KATHMANDU, March 10: After coronavirus broke out in Wuhan city of China in December last year, it has now spread to more than 115 countries infecting 126,519 persons and claiming the lives of 4,637 as of Thursday afternoon.

SINGAPORE, Feb 14: A Singapore church with a congregation of 16,000 will stop holding its conventional services this weekend due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the city-state and will instead broadcast its lively, gospel-style preaching online.

BEIJING, Feb 14: China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400.

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13:  A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew.

MELBOURNE, Feb 13: Australia will maintain an entry ban on foreign nationals from mainland China for another week to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.

BEIJING, Feb 13: China on Thursday replaced its top officials in the central province of Hubei and its capital, Wuhan, the epicenter of a viral outbreak that has infected more than 45,000 people worldwide.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 12: Though viral infection has gripped Gumbagaun of Jugal rural municipality in Sindhupalchowk district, it being coronavirus infection has been ruled out.

TAIPEI, Feb 12: Taiwan’s presence at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting this week on the new coronavirus was the result of direct talks between the island and the body, and did not require China’s permission, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

BEIJING, Feb 12: China on Wednesday reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since late January, lending credence to a prediction from the country’s senior medical adviser that the outbreak could be over by April.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 7: Chinese President Xi Jinping assured U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that China is doing all it can to contain a new corona-virus that has killed almost 640 people, including a doctor who sounded the alarm only to be threatened by police.

BEIJING, Feb 7: Japan on Friday reported 41 new cases of a virus on a cruise ship that’s been quarantined in Yokohama harbor while the death toll in mainland China rose to 636, including a doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the disease threat.

TAIPEI, Feb 6: China is providing the World Health Organization (WHO) with wrong information about the number of coronavirus cases in Taiwan, the island’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, after the WHO published incorrect case numbers earlier this week.

BEIJING, Feb 6: Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and announced that the first group of patients were expected to start taking a new antiviral drug.

HONG KONG/BEIJING, Feb 4: Hong Kong reported its first death from the newly identified coronavirus on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from an outbreak that has killed more than 420 people, spread around the world and raised fears for global economic growth.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 4: Online games and short video apps have been among the few beneficiaries of China’s virus outbreak, raking in millions of views and downloads as people stuck in self-quarantine at home seek entertainment and ways to beguile their time.

BEIJING, Feb 3: The United States has taken actions that create and spread fear following a coronavirus outbreak in China, instead of offering any significant assistance, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday.

BANKE, Feb 3: A 'health desk' has been brought into operation at Jamunaha, the transit point at the Nepal-India border in Banke district, to prevent the entry of corona virus infection.

DUBAI, Feb 2: Saudi Arabia has evacuated 10 students from the Chinese city of Wuhan where the new coronavirus outbreak began, Saudi state television reported on Sunday citing a Saudi diplomat.

MANILA. Feb 2: The Philippines said on Sunday a 44-year-old Chinese man had died of the new corona-virus, the first fatality from the growing outbreak to have died outside of China, where the epidemic started.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: In a session of the National Assembly today, the Upper House members sought the guarantee of the implementation of citizen's right to basic health care services ensured by the constitution. They insisted the government should take precautions to stay safe from the deadly corona-virus.

MUMBAI, Feb 2:  A second case of the new coronavirus has been detected in the southern state of Kerala in India, the government said in a news release on Sunday, days after the first case was reported in the state last week.

BEIJING, Feb 2: The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures in a city that allow only one family member to venture out to buy supplies.

BEIJING, Jan 30: China is confident it can minimize the risks of a new virus being transmitted on airplanes, and the small number of cases reported abroad show it is having success in controlling its spread, an official at the civil aviation authority said.

SYDNEY, Jan 30: Australia’s conservative government on Thursday defended its decision to use a detention center thousands of kilometers from the mainland to quarantine locals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

SEOUL, Jan 30: President Moon Jae-in urged South Koreans not to give in to fear on Thursday, as the government prepared to evacuate the first of about 700 citizens from the epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic in China’s central city of Wuhan.

TEL AVIV, Jan 30: El Al Israel Airlines on Thursday said it was suspending flights to Beijing until March 25, following the lead of other carriers that have suspended or scaled back flights to China due to the corona-virus outbreak.

MELBOURNE, Jan 29: A team of scientists in Australia said on Wednesday they have successfully developed a lab-grown version of the new coronavirus, the first to be recreated outside of China, in a breakthrough that could help quicken the creation of a vaccine.

NUR-SULTAN, Jan 28: Kazakhstan will require medical certificates from Chinese citizens seeking visas and has stopped issuing electronic visas to them on arrival as a protective measure against the spread of a new coronavirus, deputy foreign minister Shukhrat Nuryshev said on Tuesday.

GENEVA, Jan 23: The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China.