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Inter Milan game among three postponed over coronavirus in Italy

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Title-chasing Inter Milan’s clash against Sampdoria on Sunday was one of three Serie A football matches postponed over coronavirus fears in northern Italy. Atalanta against Sassuolo and Hellas Verona versus Cagliari in the top flight were also pushed back to avoid the spread of the virus …

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China cuts loan rate as it battles coronavirus impact

  Beijing, China | AFP | China on Thursday announced it would cut interest rates in a bid to boost the economy, as it battles the economic fallout of the new coronavirus outbreak. The reduction in the loan prime rate (LPR) — one of the preferential rates commercial banks give to …

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Pangolin link to coronavirus

Researchers have long suspected that the virus was passed from an animal to a human | THE INDEPENDENT | The endangered pangolin may be the link that facilitated the spread of the novel coronavirus across China, Chinese scientists said Friday. Researchers have long suspected that the virus, which had killed …

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CHINA: The only thing to fear is fear itself, not the virus

Travel restrictions on China fuelling ‘panic:’ ambassador Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Travel restrictions imposed on China over its virus outbreak COVID-19 are only fuelling “panic” and threatening attempts to resume business, the country’s ambassador to the EU warned on Tuesday. Envoy Zhang Ming also told a media conference in …

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WHO warns against virus over-reaction as death toll hits 1,868

Beijing, China | AFP | The World Health Organization has warned against a global over-reaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship travel, as China’s official death toll neared 1,900 on Tuesday. More than 72,000 people have now been infected in China and hundreds …

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Chinese businesses in faraway Namibia feel virus fear

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP |  Namibia should by rights feel little concern about the coronavirus outbreak given that the sparsely-populated desert country is 12,000 kilometres from China and without a single confirmed case. But like many countries on the continent, the southern African nation hosts a big Chinese retail business community …

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