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Israel confirms second coronavirus case among cruise returnees

Israel confirmed its second case of the new coronavirus Sunday -- a second returned citizen from the stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess. "Another passenger who returned from the cruise ship in Japan has tested positive," a health ministry statement said. "The patient is in isolation and under supervision and was not infected in Israel," it said.
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World is on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic, warn virologists, as four more cases emerge in Britain

Four new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the UK on Sunday, as experts warned of an impending pandemic with parts of Italy in lockdown after a massive rise in the number of new infections there. The new British patients had all been passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship and were in quarantine in The Wirral when they fell ill, having returned from Japan on Saturday. It emerged on Sunday that the patients had been tested while in Japan, but the results were not received until ...
Tags: Japan, UK, News, Britain, NHS, Italy


South Korean Government Raised COVID-19 Alert to Its ‘Highest’ Level as Confirmed Cases Surpass 600

South Korea’s government put the country’s response to COVID-19 on its highest alert Sunday and health officials say the number of confirmed cases of the disease has risen to over 600. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said authorities raised the “COVID-19 alert level to the highest of ‘Red’ to strengthen the overall response system.” Doing so allows the government to order the temporary closure of schools and reduce travel operations, including public transport an...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, China, Israel, Uncategorized, Ap, Associated Press, Seoul, Daegu, Japan Times, Johns Hopkins University, KCDC, Onetime, COVID-19, COVID


Coronavirus outbreak: four cruise ship passengers test positive in UK – live news

Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran after eight deaths, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 4.20pm GMT Four of the 32 British and Irish Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers taken to Arrowe Park, Merseyside, on Saturday have tested positive for coronavirus strain Covid-19, the Chief Medical Officer for England has said.Professor Chris Whitty said: “Four further patients in England have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, England, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran – live news

Moves comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 3.25pm GMT Venice Cestival will close early this year due to concerns about the new coronavirus, which has spread in northern Italy. Below shows a photograph of a police officer wearing a protective face mask and standing next to a masked carnival reveller at the event. 3.11pm GMT Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, has said that if the virus outbreak persists it may have a big ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Haruhiko Kuroda, Coronavirus outbreak, Venice Cestival


Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey closes border with Iran to stop infection spreading – live news

Turkey’s move comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 2.21pm GMT Health authorities said that 18 of the 39 South Koreans from the south-eastern region who had made a group pilgrimage to sites in Israel later tested positive for the virus. Israel’s foreign ministry issued added warnings about travel to South Korea and Japan due to the coronavirus, and the health ministry is ordering Israelis returning from those countries to remain i...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Australia, Russia, Singapore, Israel, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Benjamin Netanyahu


Coronavirus outbreak: special powers enacted in Italy after deaths – live news

Number of cases in north of the country jumps causing disruption to Milan fashion week and Serie A matches 10.41am GMT More than 100 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, as numbers continued to rise on Sunday following government measures to limit the spread of the outbreak.The governor of Italy’s northern Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, said cases of the illness in his area had risen in a day from 54 to 89, with total cases in the country now at more than 100.In an emergenc...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Milan, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Lombardy, Giorgio Armani, Attilio Fontana, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: woman tests positive after disembarking Diamond Princess – live news

Infection raises questions over quarantine attempts while other countries report new cases and deaths 9.00am GMT President Moon Jae-in said South Korea is raising its alert level on the new coronavirus to the “highest” in the face of a sudden spike in the number of infections.“The COVID-19 incident faces a grave turning point. The next few days will be crucial,” Moon said following a government meeting. 8.51am GMT A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Moon, Lombardy, Milan Italy, Veneto, Moon Jae


Trump Was Furious That Passengers With Coronavirus Were Brought Back to U.S.

