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American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.


New virus has infected more than 71,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.


Quarantine ruling: Russia sends woman back after she escapes

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China.


Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken an unfortunate turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus.


China may postpone annual congress because of virus

BEIJING (AP) - China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, as the military dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra supplies to the city hit hardest by a 2-month-old virus outbreak.


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New French health minister takes up post with raised profile

Incoming French health minister, Olivier Veran, a lawmaker and doctor, was handed the keys to his new ministry on Monday while it is in middle of dealing with the threat of coronavirus.


Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

TOKYO (AP) - Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky decided to trade one coronavirus quarantine for another.


211M gallons of sewage spilled into Florida city waterways

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Fort Lauderdale officials say 211.6 million gallons of sewage has spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways in the past few months.


Mainland China sees slight upturn in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105 to 1,770

BEIJING (AP) - Mainland China sees slight upturn in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105 to 1,770.


Xi's early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING (AP) - 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.


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New virus has infected more than 69,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 69,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.


Quarantine ends for Germans; Italy to fly citizens from ship

BERLIN (AP) - More than 100 Germans evacuated from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, were set to end their prescribed 14-day quarantine period on Sunday.


France announces 1st death of virus patient outside Asia

PARIS (AP) - France on Saturday reported the first death outside Asia of a person infected with the new virus from China, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who two French hospitals initially turned away, and also reported a new confirmed case that brought the country's total to 12.


New virus has infected more than 67,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 67,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.


New virus cases fall; WHO says China bought the world time

BEIJING (AP) - China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases Saturday while the head of the World Health Organization praised the country's efforts to contain the new disease, saying they have "bought the world time" and that other nations must make the most of it.


Questions complicate efforts to contain new virus from China

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reports one day suggest the respiratory outbreak in China might be slowing, the next brings word of thousands more cases. Even the experts have whiplash in trying to determine if the epidemic is getting worse, or if a backlog of the sick is finally getting counted.


French health minister announces first death of a coronavirus patient in Europe

PARIS (AP) - French health minister announces first death of a coronavirus patient in Europe.


Amid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortage

Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice. He and other NHL players might want to think twice about sacrificing their sticks in a situation like that for now.


Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law.


Virus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals

BEIJING (AP) - China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus that caused SARS.


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