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Most of the country's infections are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, an entity often accused of being a cult
A WHO expert warns of outbreaks in other countries 'increasing at exponential growth rates'
Bahrain shuts 3 schools after a man who had transported children to the institutions tested positive after returning from Iran
The spread of the disease continues unabated with Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, and Oman announcing their first cases on Monday
(3rd UPDATE) The number of fatalities in China also continues to soar, with 150 more deaths taking the official toll to nearly 2,600
South Korean President Moon Jae-in raises the country's virus alert to red, the highest level
The virus has so far killed more than 2,400 people, with about 80,000 infected globally
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has already sounded the alarm, saying the window to stem the virus is shrinking
Philippine Ambassador Joseph Yap tells Rappler the situation in Singapore is improving, and ‘there is even less reason now to have travel restrictions of any kind’
(3rd UPDATE) The head of the country's civil protection agency, Angelo Borrelli, says 219 people have now tested positive in Italy, which has the most confirmed cases in Europe
'Now's the best time to give ourselves an immunity shot to avoid succumbing to misinformation, malice, and meanness'
While passengers on board were confined to their cabins around the clock apart from an hour of fresh air on deck, most of the Diamond Princess crew did not undergo quarantine as they were needed to keep the ship running
(UPDATED) Both Iraq and Kuwait, which respectively share land and maritime borders with Iran, have not confirmed any cases of the virus internally
Dozens of protesters block a road near a local hospital even before officials confirm that the site would hold evacuees
South Korea is now the worst-infected country outside China
(UPDATED) The evacuees are positive for coronavirus but were earlier cleared in Japan
The man says he was scared for his life when he was ordered out of the country 'straight into an epidemic of a deadly virus which still rages'
(UPDATED) The number of deaths outside mainland China climb to 11
The coronavirus outbreak hits a critical stage in the Chinese athletes' Olympic buildup
(UPDATED) A man in his 60s in North Gyeongsang province tests positive for the coronavirus after dying Wednesday, February 19, following symptoms of pneumonia
Outside of Hubei, the number of cases has been steadily falling
(UPDATED) They are the first fatal cases among the more than 600 who were onboard the cruise ship
Photos are seen online of Japanese pharmacies with signs saying 'Let's go, China!'
'Is it really safe to get off?' screams a headline in the Nikkan Sports tabloid
China's carbon emissions have dropped by least 100 million metric tons over the past two weeks, the study says
The number of new cases is sharply lower than the daily updates of recent weeks
This is a critical step toward developing vaccines and treatments
The head of the health ministry's contagious diseases unit says the pair who died were Qom residents who were not known to have left Iran
'Maybe you are hearing my voice today and seeing my corpse tomorrow,' says one disabled resident
Officials say the man was taken to hospital after a fall at home. He had a fever and tested positive for the virus, dying a week later.
At least two government officials themselves contracted the virus while working on the quarantined Diamond Princess
(UPDATED) Kentaro Iwata, a professor at the infectious diseases division of Kobe University, blasts the on-ship quarantine as a 'major failure, a mistake'
(UPDATED) At least 15 cases are believed to be linked to a single patient, a 61-year-old woman
'I wish to emphasize that the only thing to fear is fear itself, not the virus,' envoy Zhang Ming says
The head of WHO's health emergencies program says the outbreak was 'very serious' and could grow, but stressed that outside Hubei the epidemic was 'affecting a very, very tiny, tiny proportion of people'
Plasma from patients who have recovered from a spell of pneumonia triggered by COVID-19 contains antibodies that can help reduce the virus load in critically ill patients
The health commission also reports 1,807 new cases, a smaller number of infections compared to those declared on Monday
A 37-year-old Chinese was diagnosed during a routine check-up, says the government-run Emirates News Agency
The foreign ministry rolls out a pigeon in a face mask to announce entry restrictions on foreigners
'A delivery man was threatened by 3 knife-wielding men who took toilet paper worth more than HK$1,000 ($130),' a police spokesman says
(UPDATED) More than 300 passengers are transferred onto coaches via a makeshift passport control and loaded onto two planes heading for air bases in California and Texas
Chinese President Xi Jinping says the government must 'increase use of police force' during the crisis
This brings the total number of infected Filipinos onboard to 27
It's still all systems go for Tokyo even as fears over the coronavirus epidemic cast a dark shadow on Japan's Olympic hosting
Having a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would 'centralize the response to emerging infectious diseases threats' according to an infectious disease expert
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, officials of the World Health Organization say it's not their decision to call off major events like the Olympics
(UPDATED) Nearly 64,000 people are now recorded as having fallen ill from the virus in China, with officials revealing that 1,716 health workers have been infected as of Tuesday, February 11
One passenger cuts out paper hearts and leaves them on her door for the crew to read, with messages including: 'Thank you for all your hard work' and 'Thank you for taking care of us'
'Cambodia does this because Cambodia pays more attention to human rights,' says Cambodia's strongman premier Hun Sen