New detection kits to speed up coronavirus diagnosis

A patient solves a Rubik’s cube at a temporary hospital in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei Province, Feb. 10. Xinhua-Yonhap By Ko Dong-hwan As the country reels from the fallout from the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 1,000 people in China, local biotech firms have rolled out […]

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Coronavirus ‘imminent threat’ to public health

Around 200 British and foreign nationals were repatriated from Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, on Sunday The UK government has declared coronavirus a “serious and imminent threat” to public health. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced new measures in England to fight the spread of the virus. […]

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China coronavirus: Fears infections will rise as hundreds of millions travel

Fears over coronavirus in China trigger face mask shortage China is battling to contain a deadly coronavirus in its Hubei province, as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepare to travel over the Lunar New Year. Beijing and Hong Kong have cancelled some major festivities to prevent large crowds gathering […]

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Nations step up screening and await word on China’s pneumonia outbreak

As the world waits for more information about what triggered an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China’s tenth-largest city, reaction to the event continues to reverberate across Asia and beyond. For example, Hong Kong continues to flag more sick travelers, though there’s no sign any of the patients are […]

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