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Dow Jones plunges nearly 1,200 points on virus fears - as it happened

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. This blog is closed.Follow our new coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 12.03am GMT We have moved our coverage to a new blog, which you can find here. Here’s a summary of recent events. 11.45pm GMT Coronavirus fears have driven the Australian market down for the fifth day running, with the benchmark ASX200 index dropping almost 3.2% shortly after the op...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, Tenerife, Dow Jones, ASX, Harvey Norman, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall, Australian market plummets - as it happened

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 12.03am GMT We have moved our coverage to a new blog, which you can find here. Here’s a summary of recent events. 11.45pm GMT Coronavirus fears have driven the Austra...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, Tenerife, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, ASX, Harvey Norman, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live updates: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall, Australian market plummets

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Follow the latest news Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 11.14pm GMT It’s a continuing fall after an immediate cut on opening.The ASX200 began the day at 6,657.90, and is currently on 6,540. 11.07pm GM...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, Tenerife, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live updates: Dow Jones suffers biggest-ever points fall

US share index tumbles 1,190 points, the Netherlands confirms its first case and 50 Britons are allowed to leave Tenerife hotel. Follow the latest news Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 10.16pm GMT Over in sport, the final two stages of the United Arab Emirates Tour have been cancelled amid fears of a further outbreak of coronaviru...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, Tenerife, Chris Froome, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Mark Cavendish, Dow Jones, Adam Yates, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Dow Jones suffers its biggest ever fall

Follow latest news as it emerges Northern Irish patient had visited Italy, 50 Britons allowed to leave Tenerife hotel and UK chief medical officer says pandemic could close schools for two months Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 9.31pm GMT The Dow Jones index of leading US shares has suffered its biggest points fall in history ami...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Tenerife, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, North Rhine Westphalia Germany, Heinsberg, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: first case in Northern Ireland takes UK total to 16

Follow latest news as it emerges Northern Irish patient had visited Italy, 50 Britons allowed to leave Tenerife hotel and UK chief medical officer says pandemic could close schools for two months Coronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’US news: five questions Donald Trump must answerCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 7.34pm GMT More information on the announcement there are now 38 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Fran...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Northern Ireland, Tenerife, Dublin, Donald Trump, Michael McBride, Coronavirus outbreak


Must Britain be more like China to halt coronavirus outbreak? | Letters

Readers’ views on Britain’s approach to the spread of coronavirus, and whether the current official advice is practical and proportionateDespite a clearly slow start in reacting to the coronavirus, the dynamic capabilities of the Chinese state have enabled it to seemingly quell its rapid spread within China (New infections globally exceed those in China for first time, 27 February). While there are undoubtedly many unsavoury aspects to their authoritarian rule, the capacity for leaders to rapidl...
Tags: Science, China, Conservatives, World news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Michael Gove, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Must Britain be more like China to halt Coronavirus outbreak?

Readers’ views on Britain’s approach to the spread of coronavirus, and whether the current official advice is practical and proportionateDespite a clearly slow start in reacting to the coronavirus, the dynamic capabilities of the Chinese state have enabled it to seemingly quell its rapid spread within China (New infections globally exceed those in China for first time, 27 February). While there are undoubtedly many unsavoury aspects to their authoritarian rule, the capacity for leaders to rapidl...
Tags: Science, China, Conservatives, World news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Michael Gove, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus news: death toll rises in Italy and Iran as outbreak could cause 2008-level economic damage - live updates

Follow latest updates as outbreak spreads and losses on stock market mountCoronavirus ‘could trigger economic damage on scale of 2008 crisis’Priests told to take steps to stop spread at massCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldShare your experiences 2.30pm GMT Hello and welcome to our continuing coverage of the coronavirus.Here’s a quick summary of the latest developments. If you’re looking for more detail, here’s our earlier coverage. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, UK News, World news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Why your brain is not a computer

