Tag: response

Second Hong Kong coronavirus death as it awaits stranded cruise passengers

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong reported its second death from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as authorities drew up plans to fly home hundreds of city residents stranded on a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan. The 70-year-old man who died had underlying illnesses and was one of 62 confirmed cases in the Chinese-ruled city, […]

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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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Coronavirus claims 97 lives in one day – but number of infections stabilises

The number of people killed by the new coronavirus rose by 97 on Sunday, the highest number of casualties in a day. The total number of deaths in China is now 908 – but the number of newly-infected people per day has stabilised. Across China, 40,171 people are infected while 187,518 are under medical observation. […]

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Maybe Trump doesn’t know difference between communism and socialism, but he benefited from the latter – Sanders

One of Democratic presidential nomination frontrunners, Sen. Bernie Sanders, laughed at Donald Trump calling him a ‘communist’ and explained how the US President, who doesn’t seem to know the difference, profited from ‘socialism.’ Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, asked the Vermont Senator, who identifies as a social democrat, an ubiquitous question about […]

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American dies of coronavirus in China; five Britons infected in French Alps

BEIJING (Reuters) – A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year break that was extended to try to contain the outbreak. While the vast majority of cases have been in China, […]

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China to stagger back to work as virus deaths surpass SARS toll

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break. FILE PHOTO: A worker in a protective suit examines specimens inside […]

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Death toll from new coronavirus set to surpass SARS, as China’s fatalities above 700

BEIJING (Reuters) – The new coronavirus epidemic in mainland China is almost certain to become more deadly than SARS on Saturday as the death toll passed 700, health experts warned of mask shortages and more cases were confirmed on a quarantined Japanese cruise ship. The number of new infections in China’s Hubei province, the epicenter […]

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China coronavirus toll rises to 259, U.S. imposes border curbs

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China has risen to 259, the country’s health authority said on Saturday, as the United States announced new border curbs on foreign nationals who have been in China. The province of Hubei, the centre of the epidemic, remains under virtual quarantine, with roads […]

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Qantas and Air NZ suspend China flights due to coronavirus curbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand said on Saturday they were suspending direct flights from their countries to mainland China in response to travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. FILE PHOTO – Qantas aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Australia, November […]

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U.S. warns citizens against travel to China as virus toll tops 200

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – The U.S. government warned Americans not to travel to China as the death toll from a new coronavirus reached 213 on Friday and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency. People who arrived from Hubei province wait at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi […]

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