Virus Outbreak
World  /  Published 20.01.20

China virus cases spread

An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said on Monday, and a fourth case has been reported beyond China’s borders...
By Reuters in Beijing

Science  /  Published 23.02.20

Why do viral pandemics happen?

Viruses are essentially “non-living” entities; they cannot thrive or multiply without the physiological support of the species they infect. Thus, they are generally considered “host” specific,...
By Koustubh Panda in

World  /  Published 23.01.20

Indian nurse tests positive for coronavirus

An Indian nurse working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia tested positive for the coronavirus when she and nearly 100 of her Indian colleagues, mostly from Kerala, were screened, the government said on Th...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

World  /  Published 22.01.20

17 die as China virus infects more than 540

Deaths from China’s new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed, increasing fears of contagion from an infection suspected to originate from illegally-traded wildlife.The pr...
By Reuters in Shanghai

World  /  Published 21.01.20

China virus toll 6 as new cases surge

The death toll from a mysterious flu-like virus in China climbed to six on Tuesday as new cases surged beyond 300 and authorities fretted about the added risk from millions of Chinese travelling for t...
By Reuters in Beijing

World  /  Published 23.01.20

China puts millions on lockdown as toll rises to 18

China put millions of people on lockdown on Thursday in two cities at the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 18 people and infected more than 630, as authorities around the world work...
By Reuters in Beijing


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