Kenya, Kazakhstan confirm first coronavirus cases

South Korea, once the most important coronavirus outbreak outside China, has seen its newly recovered patients exceed fresh infections for the primary time on Friday, because it reported its lowest number of recent cases for 3 weeks.

However, the toll from a plague of coronavirus in Italy has jumped within the last 24 hours by 189 to 1,016, an increase of 23 percent, the country's Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak an outbreak as Italy tightened its strict quarantine and therefore the us imposed a ban on flights to Europe.

More than 4,900 people have died and over 132,000 are infected globally, in step with the WHO. About 68,000 victims have recovered, in step with Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the virus.

The escalating coronavirus emergency has sent stocks crashing to their worst losses in 30 years.

Friday, March 13
10:40 GMT - Trump: Coronavirus testing will soon happen on "large scale basis'
President Donald Trump said coronavirus within the us will soon happen on an outsized scale, but failed to provide any details on how that might be accomplished.

"The changes are made and testing will soon happen on a really large scale basis. All procedure has been cut, able to go!" he wrote in a very tweet.

10:38 GMT - Pasta, tissue paper and flour sold enter some London supermarkets
An increasing number of supermarket shelves in London were empty as people rushed to shop for pasta, tissue paper, flour and food product after the govt ordered people with coronavirus to isolate themselves.

Lidl in Hackney had no pasta, tissue paper, flour, tinned fish or oil on Thursday night. Sainsbury's in Charlton had neither pasta nor tissue paper on Friday. Waitrose within the Canary Wharf financial district had neither pasta nor tissue paper on Thursday night.

British supermarket bosses have urged people to not panic and said that they will keep shelves stocked but anecdotal evidence from across London indicates many folks are hoarding basics.

10:35 GMT - Ukraine to dam entry to residents registered in rebel-held areas
Ukraine's government decided to ban citizens registered in separatist-held terroritory within the eastern Donbass region from entering government-controlled areas.

The authorities in Kyiv are gearing up to shut border checkpoints with countries bordering the ecu Union within the west, but haven't yet specified what percentage would be closed or when the closures would happen.

The decisions need the ultimate approval from the national security and defence council, which is chaired by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and can meet anon Friday.

10:17 GMT - Champions League, Europe League matches postponed
All Champions League and Euopa League matches scheduled for next week are postponed, European football's brass announced.

"This includes the remaining UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 19 March 2020; all UEFA Youth League, quarter-final matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020," it said in a very statement posted on its website.

"Further decisions on when these matches occur are communicated in due course."

Read which other sports events are tormented by the coronavirus.

10:08 GMT - Start of IPL cricket tournament postponed
The start of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament has been postponed until April 15 as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus, the Indian cricket board said.

10:05 GMT - Everton football players self-isolate
Everton's squad squad and training staff are self-isolating after a player reported symptoms of COVID-19, the Premier League club said, without naming the player.

"Everton Football Club can confirm that, as a precautionary measure, its entire first-team squad and training staff are undertaking a period of self-isolation following medical advice," the club said in a very statement.

09:42 GMT - Airline SAS to chop, suspend US flights
SAS said it'd cut flights to some US destinations and suspend traffic to others within the wake of recent US travel restrictions over the coronavirus from March 14.

From March 14, SAS will operate a reduced schedule on routes between Copenhagen and Chicago and the big apple and between Stockholm and the big apple, it said.

Flights between Copenhagen and port of entry will operate in step with schedule until Saint Patrick's Day and therefore the airline's flights to other US destinations are suspended from March 15 until March 31.

09:40 GMT - Bulgaria declares state of emergency over coronavirus
The Bulgarian parliament voted unanimously to declare a state of emergency until April 13 to contain the spread of coronavirus after the quantity of confirmed cases within the country rose to 23.

The state of emergency will afford travel bans to and from countries with large coronavirus outbreaks, the closing of colleges and universities, and permit police to intervene when imposed isolation of infected people isn't observed.

