04 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: World Bank pledges $12bn in emergency aid

The World Bank has reportedly committed $12 billion in aid for developing countries that are facing the coronavirus outbreak and how to combat it financially and medically. The WB aid includes low-cost loans, grants and technical assistance to aid these countries in preventing the outbreak and managing the coronavirus if

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03 Mar 2020

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs to Six as Virus Spreads World-Wide

The US’s coronavirus death toll has risen to six as Washington state emerged as the center of the US outbreak. In Washington, officials reported four additional deaths, 18 confirmed cases, and closed multiple schools to prevent an outbreak and disinfect the property. Three deaths are linked to a specific nursing

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28 Feb 2020

World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day

Over the past week, several countries have implemented strict temporary travel bans and heightened security as the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus continues to rise and spread to new countries. Saudi Arabia has blocked travel to the Kaaba in Mecca, one of Islam’s holiest sites, while South

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21 Feb 2020

South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge

On Friday, South Korea reported more virus cases that prompted a larger response, the creation of a “special management zone” around the southeastern city of Daegu in which the epidemic threatens to overwhelm the region’s health system. Health officials reported 52 new cases of the illness, raising the country’s overall

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11 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials ‘removed’ as death toll hits 1,000

Monday marked the first day that the coronavirus has claimed over 100 lives within 24 hours. Since then, many Senior Chinese officials have been removed. The party secretary for the Hubei Health Commission and the head of the same commission were among the authorities who were let go. According to

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10 Feb 2020

Coronavirus claims 97 lives in one day – but number of infections stabilises

Over the weekend, the number of deaths due to the coronavirus overtook the death toll of the SARS epidemic, which killed 774 people worldwide and originated in China in 2003. The number of people who have died as a result of the virus is rose by 97 in just one

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06 Feb 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Hospitals Turn Away All but Most Severe Cases

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization reported the largest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases, announcing that it is seeking $675 million in funding to help the affected countries strengthen their capacities to prevent the spread of the disease. In China, hospitals began turning away patients, only treating those exhibiting

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04 Feb 2020

Global Factory Revival in Doubt as Coronavirus Spreads

Global manufacturing is set to suffer a new setback after a short-lived steady period due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. China’s isolation will have a measurable effect on the global economy in February, according to analysts. The recent expansion may not be sustained in the coming months

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03 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy

China, a vital economic center, is currently facing a national epidemic as the coronavirus has infected thousands of Chinese citizens and killed hundreds. As the situation worsens, the rest of the globe is experiencing a ripple effect as a result of China’s struggling economy. The virus has now infected more

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31 Jan 2020

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by WHO, the World Health Organization. The outbreak continues to impact China’s public safety, security, and economy. The main reason for the declaration is not only that the disease is spreading throughout China, but that it has begun to impact other countries.

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