Coronavirus death toll jumps to 106, nearly 1,300 new cases
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 9:35 AM
The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has soared to 106 while nearly 1,300 new cases have been confirmed, authorities said. The health commission in central Hubei province, the epicentre of the epidemic, said 24 more people had died from the virus and 1,291 more people were infected, raising the total number of confirmed cases to more than 4,000 nationwide.
Coronavirus: Goa govt to form special task force to monitor cases
Monday, January 27, 2020, 11:32 AM
The Goa government has decided to form a special task force to monitor cases, if any, of coronavirus in the tourist state. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that people arriving in Goa from the virus-affected regions outside India would be closely monitored. The task force will work as per the guidelines laid down by the Union Ministry of Health, he added.
South Korea confirms second case of coronavirus
Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:39 PM
South Korea on Friday confirmed its second case of the SARS-like virus that has killed at least 25 in China, as concerns mount about a wider outbreak. Several nations including the US have stepped up checks on airport passengers to detect the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.