For decades it has been the dominant metaphor in neuroscience. But could this idea have been leading us astray all along? By Matthew CobbWe are living through one of the greatest of scientific endeavours – the attempt to understand the most complex object in the universe, the brain. Scientists are accumulating vast amounts of data about structure and function in a huge array of brains, from the tiniest to our own. Tens of thousands of researchers are devoting massive amounts of time and energy t...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, World news, Philosophy, Matthew CobbWe


Trump puts Pence in charge of US virus response – as it happened

Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country as WHO says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. This blog is closedFollow our new coronavirus live blog for the latest news and updates 3.50am GMT We have now closed this blog and moved over to a new page. Here’s a summary of recent developments. 3.34am GMT From Reuters:A Korean Air flight attendant who has tested positive for coronavirus had worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, local media reported.T...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, US, Los Angeles, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who


Coronavirus live updates: Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of US response, says risk to Americans 'very low'

Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country as WHO says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. Follow latest newsIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 1.14am GMT South Korea’s centre for disease control has reported a further 334 new cases of Cov...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, US, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, International Monetary Fund


Coronavirus live updates: Donald Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of US response, says risk to Americans 'very low'

Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country as WHO says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. Follow latest newsIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 12.20am GMT Italy now has 447 cases of coronavirus, according to a new report by Associated Pre...
Tags: Europe, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, US, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Associated Press, Donald Trump


Coronavirus latest news: Saudi Arabia bans religious tourists from entering country

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as World Health Organisation says virus now spreading faster outside China than in it. Follow live updatesIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 11.08pm GMT Saudi Arabia has suspended religious tourists from entering the country. A government ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, Saudi Arabia, China, Kingdom, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Sydney, World Health Organisation


Coronavirus: world on alert as infection spreads – live updates

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as World Health Organisation says virus now spreading faster outside China than in itIreland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOIs it safe to travel, and should children be kept home?Have you been affected by the coronavirus? 8.12pm GMT The Norwegian public health agency has confirmed that one person has tested positive for coronavirus, accord...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Iraq, Singapore, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organisation, Bahrain


Coronavirus: Ireland v Italy Six Nations games postponed amid global rise in cases - live updates

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as World Health Organisation says virus now spreading faster outside China than in itFull story: Ireland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripCoronavirus: is it safe to travel and should children be kept home?Tell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus? 6.30pm GMT Here’s a little more detail on the announcement that an 18th person has tested positive for coronavirus in France. The health...
Tags: Europe, Science, Milan, France, China, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Heathrow, World Health Organisation


Coronavirus: Ireland v Italy Six Nations games postponed amid European rise in cases - live updates

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as World Health Organisation says virus now spreading faster outside China than in itFull story: Ireland v Italy in Six Nations postponed due to coronavirusZara Phillips will not self-isolate after Italy tripCoronavirus: is it safe to travel and should children be kept home?Tell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus? 4.28pm GMT The opening three races of the Formula One season are coming under increasing threat of cancellation as the coronavirus outbr...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, China, UK News, World news, Iran, Bbc, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Maranello, Italy, Tenerife


Coronavirus: Ireland v Italy Six Nations game postponed amid European rise in cases - live updates

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as impact on financial markets continues and UK schools told not to shut over infection fears. Follow live newsCoronavirus: is it safe to travel and should children be kept home? UK: schools to shut and travel curbs planned if virus spreadsTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus? 3.31pm GMT Ireland’s Six Nations rugby game against Italy in Dublin on 7 March has been postponed – and possibly cancelled – because of the coronavirus outbreak. 3.13pm ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Dublin, Italy Six Nations, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: WHO says more new cases outside China every day than inside – live news

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as impact on financial markets continues and UK schools told not to shut over infection fears. Follow live newsCoronavirus: is it safe to travel and should children be kept home? UK: schools to shut and travel curbs planned if virus spreadsTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus? 2.20pm GMT Nigel Scotland, one of the tourists in quarantine at a hotel in Tenerife, said many of his fellow guests are ignoring the advise to stay in their rooms. “I coun...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Tenerife, Who, BBC Radio, Yokohama


