Security personnel stand at the entrance of the infectious disease unit at Sheba Medical Center where 11 Israelis who were on board the Diamond Princess ship are being quarantined, in the Israeli city of Ramat Gan on February 21, 2020. Picture: Jack GuezSource:AFP … [Read more...] about Passengers stranded on coronavirus cruise ship Diamond Princess sent home on surreal flights
coronavirus outbreak, which is spreading rapidly outside China.Brent crude fell by $1.50 or 2.5 per cent to $57.00 a barrel by 2332 GMT. U.S. crude futures fell by $1.26 or 2.3 per cent to $52.12.Concerns about the coronavirus grew on Sunday after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.South Korea's government put the country on high alert after the number of infections surged to over 600 with six deaths, while in Italy, officials said a third person infected with the flu-like virus had died, as the number of cases jumped to above 150 from just three before Friday."We should not underestimate the economic disruption as a super spreader could trigger a massive drop-in business activity around the globe of proportions the world has never dealt with before," said Stephen Innes, chief market strategist at AxiCorp.China, the world's largest energy consumer, will adjust policy to help cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus outbreak that authorities are still … [Read more...] about Oil prices fall 2% on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads outside China
BEIJING: The WHO experts visited various hospitals in China's coronavirus-hit Wuhan city over the weekend as the death toll climbed to 2,592 with 150 new fatalities while the total number of confirmed cases increased to over 77,000, health officials said on Monday. The country's national health commission (NHC) said it received reports of 409 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection and 150 deaths from 31 provincial-level regions on Sunday. The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland has reached 77,150 with a total of 2,592 fatalities by the end of Sunday, the NHC said. Hubei province and its provincial capital Wuhan, the ground zero of the virus, continued to bear the brunt with 149 death while one person died in Hainan Province, it said. The NHC also highlighted that recovered coronavirus patients have outnumbered new infections for the sixth consecutive day, indicating stabilisation of the virus situation in China. Sunday saw 1,846 people walk out of … [Read more...] about WHO team visits hospitals in China’s coronavirus-hit Wuhan: Death toll reaches 2,592
Samsung Electronics has resumed operations for its handset factory in South Korea on Monday after it was temporarily shut down due to a coronavirus infection. Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Fold for global sales at the factory. … [Read more...] about Samsung reopens smartphone factory after coronavirus scare
The fact is, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), hand dryers are not effective in killing the new coronavirus. An effective protective measure is to frequently clean hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash hands with soap and water. … [Read more...] about Rumor Buster: Are hand dryers, antibiotics effective in killing novel coronavirus?