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Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. Learn More

 

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Sealed in: Chinese trapped at home by coronavirus feel the strain

BEIJING (Reuters) - During weeks holed up in her grandmother's apartment with 10 relatives and eating a restricted diet, Chinese teenager Li Yuxuan says tempers have frayed. More »

 

World must act fast to contain coronavirus: WHO's Tedros

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon. More »

 

China's Hubei province revises February 19 new cases tally to 775, from 349 previously

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, on Friday revised the number of new cases it reported on Feb. 19 to 775, from 349 previously. More »

 

New Zealand moves to ban vaping ads, sales to minors

(Reuters) - New Zealand's government said on Sunday it will introduce laws banning all advertisements of e-cigarettes and the sale of such products to people under 18 in a move to regulate a market that has been under pressure globally. More »

 

Japan govt faces questions over coronavirus, Tokyo cancels events

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan faced growing questions about whether it was doing enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus on Friday, as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it would cancel or postpone major indoor events it has sponsored for the next three weeks. More »

 

U.S. prepares for coronavirus pandemic, school and business closures: health officials

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they are preparing for the possibility of the spread of the new coronavirus through U.S. communities that would force closures of schools and businesses. More »

 

FDA approves Lundbeck's migraine prevention therapy

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lundbeck A/S' migraine prevention therapy, which the Danish drugmaker acquired through its near $2 billion deal for Alder BioPharmaceuticals in 2019, the company said on Friday. More »

 

FDA approves Eli Lilly's Trulicity to reduce cardiovascular risks in type 2 diabetic patients

(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Trulicity for reducing cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients. More »

 

Esperion says cholesterol drug gets U.S. approval; eyes $10 per pill pricing

(Reuters) - Esperion Therapeutics Inc said on Friday that U.S. health regulators approved its cholesterol-lowering drug, making it the first non-statin treatment to be cleared for sale in the country in nearly 20 years. More »

 

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