Coronavirus: WHO says more new cases outside China every day than inside - live updates

More than 80,000 cases worldwide as impact on financial markets continues and UK schools told not to shut over infection fears. Follow live news UK: schools to shut and travel curbs planned if virus spreadsTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 12.25pm GMT Facebook is banning ads that promise to cure coronavirus or incite panic around the outbreak in its latest attempt to prevent misinformation, PA Media reports. The te...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Science, France, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Who, Pitie Salpetriere, PA Media, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus news: Greece and Brazil confirm first cases as WHO says world not ready for pandemic - live updates

Coronavirus impact on financial markets continues, as UK schools told not to shut over infection fears. Follow live news UK: schools to shut and travel curbs planned if virus spreadsTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 11.33am GMT A Brazilian government test has confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, a source told Reuters on Wednesday. Brazil’s Health Ministry declined to commen...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Who, Latin America, Reuters, Civil Protection Agency, Angelo Borrelli, Coronavirus outbreak, Reuters on Wednesday Brazil 's Health Ministry


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

What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread from person to person, and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infection Plans to shut schools and curb travel in UK if coronavirus spreadsIt 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 shopp...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus latest updates: stocks plunge in Australia as South Korean cases spike

Coronavirus impact on financial markets continues, as Hong Kong announces cash handouts to residents. Follow live newsTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 6.21am GMT The Philippines is the latest country to impose travel bans. It has announced it will refuse entry to any traveler from the South Korean province of Gy...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Science, Australia, Iraq, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Uae, Reuters, Coronavirus outbreak, Gyeongsang Separately Reuters


Coronavirus in a war zone: Afghanistan braces for outbreak after first case

Lone Kabul laboratory preparing to treat patients in the midst of political turmoil and tentative peace talks, as border with Iran closedCoronavirus - latest updatesPreparations for an outbreak of coronavirus were underway in Afghanistan as the country confirmed its first case in the western province of Herat, which borders Iran.Seven more suspected cases have been identified in Herat, and three cases in the nearby provinces of Farah and Ghor. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Iran, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Global development, Kabul, Farah, Herat, Global Health, Conflict and arms


Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready' for pandemic

Expert tells nations to access the expertise of China and prepare for a potential pandemic as the outbreak spreads across Europe. Follow live newsTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 1.24am GMT The BBC’s correspondent in South Korea is reporting that an official in Daegu who had a meeting with the president has test...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, China, World news, Bbc, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Daegu, Associated Press Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready'

Expert tells nations to access the expertise of China and prepare for a potential pandemic as the outbreak spreads across EuropeTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 12.28am GMT Iran is emerging as a place of particular focus, where there are 95 confirmed cases and 16 deaths.Iran’s deputy health minister said he has ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Nestle, Afp, Martin Chulov, Coronavirus outbreak


'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophageal cancer

Current diagnostic method for Barrett’s oesophagus relies on invasive and costly endoscopyAn electronic device that “sniffs” breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed.Recent figures suggest there are about 9,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer, or cancer of the food pipe, every year in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cancer, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Cancer Research, Barrett


Coronavirus: South Korea to test 200,000 sect members as pandemic fears hit markets

Nation brings in ‘maximum measures’ to contain outbreak at secretive church Covid-19 coverage: live updates South Korea has stepped up its “maximum measures” to contain the coronavirus with plans to test around 200,000 members of a secretive church believed to be at the centre of the country’s outbreak.Along with an emergency budget and a crackdown on the hoarding of face masks, the government in Seoul will test members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus after its founder agreed to provide autho...
Tags: South Korea, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Seoul, Coronavirus outbreak, Shincheonji Church of Jesus


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


New coronavirus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY SEOUL, South Korea — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new threats far beyond. In Italy, authorities set up roadblocks, called off soccer matches and shuttered sites including the famed La Scala opera house. In Iran, a report of dozens of deaths in a single city emerged as...
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