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Coronavirus Live Updates: Businesses Face Fallout as New Cases Surge

Coronavirus Live Updates: Businesses Face Fallout as New Cases Surge

A dozen cases have been confirmed at a single nursing home in Wuhan, China. Experts say such facilities are among the most dangerous sites for transmission of the virus. Right NowSouth Korea reported 229 more cases on Saturday, bringing its total to 433.ImageA coronavirus patient at a hospital in Wuhan, China, the center of the… Read More »

Coronavirus Found In China Prisons, As Cases Spike In South Korea

Coronavirus Found In China Prisons, As Cases Spike In South Korea

Local residents protest the plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China at a local hospital, in the settlement of Novi Sanzhary, Ukraine, on Thursday. Maksym Mykhailyk/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maksym Mykhailyk/AFP via Getty Images Local residents protest the plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China at a local hospital, in the… Read More »

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates

China's National Health Commission reported on Thursday said at least 114 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as of the end of Wednesday, bringing to at least 2,118 the number of fatalities nationwide.  The national health commission also reported 394 new confirmed cases, significantly lower than the 1,749 cases reported nationwide the previous day, bringing… Read More »

Coronavirus Updates: Scramble to Track Cruise Passengers After Infection Is Reported

Coronavirus Updates: Scramble to Track Cruise Passengers After Infection Is Reported

Fourteen passengers, who were believed to be well before they were evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan on Monday, were found to be infected before boarding a charter plane to the United States. Right NowOutbreak forces China to delay the annual meeting of its legislature. ImageBuses carrying American passengers arrived at Haneda Airport in… Read More »

Coronavirus Live Updates: American From Ill-Fated Cruise Is Said to Test Positive

Coronavirus Live Updates: American From Ill-Fated Cruise Is Said to Test Positive

Cambodia let the ship dock, and welcomed its passengers ashore, after five other nations turned it away. Now, Malaysia says an 83-year-old passenger has tested positive twice for the coronavirus. Right NowOfficials said that more than 140 other passengers from the ship traveled through a Malaysian airport. ImagePassengers disembarked from the Westerdam in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.Credit...Heng… Read More »

Coronavirus: Beijing orders two-week quarantine for returnees as death toll passes 1,500

Coronavirus: Beijing orders two-week quarantine for returnees as death toll passes 1,500

Beijing has ordered people returning to the city from holidays to quarantine themselves for 14 days to try to contain the coronavirus spread, as the death toll in China from the outbreak passed 1,500. On Saturday, the country’s National Health Commission said 2,641 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours, taking the total… Read More »

Coronavirus Live Updates: Hot Zone Infections Skyrocket

Coronavirus Live Updates: Hot Zone Infections Skyrocket

The number of deaths in Hubei Province more than doubled the prior daily record, while the number of new cases soared by 14,840 to a total of 48,206 cases.Right NowChina replaces Communist Party chief at center of outbreak with the mayor of Shanghai. ImageJiang Chaoliang, seen here on Feb. 2 inspecting a newly constructed hospital… Read More »

Coronavirus Updates: Dangerous Disease Now Called COVID-19; Death Toll Exceeds 1,100

Coronavirus Updates: Dangerous Disease Now Called COVID-19; Death Toll Exceeds 1,100

The death toll from the coronavirus reached a new high on Wednesday even as Chinese officials said the infection rate showed signs of slowing.Right NowRate of new cases begins to fall in China even as death toll rises.ImageThe authorities quarantined a public housing complex in Hong Kong after two residents were confirmed to have contracted… Read More »

Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian cases on cruise rise; U.K. declares “imminent threat”

Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian cases on cruise rise; U.K. declares “imminent threat”

Mike Le Couteur reports on how some people quarantined on a cruise ship due to the novel coronavirus are coping, as more confirmed cases are found on board. Plus, Crystal Goomansingh explains why the U.K. declared the virus an "imminent threat" to the public, and the new aggressive steps it's taking to stop the spread.For… Read More »