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Washington pledges $1 billion for coronavirus vaccine as pandemic risks grow

Washington pledges $1 billion for coronavirus vaccine as pandemic risks grow

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East. A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in …

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Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor

Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor

(Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks to reporters after a vote attempting …

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Quarantine Ends on Cruise Ship in Japan as Coronavirus Cases Near 75,000

News Picture: Quarantine Ends on Cruise Ship in Japan as Coronavirus Cases Near 75,000

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the number of coronavirus cases reached 75,000 and deaths topped 2,000, a two-week quarantine of a cruise ship docked in Japan ended Wednesday. About 300 Americans were recently evacuated from the Diamond Princess over the weekend …

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China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections and fears of contagion increased elsewhere. A girl wearing a face mask plays with …

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What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread

What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread

Rain was falling on the night of Jan. 18, so the windows of the Tokyo party boat were shut. Inside were about 90 guests of a local taxi association who were celebrating the new year as the vessel floated down the Sumida River. Also on board, unbeknown to them, was …

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Global central bankers scour shopping malls, manufacturers for coronavirus playbook

Global central bankers scour shopping malls, manufacturers for coronavirus playbook

WASHINGTON/RIYADH/FRANKFURT – (Reuters) – In the days after a new virus was identified in China on Dec. 31, global central bankers fell back on past experience for a comforting early analysis. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask walks past a shop of a French luxury cosmetic brand Lancome …

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Asian markets retreat amid worries of coronavirus’ spread outside China

Asian markets retreat amid worries of coronavirus’ spread outside China

BEIJING — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea refueled investor anxiety about China’s disease outbreak. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. Traders shifted money into bonds and gold, a traditional safe haven. Bond markets are “sounding …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Studying Clusters in Japan for Clues on Virus’s Spread

Coronavirus Live Updates: Studying Clusters in Japan for Clues on Virus’s Spread

‘Clusters’ in Japan may offer clues on how coronavirus spreads. Public health officials are studying clusters of coronavirus cases that have emerged in Japan, in a search for clues about whether the epidemic will eventually expand rapidly beyond its center in China. The issue has taken on greater urgency as …

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Slowing virus, China stimulus hopes support stocks, yen nurses losses

Slowing virus, China stimulus hopes support stocks, yen nurses losses

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, supported by a fall in coronavirus cases and expectations of more Chinese stimulus to offset the economic impact of the epidemic, while the Japanese yen nursed heavy losses after suffering its steepest drop in six months. FILE PHOTO: A men wearing …

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Coronavirus: Passengers disembark from Diamond Princess in Japan

The Diamond Princess cruise ship - quarantined in Japan due to coronavirus, 16 February 2020

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 3,700 people were quarantined on board the Diamond Princess The first hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have begun leaving a ship moored off Japan, after 14 days of quarantine. At least 542 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess …

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