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The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers’ return from China

January 28, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):8:25 p.m.A Thai navy spokesman says 20 officers sent to Wuhan to oversee construction of Thailand's first new submarine have returned home after the Chinese city was...

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | January 27, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus.A look at steps...

UN health chief visits China to help with virus containment

January 27, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — 11:20 p.m.The director-general of the World Health Organization has flown to China to meet with government officials and health experts trying to contain the spread of a deadly virus that has killed 81 people in China and infected 2,750.Tedros...

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

By KEN MORITSUGU | January 26, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans...

French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak

By ELAINE GANLEY | January 25, 2020

PARIS (AP) — France and a major automaker said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a new virus originated and has spread worldwide.French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate...