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Iran raises death toll from new virus to 8, infections to 43

By Associated Press | February 23, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight Sunday, amid concerns that clusters there as well as in Italy and South Korea could signal a serious new stage in its global spread.There were now 43...

2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 20, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, becoming the first fatalities from the virus-stricken vessel.Japan...

China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

By YANAN WANG | February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that is showing signs of waning as new cases fell for a second straight day.The...

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

By MARIA CHENG and MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to become an incubator for a new virus instead of an isolation facility meant to prevent the...

Shares take hit as virus outbreak slams profits, events

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target this quarter and China moving to postpone or cancel major events, including the...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone or cancel major events including the Beijing...

Virus fears rise after Cambodia’s acceptance of cruise ship

By SOPHENG CHEANG, EILEEN NG, and GRANT PECK | February 17, 2020

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive for the virus.News...

American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

By The Associated Press | February 17, 2020

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights...

Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

By MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 17, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky decided to trade one coronavirus quarantine for another.The couple from Syracuse, New York, cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a Japanese port to fly back to the United...

New virus cases fall; WHO says China bought the world time

By YANAN WANG | February 15, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases Saturday while the head of the World Health Organization praised the country's efforts to contain the new disease, saying they have "bought the world time" and that other nations...

Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG | February 14, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over.Then the authoritarian leader...

Cruise ship turned away in other ports anchors off Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG and GRANT PECK | February 13, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew.The Westerdam was unwelcome elsewhere even...

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