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Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response

Wuhan officials face questions, anger over virus response

BEIJING (AP) — Last Wednesday evening, top officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan settled into their seats at an auditorium for a...
As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behind

As U.S. rescues some from virus in China, others left behind

BEIJING (AP) — As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that...
Tourists walk across a night market in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Oct. 20 2019. (Sebastian Kahnert/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

Wuhan virus expected to hit Thai and Asian tourism hard

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) — The outbreak of the Wuhan virus may cost Thai and Asian tourism industries Bt100 billion in lost income, an economist...

Chinese premier announces slew of measures to fight virus outbreak

HONG KONG (The China Daily/ANN) — Premier Li Keqiang presided over the meeting of the leading group of the Communist Party of China Central...
The Latest: No evidence new virus from China spreading in US

The Latest | No evidence new virus from China spreading in U.S.

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens(all times local): 2:30 a.m: U.S. health...
China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhere

China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhere

China has confirmed more than 2,700 cases of a new virus, with 80 deaths. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where...
Report: Mongolia closes border with China amid virus fears

Report: Mongolia closes border with China amid virus fears

BEIJING (AP) — Mongolia's official news agency says the country's Cabinet on Monday closed border crossings with China and suspended university classes to prevent...
China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

Tourism from China was already weakening even before a new virus forced much of the country into a standstill. With tens of millions of Chinese...
China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week’s Lunar New Year...
What's new in the China virus outbreak

What’s new in the China virus outbreak

Almost 2,000 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan....

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