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Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

A group of Americans cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be whisked back to America.

Virus impact in China could affect state’s furniture firms

The impact of the coronavirus in China could be felt by furniture companies in North Carolina.

15th case confirmed in US as China’s coronavirus numbers soar

Doctors in China adopted a new way of diagnosing the novel coronavirus, leading to a huge jump in the official number of deaths blamed on the disease and the number of confirmed cases in the country.

The new coronavirus now has a name

Top health officials have finally named the novel coronavirus that has sickened tens of thousands of people around the world.

Dead birds in passenger’s baggage seized at US airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists recently seized a package of tiny dead birds in a passenger’s baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.

EU says new coronavirus poses serious danger

The European Union commissioner for crisis management says the new virus that emerged in China creates a “worrisome” situation that will be discussed during a special meeting of health ministers from the 27-member bloc.

Sources: Mecklenburg County Public Health monitoring 4 people for coronavirus

The Mecklenburg County Health Department is monitoring four people for coronavirus.

China probes virus alarm doctor death, cruise ships shunned

China's top Communist Party investigators are looking into “relevant issues raised by the public” about a doctor who was threatened by police after publicizing his concerns about the new virus and has now died from it.

China opens virus hospital, market plunges as toll grows

China is sending medical workers and equipment to a new hospital built in 10 days.

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