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WHO says early to declare China virus global emergency

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that now is not the time to declare a new virus that emerged in China a global health emergency. Addressing a press conference...

US issues travel warning to China for coronavirus

ANKARA The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning Thursday to China because of a severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus first identified in Wuhan. "U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

First case of coronavirus found in Saudi Arabia

ANKARA  A new type of coronavirus was detected in an Indian nurse who worked at a hospital in southwest Saudi Arabia, India's minister of state for external affairs announced Thursday. "About...

First case of coronavirus found in Singapore

ANKARA  Health authorities in Singapore announced Thursday a new type of coronavirus was detected in a Chinese man from Wuhan, China who came to Singapore with his family Jan 20. Authorities...

Turkish embassy warns citizens against travel to China

ANKARA/BEIJING Turkey's embassy in Beijing warned its citizens on Thursday against traveling to China due to an emerging severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus. The coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, which causes...

Chinese city shuts transport amid coronavirus crisis

ANKARA Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday shut down public transport in a bid to prevent outbreak of the fatal coronavirus that has so far claimed 17...

Death toll from China’s coronavirus outbreak hits 17

ANKARA The death toll from the outbreak of a new respiratory virus in China has climbed to 17, local media reported Thursday. Health authorities have also confirmed that hundreds of others...

WHO committee delays decision on China coronavirus

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) has postponed deciding whether to declare a deadly new virus that emerged in China a global health emergency. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, WHO...

Chinese city to shut transport amid coronavirus crisis

ANKARA Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan plan to shut down its public transportation network in a bid to halt the outbreak of a deadly new virus that has...

WHO Emergency Committee delays decision on China virus

GENEVA A World Health Organization emergency panel met Wednesday to discuss the outbreak of a new virus in China and to decide whether to declare it a public emergency. The meeting...

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