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Recreate virus Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus

Recreate virus Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus as the corona virus continues to spread across China other nations around the world are starting to increase their precautions just a short while ago British Airways said it was suspending all flights to and from mainland China that comes after the British government advised against all but essential travel to China and Indonesia's Lyon air has also just said it's suspending its flights other airlines including United Airlines Air Canada and Cafe Pacific Airways have canceled some flights to China although in some cases it is because of a lack of demand his travel journalist Simon Calder flights went out normally to Beijing to Shanghai yesterday they are now on their way back the flight from Beijing do you in at three o'clock at Heathrow this afternoon the flight from Shanghai slightly behind it they're both over Siberia at the moment they will have all the normal passengers who were booked on t…

coronavirus spreads from china to India and Philippines

coronavirus spreads from china to India and Philippines in many parts of China this is the new normal very few people on the streets and the usually crowded public transport system Albert empty like here in Shanghai every passenger has stopped and every passenger screened for signs of the coronavirus it's fine our temperature was taken both getting on and off the train everyone has a mask on I feel relieved it may look like a country grinding to a halt but this is China’s response to a mass public health emergency one week after these drastic measures were introduced the numbers of infected still keep climbing up people are anxious they prefer to stay at home and not to go out on the streets or wear mask when they go out on the streets this here is a major tourist destination usually this area is quite busy with people walking around having snacks sightseeing now people prefer staying at home nobody really knows whether the measures the government has taken will be able to contain…

Coronavirus outbreak: economic impact China

Coronavirus outbreak: economic impact China as China reels from the impact of the virus some of the worst predictions suggests that economic growth could slow by as much as four percentage points in this first quarter transport connections have been brought to a standstill theme parks and cinemas are closed with hotels restaurants and stores all taking big losses for neighboring Hong Kong already in recession after months faint-government protests the virus has delivered what might be described as the perfect economic storm the gloom has-been reflected in stock markets reopening after the Lunar New Year breaking South Korea ministers held an emergency meeting to discuss not only the health implications of the virus butts impact on the economic health of the country the government will make all-out efforts to safeguard citizen safety and minimize impact on the economy as long as this new infection poses a threat comparisons have been made with the SARS virus in 2003 that had far-reachi…