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Coronavirus outbreak: China sets up research team to combat virus spread

Coronavirus outbreak: China sets up research team to combat virus spread

Beijing, Jan 24 (UNI) A national research team of 14 experts has been set up to help prevent and control the latest novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced on Friday.



According to Xinhua, the anti-virus research team is a part of the ministry's emergency sci-tech project, which was jointly launched with the National Health Commission and other departments at a recent meeting.



The project will offer sci-tech support on 10 research aspects, including virus tracking, virus transmission, detection methods, genome evolution and vaccine development.



Respiratory scientist Zhong Nanshan was appointed head of the team. Zhong, also an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is renowned for his work in China's fight against the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.

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FATF asks Pakistan to tighten laws against terror financing

FATF asks Pakistan to tighten laws against terror financing

18 Feb 2020 | 6:03 PM

Islamabad, Feb 18 (UNI) Terror watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has asked Pakistan to enact tougher laws to check terror financing and take strict penal action against individuals involved in it.

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UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara

UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara

18 Feb 2020 | 6:00 PM

Islamabad, Feb 18 (UNI) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Kartarpur Corridor on Tuesday and termed it as a "corridor of hope" and symbol of interfaith harmony.

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Philippines lifts coronavirus-induced travel ban on Hong Kong, Macao

Philippines lifts coronavirus-induced travel ban on Hong Kong, Macao

18 Feb 2020 | 5:41 PM

Moscow, Feb 18 (UNI) The Philippine authorities have allowed their citizens to return to work in Hong Kong and Macao, which were imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns of the Philippine Foreign Ministry Brigido Dulay said on Tuesday.

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India, EU to deepen defence security ties

India, EU to deepen defence security ties

18 Feb 2020 | 5:25 PM

Brussels, Feb 18 (UNI) India and European Union expect to deepen their engagement – particularly in the field of defence security and menace of terrorism.

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Wuhan hospital head dies from coronavirus

18 Feb 2020 | 4:48 PM

Beijing, Feb 18 (UNI) Liu Zhiming, head of the Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus epidemic, died from the virus on Tuesday, the Wuhan municipal health commission said.

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