The government also plans a revision of the 2020 state budget to allocate more funds to support the healthcare system, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told deputies.

09:34 GMT - Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi says he recovered
"I had the virus for the last few days, which I've recovered from," Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi said in a very video message out on Twitter.

Hudson-Odoi, 19, displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and has stayed removed from the club since then. His test result was returned on Thursday night.

The English Premier League club said: "Chelsea personnel who had recent close contact with the player within the men's team building will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. These will include initially the complete men's team squad, coaching staff and variety of backroom staff."

Chelsea said Hudson-Odoi was "doing well and searching forward to returning to the training ground as soon because it is possible".

09:25 GMT - Spain: Catalonia puts four towns under quarantine
Four towns in Spain's northeastern autonomous region of Catalonia are anaesthetize quarantine thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

09:20 GMT - Lithuania to shut all schools, universities, kindergartens
Lithuania's governement said it'll close all schools, universities and kindergartens within the country for 2 weeks to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

09:16 GMT - Tokyo to postpone opening ceremony of Olympic aquatics centre
The Tokyo metropolitan government said it'd postpone the opening ceremony of the Olympic aquatics centre thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.

The opening ceremony had been planned for March 22, Tokyo said in a very statement.

09:05 GMT - Cases rise within the Netherlands to 614
Dutch health authorities say the confirmed cases of the coronavirus rose to 614 within the Netherlands.

The country's Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government will introduce new measures to trace the new coronavirus cases.

08:55 GMT - Kazakhstan confirms first coronavirus cases
Two Kazakh citizens have tested positive for coronavirus after arriving from Germany, Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov said, the primary cases of the disease within the Central land.

The patients are staying in a very specialised hospital in Almaty, Kazakhstan's biggest city, he told a meeting.

08:50 GMT - Armenia shuts educational institutions until March 23
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Armenia would shut educational institutions immediately over coronavirus fears until March 23.

Armenia has recorded six cases of coronavirus, in step with the health ministry, but 30 those that are quarantined since March 1 are tested again for the virus.

08:45 GMT - Wild ride: Markets recoup some losses after virus-driven rout
Asian financial markets slumped on Friday after Wall Street posted its worst single-day crash since 1987, but quickly recouped losses as policymakers ramped up efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak and its economic effects.

08:31 GMT - How Italy, Asian country differ in tackling coronavirus outbreak
In Italy, millions are locked down and over 1,000 people have died from the coronavirus.

But in Asian country, which was hit by the disease at about the identical time, only some thousand are quarantined and 67 people died.

08:25 GMT - European country widens quarantine
The Czech government would require people arriving from all high-risk countries to quarantine themselves, widening a requirement thus far only applied to those arriving from Italy, secretary of state Tomas Petricek said on Twitter.

The list named 15 high-risk countries including neighbouring Germany and Austria but also the us and Japan.

08:10 GMT - Apple reopens all its branded stores in China
Apple Inc has reopened all 42 of its branded stores in China, over a month after they were shut thanks to fears over the coronavirus outbreak, the iPhone maker's Chinese website showed.

Apple's China website has listed the opening time for all stores, which vary from 10:00 am to 11:00 am standard time. the web site had previously carried an advisory saying not all stores were open.

08:05 GMT - Indonesia records second death
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo says the country registered its second coronavirus-related death.

07:35 GMT - Kenya confirms first case
Kenya registered its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, Minister of Health Mutahi Kagwe says.

The patient, who was diagnosed on the night of March 12, had travelled back to Kenya from the us via London, Kagwe told a conference.

07:10 GMT - Australian home affairs minister tests positive
Peter Dutton, Australia's home affairs minister, said he entered hospital quarantine after testing positive for the new coronavirus.

"This morning I wakened with a temperature and raw throat," said the minister, a key architect of Australia's controversial immigration laws.

