Japan mulls over special law to fight coronavirus

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The global outbreak of coronavirus has affected India too, as three fresh cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country in the last two days.

Sanitation workers disinfect a residential compound, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Bozhou, Anhui province, China February 18, 2020. These are the countries that have seen fatalities from the illness, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Government has put export restrictions on 26 pharma ingredients and medicines, including paracetamol, vitamin B1 and B12, amid the coronavirus outbreak in China.

It announced another 11 deaths and 835 new infections on Tuesday - the biggest increase in a single day since the COVID-19 outbreak began in the Islamic republic almost two weeks ago.

1 bright spot was China's apparent improvement in slowing down the epidemic, together with official statistics on Wednesday demonstrating new instances falling for a third consecutive day.

In China, the count of new cases dropped again Tuesday, with just 125 reported.

Iran's supreme leader ordered the military to assist health officials in fighting the virus, which authorities said has killed 77 people.

There is some consensus among public health experts: The virus is likely to be around for quite some time, perhaps many months, and will continue to spread to many places, but it can probably be controlled with standard public health measures, though not as quickly as in China. More than 5600 people in South Korea have contracted the virus and 32 have died. Airlines have also reduced or suspended some flights to Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and northern Italy. Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 90,000 people and caused over 3,100 deaths.

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The UK government is advising against all but essential travel to the north of Italy and advises travellers returning from there to self-isolate if they show symptoms. "We have not included Japan for the incoming restrictions because the number of infected cases in Japan at this stage is still low compared to the other countries".

At least 500 people queued up outside a supermarket in Seoul to buy masks on Wednesday, with President Moon Jae-in apologising for shortages this week.

He said: "The entire country has entered war against the infectious disease as the crisis in Daegu and Gyeongbuk province has reached the highest point".

A spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that the organisation in confident the Tokyo Olympics will still go ahead in 2020, after speculation the mass event would need to be postponed or cancelled.

South Korea confirmed another 142 cases Wednesday morning, raising its total to 5,328, the second-highest in the world.

President Donald Trump and his cabinet met with pharmaceutical executives on Monday to discuss how to speed up the search for a vaccine.

Two people have died from coronavirus in Hong Kong. Price gouging is despicable Across the United States, shoppers have been clearing out shelves at local drug stores and supermarkets of face masks, hand sanitizers, hazmat suits and other items to protect against the coronavirus. State broadcaster Doordarshan and private TV networks NDTV and CNN-News18 said 21 Italian tourists had been tested positive in the capital New Delhi, citing unidentified sources.

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