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U.S., Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

The United States and Japan flew nationals out of China's virus epicenter on Wednesday and some big-name airlines suspended flights as deaths leapt to 133 and a senior economist predicted a major impact on growth.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:23 am

The new coronavirus: What is it and how does it behave?

The coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in December has infected thousands of people and triggered alarm around the world. Here's what we know about it:

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:23 am

Factbox: Apple, Starbucks warn of hit from virus; firms restrict travel, airlines cancel flights

Apple said it had baked into its outlook uncertainty related to a virus outbreak in China that has killed 132 and infected nearly 6,000. Starbucks warned results would be hit after it shut over half its cafes in the country.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:17 am

Johnson & Johnson working on vaccine for deadly coronavirus

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday became the latest drugmaker to begin work on developing a vaccine for a new coronavirus that has already killed more than 100 people in China, as health authorities race to contain the outbreak.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:07 am

Chinese family in UAE diagnosed as first virus cases in Middle East

Four members of a Chinese family who arrived in the United Arab Emirates from Wuhan have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the first known cases in the Middle East, the UAE health ministry said on Wednesday.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:06 am

WHO panel to reconvene on Thursday to decide if virus global emergency

The World Health Organization's Emergency Committee will meet on Thursday, the third time in a week, to evaluate whether the new coronavirus spreading from China now constitutes an international emergency, the WHO said.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:04 am

Factbox: Airlines suspend some flights to China over coronavirus

Major airlines have suspended some flights to China because of the coronavirus outbreak which has killed more than 130 people in China and spread across the world.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:04 am

Chinese farmers, supermarkets race to supply food to locked down Wuhan

China has told farmers to step up vegetable production, opened roads for delivery trucks and is punishing those trying to profit in order to keep feeding residents of the locked down city of Wuhan at the centre of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 10:51 am

American Airlines joins others in suspending some China flights as demand sags

American Airlines Group Inc, the largest U.S. carrier, said on Wednesday it would suspend flights from Los Angeles to Beijing and Shanghai, as demand has sagged amid a coronavirus outbreak in China that has prompted other airlines to also cancel flights.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 10:48 am

Finland confirms its first coronavirus case

Finland on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case, on a Chinese traveler from Wuhan, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said.

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 10:43 am