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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


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


You Can Thank Japan for Inventing Convenient Sliced Mayonnaise

If you love slathering everything from french fries, to canned tuna fish, to BLT sandwiches in mayonnaise, but don’t always have the energy to squeeze a bottle, Japan has once again come to the aid of the lazy with packages of sliced mayonnaise that are as easy to use as sliced cheese.Read more...
Tags: Food, Japan, Science, Convenience, Mayo, Mayonnaise


Trump Regime Overruled CDC, Flew Coronavirus-Infected Americans on Plane With Healthy People: Report

The U.S. State Department overruled the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), choosing to bring 14 Americans who were infected with the new coronavirus back from Japan, according to the Washington Post. The new report raises serious questions about the U.S. government’s decisions at a time…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Prisons, Washington Post, Cdc, China, Wuhan, Pandemics, U S State Department, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Anne Schuchat, Outbreaks, Gordon Chang, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


Brits prepare to fly home from cruise ship hit by coronavirus

UK government sends plane to repatriate quarantined citizens on Diamond PrincessDozens of Britons who have been trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan are set to fly home after the UK government sent a plane to repatriate them.About 70 people who have been held in quarantine on the Diamond Princess are due to land at Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence base near Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Salisbury Wiltshire, Coronavirus outbreak, Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence


The Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak : Should You Be Worried?

Symptoms of a Covid-19 virus infection – other than breathlessness, very similar to other flu symptoms There’s never been such a massive response to any previous infectious outbreak as there has been to what was originally generically termed and described as a new type of coronavirus, and which has now been officially named as Covid-19.Is this massive response, all around the world, necessary, or is it a panicked over-reaction?  Is the outbreak now almost under control and the threat it origin...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, California, China, Miscellaneous, US, Walmart, Iran, Canada, Current Affairs, Korea, Ikea


Coronavirus: cruise ship accounts for more than half of cases outside China – latest news

WHO issues latest briefing; South Korean city sees surge in cases; and two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die South Korean city on high alert as cases soar at ‘cult’ churchExperts fear false rumours could harm China cooperation on virusBritons stuck on cruise ship to be flown homeShare your experiences 3.52pm GMT The World Health Organization is co-ordinating with the African Union to prepare the continent’s countries for potential arrivals of people infected with co...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Africa, World news, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, African Union, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after surge in cases – latest news

Mayor of Daegu orders shutdown of all kindergartens and public libraries while two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die Share your experiences 1.10pm GMT Our Health Editor Sarah Boseley reports that 27 prominent public health scientists from nine countries have signed a joint statement of support for Chinese colleagues who are being attacked on social media, and even threatened with violence as false rumours circulate about the origins of the coronavirus.“We work very ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, China, World news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Daegu, Sarah Boseley, EcoHealth Alliance, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Peter Daszak, Norcros


Before and after photos show how the coronavirus has left Asia's biggest tourist attractions looking like ghost towns

Parts of the Great Wall of China are shut entirely. As far away as Vietnam and Japan, markets are deserted. The few tourists present wear face masks.
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, Vietnam, Great Wall Of China


2 Cruise Ship Passengers Die of Coronavirus, Raising Death Toll Outside China to 11

Two passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan have died from COVID-19, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. They’re the first passengers from the cruise ship to die since it was put under quarantine on February 5, raising Japan’s death toll from the new coronavirus to…Read more...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Japan, Science, China, Iran, Disease, Yokohama Japan, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Shincheonji Church of Jesus


Coronavirus: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after spike in cases – latest news

Kindergartens and libraries closed with troops confined to barracks in Daegu city as two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die 7.05am GMT Here’s a summary of events so far on Thursday on the coronavirus. 6.12am GMT The mayor of a South Korean city of Daegu has told residents to stay inside, as a surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases linked to a local church raised the prospect of wider transmission. Reuters reports that malls in Daegu, the country’s fourth largest city...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Reuters, Daegu, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: two Diamond Princess passengers die as Japan defends quarantine

US says efforts to contain spread ‘may not have been sufficient’ as Japanese health minister argues ‘we’ve been doing our best’Two passengers who were onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner have died after being diagnosed with Covid-19, Japan’s health ministry said on Thursday.The victims – the first people connected to the ship to have died – were an 87-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman, both of whom had pre-existing medical conditions, the public broadcaster NHK said, adding...
Tags: Japan, Science, US, World news, Asia Pacific, Global development, NHK, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: two Japanese passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Fatalities from cruise ship are believed to be a man and a woman in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 4.00am GMT South Korea has recorded 31 news cases today, taking its total to 82.The country’s disease control centre said 30 of the new cases were in the city of Daegu and surrounding Gyeongbuk province south of Seoul. 3.32am GMT The two Diamond Princess passengers who died on Thursday were both Japanese, NHK reported - an 87-year-old man an...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Seoul, Daegu, NHK, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Gyeongbuk


