Another 67 people test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

The US State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port for nearly two weeks as many passengers are infected with the novel coronavirus. Passengers stand on the deck of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as they continue to be tested […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: With 143 more deaths, toll in China jumps to over 1,500

The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,523 with 143 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases jumped to over 66,000, health officials said on Saturday. The country’s Health Commission said it received reports of 2,641 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 143 […]

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Coronavirus infects more than 64,000 people globally: List of cases, countries

In Mainland China, 1,380 deaths have been reported among 63,851 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei. Here are list of coronavirus cases in countries around the world. World Health Organization has named the illness Covid-19 | Photo for representation from REUTERS Viral outbreak of coronavirus that began in China has infected more than […]

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Ghost ancestors? African DNA study detects mysterious human species

Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind’s complicated genetic ancestry. The study indicated that present-day West Africans trace a substantial proportion, some 2% to 19%, of their genetic […]

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China reports 5,000 new coronavirus cases, cruise ship disembarks in Cambodia

China’s coronavirus outbreak showed no sign of peaking with health authorities on Friday reporting more than 5,000 new cases, while passengers on a cruise ship blocked from five countries due to virus fears finally disembarked in Cambodia. News of the first death from the virus in Japan rattled Asian markets, already on edge after hopes […]

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Coronavirus: Death toll in China nears 1,500, confirmed cases cross 65,000

The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus outbreak has spiked to nearly 1,500 with 121 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases of infection jumped to nearly 65,000, health officials said on Friday. The hard-hit Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, has reported 116 new fatalities and reported […]

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Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak named new finance minister of UK

British PM Boris Johnson appointed Indian-origin politician Rishi Sunak as the new finance minister in a Cabinet reshuffle. Rishi Sunak will join home secretary Priti Patel on the top government bench as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer. (GETTY IMAGES) Indian-origin politician Rishi Sunak was appointed as the UK’s new finance minister on Thursday by Prime […]

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