Coronavirus: EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to be used against COVID-19
Coronavirus: EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to be used against COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand sanitizers are not effective against the virus, except those with more than 60% alcohol

Coronavirus: With medical supplies dwindling, here's what the US can learn from Asia to contain the outbreak
Coronavirus: With medical supplies dwindling, here's what the US can learn from Asia to contain the outbreak

According to Vice-President Mike Pence, the Trump administration will not meet its goal of testing one million people this week. Earlier, Pence promised 2,500 test kits, capable of testing a million Americans 

Coronavirus: WHO official slams nations for spending millions on all security threats, except public health
Coronavirus: WHO official slams nations for spending millions on all security threats, except public health

Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said countries are paying a heavy price for ignoring public health, and have hopefully learned their lessons

Coronavirus: Airline industry faces a loss of $113 billion as passengers post photos of nearly empty airports
Coronavirus: Airline industry faces a loss of $113 billion as passengers post photos of nearly empty airports

The latest report is an update to IATA's February analysis where the lost revenues were put at $29.3 billion based on the scenario that the spread of COVID-19 was largely confined to markets associated with China

Coronavirus: UK and Switzerland report 1st deaths as WHO urges nations to 'pull out all stops' to fight virus
Coronavirus: UK and Switzerland report 1st deaths as WHO urges nations to 'pull out all stops' to fight virus

The head of WHO said, "Countries have been planning for scenarios like this for decades. Now is the time to act on those plans." He added, "This is not a time for excuses. This is a time for pulling out all the stops"

Coronavirus: CDC advises 'social distancing' as COVID-19 spreads, but what does it mean for communities?
Coronavirus: CDC advises 'social distancing' as COVID-19 spreads, but what does it mean for communities?

Social distancing measures include postponing or canceling mass gatherings like sporting events, concerts, or religious gatherings. It could also mean closing schools or encouraging telework

Coronavirus: Two strains of virus identified with 70%  infected by more aggressive variant, say experts
Coronavirus: Two strains of virus identified with 70% infected by more aggressive variant, say experts

According to them, the older, milder strain seems to be becoming more common now

Coronavirus: Grand Princess cruise ship held off California coast over fears it could be site of new outbreak
Coronavirus: Grand Princess cruise ship held off California coast over fears it could be site of new outbreak

The ship has 2,500 passengers aboard and ship authorities have quarantined 62 passengers who may have come in contact with a deceased passenger in California who was on the cruise last month

Coronavirus: India, the world’s second-most populous nation, is totally unprepared for outbreak, says expert
Coronavirus: India, the world’s second-most populous nation, is totally unprepared for outbreak, says expert

Due to India’s sheer size, high migration rate and bad hygiene standards, experts say if community spread happens, it will be a huge test for a fragile and overburdened health system

Coronavirus: US pushes panic button, start hoarding food and medicines to build 'pandemic pantries'
Coronavirus: US pushes panic button, start hoarding food and medicines to build 'pandemic pantries'

According to the investigation carried out by Nielsen, American markets are seeing an increase in demand for supplements, fruit snacks and first aid kits

Coronavirus: California declares emergency after first death, state sees 53 cases of infection
Coronavirus: California declares emergency after first death, state sees 53 cases of infection

California is the third US state to declare a state of emergency after Washington and Florida

Coronavirus: Companies trim profit outlooks, air travel and staff as virus spreads to more countries
Coronavirus: Companies trim profit outlooks, air travel and staff as virus spreads to more countries

Business air travel is freezing up, General Electric is cutting its profit expectations and Starbucks big annual meeting will go virtual

Coronavirus: House passes $8.3B bill to battle outbreak with sweeping bipartisan vote
Coronavirus: House passes $8.3B bill to battle outbreak with sweeping bipartisan vote

The swift and sweeping bipartisan vote was a relative rarity in a polarized Washington and came nine days after the president outlined a $2.5B plan that both the GOP and Democratic critics said was insufficient

Coronavirus: WHO says stigma more dangerous, asks people not to refer to COVID-19 as Chinese virus or apocalypse
Coronavirus: WHO says stigma more dangerous, asks people not to refer to COVID-19 as Chinese virus or apocalypse

'There is a common enemy on this planet itself where we need to fight in unison,' says WHO chief

Coronavirus: Washing hands, social isolation from sick, less face touching will go a long way to help elderly
Coronavirus: Washing hands, social isolation from sick, less face touching will go a long way to help elderly

Older people have weaker immune systems, increasing their risk of infections

Coronavirus: With 5 deaths and many infected, Seattle Life Care Center exposes vulnerability of nursing homes
Coronavirus: With 5 deaths and many infected, Seattle Life Care Center exposes vulnerability of nursing homes

Of the nine deaths in Washington, five are among residents of the facility in Kirkland

Coronavirus deadlier than flu as over 3% of those infected have died while flu kills only 1%
Coronavirus deadlier than flu as over 3% of those infected have died while flu kills only 1%