Coronavirus: two passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Japanese broadcaster says fatalities from the cruise ship are two passengers in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 3.21am GMT Over the past few days there has been increasing criticism of the Japanese authorities’ handling of the infection on the cruise line, as infections continued to mount, despite infection control measures being in place. Japan’s health minister, Katsunobu Kato, on Thursday defended Japan’s response to the outbreak in parliam...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Katsunobu Kato, NHK, Kyodo, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


This Japanese Smartphone Uses AI to Prevent Users From Saving and Sharing Naked Selfies

Worried about what online shenanigans your child might get into with their first smartphone? In Japan, a company has released a budget phone with at least one feature you won’t find on a flagship iOS or Android device: an AI-powered sensor that prevents naked selfie shots from being saved or shared.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Japan, Science, Technology, Teens, Selfies, Censorship, Tech, Smartphones, Tone Mobile, Tone E20


Coronavirus: two people die in Iran as cruise ship Britons face Wirral quarantine - latest updates

Deaths in mainland China pass 2,000 and Foreign Office tells Britons to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise shipChina’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences 5.02pm GMT Britons returning home from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has seen over 600 cases of coronavirus will be quarantined at the same NHS facility that housed people flown b...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Iran, Asia Pacific, NHS, Global Economy, Tehran, Wuhan, Chinese Economy, Foreign Office, Britons


Experts say the cruise ship quarantine was unjustified and violated human rights, letting the coronavirus 'literally pick them off one by one'

After an extra 14 days on the waves, people left aboard the Diamond Princess for a COVID-19 quarantine in Japan are getting ready to disembark.
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Foreign Office tells Britons not to leave cruise ship struck by coronavirus

Passengers who disembark Diamond Princess may not be allowed to board evacuation flight later in week, FCO warns Coronavirus: live updatesBritish passengers stuck on the cruise ship in Japan where over 600 people have been infected with the coronavirus have have been told to stay onboard by the Foreign Office.Japanese authorities said those who had tested negative for the virus were allowed to leave on Wednesday, but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warned that passengers who disembark ...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Office, Britons, Fco, Commonwealth Office FCO, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: first two patients confirmed in Iran as cruise ship cases rise to 621 – live updates

Deaths on mainland China pass 2,000 as passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences 11.18am GMT Japanese health officials said 79 new coronavirus cases have been detected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, taking the total to 621.The positive...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Iran, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Associated Press, Isna, Chinese Economy, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong records second death – live updates

Deaths on the mainland pass 2,000 as passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 5.18am GMT Our full story on the exodus from the Diamond Princess has just gone live on the site.Here it is: Related: Coronavirus: Diamond Princess exodus begins amid criticism over quarantine 5.17am GMT Reuters has given us a fas...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Shanghai, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Mark Xia


Coronavirus: Diamond Princess exodus begins amid criticism over quarantine

More than 3,000 people to disembark over three days after ship proved a fertile breeding ground for Covid-19Deaths rise over 2,000 in China - latest updatesHundreds of passengers have begun leaving the stricken Diamond Princess in Japan after testing negative for the coronavirus, ending two weeks of quarantine that experts say failed to prevent the virus spreading onboard.Japanese TV showed passengers – who spent quarantine largely confined to their cabins – leaving the ship on Wednesday morning...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Tokyo, Yokohama, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers begin to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 2.34am GMT Justin McCurry, our man in Tokyo, has been speaking to a Japanese health expeprt who fears some of the cruise ship passengers could yet turn out to be carrying the virus:Kentaro Iwata, ...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tokyo, Chinese Economy, Yokohama, NHK, Hubei Province, Justin McCurry, Diamond Princess


Chinese Media Declares Hospital Director Dead From COVID-19, Then Alive, Then Dead Again

Liu Zhiming, the 51-year-old director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, China, died at 10:54 AM local time Tuesday morning after being infected with coronavirus, according to the Wuhan Health Commission. Multiple Chinese state media outlets like the People’s Daily and Global Times reported Liu’s death yesterday but…Read more...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, Cambodia, Flu, Wuhan, Pandemics, Weibo, Liu, Yokohama, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers prepare to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 12.17am GMT Reuters has the latest health commission numbers. It says 2,004 people have died from the virus in mainland China, making a total around the world of 2,009 by my reckoning.Confirmed ca...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tencent, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Hubei Province


Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV antiretroviral drugs on patients – latest news

UK prepares evacuation flight for cruise ship passengers. Follow the latest newsBritish couple on Diamond Princess test positiveSenior doctor dies in WuhanWhat is the coronavirus?Share your experiences 12.18pm GMT The UK accounting watchdog has called on all British businesses to flag up the full extent of the risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak to their companies, PA Media reports.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said companies had a duty to make “up-to-date and meaningful” disclos...
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