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CDC Issues Warnings on Virus; Markets Take Hit: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
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CDC Tells Americans to Start Readying for Outbreak: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a coronavirus outbreak at home that could lead to significant disruptions of daily life, though the warnings were downplayed by the White House. Congress was told that there’s shortage of masks needed for health workers if one occurs.New cases were reported in Europe, prompting worries of a widening outbreak there. Iran reported a total of 15 deaths, the most fatalities outside China, and a top hea...
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U.S. Short on Stockpiled Masks; Gilead Drug Trials: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Iran reported a total of 15 deaths from the outbreak, the most fatalities outside China, and a top health official tested positive. Italy reported a surge in infections and Spanish police isolated 1,000 people at an island resort.The U.S. said its short on the number of masks needed for health workers in case of an outbreak. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country was confident of limiting the impact. Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea reported 84 new infections for a total tal...
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As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, WHO Says World Is Not Ready

BEIJING -- As new cases of the coronavirus spiked on two continents, the World Health Organization warned Monday that the world was not ready for a major outbreak, even as it praised China's aggressive efforts to wrest the epidemic under control.After two weeks on the ground in China, a team sent by the WHO concluded that the draconian measures China imposed a month ago may have saved hundreds of thousands of people from infection. Such measures -- sealing off cities, shutting down businesse...
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Coronavirus Cases Outside China Are Accelerating Rapidly. Here’s What to Know

A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries. In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have originated, the number of cases appears to be stabilizing, according to government figures. But the number of people infected elsewhere in the world is rising quickly, with clusters in South Korea, Italy, Iran and a cruise ship docke...
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Xi’s Response to Virus Foreshadows an Even Tighter Grip on China

(Bloomberg) -- For all the lessons for President Xi Jinping to take away from China’s worst virus outbreak in modern history, he seems to have settled on one above all others: Centralized control works and more is needed.Xi shared the conclusion in an unprecedented conference call with 170,000 officials Sunday -- the closest the leader of the world’s longest-lasting communist regime has come to a fireside chat. In it, according to excerpts released by state-run media, he defended the ruling part...
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China Said It Was Easing Wuhan’s Coronavirus Lockdown, Then Backtracked

China said an announcement that the quarantine of Wuhan would be eased was prematurely issued without approval from top officials. The lockdown of the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus emerged would remain fully in place, it said. The abrupt about-turn within a matter of hours added to the confusion emanating from the devastated city of 11 million which has been sealed off since Jan. 23. Hubei province — where Wuhan is located — has also adjusted its official count of infected people...
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Afghanistan confirms first coronavirus case in province bordering Iran

KABUL/HERAT (Reuters) - Afghanistan confirmed its first case of the coronavirus in the western province of Herat on Monday, declaring a state of emergency in a territory bordering Iran which itself reported a sharp rise in cases. Dozens of cases of the virus, which originated in the central Chinese province of Hubei in December, have been confirmed in Iran where 12 people have died, the highest death toll outside of China. "I ask people to try to stay at home and restrict their movements," Hea...
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A New Generation of Volunteers Emerges in the Chinese City at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Crisis

Black Chen, a 30-year-old tattooed bar owner, had never volunteered before the coronavirus outbreak hit his hometown of Wuhan, but he quickly stepped up. When hospital staff appealed for supplies, he and a group of friends started raising funds, sourcing masks and driving them to hospitals. As the city went into lockdown and public transportation ground to a halt, they ferried stranded medical workers to and from work. “Only us young people would risk going out,” he told TIME via the messag...
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Wuhan eases coronavirus lockdown as Xi warns of historic 'crisis'

Communist party expected to reveal whether it will delay annual parliamentary session and South Korea reports new spike in cases Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, has loosened lockdown measures and several provinces have lowered their emergency alert levels, as top officials sought to assure the public that the virus is being contained.On Monday, China’s National Health Commission reported its highest number of deaths in 11 days, with another 150 dead and 409 new cases, bri...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak, On Monday China 's National Health Commission


Xi says China facing 'big test' with virus, global impact spreads

China's leader said Sunday the new coronavirus epidemic is the communist country's largest-ever public health emergency, but other nations were also increasingly under pressure from the deadly outbreak's relentless global march. Italy and Iran began introducing the sort of containment measures previously seen only in China, which has put tens of millions of people under lockdown in Hubei province, the outbreak's epicentre. Italy reported a third death while cases spiked and the country's Venic...
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‘Still Grim and Complex.’ President Xi Jinping Calls for More Efforts to Curb COVID-19 in China

(BEIJING) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops. Xi defended the ruling Communist Party’s response as “timely and effective” in a video conference with officials in charge of anti-disease work, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Xi sounded a note of caution in the face of hopes abroad that the disea...
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Millions of Chinese workers ordered back to work but infection risk remains high

Transport restrictions hamper nationwide pull to get back to business as economy reelsThe Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy.Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease prevention efforts. over the last four weeks. As the death toll cl...
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Coronavirus Spreads in South Korean City as Thousands Are Screened

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to five and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a new virus that started in China but has spread globally. Some virus clusters have shown no direct link to travel to China. The secondary contagions In Italy prompted local authorities in...
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China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - China reported another fall in new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new cases and fears of contagion increased elsewhere. China's health commission confirmed 648 new infections - higher than a day earlier - but only 18 were outside of Hubei province, the lowest number outside of the epicenter since authorities started publishing data a month ago. Jap...
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Coronavirus Spread by a Second Coming ‘Cult’ Has Put South Korea on ‘Maximum Alert’

