[TOKYO] Japan's health ministry said on Friday it had confirmed the country's second case of a novel coronavirus strain, in a man who travelled from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

[GENEVA] The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday urged China to ensure transport lockdowns in several cities are "short in duration" as it tries to prevent the spread of a deadly...

[HOUSTON] Authorities in Texas are investigating a second suspected case on US soil of a deadly Chinese virus, namely a college student who had recently returned from the city at the heart of the...

WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

A CHINA national has tested positive for the Wuhan virus in Singapore, with another likely to have the virus.

[SYDNEY] One of the last flights out of the epidemic-hit Chinese city of Wuhan was met by biosecurity officials as it landed in Australia on Thursday, as a global effort to contain the outbreak...

[TOKYO] Japan on Thursday raised its infectious disease advisory level for Wuhan to 2 from 1, urging its citizens to avoid non-urgent trips to the Chinese city that is considered the epicentre of...

[TOKYO] A new strain of coronavirus that emerged in China may have originated in bats or snakes, according to genetic analysis of the virus that has so far killed 17 people.

[GENEVA] The World Health Organization said on Wednesday the measures China is taking to rein in an outbreak of a deadly Sars-like virus would "minimise" the risk of further international spread...

[BEIJING] Authorities will suspend on Thursday flights and trains out of the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, state media said, after the death toll rose to 17.

[BEIJING] The Chinese city at the centre of a Sars-like virus outbreak has urged people to stay away, cancelling a major Lunar New Year event, as it strives to contain a disease that has spread...