Quarantined passengers to remain in isolation after returning to US soil

Hundreds of American evacuees from the quarantined Diamond Princess have been isolated on U.S. military air bases. CNBC A passenger who was among hundreds of Americans who volunteered to disembark the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship over the weekend, told CNBC Tuesday that the evacuees received a round of applause after making it back to U.S. soil. The repatriates arrived at one of two U.S. military air bases Monday morning via charter plane from the ship docked in Japan. “I burst ...
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Taiwan tells WHO to not be ‘kidnapped’ by China

After Mauritius bans Taiwanese travelers, MOFA tells World Health Organization to not be 'kidnapped' by China TAIWAN NEWS After reports surfaced that Mauritius had included Taiwan in its ban on passengers arriving from China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to avoid being "kidnapped" by China. On Feb. 14, the Philippines lifted a ban on travel to and from Taiwan it had imposed due to concerns over the Wuhan coronaviru...
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China revokes press credentials for 3 Wall Street Journal reporters amid coronavirus crisis

Meanwhile, the nation's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak exceeded 2,000. ABC NEWS The Chinese government has revoked the press credentials of three Beijing-based journalists from The Wall Street Journal as punishment for the headline of a recent opinion piece published by the U.S. newspaper that referred to China as "the real sick man of Asia." An official from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the decision during a press conference Wednesday, saying the Feb. 3 op-ed "smea...
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Will warm weather kill new coronavirus? Scientists are not sure

SARS could not take the heat, but highly infectious COVID-19 remains a mystery NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Will the COVID-19 outbreak burn out in the summer as happened with the SARS epidemic in 2003? That is what many hope, including U.S. President Donald Trump. Some scientists are also speculating that the coronavirus will not survive long in warmer environments. But whether this is true is still up in the air. The number of new confirmed cases has shown signs of slowing over the past several days,...
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