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British passenger of virus-hit Japan ship dies

Apo - A British man who was on board a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo has died, Japan's health ministry said Friday.

US health workers exposed to virus without protective gear: reports

Washington - Federal health employees were sent to interact with repatriated Americans quarantined for exposure to the novel coronavirus without wearing protective gear or receiving training, a whistleblower complaint cited by US media said Thursday.

Kenya bans controversial donkey slaughter trade

Nairobi - Kenya has decided to ban the slaughter of donkeys for use in Chinese medicine, a practice condemned by animal rights activists as cruel, unnecessary and devastating to donkey populations in Africa, a minister said on Thursday.

US demands China free Swedish bookseller

Washington - The United States on Thursday demanded that China immediately free Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Huawei to open European 5G factory in France

Paris - Chinese telecom giant Huawei said Thursday that it would begin manufacturing radio equipment for next-generation 5G networks in France, its first such facility outside of China.

Japan PM calls for nationwide closure of schools over virus

Apo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country's fourth death linked to the outbreak.

China fears mount over virus cases from outside

Bejing - A month of containment measures to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China seems to be working, but the rise of overseas cases means the country is now facing a fresh challenge -- keeping it out.

Japan woman tests positive for virus after 'recovery'

Apo - A woman in Japan who contracted the new coronavirus and was released from hospital after recovering has tested positive again, officials said Thursday.

Hong Kong starts standing down riot police after budget hike

Fpo - Hong Kong's riot police officers will begin returning to regular law enforcement duties such as crime prevention and traffic control because violent pro-democracy protests have faded, the force said on Thursday.

Japan at 'crossroads' on virus outbreak, expert warns

Apo - Japan is at a "crossroads" in its bid to prevent a major coronavirus outbreak and may need to reconsider the Olympics if domestic transmissions are not brought under control, an expert advising the government has warned.

Trump says US coronavirus spread 'not inevitable,' mulls new travel bans

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was not inevitable that the novel coronavirus would continue to spread in the United States, as he said he is considering travel restrictions on Italy and South Korea and appointed his vice president to lead ...

Uighur activists say coronavirus measures causing hunger

Washington - Draconian measures by China to curb the coronavirus have caused widespread hunger in the tightly controlled Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, ethnic Uighur activists charged Wednesday.

Trump defends administration's coronavirus response

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his administration's response to the novel coronavirus, lashing the media for spreading panic as he announced an evening news conference on the epidemic.

Japan reports two more virus-linked deaths, urges public events cancelled

Apo - Japan reported two more deaths linked to the coronavirus Wednesday as the government called for organisers to reconsider holding major events in coming weeks to limit the outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak fuels China black market for supplies

Bejing - China's coronavirus crisis has sparked a thriving black market in fake medical supplies, forcing a crackdown from authorities who have seized 31 million counterfeit or substandard face masks.

Dozens allowed off Japan virus-hit ship have 'symptoms': minister

Apo - Dozens of passengers allowed off a coronavirus-stricken ship have developed symptoms including fever and will be asked to take tests for the virus, Japan's health minister said Wednesday.

China quarantines 94 people on Seoul flight after 3 show fever

Bejing - China quarantined 94 air passengers arriving from Seoul after three people on the flight were discovered to have fevers, state media reported Wednesday.

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years' jail

Bejing - China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad, and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations...

Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia: study

Paris - Nearly 90 percent of the 200 cities beset by the world's highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, with most of the rest in Pakistan and Indonesia, researchers reported Tuesday.

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years

Bejing - A Chinese court has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad in a case that has rattled relations between Beijing and Stockholm.

Coronavirus fears loom over giant US toy show

New York - There is no China Pavilion at this year's Toy Fair owing to the new coronavirus outbreak, and the travails of the world's second-biggest economy hang over the giant trade show.

Coronavirus could force Italian clubs to ban fans

Rome - Italian sport is likely to suffer even greater disruption as the authorities prepared on Monday to announce further measures to combat coronavirus, but Napoli's Champions League match against Barcelona on Tuesday is not at risk.

WHO warns coronavirus may be 'around for months'

Bejing - The World Health Organization warned Monday that the new coronavirus might be around for months but said the measures China implemented have prevented the infections of hundreds of thousands of people.

Hong Kong to bar non-resident arrivals from S.Korea over virus

Fpo - Hong Kong will close its doors Tuesday to all arrivals from South Korea except returning city residents in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak, the territory's security chief said.

Italy authorities urge calm as coronavirus cases stabilise

Casalpusterlengo - Italy reported its seventh death from the new coronavirus Monday, but officials called for calm and reported a lower rise in the number of infections after a spike over the weekend.

Iran denies virus coverup after claim of 50 deaths

Tehran - Iran's government vowed Monday to be transparent after being accused of covering up the deadliest coronavirus outbreak outside China, dismissing a lawmaker's claim the toll could be as high as 50.

Two more Japan officials aboard ship contract coronavirus

Apo - Two more officials sent to a cruise ship quarantined off Japan to help with on-board efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus have contracted the illness themselves, authorities said Monday.

Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Bejing - Two Wall Street Journal reporters left China on Monday after being expelled over a controversial headline in an op-ed that angered Beijing.

China 'comprehensively bans' wildlife trade over virus

Bejing - China on Monday declared an immediate and "comprehensive" ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Virus 'peaked' in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was "deeply concerning" and all countries should prepare for a "potential pandemic".
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