Coronavirus infections slow in China as global economic impact spreads

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact spreads globally with South Korea announcing an economic emergency. Travellers with face masks and shields are seen at the Shanghai Hongqiao…

Factbox: Countries evacuating nationals from China coronavirus areas

(Reuters) - A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Nepalese nationals who were in the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan walk out from a Nepal Airlines plane carrying 175 Nepalese nationals, before being…

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

(Reuters) - Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak: People wearing snow goggles and face masks are seen on a street, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing's central business district, China February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer** The virus killed another 98 people in mainland China, bringing…

'Don't be kidnapped by China': Taiwan tells WHO in bid for separate virus tally

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan urged the World Health Organization on Tuesday not to be “kidnapped” by China, as more countries put travel curbs on its citizens because the health agency groups the island’s coronavirus cases with China in the battle on the outbreak. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World…

Hospital director dies in China's Wuhan, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday, state television said. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died at 10:30 a.m., it added. Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur…

Turkey to arrest 228 for links to cleric in probe of military, ministry: Anadolu

FILE PHOTO: U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Charles MostollerISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt, state-owned Anadolu news…