BEIJING, March 4: Less than 30 minutes into a lecture on bioinformatics, Chu Xinjian’s class was abruptly cut short.

TOKYO, March 4: The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan topped the 1,000 marks on Wednesday, mostly from the Diamond Princess cruise liner, as the government reiterated that plans to host the Tokyo Olympics in July remained on track.

PARIS, March 4: Europe needs to be ready to use fiscal stimulus to deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday.

TOKYO, March 3: Tokyo’s Olympic 2020 contract allows it to postpone the Games until the end of the year, Japan’s Olympics minister said on Tuesday, amid concern the coronavirus could disrupt the event.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The government has suspended issuing labour permit for foreign employment for the time being.

Pakistan confirms fifth coronavirus case

Published On: March 3, 2020 12:39 PM NPT By: Reuters

KARACHI, PAKISTAN, March 3: Pakistan on Tuesday reported a new coronavirus case, taking the total in the South Asian nation to five since the first cases were confirmed last week, officials said.

Corona effect all-pervasive in Annapurna trek

Published On: March 3, 2020 12:25 PM NPT By: RSS

MANANG, March 3: The Annapurna trekking route has seen no human mobility due to fear stemming from global epidemic of coronavirus.

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, March 3: An Italian national tested positive for coronavirus in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, a major tourist destination, a hospital official said on Monday, taking the number of people who have tested positive in the country to six.

RANJHA, March 3: In order to check possible transmission of coronavirus through surface route, Nepalgunj sub-metropolis has placed alertness measure at Jamunaha checkpoint along Nepal-India border.

KIRKLAND, Wash. March 3: Six people in the Seattle area have died of illness caused by the new coronavirus, health officials said on Monday, as authorities across the United States scrambled to prepare for more infections with an emphasis on increasing testing capacity.