This article was updated on February 23, 2020, at 11:55 p.m. local time in South Korea.SEOUL—A South Korean church whose founder says, rather mysteriously, that he represents the second coming of Christ on Earth and has unique insights into God’s revelations is getting much of the blame for a major surge in the spread of the deadly coronavirus here.Coronavirus Now a ‘Tremendous Public Health Threat’: CDCFear of the disease now known as COVID-19 actually had been on the decline in South Korea unt...
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COVID-19 Spreads in South Korean City as Thousands Are Screened

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to five and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a new virus that started in China but has spread globally. Some virus clusters have shown no direct link to travel to China. The secondary contagions In Italy prompted local authorities in...
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Coronavirus Spreads in Seoul as Thousands Are Screened

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the nation’s fourth-largest city, where health workers scrambled to screen thousands of worshippers. The country also reported its third death from the virus, a man in his 40s who was found dead at home and posthumously tested positive. There’s concern that South Korea’s death toll could grow. Virus patients with sig...
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Chinese jails have become hotbeds of coronavirus as more than 500 cases have erupted, prompting the ouster of several officials

Over half of the cases are in prisons in Hubei province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. The rest are in Shangdong and Zhejiang provinces.
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Coronavirus: latest developments worldwide

China on Friday raises the death toll to 2,236 -- most of them in the province of Hubei, where the virus was first detected. More than 75,000 have now been infected in China and over 1,100 abroad. In South Korea, the number of cases almost doubles, with more than 200 people infected, most of them linked to a Christian sect in the south.
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China's Hubei province revises February 19 new cases tally to 775, from 349 previously

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. Earlier in the day, provincial authorities said they would add back some cases to their tally of the disease, after they adjusted their methodology to count only cases that were detected with genetic tests, rather than with CT scans. Officials later concluded on Friday that it was a mistake to have removed cases that were already count...
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Video of Female Medics in China Having Their Heads Shaved Sparks Backlash Over Propaganda in the Coronavirus Fight

The video is jarring. It shows a team of female medics in China having their heads shaved in preparation for going to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak Hubei province. Some women are seen crying. It was posted Saturday to the Twitter-like Chinese social media platform Weibo by Gansu Daily—one of a barrage of pieces about the sacrifice and bravery of doctors and nurses fighting the COVID-19 outbreak that has infected more than 75,000 people and killed more than 2,000 in mainland Chin...
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, Weibo, Hubei, Gansu, Overnight, Onetime, COVID-19, Gansu Daily, Shanghai Women s Federation, Liang Yu Stacey


Hospitals in China, Overwhelmed by Coronavirus, Turn Away Patients With Other Pressing Needs

Liu Zi’ao was awaiting surgery in a Wuhan hospital to treat the tumor pressing on his spinal cord when, suddenly, he was told to leave. The novel coronavirus had plunged the central Chinese city’s health-care system into crisis, and all resources were being diverted to contain it. In the month since, the 25-year-old former acupuncturist has been turned away from hospital after hospital as he seeks treatment. Because his right leg has atrophied, he’ll need an ambulance to pick him up if one ...
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Doctors look to HIV and Ebola drugs for coronavirus cure

Early results of trials on Covid-19 patients expected in MarchCoronavirus – latest newsDoctors are likely to know within two to three weeks whether drugs being used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus are working, according to the World Health Organization.The timetable for early results from two trials taking place in China is short but feasible because of the large concentration of sick people at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province. That allows a significant number of ...
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The Coronavirus Has Brought Out the Ugly Side of Hong Kong’s Protest Movement

At the farthest edge of Hong Kong, where suburban foothills descend into a riverine border with China, a lone sentry shoos away traffic. The checkpoint, his gestures and the line of U-turning vehicles indicate, is closed. Behind him towers the glass and concrete skyline of Shenzhen—the nearest Chinese city to Hong Kong. Without the usual throng of travelers, buses and hawkers here at Lo Wu station, the only noise comes from water buffalo grunting across the tracks. This and nine other borde...
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Wuhan Hospital Director Dies of Coronavirus, State Media Reports

A senior doctor at a hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan died from the novel coronavirus, the latest fatality among medical workers as they rush to save tens of thousands of patients at the epicenter of the outbreak. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital and an expert in neurosurgery, died Tuesday morning, state media CCTV reported. The fatality follows the death earlier this month of Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor in Wuhan who was sanctioned for attempting to bring the v...
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Coronavirus Has Reduced China’s Aviation Market to Smaller Than Portugal’s

China’s aviation market, projected to overtake the U.S. this decade and become the world’s biggest, has shrunk to such an extent due to the coronavirus outbreak that it’s fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal. Airlines have slashed capacity because of the epidemic centered in Hubei province, leaving the industry reeling. About 1.7 million seats — almost 80% of capacity — were dropped from China services from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17 by global carriers, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide. Me...
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'Now We Are Refugees': A Family in Limbo Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

These days, Chloe Chang, a Taiwanese woman stranded at the center of China's coronavirus outbreak, says she wakes up every half-hour during the night. Sometimes she breaks down in tears.She and her family are effectively trapped in her grandmother's apartment building, where a man recently died from the virus. Workers in hazmat suits haunt the surrounding streets, and the neighborhood has a strong police presence. There are shortages of food and other essentials throughout Yichang, the H...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, New York Times, Wuhan, Macao, Hubei, Chang, Tsai Ing, Xinhua China, China Hong Kong, Central Epidemic Command Center, Yichang, Chloe Chang, Calvin Fan


14 U.S. cruise ship evacuees test positive for coronavirus

Chinese authorities reported early Monday that there were about 100 new deaths from coronavirus, the lowest daily count since Feb. 11. The flu-like virus now has killed more than 1,700 people, Reuters reports. The number of confirmed infections in Hubei province, where the outbreak is centered, rose on Monday after falling for two straight days. Authorities in Hubei imposed tough new restrictions on movement as they continued to step up efforts to contain the spread of the outbreak. The number o...
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