Among the passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were flown back were 14 American citizens who tested positive for the virus. The move took Mr. Trump by surprise.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, United States, Epidemics, State Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Health and Human Services Department, Donald J, Evacuations and Evacuees, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Growers Of New, Pricey Strawberry Are Selling A Sweeter Experience

Hiroki Koga wasn't thrilled about the quality of American produce when he moved to the U.S. from Japan. So he cultivated a sweeter variety called the Omakase berry that costs $50 for an eight-pack.(Image credit: Courtesy of Oishii)
Tags: Japan, News, Hiroki Koga


Judge Halts Plan to Move COVID-19 Patients to California City

(COSTA MESA, Calif.) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about how the community would be protected from the outbreak. A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order late Friday to halt the transportation of anyone who has tested positive for the new coronavirus to Costa Mesa, a city of 110,000 in the hea...
Tags: Japan, News, California, China, Uncategorized, Southern California, Costa Mesa, Fairview, California City, Office of Emergency Services, Travis Air Force Base, Katrina Foley, Costa Mesa Calif, Onetime, Fairview Developmental Center, COVID-19


Kill It and Leave This Town review - gaunt beauty amid the smoky smudge of memory

This raw, intense animation from Polish director Mariusz Wilczyński is a fiercely miserable fable that mixes realism with a kind of dreamlike sleep-talkingCritical discussion of animation has recently turned on comparing the Disney and Pixar traditions with that of Studio Ghibli in Japan, and the very different kinds of beauty that they achieve. But here is a reminder of a another animation tradition that hails from Poland and central Europe, in the form of a feature from the Polish veteran Mari...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Film, Disney, World news, Culture, Festivals, Poland, Berlin Film Festival, Pixar, Animation in film, Berlin film festival 2020, Leave This Town, Mariusz Wilczyński, Wilczyński


Italian Towns Locked Down Following 2 COVID-19 Deaths and a Surge of Cases

(CODOGNO, Italy) — A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the new virus from China and a growing cluster of cases with no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad. The secondary contagions prompted local authorities in the Lombardy and Veneto regions to close schools, businesses and restaurants and to cancel sporting events and Masses. The mayor of Milan, the business capital of Italy, shuttered public of...
Tags: Japan, England, Milan, News, China, Uncategorized, Unilever, Rome, Britain, Italy, Lodi, Associated Press, Inter Milan, Wuhan, Sampdoria, Lombardy


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...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, California, Saudi Arabia, China, Uncategorized, Iran, United States, Italy, Tokyo, Associated Press, Kim, Mecca, Seoul, Christ


Japan's emperor turns 60, offers sympathy to virus patients

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, marking his 60th birthday, offered his sympathy to those affected by the new virus that emerged in China and said he hopes to see the outbreak contained soon. Sunday's birthday is a special one for Naruhito, his first since becoming emperor. Festivities surrounding the emperor's birthday, however, have been toned down amid concerns about the virus.
Tags: Japan, News, China, Naruhito


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...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, Saudi Arabia, China, Africa, Uncategorized, Iran, United States, Egypt, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Associated Press, Kim


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...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, China, Iran, Hubei, SHANGHAI SEOUL Reuters China


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...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, Saudi Arabia, China, Africa, Uncategorized, Iran, United States, Egypt, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Associated Press, Kim


Japan says passenger found to be infected after leaving ship

A passenger who got off the Diamond Princess after completing the cruise ship's quarantine this past week tested positive for the new virus Saturday, becoming the first known case of infection among those released at the end of the ship's containment period, Japanese officials said. The patient is a woman in her 60s from Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo, who was on the ship with her husband, Tochigi Gov. Tomikazu Fukuda said at a televised news conference. “I would like to urge the governmen...
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, Tochigi, Fukuda, Tochigi Gov Tomikazu Fukuda


Coronavirus: more deaths confirmed as authorities around the world struggle to contain outbreak – latest updates

The World Health Organization has raised concerns about cases where there has been no contact with someone known to be infected nor travel to China 1.59pm GMT Hundreds of Filipino couples participated in a mass wedding wearing face masks because of coronavirus fears. As part of efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, officials in the city of Bacolod conducted health tests and provided the 220 couples with masks before they tied the knot 1.42pm GMT The UK residents who were trapped on...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, China, World news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Merseyside, Wirral, Bacolod, Arrowe Park, Coronavirus outbreak


