Coronavirus Spreads Outside of Italy, Prompting Fresh Restrictions

Italy’s coronavirus outbreak has crossed the Alps and is being linked to a growing number of infections around Europe, prompting countries and companies to enact precautionary measures to reduce travel to and from Italy. Separately, French health authorities said Wednesday that a 60-year-old man died…

Coronavirus Spreads Outside China as Officials’ Worries Mount

HONG KONG—New cases of coronavirus flared outside China, adding to global health officials’ worries about the spread of the disease in dangerous new pockets of infection. Iran’s health ministry on Sunday confirmed the eighth coronavirus-related death in the country, out of a total of 43…

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…

China Defends Coronavirus Measures as France Reports First Death

BEIJING—France reported the world’s first coronavirus death outside Asia, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist in Paris, as China’s foreign minister defended his country’s handling of the fast-spreading outbreak that has sickened more than 66,000 people and killed more than 1,500. A team of World Health Organization…

Coronavirus: Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for returnees

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 63,000 people in China have been infected with the coronavirus Beijing has ordered everyone returning to the city to go into quarantine for 14 days or risk punishment in the latest attempt to contain the deadly new coronavirus,…

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