Tag Archives: China

Coronavirus cases spread outside China, fall inside, winning WHO’s praises

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus infections on Monday, but China relaxed curbs on movement as the rate of new infections there eased and a visiting World Health Organization team reported steep declines in visits to clinics. The virus has put Chinese cities into lockdown in recent weeks,… Read More »

South Korea, Italy, and Iran: Coronavirus cases surge outside China

Coronavirus cases have surged outside China, prompting other countries to adopt quarantine policies. An increase in cases was reported across the Middle East and Asia this week, and some nations have begun shutting their borders to contain the infection. For instance, Iraq closed its border with Iran, the government of which reported 18 cases of… Read More »

Coronavirus updates: American cruise ship passenger tests positive in Malaysia after hundreds left ship, China death toll at 1,665

A girl wearing a face mask plays on her scooter at a park in Beijing on February 15, 2020. Wang Zhao | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 4:49 pm: South Korea to evacuate its citizens from quarantined Diamond Princess… Read More »

Coronavirus deaths in China grow to 722, more than 34,500 cases reported

China increased its death toll from the coronavirus Friday to 722, while new cases jumped to 34,546, according to reports. Chinese officials are still trying to stem the flow of infections in the mainland as the virus continues to spread globally. The country’s ruling Communist Party is also dealing with public anger over the death of a doctor… Read More »