In the early days of the outbreak, scientists calculated that the virus was killing 2.3% of those infected worldwide. The numbers could change further as more cases pop up

Coronavirus: Hospitals in US don't have kits to test patients, New York doctor says it's a 'national scandal'
Coronavirus: Hospitals in US don't have kits to test patients, New York doctor says it's a 'national scandal'

Dr. Matt McCarthy says he has to plead to the health department to test patients for coronavirus

Coronavirus: US death toll touches 9 as 100 cases reported across 15 states
Coronavirus: US death toll touches 9 as 100 cases reported across 15 states

All the deaths were reported in Washington alone with most of the victims being residents of a nursing home in suburban Seattle

Coronavirus: Twitter tells employees in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong to work from home due to virus scare
Coronavirus: Twitter tells employees in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong to work from home due to virus scare

Twitter also 'strongly encouraged' all employees globally to work from home if they can.  Other firms, including Facebook and Google, have postponed or canceled US conferences

Coronavirus outbreak: 10 most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 answered
Coronavirus outbreak: 10 most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 answered

The virus, which has spread to every continent except Antarctica, has infected more than 90,000 people, killing more than 3,000 worldwide

Coronavirus could become a seasonal infection like flu and return every year, say scientists
Coronavirus could become a seasonal infection like flu and return every year, say scientists

There's been speculation that warm summer temperatures might stop the outbreak but scientists say not much is known about the virus to predict its behavior

SXSW 2020: Despite coronavirus outbreak scare, organizers remain firm in decision to not cancel festival
SXSW 2020: Despite coronavirus outbreak scare, organizers remain firm in decision to not cancel festival

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival, set to run March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, is dealing with concerned citizens who fear the turnout at the festival will bring more than just eager music and film lovers to the city

Coronavirus: WHO says world is in 'uncharted territory' as nations gear up to fight a 'unique' virus
Coronavirus: WHO says world is in 'uncharted territory' as nations gear up to fight a 'unique' virus

Countries outside China have reported almost nine times more cases than those reported in China

Coronavirus: Steve Wozniak first feared he and wife were 'patient zero', but now he says it was a 'joke'
Coronavirus: Steve Wozniak first feared he and wife were 'patient zero', but now he says it was a 'joke'

His wife Janet Wozniak later confirmed that she had been diagnosed with a sinus infection

Coronavirus: Texas declares emergency after quarantine hiccup, blocks release of cruise ship evacuees
Coronavirus: Texas declares emergency after quarantine hiccup, blocks release of cruise ship evacuees

More than 120 passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship are in limbo, unaware of how long they will be held in seclusion at Lackland Air Force Base to prevent the further spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus: NBA asks players to avoid high-fiving fans and giving autographs due to safety concerns
Coronavirus: NBA asks players to avoid high-fiving fans and giving autographs due to safety concerns

The league’s latest response comes as part of its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet

Coronavirus: 4 more deaths in Washington bring US toll to 6, New Hampshire and New York report new cases
Coronavirus: 4 more deaths in Washington bring US toll to 6, New Hampshire and New York report new cases

Over 100 cases have been confirmed in the US, with more almost certainly in the coming weeks

Coronavirus: CDC's faulty testing kits may have been produced in a contaminated lab, claims report
Coronavirus: CDC's faulty testing kits may have been produced in a contaminated lab, claims report

The agency has since fixed the flaw, with help from the FDA. This has come as a relief as flawed and scarce test kits were delaying diagnosis  

Coronavirus: No proof yet that pets can get COVID-19 from owners, but human to animal spread has happened before
Coronavirus: No proof yet that pets can get COVID-19 from owners, but human to animal spread has happened before

A pet dog “tested weak positive” to COVID-19 virus. However, whether that means the dog actually contracted the virus, is yet to be determined. The dog does not have any relevant symptoms, say experts.

Coronavirus: Ship quarantine raised cases from 70 to 700, four times higher than worst infection rate on land
Coronavirus: Ship quarantine raised cases from 70 to 700, four times higher than worst infection rate on land

The infection rate onboard the vessel was about four times higher than what can be seen on land in the worst infected areas of China, according to a study conducted at Umea University in Sweden

Post Coronavirus lockdown, NO2 pollution in China reduces whopping 10 to 30 percent, says NASA report
Post Coronavirus lockdown, NO2 pollution in China reduces whopping 10 to 30 percent, says NASA report

China's pollution levels have been tied to other events before. For instance, NO2 dropped during the economic recession of 2008 and these levels also dropped around Beijing during the 2008 Olympics

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists raised alarm about virus in December but government told them to stay mum
Coronavirus: Chinese scientists raised alarm about virus in December but government told them to stay mum

When experts informed the Chinese National Health Commission about the new virus, they were reportedly asked to brush it under the carpet

Coronavirus: US records second death in Seattle, experts say virus may have been  in Washington for weeks
Coronavirus: US records second death in Seattle, experts say virus may have been in Washington for weeks

