Coronavirus: Top 12 Developments Around The World 

By Rama Mishra

Passengers on a cruise ship stranded off the 1- 1- coast of San Francisco were confined to their cabins

Thursday as tests were conducted to determine if any of the nearly 3,500 guests and crew had contracted the new coronavirus. Authorities said the Grand Princess, which had been scheduled to dock on Wednesday, would remain at sea until the test results of those who had shown symptoms of the virus are known

Japan is cancelling an annual ceremony

Japan is cancelling an annual ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly tsunami and nuclear disaster as the country steps up efforts to curb the new coronavirus, officials said Friday. For the past eight years, the prime minister, lawmakers, and family members who lost loved ones in the disaster have attended the nationally televised ceremony

Asian equities tumble

Asian equities tumbled Friday as analysts warned the volatility that has characterised markets during the coronavirus crisis is likely to continue for some time. While governments and central banks have unleashed or prepare to roll out stimulus measures, the rapid spread of the disease and rising death toll are putting a greater strain on economies and stoking concerns of a worldwide recession.

Liverpool will not use child mascots

Liverpool said on Thursday that they will not use child mascots as the Premier League leaders react to the threat of the coronavirus. Liverpool announced a series of measures aimed at dealing with the global health threat. In addition to the suspension of the youngsters who accompany the players as they who walk onto the pitch, Liverpool employees will not travel to high-risk countries. “In recent weeks, there has been a rise of confirmed Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) cases around the world

Death toll in China’s touches 3,042

The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus outbreak has touched 3,042 with 30 new fatalities while the confirmed cases have risen to 80,552 amid signs that the dreaded COVID-19 was stabilising, including in the epicentre Hubei province. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said that it received reports of 143 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 30 deaths on Thursday

Premier League is scrapping pregame handshakes

The Premier League is scrapping pregame handshakes between players and officials as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The league said Thursday that the traditional handshakes will not take place “until further notice based on medical advice.”

Paris Marathon postponed

The Paris Marathon, scheduled for April 5 with 60,000 registered runners, has been postponed until October 18 due to the coronavirus outbreak, race organisers told  in a statement

Olympic Preparations in South Korea hit by travel restrictions

Travel restrictions around the world on arrivals from virus-hit South Korea are plunging its Olympic preparations into turmoil, with some athletes considering self-imposed exile and some at risk of missing the Games altogether. South Korea is a country that takes the Olympics seriously, coming eighth in the medal table at Rio 2016

A Man in Delhi Tested Positive

A man from Delhi with a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia has tested positive for COVID19, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India to 31, health ministry officials said on Friday. The latest case is the third in Delhi. “One suspected COVID19 case has been confirmed as positive. The patient is from Delhi. He has a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia

Coronavirus could wipe more than USD 200 billion off Asia Pacific economies this

The coronavirus could wipe more than USD 200 billion off Asia Pacific economies this year, S&P Global ratings warned Friday, sending growth to its lowest level in more than a decade, as governments struggle to combat the disease. In a worst-case scenario, China could see growth of less than three percent, while Japan, Australia and Hong Kong could “flirt with

Bhutan reports its first case

The isolated Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has reported its first case of the coronavirus after a US tourist tested positive, the prime minister said Friday. The tiny, land-locked country, famous for measuring Gross National Happiness has emerged as a popular tourist destination in recent years. recession”, it said in a report.

Twitter expands its ban

As coronavirus fears continued to mount on Thursday, Twitter expanded its ban on “dehumanising language” to include disease. A rule barring such hate speech targeting religious groups now applies to “language that dehumanises on the basis of age, disability, or disease,” the Twitter safety team said in an online post.

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