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Hong Kong Disneyland temporarily closed following virus outbreak

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 01/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Hong Kong Disneyland announced Sunday that it will temporarily be closed following precautions against the spread of coronavirus across China. In a statement, the popular theme park said the move was to protect the…

Canada reports first ‘presumptive’ coronavirus case

AFP 01/26/2020

MONTREAL, Canada — Canada’s first “presumptive” case of a new coronavirus has been detected in a man who returned to Toronto from the Chinese city where the virus first appeared, health officials announced Saturday. “We have the…

China virus toll rises to 54 dead, more than 300 new cases — gov’t

AFP 01/26/2020

WUHAN, China — The number of confirmed deaths from a viral outbreak in China has risen to 54, with authorities in hard-hit Hubei province on Sunday reporting 13 more fatalities and 323 new cases. The latest numbers…

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

Associated Press 01/25/2020

BEIJING — China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New…

Airports taking precautions after China virus outbreak

01/24/2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airports are adding passenger screenings and taking other precautions to prevent a new virus from being spread by Chinese tourists going abroad for the Lunar New Year holidays. China has imposed…

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’

01/24/2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. The regulations, which…

For hippo Fiona’s 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia

01/24/2020

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved hippo, born premature, as a way to raise money for Australian wildlife affected by the recent bushfires. Instead of sending birthday gifts for Fiona, the Ohio…

Singapore confirms first case of novel coronavirus

Asia News Network, The Straits Times 01/24/2020

  SINGAPORE — A Chinese had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Singapore, with another likely to have the virus. The 66-year-old man, a Wuhan resident, arrived in Singapore with nine traveling companions on Monday…

Studies suggest role of bats, snakes in outbreak of China virus

01/23/2020

BEIJING–A new strain of coronavirus that emerged in China may have originated in bats or snakes, according to genetic analysis of the virus that has so far killed 17 people. The theories are based on examination of…

City of Wuhan stops outbound flights, trains to fight virus

Associated Press 01/23/2020

BEIJING – A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world’s most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds…

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Associated Press 01/21/2020

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he’s taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed,…

China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added

01/21/2020

BEIJING (AP) — A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest…

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