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Ten-fold increase in confirmed coronavirus cases

Ten-fold increase in confirmed coronavirus cases

Beijing, Feb 13 (UNI) Health authorities in China’s Hubei province – the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic– reported on Thursday 14,840 new confirmed cases, almost 10 times the number reported a day earlier, and new deaths attributable to the contagion rose to 242, more than double on the day.

This brings the totals announced by the province’s health commission to 48,206 and 1,310, respectively, as of Wednesday.

Officials in Hubei had reported 94 fatalities and 1,638 newly confirmed cases a day earlier, South China Morning Post reported.

Hubei’s health commission said in its daily statement that it had changed the diagnostic criteria used to confirm cases, effective Thursday, meaning that doctors have broader discretion to determine which patients are infected.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping has approved 2,600 additional medical personnel from the armed forces with the task to treat patients in two hospitals in Wuhan.

They will follow the operation model of Huoshenshan Hospital and be tasked with treating confirmed patients of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Taikang Tongji Hospital and a branch of Hubei's Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital.

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Water makes up 0 25 pc of Jupiter's atmosphere: NASA's Juno mission

19 Feb 2020 | 6:43 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (UNI) According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Juno mission in its first result on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere has found out that water makes up about 0.25 percent of the molecules in Jupiter's atmosphere -- almost three times that of the Sun.

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China revokes press cards of 3 WSJ journalists

19 Feb 2020 | 6:23 PM

Beijing, Feb 19 (UNI) The press cards of three Wall Street Journal journalists who are based in Beijing will be revoked from Wednesday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

"The Chinese people do not welcome media that use racially discriminatory languages and maliciously slander and attack China," Xinhua quoted Geng during an online press briefing.

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Fruit carrying citrus disease found in Australia

Fruit carrying citrus disease found in Australia

19 Feb 2020 | 5:48 PM

Canberra, Feb 19 (UNI) A killer disease capable of devastating Australia's citrus industry was found in the country, biosecurity officials have confirmed, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment on Wednesday confirmed that officers recently seized fruit items entering Australia with citrus canker.

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No trade deal during Trump India visit

No trade deal during Trump India visit

19 Feb 2020 | 4:42 PM

Washington, Feb 19 (UNI) India and the United States won't sign a trade deal during President Donald Trump's February 24-25 visit to New Delhi.

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Coronavirus: 2,004 died in China's Hubei province

Coronavirus: 2,004 died in China's Hubei province

19 Feb 2020 | 8:56 AM

Tokyo, Feb 19 (UNI) As many as 2,004 people have died from the novel coronavirus disease in the Chinese province of Hubei, the provincial health commission said on Wednesday.

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