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Coronavirus live updates: WHO worried about cases with no link to China

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 11.07am GMT Samsung Electronics said today that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern Korean city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning, Reuters reports.Samsung Electronics, the world’s top smartphone maker, said the floor where the infected employe...
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Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

Case study of 20-year-old who infected relatives despite not showing signs of illness – and testing negative – stokes global pandemic fearsA 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan travelled hundreds of miles to another city where she infected five relatives without showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists have said, offering new evidence that the new coronavirus can be spread asymptomatically.The case study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, offered clues about ho...
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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...
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Coronavirus: window of containment 'narrowing' after Iran deaths, WHO warns

Virus is spreading in Middle East, with confirmed cases in Lebanon and IsraelFour Iranians have died after contracting the coronavirus, with health authorities warning the virus has spread to multiple cities, while Israel and Lebanon declared their first domestic cases as the deadly epidemic spreads across the Middle East.Asked on Friday if the new cases put the crisis at a tipping point, the World Health Organization director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the “window of opportunity ...
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Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

After the deaths of young health workers, do we have to rethink who is at risk of infection?There have been a number of deaths from the coronavirus among doctors who are young and, as far as we know, otherwise healthy. Continue reading...
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'It's post-apocalyptic': how coronavirus has altered day-to-day life

From Wuhan to the north of England, people have been affected by the outbreak in different waysThe coronavirus is a public health emergency, but its threat is not only medical. Millions of lives have been altered by the outbreak, from those in self-isolation in China to Chinese nationals experiencing racism abroad. We talk to those affected in different ways, from Wuhan to the north of England. Continue reading...
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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...
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Coronavirus: China prison reports 200 cases, as virus spreads in South Korea – live updates

Justice chief sacked in Shandong province with prison guard reported to be source of outbreak, as South Korea adds 52 new cases. Follow latest news 4.12am GMT China’s Global Television Network is reporting that 200 prisoners in a facility in the eastern province of Shandong are infected with Covid-19. The sources of the infection is reported to be an affected prison guard. These prison cases may partly explain the spike in new cases today to 889, up from 394 reported on Thursday.East China'...
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Coronavirus: South Korean PM vows 'swift' action as infections escalate – live updates

‘Special measures’ declared to tackle ‘emergency’ in country, as two Australian cruise ship passengers test positive on arrival home. Follow latest news 1.02am GMT Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s live coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.China has recorded 889 new cases, up from 394 recorded on Thursday. There were also 118 new deaths, compared to 114 the day before. Continue reading...
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Explainer: how worried should I be about coronavirus in Australia?

Despite the lack of cases, people are still concerned about coronavirus in Australia. Here’s what you need to knowAs of Wednesday 15 cases of coronavirus cases had been confirmed in Australia, with the federal department of health stating of those, eight people have recovered with the rest in a stable condition.Despite the mild symptoms and lack of cases in Australia, some people are nonetheless concerned about what they should do if they begin to experience flu-like symptoms given there are 73,...
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Ukraine: violent clashes as locals hurl stones at coronavirus evacuees' bus

Residents of Novi Sanzhary clash with police over nearby quarantine site, intended to host 70 people evacuated from ChinaUkraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak was plunged into chaos on Thursday as local residents hurled stones at buses carrying the evacuees and engaged in violent clashes with police.The vehicles were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the ...
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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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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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


'Bali's been through a lot': holiday island's tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears

Hotel bookings plummet by 40,000 in recent weeks as ban on incoming flights from China bites local businessesThe idyllic holiday island of Bali has been hit by the ripple effect of the coronavirus crisis, with tourism plummeting and suggestions it “does not have the capacity” to treat patients if they become sick.Indonesia, the largest country in south-east Asia, claims to have no cases of coronavirus, but according to the Bali’s tourism board, there have been around 40,000 cancellations of hote...
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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 ...
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Dissent becomes the next victim of coronavirus as China cracks down

Analysts say epidemic poses gravest threat to authorities since Tiananmen Square – and Beijing’s tight control could backfireThe coronavirus crisis in China has posed unprecedented political challenges to the authorities and prompted them to further crack down on speech freedom and tighten control over people in a desperate move to bolster the regime, say analysts and activists.After President Xi Jinping ordered “resolute efforts” to curb the spread of coronavirus in his first public remarks on ...
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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...
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Australians stuck on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship prepare to evacuate to Darwin

About 200 Australians face another 14 days of isolation after more than two weeks in quarantine on the ship in JapanA horror holiday is close to being over for the hundreds of Australians stuck on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan.About 200 Australians will be evacuated on a Qantas flight to a former workers’ site near Darwin on Wednesday to begin a two-week isolation period to prevent the potential spread of the virus. Continue reading...
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China's handling of coronavirus is a diplomatic challenge for WHO

Beijing’s draconian measures to contain outbreak have delayed global transmissionThe World Health Organization is having to perform a diplomatic balancing act over the new coronavirus outbreak, caught between China – whose draconian measures to contain the disease have delayed transmission to the rest of the world –and China’s critics, who say its behaviour is typical of its disregard for human rights.At every press briefing, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has defended China’s h...
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Health experts question coronavirus quarantine measures on cruise ship

Keeping passengers on ship may have helped spread of coronavirus, says one lawyerQuarantine conditions imposed on a stricken ship in Japan are both morally dubious and appear counterproductive, according to health experts who fear the vessel has become an incubator for the coronavirus Covid-19.Thousands of people have spent the past two weeks stuck onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which now accounts for the biggest cluster of cases outside mainland China. More than 540 passengers in the...
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Global health experts question cruise ship quarantine measures

Keeping passengers on ship may have helped spread of coronavirus, says one lawyerQuarantine conditions imposed on a stricken ship in Japan are both morally dubious and appear counterproductive, according to health experts who fear the vessel has become an incubator for the disease.Thousands of people have spent the past two weeks stuck onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which now accounts for the biggest cluster of cases outside mainland China. More than 540 passengers in the Japanese por...
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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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What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the effects of the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered a...
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Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV retroviral drugs on patients – latest news

Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 7.23am GMT Morning, I’m Aamna Mohdin taking over the liveblog from Martin Farrer. Britons David Abel ...
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Coronavirus live updates: Wuhan uses 'dragnet' to identify infected residents – latest news

Campaign comes as UK prepares an evacuation flight for passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 5.58am GMT HSBC, the international bank based in Hong Kong and London, has reported a fall 30% fall i...
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Britain to evacuate citizens from coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess

Foreign office seeking to organise flight for UK nationals stuck on ship where more than 450 people have virusInfected people in Wuhan to be ‘rounded up’ - live updatesThe British government has said it is “working to organise a flight” to evacuate citizens stranded on a stricken cruise ship where more than 450 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus.The Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined off Japan after a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong was confirmed to have the dis...
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