.A doctor looking at a patient infected by the coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan on Feb 24, 2020.PHOTO: AFP
Coronavirus: latest developments worldwide
THE EPICENTER: WUHAN, CHINA
SHANGHAI- Researchers identify two coronavirus types as China cases dwindle
SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – Scientists in China studying the coronavirus outbreak said they had found that two main types of the disease could be causing infections.
The researchers, from Peking University’s School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, cautioned that their analysis examined a limited range of data, and said follow-up studies of larger data sets are needed to better understand the virus’ evolution.
The preliminary study found that a more aggressive type of the new coronavirus associated with the disease outbreak in Wuhan accounted for about 70 per cent of analysed strains, while 30 per cent was linked to a less aggressive type.
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia- Three Covid-19 cases confirmed at Subang Jaya Medical Centre.
MANILA- World Bank/ADB funds eyed for COVID-19 response
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said on Wednesday the government is looking at the possibility of tapping the financial assistance from multilateral lenders such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank to support countries’ response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
SINGAPORE- Singapore grounds Turkish Airlines flight at Changi Airport over Covid-19 concerns
SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) has grounded passengers on a Turkish Airlines flight that was scheduled to depart from Changi Airport at 11.35pm on Wednesday (March 4).
WASHINGTON -Coronavirus fears, China-bashing cast pall over Chinese-Americans in United States
WASHINGTON – Mr John Chan, who owns a dim sum restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, is busy nowadays trying to get customers to come out and eat as usual at Chinese restaurants.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the continent in Los Angeles County, California, Dr Eugene Gu visited a Chinese restaurant in San Gabriel he knows well, and found it unusually empty – so empty that he could actually park nearby.
NEW YORK, USA- US Fed rate cut to fight off virus hit on economies.
The US Federal Reserve on Tuesday led the global charge in response to the growing economic risk posed by the new coronavirus, announcing an emergency interest rate cut after the UN health agency said the world has entered “uncharted territory.”But the Fed’s stimulus, which came hours after the Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers pledged to take action using “all appropriate policy tools,” wasn’t enough to prevent Wall Street stocks from tumbling as the virus continued its global spread.