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Governments ramp up preparations for coronavirus pandemic (8)
Reuters February 27, 2020 10:12 am SYDNEY/SEOUL (Reuters) Б─" Governments ramped up measures on Thursday to battle a global pandemic of the coronavirus as the number of infections outside China, the source of the outbreak, for the first time surpassed those appearing inside the country. Australia initiated emergency measures and Taiwan raised its epidemic response level to its highest, a day after U.S.
World shares slump after Trump announcement on virus plans (5)
Shares have fallen in Europe and Asia after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was stepping up its efforts to combat the virus outbreak that began in China By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer February 27, 2020, 8:47 AM People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb.
Mainland China reports 433 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths (8)
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 433 new cases of coronavirus infections on Feb. 26, the National Health Commission said on Thursday, up from 406 on the previous day. A guard checks the temperature of a woman at a checkpoint to a hutong neighbourhood in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, China, February 26, 2020.
SARS antibody could lead to rapid testing for COVID-19: NHRI (3)
By Chang Ming-hsuan and Chiang Yi-ching, CNA | February 27, 2020 CNA file photo TAIPEI (CNA) - A SARS antibody could be used to develop a rapid diagnostic test for the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) Vice President Sytwu Huey-kang () said Wednesday. Rapid diagnostic tests are often used in Taiwan for flu screening.
Asian shares slump after Trump announcement on Covid-19 plans (3)
Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 4:30 PM MYT HONG KONG (AP): Shares fell in Asia on Thursday (Feb 27) after President Donald Trump announced the US was stepping up its efforts to combat the virus outbreak that began in China, as the number of cases surpassed 81,000. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 2.1% to 21,948.23, while in Australia, the S&P ASX/200 dropped 0.8% to 6,657.90.
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