China may postpone parliament for the first time amid coronavirus outbreak

China is expected to decide Monday whether to postpone its annual parliament session for the first time since the Cultural Revolution as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.Top Communist Party leaders including President Xi Jinping attend each year’s gathering of the National People’s Congress,...

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India to send third evacuation flight to Wuhan on Feb 26: Health ministry

India is likely to send a military transport aircraft to the coronavirus-hit Wuhan on February 26 to deliver relief material and bring back more Indians following a clearance from China, Union Health ministry officials said on Monday.“As informed by the Ministry of External Affairs, departure of the Air Force...

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All passengers arriving from Iran have been quarantined in a hotel – “We will not submit to political pressure”

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Mostafa Reda, confirmed that all travelers who returned from Iran are in the hotel, which is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Interior, stressing that the ministry will not submit to parliamentary pressure reports Al Rai.Tariq Al-Muzaram, head of the Government...

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Kuwait stops flights and ships coming in from Iraq as preventive measures

The Deputy Director General of Kuwait Airport Affairs Saleh Al-Fadaghi sent a circular to all airlines operating from Kuwait airport to stop all flights with Iraq, and prevent those entering Kuwait who have a residence or entry visa.Kuwait Ports Authority announced Monday banning entry of ships from...

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Compulsory quarantine of 14 days – No one excluded

The undersecretary of Kuwait’s Health Ministry Dr. Mustafa Reda affirmed on Monday that all citizens who arrived from Tehran and Qom were subjected to the compulsory quarantine in order to ensure their health and protect society from Coronavirus – Covid 19 dangers.This came in a joint press conference...

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Coronavirus enters Kuwait – 3 infected

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced Monday that preliminary tests conducted for passengers coming from the Iranian city of Mashhad resulted in three confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kuwait.A MoH statement read that the first case was for a 53-year-old Kuwaiti citizen, and the second...

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‘Never lost hope’: India’s first coronavirus patient

India’s first coronavirus patient, who was discharged from Kerala’s Thrissur Medical College Hospital on Thursday, has said she never expected to be infected when she left China in January. But once she was tested positive, she was confident about her recovery even as she was concerned about her family...

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China’s coronavirus vaccine to be ready for trials by April, says minister

The earliest vaccine for the coronavirus that has killed more than 2,000 in China alone will be submitted for clinical trials around late April, China’s Vice Science and Technology Minister Xu Nanping said on Friday.Xu made the remarks during a press briefing. Zhou Qi, deputy secretary-general of the Chinese...

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Xi warns coronavirus yet to peak amidst its spread to Chinese prisons; Death toll over 2,200

The deadly coronavirus, which has brought the world’s second largest economy to a standstill, has not yet peaked, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the ruling Communist party officials on Friday amidst its spread to prisons across the country as the death toll climbed to over 2,200.The death toll...

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India’s relief flight to China yet to take off, Beijing denies delaying it

China says it did not “delay” clearance to Indian Air Force’s (IAF) flight with relief material that was to also evacuate remaining Indians from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan on its return.The flight was originally scheduled to fly out on Thursday and the Indian foreign affairs ministry...

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