New flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ identified in China

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China. Scientists in the country say the virus has been found in pigs but can infect humans. After the publication of the study, a biologist has said that there is no ‘imminent threat’ or risk of a new […]

Trump says China wants him to lose re-election

US President Donald Trump has said China “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid, stepping up his criticism of Beijing amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a White House interview with Reuters news agency, he said Beijing faced a “lot” of possible consequence from the US for the outbreak. He said […]

China Now Selling Toys Of Popular Ghanaian Dancing Pallbearers (Photos)

China is reportedly started selling toys of popular Ghanaian dancing pallbearers. The Nana Otadrija pall-bearing and waiting service group have now become global superstars due to their dancing skills and organised style they deliver their service at funerals. They are now used as internet memes and the Ghanaian dancing pallbearers are the hottest on the […]

Baby tests positive for novel coronavirus 30 hours after birth

A baby in China’s epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state media reported Wednesday. The infant is the youngest person recorded as being infected by the virus, which has killed nearly 500 people since emerging late last year. CCTV quoted experts as saying it […]

Coronavirus death toll hits 213 in China

The nationwide death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak has risen to 213, with nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed, the National Health Commission said on Friday. In its daily update, the commission said 43 new deaths had occurred as a result of the virus, all but one of them in hardest-hit Hubei province where the virus […]

Alibaba founder donates $14 million to help develop coronavirus vaccine

China’s richest man, Jack Ma, has donated $14 million through his foundation to help develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus, according to a report. The Alibaba founder will dole out $5.8 million to two Chinese government research organizations with the remaining funds going to support “prevention and treatment” efforts, CNN Business reported. Drugmaker Johnson […]

Coronavirus: WHO mulls emergency as death toll rises to 170

The number of deaths from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has climbed to 170, with the virus now spreading to every province in the country, state media reported on Thursday. Of those killed, 162 deaths occurred in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, while the virus is confirmed to have infected 7,736 people […]

Snakes Are The Likely Source of China’s Deadly Coronavirus. Here’s Why

Emerging viral infections—from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections—pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of […]

Coronavirus: China’s Deadly Virus Has Now Spread to America, CDC Confirms

China’s highly contagious and deadly virus, that’s been spreading through Asia, has now spread to the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials have confirmed. An American man in his 30s from Washington state has just been diagnosed with the killer coronavirus after he visited Wuhan, China. Officials say the man, a […]

4 things to know about the China coronavirus

Chinese authorities have clamped down on travel in the city of 11 million people at the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak that’s spread to five other nations. The World Health Organization has postponed deciding whether to declare a global health emergency, to give its experts more time to gather information. Meanwhile, state and local […]