Tag Archives: Health

  • Mentseekhang asked to stop selling “coronavirus prevention pills”

    On directions from the state health authorities, the sale of a traditional Tibetan medicine that supposedly prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including coronavirus, has been stopped. ...

  • China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising. ...

  • India tour operators face severe blow from China coronavirus

    Indian tour operators say they could lose up to $500 million because of cancellations from tourists from China and other countries due to the coronavirus outbreak, a cost that could rise four-fold if it persists through the year. ...

  • Built in 10 days, China’s virus hospital takes 1st patients

    The first patients arrived Monday at a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days as part of China's sweeping efforts to fight a new virus that is causing global alarm. A second 1,500-bed facility due to open this week. ...

  • Deadliest day for China in virus fight, as global fears mount

    China reported its biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as global fears deepened with more infections confirmed overseas including three Japanese evacuated from the outbreak's epicentre. ...

  • Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologize for coronavirus cartoon

    China’s embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. ...

  • China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

    With tens of millions of Chinese ordered to stay put and many others avoiding travel as a new virus spreads, tourism around the globe is taking a heavy hit during one of the biggest travel seasons in Asia, the Lunar New Year. ...

  • China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000

    The death toll from a virus in China has risen to 56 and the number of people infected across the country is nearing 2,000, authorities said Sunday. Among the new deaths, 13 were in Hubei, the province at the heart of the outbreak ...

  • India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

    India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco. ...

  • Fully recovered Dalai Lama returns home to McLeod Ganj

    In the last few years the Dalai Lama cut down on his travels, particularly internationally, owing to his age, but still keeps a busy schedule attending conferences and teachings. ...