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January 23, 2020

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US confirms first case of China virus on American soil

US confirms first case of China virus on American soil

US health authorities on Tuesday announced the first case of a person on American soil sickened by a new virus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and intensified airport health screenings.The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near Seattle

Asia ramps up defence against coronavirus

Asia ramps up defence against coronavirus

Asia stepped up its defences Tuesday against a new SARS-like virus, introducing mandatory screenings at airports of arrivals from high-risk areas of China as authorities move to head off a billowing regional health crisis.From Bangkok to Hong Kong and Seoul to

WHO emergency group to meet on spreading China virus

WHO emergency group to meet on spreading China virus

A World Health Organization emergency panel will meet this week to discuss a SARS-like virus that has spread beyond China and that a Beijing government expert said Monday is contagious between humans.The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central