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Anxious foreigners await rescue from China virus epicenter

Jan 27, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Foreigners say they are stranded at home, running out of food, and desperate to leave

TRAPPED. French residents in Wuhan speak during an interview with AFP about the possibility of being evacuated from Wuhan on January 26, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

California confirms third case of China virus in U.S.

Jan 26, 2020 - 5:26 PM

'There is no evidence that person-to-person transmission has occurred in Orange County. The current risk of local transmission remains low,' says the Orange County Health Care Agency

China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases

Jan 26, 2020 - 4:36 PM

All businesses, markets, food and beverage outlets, and e-commerce platforms are 'strictly prohibited from trading in wild animals in any form'

WILD ANIMAL. This file picture taken on May 26, 2003 shows a policeman watching over a civet cat captured in the wild by a farmer in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province. Photo by AFP

China stiffens its defenses against epidemic as death toll hits 56

Jan 26, 2020 - 12:51 PM

(UPDATED) The United States and France prepare to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan, the outbreak's epicenter

EPICENTER. In this photo taken on January 25, 2020, medical staff wearing protective clothing to protect against a previously unknown coronavirus arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

Jan 26, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Ocean Park, a rival amusement park on Hong Kong's main island, says it is also closing its doors

HK DISNEYLAND. In this file photo, fireworks light up the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland on September 12, 2006. Photo by Gary Kwok/AFP

China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicenter

Jan 25, 2020 - 1:35 PM

The medics include doctors with experience combatting SARS or Ebola

LOCKDOWN. Security guards patrol outside the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where the coronavirus was detected in Wuhan on January 24, 2020 Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Australia confirms first coronavirus case

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:22 AM

The sick man arrived in Melbourne from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak

MONITORING PORTS. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid the reports of new strain of Coronavirus from China and spreading to other countries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

China virus death toll jumps to 41, cases soar to nearly 1,300

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:32 AM

All of the deaths are from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the respiratory contagion

CORONAVIRUS. medical staff member walks outside the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on January 18, 2020. Photo by AFP

China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs

Jan 24, 2020 - 11:37 AM

(3rd UPDATE) China expands its lockdown to cover an area with a total population greater than Canada's

BLOCKED. Police officers and security guards stand outside the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where the coronavirus was detected in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

China virus toll jumps to 25 dead with 830 confirmed cases – gov't

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:23 AM

The markedly higher numbers are released just hours after the World Health Organization stopped short of declaring the situation to be a global health emergency

DEATH TOLL. A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:34 AM

(10th UPDATE) Here are the countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus

PROTECTION. A woman holds a child wearing a facemask as they queue at the West Kowloon rail station in Hong Kong on January 23, 2020. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Stay vigilant vs novel coronavirus, PHO-Aklan urges public

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:57 AM

Kalibo gets international flights daily, mostly from Chinese provinces including Wuhan, the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak

WHO to hold emergency meeting as SARS-like virus spreads in Asia

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) An 89-year-old man has become the fourth person to die from the virus in China, authorities say Tuesday

MYSTERY VIRUS. A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, on January 12, 2020. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

12 killed by H7N9 bird flu in China

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Infections see a seasonal spike after China reportedly downgraded the virus

ON ALERT. A woman wears a face mask as she walks past a poster showing how to avoid the H7N9 avian influenza virus, by a road in Beijing on April 24, 2013. Photo by AFP / Wang Zhao