Coronavirus outbreak

STARTING DATE: 26 Jan 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 1,328 STORIES

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus started around mid-December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The virus spread around the world, with cases confirmed in around a dozen other countries including France, Australia and the US and dozens of deaths in China as of Jan 26, 2020.

Coronavirus outbreak
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20:38

Aid registration website overwhelmed

Krungthai Bank has apologised after the website allowing self-employed people to register to receive financial aid did not work as planned.

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Aid registration website overwhelmed
20:17

Fit-to-fly order challenged

A Thai man in Ireland has filed a petition with the Central Administrative Court seeking an order to stop the enforcement of two requirements for Thais flying home.

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Fit-to-fly order challenged
19:45

Europe virus toll surges, peak still far off

ROME: Europe was reeling from a staggering surge in coronavirus deaths Saturday, still days or weeks from what experts desperately hope will be the epidemic's peak.

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Europe virus toll surges, peak still far off
18:33

Cambodia steps up travel curbs on foreigners

PHNOM PENH: The Cambodian government will impose travel restrictions in order to reduce and contain the transmission of the coronavirus, effective from midnight on Tuesday.

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Cambodia steps up travel curbs on foreigners
17:25

Most new Phuket virus cases in Patong area

PHUKET: Patong has become a hotbed for coronavirus infections on the resort island as most new cases were found in the area in recent days.

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Most new Phuket virus cases in Patong area
16:39

Case of 'super-spreader' guru alarms India

NEW DELHI: At least 15,000 people who may have caught the coronavirus from a “super-spreader” guru are under strict quarantine in northern India after the Sikh religious leader died of Covid-19.

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Case of 'super-spreader' guru alarms India
15:50

Doctor joins staff making face masks

A senior executive at a Bangkok hospital has rolled up his sleeves during his free time from treating patients to make face masks, essential items still in short supply for health personnel battling the coronavirus.

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Doctor joins staff making face masks
14:37

US firm touts ‘5-minute test’

A US-based pharmaceutical company says it has developed a portable test that can tell if someone has Covid-19 in as little as five minutes.

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US firm touts ‘5-minute test’
14:06

Wuhan reopens after two-month lockdown

WUHAN: Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million.

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Wuhan reopens after two-month lockdown
14:03

Another death

Thailand added 109 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,245, with one more death raising total fatalities to six.

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Another death