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COVID-19: Hong Kong police officer infected, 59 others quarantined

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong police officer has been confirmed infected by the coronavirus, the first officer to test positive in the Asian financial hub as dozens of other officers were quarantined over concerns of contagion, said the authorities today.

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Dzulkefly: Two more COVID-19 patients cured and discharged

PUCHONG: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad today said two more COVID-19 patients in the country have been cured and discharged. Dzulkefly said the cumulative patients that have been cured and discharged until today are at 17. “One of

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Coronavirus cases rise again in China’s Hubei province

SHANGHAI: The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China’s Hubei province rose today after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more

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China sees 2,641 new COVID-19 cases, 143 deaths

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: More than 2,600 new cases were confirmed from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China, health officials said today, a day after people returning to the capital from holidays were ordered to quarantine themselves for 14 days. The total of

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COVID-19: China calls on countries to lift travel restrictions

BEIJING: China’s aviation authority yesterday expressed the hope that certain countries would follow the advice of international organisations and lift travel bans as early as possible to facilitate cross-border journeys, reported Xinhua news agency. Liang Nan, an official with the

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Coronavirus death toll leaps to 1,310 in China’s Hubei province

BEIJING: The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll today, as global health experts warned the epidemic could get far worse before it is brought under control. Health officials in

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Coronavirus: Third case of full recovery, patient discharged from HKL

KUALA LUMPUR: A 63-year-old man from China who underwent treatment at an isolation ward in Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection becomes the third case of full recovery in Malaysia and was discharged yesterday. Health

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Seven more confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed seven new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus infection in the republic, bringing the total to 40. Of these, five are linked to previously announced cases, said MOH in its latest update. “Among the new

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Saifuddin: Government agrees to bring back selected civil servants from China

BENTONG: The government has agreed to bring back certain home-based staff of Wisma Putra and other government agencies located in China with their wives and dependents following the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case in that country. Foreign Minister

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Coronavirus: Death toll in China is now at 563

SHANGHAI: The death toll from a new coronavirus in mainland China jumped by 73 to 563 today, its third consecutive record daily rise, as experts intensified efforts to find a vaccine for a disease that has shut down Chinese cities

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