New Chinese Virus Not Yet Global Health Emergency: WHO
Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:08 AM
A deadly virus outbreak in China and beyond does not yet constitute a global emergency, the World Health Organization said, urging China to keep its lockdown of some 20 million people "short". "I am not declaring a public health emergency of international concern today," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters after a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva on the virus.
Delhi: Cold winds sweep national capital, air quality improves
Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:56 AM
Cold winds swept Delhi on Friday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 8.2-degrees Celsius, one notch above the normal in the season. Strong winds improved the air-quality in the city. At 145, the AQI was in the moderate category at 145. Mainly clear skies are forecast for the day. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 20-degrees Celsius, said a MeT department.
China building 1000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus
Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:36 AM
The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilizing machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said. The virus has killed 25-people in China and infected more than 800, the government said, as the WHO declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.