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Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking as global number exceeds 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT The European Union has granted Tunisia 250 million euros in aid to help it cope with the economic and social effects of the coronavirus outbreak, EU ambassador Patrice Bergamini said on Saturday in a tweet.Tunisi...
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Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking, as global numbers exceed 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; Police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.06pm GMT More than 11 million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis deliver a blessing in an empty Saint Peter’s Square, Lorenzo Tondo reports television bosses as saying.The pope’s blessing, Urbi et Orbi - to the city an...
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Do not relax Covid-19 measures in Wuhan too soon, scientists warn

Lifting restrictions in March could lead to new peak of cases in August, study suggestsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRelaxing physical distancing and school closures in Wuhan too soon could fuel a second wave of Covid-19 infections later in the year, scientists have said.A study published in the Lancet suggests lifting restrictions in March would lead to a surge in case numbers that would peak in August. It predicts that maintaining the restrictions until April woul...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Lancet, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China, as global numbers approach 20,000

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.14pm GMT The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been giving a briefing on the virtual G7 foreign ministers meeting that began by videoconference at 7am (E...
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Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.35am GMT A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President ...
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New coronavirus research suggests vaccines developed to treat it could be long-lasting

A new study from Italian researchers suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic currently causing a global health crisis, is relatively slow to mutate – meaning that any effective vaccine that is developed to prevent people from getting infected should be broadly effective across geographically separated populations, and over a relatively long period of time. The research, conducted by two independent teams working separate from one another, including s...
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The Lancet Public Health: Modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing measures on progression of COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan

New modelling research, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, suggests that school and workplace closures in Wuhan, China have reduced the number of COVID-19 cases and substantially delayed the epidemic peak -- giving the health system the time and opportunity to expand and respond.
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UN: 85% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and U.S.

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Infections and deaths globally from the coronavirus are expected to increase “considerably” when global figures are published later Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Overnight reporting showed 85% of the new cases are being reported in Europe and the United States, said Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman. On Monday, WHO counted more than 334,000 total cases globally. Harris said “but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the...
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UN: 85% of new infections, deaths coming from Europe and US

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Infections and deaths globally from the coronavirus are expected to increase “considerably” when global figures are published later Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Overnight reporting showed 85% of the new cases are being reported in Europe and the United States, said Dr. Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman. On Monday, WHO counted more than 334,000 total cases globally. Harris said “but in fact the outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and the...
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China to lift travel restrictions in Hubei after months of coronavirus lockdown

Millions will be able to move around the region after weeks of stringent measures to stem the spread of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of millions of Chinese residents living near the centre of the coronavirus outbreak will be able to resume travel from Wednesday, after authorities announced restrictions would be lifted in Hubei province, except in the city of Wuhan.The move comes as China claims to have largely brought their outbreak under control, repo...
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Wuhan study shows lying face down improves breathing in severe COVID-19

In a new study of patients with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) hospitalized on ventilators, researchers found that lying face down was better for the lungs. The research letter was published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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Countries may need to impose new lockdowns every 3 months until a coronavirus vaccine is available, an expert says

"What happened in Wuhan could happen repeatedly to a city," said Ben Cowling, an epidemiologist at Hong Kong University.
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Coronavirus: what happens to people's lungs when they get Covid-19?

Respiratory physician John Wilson explains the range of Covid-19 impacts, from no symptoms to severe illness featuring pneumoniaFollow the global coronavirus live blogFollow our latest Australia coronavirus blog for live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhat became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 and early 2020 in the Chinese city of Wuhan as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause.The cause of the pneumonia was found to be a new virus – severe acute ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, John Wilson, Coronavirus outbreak


The probability of dying after developing coronavirus symptoms is 1.4% in Wuhan, China, new research suggests — far lower than initial estimates

According to a new study of coronavirus cases in Wuhan, the chance a patient who shows coronavirus symptoms dies is 1.4%.
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Coronavirus live news: Hubei reports no new cases for first time as WHO calls Covid-19 'enemy against humanity'

Milestone in China; UK announces school closures; Qantas to cut 20,000 jobs and end international flights. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our US coronavirus live blogFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 2.23am GMT More on China now, which has for the first time reported zero new domestic Covid-19 cases.Wuhan is expected to see new coronavirus infections dry up by mid-to-late March and the lockdown o...
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Increased UV exposure may limit spread of new coronavirus

Efforts to combat the growth of SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19, are ubiquitous: quarantines, social distancing and the countless activities that have been suspended or cancelled to help limit COVID-19's spread throughout the world.Now increased sunshine could help in the Northern Hemisphere. Data compiled by AccuWeather of the ultraviolet energy received from the sun from Jan. 1, 2019, to the present is a reminder that substantial increases of UV rays has begun and will ...
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Scientists have been sounding the alarm on coronavirus for months. Why did Britain fail to act? | Richard Horton

