Coronavirus: Passengers allowed to leave cruise ship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 3,700 people have been quarantined on board the Diamond Princess for two weeks Passengers stranded on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan for more than two weeks have begun to disembark. There are 74 British nationals on the…

China Touts Fall in New Coronavirus Infections, Deaths

BEIJING—Chinese officials were heartened by a drop in the number of new coronavirus infections and deaths, though the World Health Organization warned against complacency as global health authorities continued to battle the fast-spreading virus. On Tuesday, China’s National Health Commission reported 1,886 new confirmed coronavirus…

Coronavirus Outbreak Sets Back China’s Biggest Political Assembly

China’s national legislature will weigh plans to postpone its key annual conclave scheduled for early March, as the government races to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic. The standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress will convene next week to consider the postponement, along with proposed…

U.S. Passengers Depart Cruise Ship Quarantined Over Coronavirus

TOKYO—American passengers on the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship departed from a Tokyo airport early Monday on flights home that the U.S. government arranged after a high-level political push in Washington. Buses carried the Americans from the ship, the site of the biggest coronavirus outbreak…

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vietnam has put 10,000 people in quarantine after six cases were found in villages north of Hanoi Coronavirus cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The only exception…

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