Kerala student is India's first confirmed case of coronavirus
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:31 PM
A positive case of Novel coronavirus has been detected in Kerala's Thrissur district and the patient kept in an isolation ward while the number of people under observation in the state rose to 1,053 as the Left government scrambled to tackle the emergency. The condition of the woman patient, a medical student from Wuhan university, was "stable", state Health-minister K K Shailaja told reporters.
Buoyed by company earnings, world markets look past virus death toll
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 8:20 PM
Global markets showed further signs of stabilisation on Wednesday as investors looked past a rising death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak to tiptoe back into shares and out of safe-haven assets such as the yen and German bonds. European shares opened firmer after Tuesday's 0.8 per cent rise, which was driven by banks after encouraging results from Spain's Santander, and Swedbank a day earlier.