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Coronavirus, SARS and flu experts compare the differences between the diseases

As the number of people dying from coronavirus rockets well ahead of those killed by SARS, experts say the disease’s spread is now at a critical stage. Key points: Coronavirus experts said there were still many unknowns, with China “swamped” with coronavirus cases The virus is understood to be more contagious than SARS, with about 20-25 […]

Coronavirus update: Information about the outbreak of COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the new strain of coronavirus, named COVID-19, a global public health emergency. The number of confirmed cases of the flu-like infection as of Wednesday had passed 75,000, and more than 2,000 people had died, surpassing the death toll from the 2003-2003 SARS outbreak. Here’s a rundown of everything […]

Coronavirus updates: Quarantine ends on cruise ship as death toll passes 2,000

As the death toll for the coronavirus outbreak in China passes 2,000, here is the latest news for Wednesday Feb. 19. Some passengers from a cruise ship quarantined in Japan amid coronavirus outbreak began leaving the vessel Wednesday. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said that a few hundred are expected to leave each day […]

Coronavirus Live Updates: Hundreds Let Off Quarantined Ship in Japan

An initial group of 500 passengers was allowed to leave the Diamond Princess, even as a major outbreak continued onboard. RIGHT NOW Iran reported its first two confirmed cases of the virus, which has now been detected in at least 27 countries. Here’s what you need to know: Hundreds began leaving a quarantined cruise ship […]

How mainland China is working to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak in December, the disease has infected more than 70,000 people and has reached a death toll of 1,868 people in mainland China. According to analysis done by CNN, travel restrictions, of varying degrees are still being enforced in various provinces and cities across mainland China including Hubei, Liaoning, […]