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China has confirmed the outbreak of the new coronavirus is contagious among humans, as the number of cases increase and authorities announced a fourth person has died. The coronavirus, which has spread to three other Asian countries and infected more than 200 people in China, has caused alarm because of its genetic similarities to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome known as SARS, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002 and 2003. 

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Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:29

  Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers returned to a Canadian court on Monday to press for her release, arguing that the United States, by omitting key facts, blatantly...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:27

  Twelve more elephants have died in Zimbabwe, bringing the total death toll from a suspected bacterial infection outbreak to 34. The animals died between August and September this year in...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:26

  As at last night 903 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in South Africa, taking the number of infections reported above 671 000. Regrettably, there were 188 more COVID-19 related...

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 13:26

  The Ministry of Health has announced plans to strengthen its Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, so that it falls in line with its mandate to advise on effective mechanisms for the...

Monday, 28 September 2020 15:04

  India has reported the number of coronavirus cases in the country had passed six million, as the pandemic rages across the vast South Asian nation. With over 6 million infections, India is...

Monday, 28 September 2020 15:02

  Azerbaijani and Armenian forces battled for a second day after dozens were killed in an outbreak of heavy fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war between the longtime enemies....

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