South Korea reports first death from coronavirus

ANKARA — South Korea on Thursday reported the nation’s first death from the coronavirus, local media reported. According to Yonhap news agency, health officials confirmed a patient, who was under treatment at a hospital in the southeastern city of Cheongdo, died on Thursday. Nine deaths have been confirmed outside mainland China — three in Japan, two … Read More

Wuhan mobilizes 34K workers to fight Covid-19

WUHAN — Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, has mobilized more than 34,000 officials, government workers and Communist Party of China (CPC) members into its 1,100 communities to fight the epidemic. The city committee of the CPC said Tuesday the figure includes 16,700 employees of government units and state-owned enterprises, who … Read More

China reports 7,711 confirmed nCoV cases, 170 deaths

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities announced Thursday that 7,711 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps by the end of Wednesday. A total of 170 people have died of the disease. The National Health Commission said in its daily report … Read More

US says more troops injured in Iran missile strikes

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Tuesday raised the number of troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries caused by Iranian ballistic missile strikes this month on an Iraqi air base. “As of today, 50 US service members have been diagnosed with TBI,” Defense Department spokesman, Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell said in a statement, referring to traumatic brain … Read More