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TAIPEI: A taxi driver has died from the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said during a news conference on Sunday (Feb 16) that the deceased person was a 61-year-old man who had diabetes and hepatitis B.
NEW DELHI: Indian returnees from Wuhan who were kept at a paramilitary quarantine facility as a precautionary measure in wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) will be discharged soon, officials said Sunday (Feb 16). At least 406 people were kept at the paramilitary quarantine facility in Delhi after being brought back from China.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.
PUTRAJAYA: The 83-year-old American woman who was a passenger of cruise ship MS Westerdam was tested twice before she was confirmed to be Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) positive, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
KUALA LUMPUR/AMSTERDAM: A number of passengers, including two Dutch citizens, were denied boarding for an Amsterdam-bound KLM flight departing from Kuala Lumpur, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said on Sunday (Feb 15).
WUHAN: Several officials in Hubei, the Chinese province hardest-hit by the Covid -19 (coronavirus) outbreak, lost their jobs over their handling of the crisis as the number of infections in the country reached 68,500 on Sunday (Feb 16).
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal on Sunday evacuated 175 of its nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, an official said, after protests by parents of students studying in the city.
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Malaysians have been urged to send out a positive message that Malaysia is still a safe place to visit despite being faced with the Covid-19 infection situation, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) - More tests are needed to confirm that an American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has the new coronavirus after she tested positive in Malaysia, the MS Westerdam's operator said on Sunday.