 cases of coronavirus will be quarantined at the same NHS facility that housed people flown b...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Iran, Asia Pacific, NHS, Global Economy, Tehran, Wuhan, Chinese Economy, Foreign Office, Britons


Foreign Office tells Britons not to leave cruise ship struck by coronavirus

Passengers who disembark Diamond Princess may not be allowed to board evacuation flight later in week, FCO warns Coronavirus: live updatesBritish passengers stuck on the cruise ship in Japan where over 600 people have been infected with the coronavirus have have been told to stay onboard by the Foreign Office.Japanese authorities said those who had tested negative for the virus were allowed to leave on Wednesday, but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warned that passengers who disembark ...
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