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The Latest: France warns against all travel to China

February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):9:45 p.m.France’s government has joined Britain in warning against any non-essential travel to China and suggesting that all of its citizens in China leave while...

UK urges citizens in China to leave; Belgium sees first case

February 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Tuesday urged all of its citizens in China to leave because of the virus outbreak, while Belgium became the latest nation to announce a confirmed case.The U.K. Foreign Office said in an updated travel advisory that commercial...

Philippines reports world’s 1st virus death outside China

February 2, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The first death outside China from the new coronavirus was recorded Sunday in the Philippines, as countries around the world evacuated hundreds of their citizens from the infection zone and Chinese authorities completed a new, rapidly...

Europeans flee China, France urges help for poor nations

February 2, 2020

A second French-chartered airliner carrying 300 evacuees from China flew to Europe on Sunday as more foreigners fled the rapidly spreading new virus.The wide-body Airbus A380 landed at a military base in southern France with passengers who included citizens...

China death toll reaches 259; WHO warns countries to prepare

By JOE McDONALD and SAM McNEIL | February 1, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries.Beijing criticized...

Wildfires threaten Australian capital and southeast towns

By ROD McGUIRK | February 1, 2020

CANBERRA, Austrralia (AP) — Wildfires burned out of control near Australia’s national capital, Canberra, and across surrounding New South Wales state on Saturday, with endangered residents warned to prepare to evacuate.The capital region declared...

U.S. evacuees ‘relieved’ about quarantine on military base

By AMY TAXIN | January 31, 2020

RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are "very relieved' to be quarantined at a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them said Friday.“All of us really want to stay here...

Wildfire creates state of emergency in Australian capital

By ROD McGUIRK | January 31, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south.It's the first fire emergency for the Australian Capital Territory area since...

Some Americans to leave China, many stay after US advisory

By JOE McDONALD, SAM McNEIL, and DAKE KANG | January 31, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Some Americans plan to leave China after the U.S. government advised about a spreading virus outbreak, but many others are staying.The State Department issued a travel advisory Friday saying Americans in China “should consider departing.”...

The Latest: Singapore to bar all visitors from China

January 31, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):7 p.m.Singapore will bar all visitors from China, becoming the first Southeast Asian nation to tighten border controls to stop the spread of a new virus.The health...

Evacuated American says Chinese city was like a ghost town

January 31, 2020

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jarred Evans, a professional football player in China, is used to wearing a helmet and shoulder pads. But in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak, he's switched to a mask and medical gloves.“When you're dealing with life and...

UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN | January 30, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.The U.N. health...