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Two Australian evacuees from Japan ship have coronavirus

Sydney - Two Australians evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said Friday, raising questions about Japan's policy of allowing evacuees to return home after testing negative.

Asia-Pacific airlines could lose $27.8 bn to coronavirus: IATA

Paris - Airlines operating in the Asia-Pacific region stand to lose a combined $27.8 billion of revenue this year in the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday.

Ukraine protesters clash with police over China virus evacuees

Kharkiv - Dozens of people clashed with police Thursday outside a hospital in central Ukraine over government plans to quarantine evacuees from coronavirus-hit China in the facility.

Cruise ship crew given virus all-clear in Cambodia

Sihanoukville - The crew of a US cruise ship were given the all-clear from the deadly new coronavirus on Thursday, as Cambodia's strongman premier suggested a former passenger who tested positive had caught it after leaving the country.

China changes method of counting virus infected... again

Bejing - China said Thursday it has again changed the method of counting patients with the novel coronavirus and will now include only those diagnosed by sophisticated laboratory testing.

Nepal paper defiant after China slams virus criticism

Kathmandu - A Nepalese newspaper on Thursday slammed Beijing for trying to muzzle free speech after it was accused of "deliberate" and "malicious" smearing by the Chinese embassy in the Himalayan nation.

Two former passengers of Japan virus cruise ship die

Apo - Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess died on Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mounted for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.

Coronavirus buffets Air France as 2019 profits dive

Paris - French-Dutch airline Air France-KLM said Thursday the coronavirus has blown a large hole in 2020 earnings to date while separately unveiling lower profits for 2019.

Two former Japan cruise ship passengers die

Apo - Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.

Upbeat Chinese FM says virus control efforts 'are working'

Vientiane - China's efforts to control the deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus "are working", Beijing's top diplomat said Thursday, attributing an easing in new cases to his country's "forceful action" against the illness.

Going viral: Demand for disease-themed movies and games explodes

Fpo - As the world confronts the spread of a deadly new virus, interest in disease-themed movies, games and TV series has exploded, with worried viewers turning to documentaries and disaster flicks for answers and ways to cope.

First South Korea virus patient dies as number of infections doubles

Seoul - South Korea reported its first death Thursday from coronavirus as the number of infections nearly doubled to over 100 -- almost half of them from a cluster centred on a religious sect.

China sees drop in new virus cases, but more deaths abroad

Bejing - China on Thursday touted a big drop in new virus infections as proof its epidemic control efforts are working, but the toll grew abroad with deaths in Japan and South Korea.

Virus brings two foes together, Japan and China

Bejing - As China faces increasing isolation, with some countries closing off borders over coronavirus fears, an unlikely friend has emerged -- historical arch-foe Japan.

Two former passengers from Japan cruise ship die

Apo - Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.

Coronavirus kills two Iranians, first Mideast deaths

Tehran - Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic's first cases of the disease.

Russia raises eyebrows with blanket ban on Chinese visitors

Moscow - Moscow is to impose a blanket ban on Chinese visitors over coronavirus fears in a move that will hit its tourism industry as experts question the need for such "draconian" measures.

China's Xi urges more protection for medical workers after deaths

Bejing - China's President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for greater protection of medical staff fighting the new coronavirus after the deaths of prominent doctors sparked national anger at the government's handling of the outbreak.

China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over 'racist' headline

Bejing - China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from The Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what Beijing deemed a racist headline, in one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years.

Elated passengers leave Cambodia cruise ship after virus all-clear

Sihanoukville - Dozens of passengers stuck for nearly a week on a US cruise ship in Cambodia disembarked Wednesday, after being given the all-clear from a deadly coronavirus.

'Completely chaotic': Japan expert blasts handling of virus cruise ship

Apo - A Japanese infectious diseases expert has made waves with videos slamming the government's handling of a quarantined cruise ship, racking up hundreds of thousands of views as passengers start to leave the boat.

Diamond Princess: the quarantined cruise ship by the numbers

Apo - Hundreds of people on Wednesday left a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship off Japan's coast after testing negative for the virus and completing a 14-day quarantine on board.

Pounded by critics, Japan defends handling of virus outbreak

Apo - Japan faces mounting criticism for its handling of a coronavirus-afflicted cruise ship, with questions over a patchy quarantine, incremental testing and the decision to let people walk away after 14 days.

Passengers leave Japan virus ship, but new infections detected

Kitakata - Hundreds of relieved passengers disembarked Wednesday from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan after being given the all-clear, but health officials said 79 new cases had been detected.

South Korea coronavirus cases jump by half

Seoul - South Korea reported 15 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday -- increasing its total by nearly 50 percent -- including a cluster of at least 11 centred on the southern city of Daegu.

Anxious passengers wait to leave Japan virus ship

Apo - Several hundred passengers who have endured a torrid 14-day quarantine aboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship in Japan are set to disembark Wednesday -- if they have tested negative.

Most coronavirus infections are mild, says Chinese study

Bejing - Most people infected by the new coronavirus in China have mild symptoms, with older patients and those with underlying conditions most at risk from the disease, according to a study by Chinese researchers.

Fukushima staff could use raincoats as virus threatens gear production

Apo - Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant may need to wear plastic raincoats as the coronavirus outbreak threatens production of protective suits in China, the operator warned on Tuesday.

China arrests activist who criticised Xi over virus: rights group

Bejing - Police in China have arrested a prominent activist who had been a fugitive for weeks and criticised President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus epidemic while in hiding, a rights group said Tuesday.

Cambodia PM defends ship docking despite virus diagnosis

Sihanoukville - Cambodia's strongman premier defended on Tuesday his decision to allow a US cruise ship to dock despite at least one passenger later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, while authorities scrambled to track down hundreds that came in contact wi...
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