17 February 2020


70 more people diagnosed with coronavirus on quarantined cruise ship in Japan (38)
By Rebecca Klar - 02/16/20 12:04 PM EST Seventy more people were diagnosed with coronavirus on the cruise ship quarantined in Japan, Reuters reported Sunday. The new cases bring the total number on the ship to 355, which is the most anywhere outside of China, where the virus originated, according to the newswire. The U.S.
New infections of novel coronavirus drop for 13th consecutive day outside Hubei (59)
Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) - China's daily new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei, the epicenter province in the outbreak, have dropped for 13 consecutive days, according to the National Health Commission. A total of 115 new confirmed cases were reported on Sunday outside Hubei, a 13th consecutive day drop since Feb.
Forty US Citizens on Quarantined Liner in Japan Test Positive For Coronavirus - Officials (2)
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Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020: IMF (2)
Sunday February 16 2020 International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva listens during an event at the World Bank February 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. PHOTO | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI | AFP In Summary IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said it was "too early" to assess the full impact of the epidemic but acknowledged that it had already affected sectors such as tourism and transportation.
Taiwan records its first coronavirus death as global toll passes 1,600 (1)
TAIPEI, Feb 16, 2020 (BSS/AFP) - Taiwan reported its first death from the new coronavirus Sunday, as the death toll from the outbreak rose to 1,665 inside mainland China. A 61-year-old man from central Taiwan with underlying health problems but no recent overseas travel history died in hospital on Saturday after testing positive for the virus, officials confirmed.
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