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China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate

Commuters, some with masks on, ride an escalator to exit a train station during morning rush hours Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Tokyo. China’s death toll from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of ...

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Calls for ‘virginity repair’ surgery to be banned

Campaigners are urging the government to outlaw “virginity repair” surgery. Many Muslim women risk being outcast, or in extreme cases killed, if their spouses or families discover they have had sex before marriage. And some are opting for a medical procedure in which doctors restore a layer of membrane at the entrance to the vagina.But there are concerns a ban ...

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China coronavirus: Death toll hits to 56

China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion coronavirus that President Xi Jinping said posed a “grave” threat, as the death toll reached 56 and Shanghai reported its first fatality, reports AFP. China has locked down the worst-hit province of Hubei in the country’s centre in a massive quarantine affecting tens of millions of people to ...

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Coronavirus death toll rises to 41 after China reports 15 more fatalities

The number of confirmed deaths from a deadly viral outbreak in China has risen to 41, with authorities on Saturday reporting 15 new fatalities and more than 1,000 people now infected. All of the new deaths took place in the provincial capital of Wuhan, the city of 11 million where the deadly respiratory contagion first emerged, the Hubei Health Commission ...

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Coronavirus kills 25, infects 830 in China, millions under lockdown in 5 cities

The rapidly spreading novel Coronavirus has killed 25 people and sickened at least 830 people across China, the latest official statement said on Friday morning as millions in the country in five cities have been put under lockdown in an attempt to control the outbreak. As many 24 deaths have been reported from the central Chinese province of Hubei; one ...

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Wuhan coronavirus death toll rises to 17

The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus has risen to 17, as dozens more cases were reported across China and as far afield as the western United States, sparking fears of a possible pandemic. On Wednesday, the Chinese city of Wuhan — where the virus was first identified — said it would “temporarily” close its airport and railway stations for ...

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Outbreak from new virus rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead

China said Wednesday that the number of cases of a new virus has risen to 440 and the death toll has risen to 9. Deputy Director of the National Health Commission Li Bin told reporters on Wednesday that the figures were current as of midnight Tuesday and all the deaths had been in Hubei province, where the first illnesses from ...

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As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Photo: Workers spray antiseptic solution in the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Face masks sold out and officials at airports and train stations checked passengers for fevers as China on Tuesday sought to control the outbreak of a new ...

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China says virus spreading between humans as WHO set to meet

China has confirmed cases of human-to- human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and the World Health Organization said it would consider declaring an international public health emergency. The coronavirus, which has spread to three other Asian countries and infected more than 200 people in China, has caused alarm because it ...

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Adulthood linked to drop in physical activity

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, researchers have found. Many people tend to put on weight as they leave adolescence and move into adulthood and this is the age when the levels of obesity increase the fastest, the study ...

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