"It is that the policy of Queensland Health that anyone who tests positive is to be admitted into hospital and that i have complied with their advice."

06:30 GMT - China spokesman suggests coronavirus originated from US
Zhao Lijian, a top spokesman of the Chinese government and senior foreign ministry official, posted on social media on Friday a report published in a very Canada-based conpiracy website suggesting that the coronavirus originated from the US.

"Just take some minutes to read yet another article. this is often so astonishing that it changed many things I accustomed believe. Please retweet to let more people comprehend it," Zhao wrote on Twitter.

His post accompanied a writing with the headline: 'A shocking update. Did The Virus Originate within the US?'

Earlier, Zhao also posted a video of the legislature hearing, suggesting that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was "caught on the spot" saying that "patient zero" began within the US.

05:57 GMT - Turkey confirms second coronavirus case
Turkey’s health minister has announced the country's second case of the coronavirus, which is linked to the primary case.

"He is from the immediate circle of our first patient, who was followed up as soon because the diagnosis was made," Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter on Friday.

"We have taken the mandatory measures to stay the possible spread of the virus within these limits. we are going to overcome this problem together," he added.

04:59 GMT - Indonesia to ban face-mask exports
Indonesia will temporarily ban the export of face masks to safeguard domestic supply amid the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters news organization reported on Friday.

"We will issue a brief export ban for mask products to fulfill demand from domestic industries and consumers," Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto told reporters.

The ban are kept in situ until the govt is satisfied local supply is adequate, he said.

Prices for face masks have jumped in some parts of Indonesia as buyers top off on protective supplies like masks and hand sanitisers thanks to worries about the coronavirus.

There are an estimated 34 cases in Indonesia, with one fatality and two recoveries.

04:20 GMT China's first coronavirus case traced back to November 17
The South China Morning Post reported that the primary case of somebody in China plagued by the coronavirus was traced back to November 17.

The Hong Kong-based newspaper and website cited government data from China.

The exclusive report said that a 55 year-old man from Hubei province may are the primary person to possess contracted the deadly disease in mid-November last year.

03:35 GMT - Asian country sees more virus patients released than new infections
South Korea - once the most important coronavirus outbreak outside China - saw its newly recovered patients exceed fresh infections for the primary time on Friday, because it reported its lowest number of recent cases for 3 weeks.

The country confirmed 110 new cases on Thursday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, taking the whole to 7,979.

But 177 fully recovered patients were released the identical day, it added.

South Korea has a complicated medical system widely available to all or any, and has started an enormous coronavirus testing drive.

03:35 GMT - F1 cancels season-opening Australian auto race
As thousands of fans queued to induce into the Australian auto race for the primary Formula One weekend of the season, the teams and drivers were packing up to go away.

Concern over the coronavirus left organisers with little choice on Friday but to cancel the season-opening race, particularly after McLaren's withdrawal because a team member tested positive for the COVID-19 illless and following heavy criticism from six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Principals of nine F1 teams and organisers met overnight and "concluded with a majority view of the teams that the race shouldn't act," a joint statement by motorsport's brass, the organisers and F1 said.

03:19 GMT - Over 95 percent of larger Chinese firms outside Hubei resume work
China's vice industry minister Xin Guobin said on Friday the work resumption rate outside of Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, is about 60 percent for little and medium firms and over 95 percent for larger firms.

Xin, talking to reporters at a State Council briefing, said China will coordinate with other countries to rush along on business resumption whilst the pandemic stokes uncertainty about the return to normalcy.

The country is trying to induce back to figure after imposing strict restrictions on transport and folks to slow the spread of infections.

03:17 GMT - city records fourth coronavirus death
An 80-year old man became the fourth patient in city to die thanks to the coronavirus, Reuters reported on Friday, quoting a Nethersole Eastern Hospital spokeswoman.

Hong Kong has thus far confirmed around 130 coronavirus cases.

