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City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives

WUHAN, China — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. “I’m so excited, I want to cry,” […]

China’s imported coronavirus cases rise as local infections drop again

BEIJING/SHANGHAI – The number of new coronavirus cases imported into mainland China from overseas surpassed the number of locally transmitted new infections for the first time on Friday, according to data released by the National Health Commission. Mainland China had 11 new confirmed cases on Friday, up from […]

Italy weighs tougher virus lockdown, boosts aid for economy

ROME — Italy mulled imposing even tighter restrictions on daily life and announced billions in financial relief Wednesday to cushion economic shocks from the coronavirus, its latest efforts to adjust to the fast-evolving health crisis that also silenced the usually bustling heart of the Catholic faith, St. Peter’s […]

China reports 22 new coronavirus deaths, Xi makes first visit to epicentre Wuhan

Beijing, Mar 11: China has reported 22 new coronavirus deaths, taking the death toll to 3,158, health officials said on Wednesday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first visit to the worst-hit Wuhan city and lauded the authorities and medical staff for “turning the tide” against the deadly […]

US cruise ship in limbo as anti-virus controls spread

BEIJING — Officials in California were deciding Saturday where to dock a cruise ship with 21 coronavirus cases aboard and four U.S. universities canceled in-person classes, as Western countries imitate China by imposing travel controls and shutting down public events to contain the outbreak. The Grand Princess cruise […]

Asian shares drop as virus fears grip markets again

TOKYO — Asian shares slipped Friday as fears about the virus outbreak once again dominated financial markets. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei dived 3.1% to 20,663.32. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 2.1% to 6,259.20. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 2.3% to 2,037.08. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 2.1% to 26,213.51, while the […]

As virus cases near 100,000, fear of ‘devastation’ for poor

BANGKOK — The number of people infected with the new virus charged toward 100,000 Friday, with the global scare upending routines, threatening livelihoods and prompting quarantines in its spread. Asian and European shares were down following a rough day on Wall Street and the consequences of COVID-19, the disease […]

U.S. virus death toll hits 11; feds investigate nursing home

SEATTLE — Federal authorities announced an investigation of the Seattle-area nursing home at the center of an outbreak of the new coronavirus as the U.S. death toll climbed to 11, including the first fatality outside Washington state. Officials in California’s Placer County, near Sacramento, said Wednesday an elderly person who […]

Global supplier India curbs drug exports as coronavirus fears grow

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI – India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, has restricted the export of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and the medicines made from them, including Paracetamol, a common pain reliever also sold as acetaminophen, as the coronavirus outbreak plays havoc with supply chains. The Indian government urged […]

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