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Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus, cruise ship evacuations continue

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as the growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the country’s economy as well as public health. FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective face masks are seen on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as the vessel’s passengers continue to […]

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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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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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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 virus death toll jumps past 500, more cases on cruise ship off Japan

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Ten more people on a quarantined cruise liner in a Japanese port have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Thursday, as the virus death toll in mainland China hit 563, with almost 3,000 new cases reported. Workers wearing protective gear prepare to load supplies on to the cruise ship Diamond Princess, […]

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China lab seeks patent on use of Gilead’s coronavirus treatment

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Feb 5 (Reuters) – A state-run Chinese research institute has applied for a patent on the use of Gilead Sciences’ experimental U.S. antiviral drug, which scientists think could provide treatment for the coronavirus that has killed hundreds and infected thousands. The Wuhan Institute of Virology of the China Academy of Sciences, based in the […]

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China tries to reassure on outbreak amid growing travel curbs

FILE PHOTO: Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China’s Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea’s test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang’s action. REUTERS/Jason Lee BEIJING (Reuters) […]

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NHS chief slams Paltrow’s health claims on Netflix

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix series poses a “considerable health risk” to the public, NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has said. The Goop Lab, filmed at the headquarters of the actress’s wellness brand, Goop, explores the effectiveness of alternative therapies for physical and mental illnesses. Netflix says the series is “designed to entertain, not provide medical […]

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China virus toll passes 130; Japan evacuates citizens

BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from a new coronavirus in China rose sharply to 132 on Wednesday with nearly 1,500 new cases, as Japan said it flew citizens out of the central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. A nurse takes the temperature of a woman in the reception area of the […]

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