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Coronavirus updates: Race to increase testing as COVID-19 spreads in U.S. and elsewhere

Coronavirus updates: Race to increase testing as COVID-19 spreads in U.S. and elsewhere

  7m ago With CDC delays, states and hospitals race to implement virus testing There were only 15,000 coronavirus test kits available in the United States as of Wednesday, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which has authorized commercial labs to develop more tests. By the end of the week, those labs were expected…

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Coronavirus updates: U.S. preps for a pandemic as COVID-19 claims 6 lives in Washington state

Coronavirus updates: U.S. preps for a pandemic as COVID-19 claims 6 lives in Washington state

  29m ago Planning to fly in these coronavirus times? Watch this first. More than two dozen airlines, including major U.S. carriers, have canceled all flights to mainland China and suspended some services to and from dozens of other destinations, including London, Milan and Dubai. Delta and American Airlines have said they will waive fees for…

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Live updates: Coronavirus defies travel curbs; markets stage cautious recovery on stimulus hopes

Live updates: Coronavirus defies travel curbs; markets stage cautious recovery on stimulus hopes

As Israelis head to the polls on Monday, the country’s top health official urged voters not to allow coronavirus fears to keep them away from the ballot box. The message on Sunday from Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, director-general of Israel’s health ministry, came as the spreading virus has cast a heavy cloud over the country’s elections,…

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Live updates: Coronavirus pummels financial markets; Japanese island declares state of emergency

Live updates: Coronavirus pummels financial markets; Japanese island declares state of emergency

BEIJING — In China, parents and students alike are beginning to wonder: When will schools reopen? The subject of the reopening of schools, shut across the country for weeks already due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, trended on social media on Friday after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged universities, schools, and kindergartens to further postpone…

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Coronavirus live updates: South Korea races to contain outbreak as virus fears slam stock markets

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea races to contain outbreak as virus fears slam stock markets

  9m ago China says expelled WSJ reporter stuck in Wuhan can stay, but not report A Wall Street Journal reporter will remain in the locked-down Chinese city at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak despite being ordered to leave the country, authorities said Tuesday. Three journalists had their press credentials revoked and were…

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Live updates: Trump, Modi address massive rally at Indian stadium

Live updates: Trump, Modi address massive rally at Indian stadium

Trump was greeted by Modi, whom Trump recently described as “a friend of mine.” The two leaders appeared together at a rally in Houston last year. Trump’s visit to India comes as the two countries continue to deepen their security cooperation but face stubborn tensions over trade.Before leaving for India, Trump told reporters the trip…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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