The warnings from China and Italy were loud and clear. But politicians and their advisers wasted valuable time – and lives will be lost as a result• Richard Horton is editor of the Lancet medical journalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn 24 January, Chinese doctors and scientists reported the first description of a new disease caused by a novel coronavirus. They described how a strange series of cases of pneumonia had presented in December in Wuhan, a city of 11 milli...
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World virus infections hit 200,000; Borders jammed in Europe

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people infected worldwide crested the 200,000 mark and deaths topped 8,000, with the number of people now recovered at more than 82,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins Univer...
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Japanese flu drug appears ‘effective’ in coronavirus treatment in Chinese clinical trials

Japanese-made flu drug favipiravir (also known as Avigan) has been shown to be effective in both reducing the duration of the COVID-19 virus in patients, and to have improved the lung conditions of those who received treatment with the drug, based on results of clinical trials conducted with affected patients in both Wuhan and Shenzhen by Chinese medical authorities. The trials involved 340 patients in total, and since they drug has already been developed and approved for use in treating flu, it...
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Coronavirus live news: number of confirmed global cases passes 200,000

Belgium goes into lockdown; EU implements strictest travel ban in history; outbreak reaches every US state. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceBBC stops filming on EastEnders – UK coronavirus liveGlastonbury festival postponed due to coronavirusJapanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, says ChinaShare your experiences 11.32am GMT The number of coronavirus cases around the world has tipped over the 200,000 mark, according to the John Hopkins Universit...
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Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China

Shares in Fujifilm Toyama Chemical, which developed favipiravir, surged after praise by Chinese officialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMedical authorities in China have said a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in coronavirus patients, Japanese media said on Wednesday.Zhang Xinmin, an official at China’s science and technology ministry, said favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, had produced encouraging outcome...
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Coronavirus: Infected people without symptoms are driving epidemic’s fast spread

People with mild or no symptoms of COVID-19 are the main drivers behind the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, according to an important new analysis of China’s outbreak released on Monday. These so-called “stealth” transmissions underscore the importance of “social distancing” measures that are now being enacted in communities across the U.S. and Europe, the researchers said. Unrecognized infections can expose a far greater portion of the population to virus than would otherwise occur. “We nee...
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Call to protect hospital staff from coronavirus contamination

Warning after contamination found across Wuhan hospital, with virus on much equipment Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have issued an urgent call to protect health workers in hospitals after finding “extensive” levels of coronavirus contamination in specialist wards and intensive-care units and on equipment ranging from keyboards to gel hand sanitisers.The widespread contamination was revealed by more than 600 swabs taken throughout a major hospital in Wuhan...
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New study of COVID-19 patient’s immune response could inform future treatment

A new study published in science journal Nature Medicine (via Bloomberg) examines the case of a patient who contracted COVID-19 in Wuhan and fell ill in Melbourne, Australia could provide a more comprehensive view of how and why certain people react to the virus more seriously than others. The patient’s case was described as a “mild-to-moderate” case, and while she was hospitalized, she was only treated with intravenous fluids to counter dehydration and didn’t receive any other drugs, nor did sh...
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Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest updatesHow 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. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?

What are the symptoms 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. Continue reading...
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Reporting on coronavirus: 'fear is almost as great a threat as the disease'

Writers from China, Italy and the UK explain how we are cooperating to produce measured reporting on a global crisisI have overseen our coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in China, from when there were just a few cases of “unknown pneumonia” in Wuhan in December to the lockdown of Wuhan and other cities in late January, and most recently as Beijing has begun to declare victory over the virus, which has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people and infected more than 80,000here. Continue read...
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'We're really fed up': Britons on life in coronavirus hotspots

UK citizens in China, South Korea, Japan and Italy detail their experiences as outbreak continuesWhile the spread of coronavirus in the UK is in its early stages, Britons around the world have been living with the impact of the virus for some time.In Hangzhou in China, just a few hundred miles from Wuhan, the city where the outbreak started life has slowly been returning to normal for Gav Munro, an artist, and his wife, Juliet, after being isolated at home for five weeks. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus facts: is there a cure and what is the mortality rate of the virus?

Covid-19 essential guide: can it be caught on public transport, how is it different from the flu, and how sick will I get?Follow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesHow to protect yourself against coronavirusCoronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?The Covid-19 virus is a member of the coronavirus family that made the jump from animals to humans late last year. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesa...
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Coronavirus: Wuhan doctor speaks out against authorities

Ai Fen says in interview, which censors are trying to erase, how superiors reprimanded her for warning about outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesA doctor in Wuhan has spoken out after seeing several of her colleagues die from the coronavirus, criticising hospital authorities for suppressing early warnings of the outbreak in an interview censors have been trying to erase from the internet.In an interview with the Chinese magazine, Renwu, or People, Ai Fen, director of the emergency at Wuhan Centr...
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