virus death toll rises to 81 Jan 28, 2020 0 107 12345 The death toll from a new coronavirus in China increased to 81 on Monday with the hard-hit province of Hubei announcing 24 new fatalities. The virus has infected more than 2,700 across China, with cases found in around a dozen countries as far away as France and the US.Global alarm growsMongolia has closed the border with China to cars. Malaysia banned visitors from Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, and its surrounding Hubei province. The US, France and Japan are among countries looking to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan. France plans to fly citizens out of the city in the middle of this week. Belgium, Bangladesh, India and Spain said they were working to repatriate their nationals. Coronavirus cases in China81Deaths2,886 Confirmed cases5,794 Suspected cases461 In critical condition59 People recovered and discharged from hospitalWuhan, the ground zero for where the disease emerged, is in lockdown and several other cities have imposed travel bansInternational scenarioThailand: 8 casesUS, Australia: 5 casesSingapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea: 4France, Japan: 3 Vietnam: 2Nepal, Canada, Cambodia: 1 RELATED ARTICLES Amir, Merkel review Libya developments Jan 28, 2020 0 1293 Shura Council panel okays draft law on minimum wage Jan 28, 2020 0 712 Sulaiti launches Qatar Internet Exchange Point Jan 28, 2020 0 715 Sidra to launch slew of women’s services soon CATHERINE W GICHUKI Doha In its efforts to support development of women’s health in Qatar, Sidra Medicine is set to launch a slew of women’s services this year. In the first quarter in 2020, Sidra Medicine will expand its .. QA becomes main sponsor of Philippine Football League Qatar Airways has signed a partnership agreement with the Philippine Football Federation, under which Qatar Airways will become the main sponsor of the Philippine Football League until 2022. The partnership .. Unstoppable Qatar win Asian handball title again Defending champions Qatar claimed the Asian Men’s Handball Championship for the fourth time in a row with a one-sided 33-21 victory over nine-time champions South Korea in Kuwait City on Monday. Qatar Olympic Committee .. Qatar’s trade surplus rises 14.4% to QR14.3 bn in Dec Qatar’s foreign merchandise trade surplus, which represents the difference between total exports and imports, increased by nearly QR1.8 billion, or 14.4 percent, to QR14.3 billion in December 2019, compared with the .. QA, HIA step up measures against China coronavirus Qatar Airways (QA) and Hamad International Airport (HIA) have stepped up measures to ensure safety and security of passengers and crew on flights from China in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. “Qatar Airways and Hamad .. No cases of coronavirus in Qatar: MoPH The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) confirmed in a statement that “no cases of China coronavirus have been detected in Qatar.” In the statement, the MoPH called on the public not to pay “attention to any information not ..