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Hundreds of Americans flown home from cruise ship, 14 with coronavirus

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif./GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. The cruise ship Diamond Princess, which with more than 400 cases has by far the largest cluster […]

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Coronavirus cases rise again in China as recession looms for Japan, Singapore

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of reported new cases of coronavirus in China’s Hubei province rose on Monday after two days of falls, as authorities imposed tough new restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the disease which has now killed more than 1,700 people. People wearing face masks walk inside a subway station, […]

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New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in France

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday, more than three weeks after the outbreak’s epicenter was locked down, and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France, the first fatality in Europe. A man wearing a face mask crosses a road, as the country […]

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Japan to let elderly leave cruise liner hit by coronavirus as 44 new cases confirmed

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will allow some elderly passengers on a quarantined cruise liner who test negative for the new coronavirus to disembark ahead of schedule, the health minister said on Thursday, as another 44 new cases were confirmed aboard the Diamond Princess. FILE PHOTO: FILE PICTURE: The cruise ship Diamond Princess is pictured beside […]

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China’s Xi tells Trump Beijing will defeat coronavirus as doctor’s death sparks outcry

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping assured U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that China is doing all it can to contain a new coronavirus that has killed almost 640 people, including a doctor who sounded the alarm only to be threatened by police. China was gradually achieving results and was confident it could […]

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Countries evacuating nationals from China coronavirus areas

(Reuters) – A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: An aircraft, chartered by the U.S. State Department to evacuate Americans from the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, prepares to […]

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Ten U.S. refineries emitted excessive cancer-causing benzene in 2019: report

(Reuters) – Ten U.S. oil refineries, including six in Texas, released the cancer-causing chemical benzene in concentrations that exceeded federal limits last year, according to government data published by the green group Environmental Integrity Project on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is seen at sunset in front of the Philadelphia skyline […]

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China virus toll nears 500; cruise ships, Hong Kong flights hit

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two U.S. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan. Ambulance workers in protective gear drive an ambulance which is believed to carry […]

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