02:57 GMT - Filipino diplomat first known coronavirus case at UN in the big apple
A female diplomat from the Philippines mission to the world organisation tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, in step with a note sent to UN missions, making her the primary known case at the globe body's the big apple headquarters, Reuters reported on Friday.

"As of today, the Philippine Mission is in lockdown, and every one personnel are instructed to self-quarantine and to hunt medical attention should they develop the symptoms. We are assuming that each one people are infected," wrote Philippines acting UN Ambassador Kira Azucena in a very message seen by Reuters.

According to the web UN directory of diplomatic staff, there are about 12 diplomats at the Filipino mission, which is on avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin posted on Twitter that the diplomat was young, spritely and "doing well," adding that she had recently returned from Florida.

02:52 GMT - China coronavirus deaths reach 3,176, infections hit 80,813
China's National Health Commission reported on Friday a minimum of seven new coronavirus deaths as of the tip of Thursday, pushing the whole number nationwide to three,176.

Beijing also reported a minimum of eight new confirmed cases during the identical period, pushing the whole number of cases to 80,813.

At least 68,000 patients have reportedly recovered from the infection.

01:54 GMT Friday - Canadian PM Trudeau's wife positive of coronavirus
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in step with the prime minister's office.

Trudeau's office had earlier said that the Canadian first lady returned from a speaking engagement in Britain and had mild flu-like symptoms, including a coffee fever, late on Wednesday night.

The prime minister is quarantining himself reception.

01:37 GMT Friday - Japan says Olympics heading in the right direction despite Trump's suggestion to postpone
Japan is heading in the right direction to carry the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as planned, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, after US President Donald Trump suggested a possible delay of a year.

Suga failed to confirm or deny whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed Trump's comments in a very call earlier on Friday.

The two leaders spoke for about 50 minutes about the coronavirus pandemic, among other topics, Suga said.

A senior government spokesman is ready to brief reporters on the talks shortly.

"They failed to speak about travel restrictions between Japan and therefore the us while i used to be present," he said, adding he left the talks before they ended.

00:27 GMT Friday - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia detects 17 cases of coronavirus, total at 62

Saudi Arabia detected 17 new cases of coronavirus, 11 of whom were Egyptians, state news organization (SPA) said on Friday.

This brings the whole number of cases detected within the kingdom to 62, SPA added.

23:55 GMT Thursday - Major Mexican university to suspend classes until further notice
Mexico's Tecnologico de Monterrey university said on Thursday it'd suspend all academic events and classes at its campuses from next week until further notice to forestall the spread of the coronavirus.

The university, one amongst the foremost important in Mexico, said in a very statement the suspension would become from Saint Patrick's Day. it'd review the measures after the week of the "Semana Santa" Easter holidays, which ends on April 12, the university added.

Separately, Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM), said it'd be tightening preventative measures against the spread of coronavirus, but wasn't suspending classes yet.

22:00 GMT Thursday - Portugal orders schools, nightclubs shut thanks to coronavirus
On Thursday, Portugal's government ordered the shutdown of all schools nationwide starting on Monday to contain the coronavirus epidemic until further evaluation on April 9, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said in a very televised address.

He also said liner passengers wouldn't be allowed to disembark, aside from those residing in Portugal. Nightclubs within the country are shut, and there'll be capacity restrictions on entry to shopping malls and restaurants.

21:55 GMT Thursday - Belgian government says schools, restaurants, clubs to shut thanks to coronavirus
Belgium's government ordered schools, cafes, restaurants and a few shops to shut thanks to the coronavirus, following decisions by France and other European countries to limit virtually essential activities.

The measures become from Friday at nighttime central European time and run until April 3, although schools are set to be shut for five weeks, including during the Easter holidays, Belgium's caretaker Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes told a conference.

"There is not any lockdown," Wilmes told reporters, stressing that supermarkets and pharmacies would remain open and other shops would only be required to shut on weekends. "We want to avoid the Italian situation and avoid lockdowns."

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