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Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

02/23/20 8:59 PM

Fears grew on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Four Chinese provinces lower coronavirus emergency response level

02/23/20 8:59 PM

Four Chinese provinces Yunnan, Guangdong, Shanxi and Guizhou on Monday lowered their coronavirus emergency response measures, local health commissions said.

South Korea reports 161 new cases of coronavirus, brings total to 763

02/23/20 8:56 PM

South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday, a day after the government raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level.

Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

02/23/20 8:33 PM

International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor

02/23/20 8:33 PM

The Trump administration has backed off plans to quarantine patients from the Diamond Princess cruise ship stricken with coronavirus at a federal facility in Alabama, the state's governor and a U.S. senator said on Sunday.

Coronavirus clampdown spreads fear and doubt in northern Italy

02/23/20 8:26 PM

Some people fled, some stocked up on essentials, others simply called for calm after authorities imposed stringent measures on swathes of northern Italy to try to halt an outbreak of coronavirus.

Trains between Italy and Austria resume after passengers test negative for coronavirus

02/23/20 6:30 PM

Austria suspended train services over the Alps to Italy for about four hours late on Sunday before restarting them after two travellers tested negative for coronavirus.

Despite horror stories, California cruise passengers won't let coronavirus spoil their fun

02/23/20 6:20 PM

With a white captain's hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavirus.

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

02/23/20 3:10 PM

South Korea declared a "red alert" on Sunday after a surge in coronavirus infections and two more deaths, while China state media warned the outbreak there had yet to reach a turning point despite some signs of easing.

France watching Italian situation closely: Health Minister

02/23/20 2:09 PM

French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Sunday that there were no new cases of coronavirus in France and that he was watching the situation in Italy closely.

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