Coronavirus: China announces drop in new cases for third straight day

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Over 1,660 have died in China since the coronavirus outbreak began China has announced a drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak for a third consecutive day. On Sunday, authorities reported 2,009 new cases and 142 more deaths nationwide. New cases spiked earlier in the week after a change […]

More cruise ship cases confirmed as death toll continues to rise

• Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,113 • Coronavirus illness gets official name from WHO: COVID-19 • People of Asian descent worldwide share examples of coronavirus-related xenophobia on social media • Outspoken Chinese lawyer critical of government missing in Wuhan, family says • American Airlines cancels flights to mainland China and Hong Kong […]

Indian crew on quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship pleads for help as coronavirus cases spike

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Coronavirus Quarantine Yokohama Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images The number of coronavirus cases among passengers aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship has almost doubled, going from an initially reported 70 to 136 as of Monday. Indian crew members are making public appeals, begging their government to rescue them. In a […]

Mainland China virus cases rise again after earlier decline

BEIJING — Mainland China reported another rise in cases of the new virus Monday after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grew by 97 to 908, with at least two more outside the country. China’s health ministry said another 3,062 cases had been reported over the previous 24 hours, raising […]