Virus ship crew's families fear for kin as Philippines evacuation postponed

Families of hundreds of Filipino crew members still stuck on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship are increasingly worried for their relatives' health, as the Philippines postponed on Saturday a scheduled trip to bring them home. The vessel, moored off the Japanese coast in Yokohama near Tokyo, has the biggest cluster of coronavirus infections outside the Chinese epicentre, with over 600 cases confirmed among the 3,700 passengers and crew. While hundreds of travellers ha...
Tags: Japan, News, Philippines, Tokyo, Yokohama


‘We’re in a Petri Dish’: How a Coronavirus Ravaged a Cruise Ship

More than three days passed before Japan imposed a quarantine. That delay and other missteps helped produce the largest outbreak of the virus beyond China.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, Yokohama (Japan, Quarantines, Ships and Shipping, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Judge Blocks Transfer Of Coronavirus Patients From Travis Air Force Base To Costa Mesa

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) —  A judge has temporarily blocked the transfer of coronavirus patients from Travis Air Force Base to Costa Mesa. The federal government planned to transfer as many as 70 coronavirus patients from the base to a facility in Costa Mesa this weekend, but city leaders filed an injunction to block the transfer in an effort to protect their community. I’ve just learned that a judge has granted a temporary injunction blocking the transfer of #coronavirus patients to #CostaMesa this w...
Tags: Japan, News, China, Local, Sacramento County, Fairfield, Department of Public Health, Costa Mesa, Travis Air Force Base, Coronavirus


Novel coronavirus deaths top 2,200 as number of new cases in China rises again

Hopes for a slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus were dashed Friday as the number of new cases rose in China, and outbreaks worsened in Japan and South Korea.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, China


Washington Post: Trump furious after officials let Americans with coronavirus return to US from Japan

President Donald Trump became enraged with senior advisers this week when 14 Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus were brought back to the US from Japan after he had been told they would remain quarantined overseas, administration officials told The Washington Post.
Tags: Japan, Washington Post, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Thirty-two British and European passengers from Diamond Princess on board plane due to land in England on Saturday, Foreign Office says The British government has begun repatriating its citizens trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan for more than two weeks.“The evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Office, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


11 cruise ship passengers test positive for coronavirus, Nebraska hospital says

Most of the Americans who were being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the hospital says.
Tags: Japan, Cnn, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Coronavirus Now a ‘Tremendous Public Health Threat’: CDC

Federal officials announced Friday that their tally of 2019 novel coronavirus cases in the United States had increased to 34, with more infections expected sooner than later, even as questions lingered about how efforts at containing the deadly illness had fallen short so far.The jump came after the State Department repatriated 18 infected U.S. citizens from aboard a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan. Three other people confirmed to have the disease have been repatriated, in addition to 13 o...
Tags: Japan, News, Cdc, China, America, United States, New York Times, State Department, The Washington Post, Reuters, Yokohama Japan, Nancy Messonnier, Tremendous Public Health Threat


Minamata review – Johnny Depp attempts redemption in heartfelt look at disaster that struck Japanese town

Depp plays real-life US photojournalist W Eugene Smith who travels to cover the story of mercury poisoning that caused horrendous disfigurementsMinamata is not a masterpiece and there are one or two cliches here about western saviours and boozy, difficult, passionate journalists who occupy the perennial Venn diagram overlap between integrity and alcoholism. This movie’s producer-star Johnny Depp has form on this score, with his starstruck impersonation of Hunter Thompson. And once again, he has ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Film, Environment, US, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pollution, Art and design, Festivals, Johnny Depp, Berlin Film Festival, Bill Nighy, Depp, Hunter Thompson


Coronavirus cruise ship has no plans to retire

Some passengers and crew are still aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship following its 14-day coronavirus quarantine in Japan, but the ship has not seen its last days at sea.
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