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World Mar 10Virus woes shift from China to Italy as borders slam shut
Starkly illustrating the global east-to-west spread of the new coronavirus, Italy began an extraordinary, sweeping nationwide travel ban on Tuesday while in China, the diminishing threat prompted the president to visit the epicenter and declare: ""We will certainly defeat this…
World Feb 19China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall
"This must be taken seriously," said Wang Zhonglin, the city's newly minted Communist Party secretary. "If a single new case is found (after Wednesday), the district leaders will be held responsible."…
World Feb 17China may postpone annual congress because of virus
The standing committee said it would meet on Feb. 24 to further deliberate on a postponement. The meeting is due to start on March 5.
Health Feb 16Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions
A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from early on in the crisis.
World Feb 15China sees big drop in new virus cases; France reports death
China has reported 143 new virus deaths and a decline in new cases while the government announced additional anti-disease measures as businesses reopen following sweeping controls that idled much of the economy.
World Feb 13WATCH: WHO says spike in reported COVID-19 cases isn’t a ‘significant change’
The executive director of the World Health Organization's Emergencies Program, Michael Ryan, said the spike in reported cases "does not represent a significant change in the trajectory of the outbreak."…
World Jan 23China quarantines 18 million people to stop novel coronavirus
The lockdowns are unprecedented in size, embracing more people than the population of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago combined.
World Jan 22After SARS, China confronts coronavirus with more determination
As a viral outbreak spread from the central city of Wuhan this week, a more assertive China now appears determined not to repeat its past mistakes.
World Jan 20Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus confirmed in China
A respiratory expert said two people in Guangdong province in southern China caught the disease from family members.
World Jan 17China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak
In total, 41 people in Wuhan have been diagnosed with a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause both the common cold and more severe diseases like SARS and MERS.