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International News
France confirms first coronavirus death outside Asia
 
Paris: An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus in France, the first death confirmed outside of Asia, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday. Buzyn said she had been told about the death of the patient -- in hospital in Paris since late January -- late on Friday, adding that his condition "had deteriorated rapidly" after several days in a critical condition. Six people with the virus remain in hospital in France, Buzyn said, adding that none were seriously ill. One of them was the dead Chinese tourist''s 50-year-old daughter and the rest were British nationals who were infected by a compatriot at a French ski resort.

The virus originated late last year in China, where it has since infected more than 66,000 people and killed more than 1,500. Three deaths from the virus have so far been recorded outside mainland China -- in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. The scale of the epidemic ballooned this week after officials in the Chinese province of Hubei -- the epicentre of the outbreak -- changed their criteria for counting cases, adding thousands of new patients to the tally. Some 56 million people in Hubei and its capital Wuhan are now living under quarantine, virtually sealed off from the rest of the country in an effort to contain the virus.

Away from China, almost 600 cases have been confirmed -- roughly 35 of which have been reported in the European Union. The most concentrated number of cases outside China is on a cruise ship quarantined off the Japanese coast, which is holding at least 285 people with the virus among its 3,700 crew and passengers. The US embassy has said it will fly roughly 400 Americans on board the ship back their home country and Buzyn said France was "always ready to repatriate its nationals", though she made no firm commitment. There are believed to be four French nationals on the Diamond Princess, where all those on board are mostly confined to their cabins and required to wear masks and keep away from others during brief outings on deck.

"We are following the international situation very closely," Buzyn said. "We need to prepare our health system to deal with a possible pandemic and therefore the circulation of the virus on national territory." She said she would take stock of the situation on Tuesday in a meeting with health experts and officials.


Trump recommends Americans wear face masks, but says he won't
Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat
Bangladesh sees highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases, extends shutdown to Apr 11
US wages all-out war to defeat "horrible" coronavirus: says Trump, as death toll crosses 5,000
Face mask not enough to protect from coronavirus: WH
Pompeo and Jaishankar discuss coordinated approach to COVID-19
US virus deaths pass 4,000: Johns Hopkins
Italy mourns its virus dead at end of fateful month
US virus death toll exceeds official China tally
Israeli PM enters quarantine after aide tested positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus deaths top 35,000 worldwide, most in Europe: AFP tally
Spain coronavirus outbreak ''close to peaking'': official
Virus infections top 600,000 globally with long fight ahead
US confirmed coronavirus cases cross 100,000: Tracker
Xi offers help to Trump to combat COVID-19; says infectious diseases recognise no border or race
UK PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, has mild symptoms
Germany ramps up coronavirus tests to 500,000 a week
Coronavirus crisis: Xi praises WHO''s role after Trump accuses health agency of siding with Beijing
Virus briefings are the new campaign rallies for Trump
Pak suspends domestic flights as coronavirus cases rise to 990
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
My whole life has been a miracle: Rajinikanth
 Mumbai: From starting out as a bus conductor to becoming one of the biggest stars of the: country,  
'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus: Release of Ranveer Singh-starrer '83' put on hold
'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala has been successful in containing outbreak of COVID-19, claims CM
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the State has been success
Elderly couple cured of COVID-19, says Kerala CM
32 new cases in Kerala, Elderly couple cured of virus
Covid-19: Punishment by police in Kannur for violating lockdown turns into row
NATIONAL NEWS
EC postpones elections to 11 UP Legislative Council seats amid lockdown
 Lucknow, Apr 4 (PTI) The Election Commission has postponed the elections to 11 Uttar Pradesh Legisla
Coronavirus: No community transmission in Goa, says CM
Madhya Pradesh: Two senior health officials test positive for Covid-19
43 more test positive for virus in Mumbai; death toll 19
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