The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), officially named as Covid-19 by the WHO, has...
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- Coronavirus: Countries with suspected cases
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A researcher at the University of British Columbia in Canada has partnered with Austria-based biotechnology firm Apeiron Biologics to conduct a pilot clinical trial of a new drug candidate to treat disease caused by the new coronavirus, Covid-19, in China.
Coronavirus outbreak: The countries affected
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), officially named as Covid-19 by the WHO, has spread to 39 more countries apart from China alarming public health authorities across the world. A total of 81,194 (including 78,159 in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau) confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection including 2,770 deaths (including 2,718 in China, 15 in Iran, 12 in South Korea, 12 in Italy, and one each in the Philippines, Japan, France, and Taiwan) have been reported across the world as of 26 February 2020.
Coronavirus in Singapore: Covid-19 measures and impact
The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19, earlier 2019-nCov) that originated in China has spread to Singapore and is a major concern to its economy in 2020.
Coronavirus: Countries with suspected cases
The 2019 novel coronavirus or Covid-19 (2019-nCoV) is likely to spread across the world with suspected cases being reported currently in eight countries. The total number of suspected cases reported from various countries, where no case is confirmed, is on the rise, while many other countries have confirmed cases of the infection.
Coronavirus outbreak: Affected countries in the Middle East
Covid-19 is the second coronavirus outbreak that affects the Middle East, following the MERS-CoV reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the first Middle East country to report a coronavirus-positive case, following the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China.
Coronavirus in Malaysia: Covid-19 outbreak, measures and impact
As the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Japan are taking coronavirus response measures and steps to reduce impact on their economic growth.
Coronavirus in Philippines: The Covid-19 risk, impact and measures
Philippines, one of the high-risk countries from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, recorded the first death outside China.
Coronavirus in the UK: Measures and impact of Covid-19
The UK confirmed its first 2019-nCoV (now Covid-19) infection case, following France and Germany, on 31 January 2020.
Coronavirus outbreak: Countries that have tested negative
The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has now renamed as Covid-19 has reached 39 countries including China, but tested negative in 18 countries, as of 26 February, ruling out the earlier suspected cases.
US begins trial of Gilead’s remdesivir in Covid-19 patients
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported that a clinical trial assessing Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir in hospitalised Covid-19 patients in the US has started.