Posts Tagged 2019-nCoV

Brazilian scientists decode coronavirus DNA

UNTV News   •   March 3, 2020

Just days after the country’s first coronavirus case was confirmed, scientists in Brazil have sequenced the virus’ DNA to better understand and tackle the feared epidemic. The investigative work was...

Shanghai student attends online classes amid virus-induced school closure

UNTV News   •   March 3, 2020

Shanghai has required all schools to remain closed amid an ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country, which has killed more than 2,900 people in mainland China and spread to more...

South Korea launches ‘drive-thru’ virus testing facilities as demand soars

UNTV News   •   February 28, 2020

A growing number of local governments in South Korea are launching roadside testing facilities this week, as demand soars for checks and increasing waiting times raise the risk of infection....

Japan, ready to protect economy from COVID-19 impact — PM Abe

UNTV News   •   February 28, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday (February 28) to take policy steps as needed to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from dealing a severe blow to the country’s fragile...

France ‘will run out’ of protective masks against coronavirus, warns Paris pharmacist

UNTV News   •   February 26, 2020

 Fear is spreading and markets are falling, said French newspapers on Tuesday morning (February 25) as the coronavirus outbreak in neighbouring Italy counted 283 cases and seven deaths, Europe’s worst...

Hukou Waterfalls scenic spot officially open to public amid epidemic

Jeck Deocampo   •   February 24, 2020

The spectacular Hukou Waterfalls, which sits on the border between north China’s Shanxi Province and northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, was officially open to the public on Monday after being closed...

WHO officially names deadly coronavirus Covid-19

Maris Federez   •   February 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the deadly novel coronavirus “Covid-19”. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters...

Shanghai remains in virtual shutdown as China’s coronavirus death toll tops 1,000

UNTV News   •   February 11, 2020

Shanghai residents said on Tuesday (February 11) they were worried about the coronavirus deaths which have topped 1000, but were hopeful that the slowdown in the number of new infections...

AirAsia cancels PH flights to Taiwan amid novel coronavirus travel ban

Robie de Guzman   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – AirAsia on Tuesday, February 11, announced the cancellation of its flights between the Philippines and Taiwan in compliance with the Philippine government’s expanded travel restrictions to China...

HK evacuates people from residential block where two virus patients live

UNTV News   •   February 11, 2020

Hong Kong began evacuating people from a residental block in the New Territories district of Tsing Yi on Tuesday (February 11), where two people confirmed with coronavirus live though on...

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