The man in his 70s had underlying conditions and was being treated at EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland. This is the same facility where officials identified the US’s first coronavirus death

Coronavirus: Miami treats virus as 'hurricane threat', Florida colleges cancel spring break
Coronavirus: Miami treats virus as 'hurricane threat', Florida colleges cancel spring break

Many universities have cut off their study abroad programs in Italy as well as in Asia

Coronavirus: Californians in mad rush for food, masks as officials retrace steps of mystery patient amid outbreak
Coronavirus: Californians in mad rush for food, masks as officials retrace steps of mystery patient amid outbreak

The woman is the first in U.S. to be infected without traveling internationally or being in close contact with anyone who had it

Coronavirus: Wuhan nurses retract open letter detailing physical and mental toll of fighting the outbreak
Coronavirus: Wuhan nurses retract open letter detailing physical and mental toll of fighting the outbreak

Yingchun Zeng and Yan Zhen had requested international medical assistance in fighting against COVID-19 in their correspondence in the Lancet

Coronavirus: CDC's old testing guidelines delayed detection of California patient whose condition is now serious
Coronavirus: CDC's old testing guidelines delayed detection of California patient whose condition is now serious

Earlier guidelines stipulated testing for only those suspected patients who had either returned from China or had close contact with confirmed cases

Coronavirus: Recovered patients can still be virus carriers, reveals analysis of 4 people who tested positive
Coronavirus: Recovered patients can still be virus carriers, reveals analysis of 4 people who tested positive

The patients, who met the criteria for hospital discharge or discontinuation of quarantine in China, tested positive 5 to 13 days later. But they continued to be asymptomatic, says the study, one of the first to examine what happens after people recover from COVID-19

Coronavirus: US officials who helped evacuees lacked protective gear and training, claims whistleblower
Coronavirus: US officials who helped evacuees lacked protective gear and training, claims whistleblower

When the officials voiced their concerns, the senior health administration officials allegedly dismissed them, accusing the officials of ruining staff 'morale'

Coronavirus: Lose your mutton chops, Van Dyke and stubble if you want your face mask to work, says CDC
Coronavirus: Lose your mutton chops, Van Dyke and stubble if you want your face mask to work, says CDC

Facial hair that lies along the sealing area of a respirator, such as beards, sideburns and some mustaches, will interfere with respirators that rely on a tight facepiece seal

Coronavirus: Are lockdowns effective in checking spread as other countries follow China's 'draconian' model?
Coronavirus: Are lockdowns effective in checking spread as other countries follow China's 'draconian' model?

While many have criticized China for locking up its citizens, early results indicate such measures bought the world some time

Coronavirus: New cases reported outside China have exceeded those inside, WHO data shows
Coronavirus: New cases reported outside China have exceeded those inside, WHO data shows

Figures showed the number in China was 412, while the tally in rest of the world was 459 earlier this week

Coronavirus: California patient is first US case with no link to travel abroad, hints at community spread
Coronavirus: California patient is first US case with no link to travel abroad, hints at community spread

Community spread means the spread of an illness for which the origin of infection is unknown. However, the CDC adds, the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected

Coronavirus: Deadly COVID-19 virus has not mutated and changed to something more dangerous, says expert
Coronavirus: Deadly COVID-19 virus has not mutated and changed to something more dangerous, says expert

Gene-sequencing of 104 novel coronavirus samples collected from different locations shows the virus has not mutated

Coronavirus: Nebraska medical center on the frontline as it treats evacuees from Diamond Princess
Coronavirus: Nebraska medical center on the frontline as it treats evacuees from Diamond Princess

The center has started a clinical trial to assess the efficacy of the antiviral drug -  Remdesivir - which has shown initial promising results in treating coronavirus patients in China

Coronavirus: Not a question of IF but WHEN virus will spread in US, parents be ready for teleschooling: CDC
Coronavirus: Not a question of IF but WHEN virus will spread in US, parents be ready for teleschooling: CDC

Ultimately CDC expects to see community spread in the US and it's a question of how many people in the country will have severe illness

Coronavirus: 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled if the outbreak worsens, says IOC official
Coronavirus: 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled if the outbreak worsens, says IOC official

The Olympics is slated to open on June 24 in Tokyo but fear looms as Japan has 159 reported cases of infection

Coronavirus: Switzerland, Austria and Croatia confirm first cases involving recent travelers to Italy
Coronavirus: Switzerland, Austria and Croatia confirm first cases involving recent travelers to Italy

A 70-year-old man from Switzerland's southern canton of Ticino, which borders Italy, tested positive after returning from Milan. Croatia also confirmed its first case Tuesday in a man who had traveled to Milan

Coronavirus: The world must prepare for a potential pandemic, warns WHO
Coronavirus: The world must prepare for a potential pandemic, warns WHO

Experts advised that it is time for countries, communities, and individuals to focus on preparing for a potential pandemic

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