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Disneyland, Legoland, and Universal Studios Close in Japan Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Tokyo Disneyland, Legoland Japan, and Universal Studios Japan will close their gates for at least two weeks on Saturday over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak that has sickened at least 226 people and killed four in Japan alone. The closures were announced on Friday after the Japanese government suggested a two-week ban on large public gatherings and the shuttering of schools on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Disturbing Letter About Life in COVID-19 Ward in China Is Abruptly Retracted

Earlier this week, British medical journal The Lancet published a brief correspondence from two Chinese medical aid workers who said they were currently fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The letter, which describes extreme and intolerable working conditions inside the isolation wards, was suddenly retracted today, under what can only be described as highly suspicious circumstances. Read More >>

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20 Countries Report First Cases of Coronavirus This Week As Infections Skyrocket

Twenty countries have reported their first cases of the new coronavirus this week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to over 82,000 in 50 countries since the outbreak began in December. At least 2,800 people have died worldwide. Read More >>

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Amazon Warns Sellers Not to Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears

Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform not to gouge customers on protective face masks as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak continues to spread internationally and becomes increasingly likely to hit the U.S., emails obtained by Wired show. Read More >>

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Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because of the Coronavirus?

As an outbreak of a new pneumonia-causing coronavirus is poised to spread across the globe, people in largely unaffected places like the UK might worry about visiting areas where the virus is spreading or travelling by air at all. The answer to whether you should cancel existing travel plans, however, is complicated. Read More >>

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Coronavirus Threatens Supply of Cheap Tat, Warns Primark Owner

Will the carnage caused by coronavirus never end? Not only has Covid-19 affected supply of iPhone handsets – the horror – it's now also threatening to reduce the number of suspiciously cheap bikinis available in Primark this summer. Read More >>

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No Pandemic… Yet: WHO Holds Back as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads Globally

A deadly new coronavirus is now clearly spreading across the globe – with hundreds of reported local cases surging in countries outside China, previously the sole epicentre of the outbreak. But for the time being, the World Health Organization said on Monday that it will not declare the outbreak a pandemic, believing that such an announcement would be premature and only likely to further spread fear. Read More >>

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Iran Denies Cover-Up After Lawmaker Contradicts Official Coronavirus Figures, Says 50 Dead

A member of Iran’s parliament announced on Monday that 50 people had died from the new coronavirus in the city of Qom and accused Iran’s Health Ministry of covering up the true extent of the outbreak in the country. The Health Ministry claims just 12 people have died in Iran from COVID-19, with 66 people sick from the disease. The official numbers in Iran were up from a total of 8 deaths and 43 illnesses reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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Things Are Not Looking Good for Stopping the Coronavirus

The prospect that the new coronavirus, whose outbreak has been so far largely confined to China, could soon be a pandemic is looming closer to reality. This week, several countries have reported local clusters of the disease outside of mainland China, suggesting the virus is freely circulating there. Meanwhile, a new report estimates that only a third of non-China cases are being documented at all. Read More >>

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Moscow Using Facial Recognition to Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine of 2,500 Travellers from China

Moscow is using facial recognition technology to enforce a quarantine on thousands of people who arrived in Russia from China, over fears of the new coronavirus that has killed over 2,000 people worldwide, according to a new report from the Moscow Times. The news comes as the virus, which causes an illness dubbed Covid-19, continues to spread more rapidly outside of China, and as Russia comes under increased scrutiny for its use of facial recognition tech. Read More >>

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Trump Regime Overruled CDC, Flew Coronavirus-Infected Americans on Plane With Healthy People: Report

The U.S. State Department overruled the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), choosing to bring 14 Americans who were infected with the new coronavirus back from Japan, according to the Washington Post. The new report raises serious questions about the U.S. government’s decisions at a time when the coronavirus, which causes an illness called Covid-19, threatens to become a global pandemic. Read More >>

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2 Cruise Ship Passengers Die of Coronavirus, Raising Death Toll Outside China to 11

Two passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama, Japan have died from COVID-19, according to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. They’re the first passengers from the cruise ship to die since it was put under quarantine on February 5, raising Japan’s death toll from the new coronavirus to three. Read More >>

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Scientists Create Atomic-Level Image of the New Coronavirus’s Potential Achilles Heel

Scientists studying the new coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people in China have published an atomic-resolution image of the protein that the virus uses to gain access to cells. This feat, which was accomplished using a Nobel Prize-winning method, could aid in the development of treatments or vaccines. Read More >>

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Why Are HIV Drugs Being Used to Treat the New Coronavirus?

On Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it will begin clinical trials to test treatments for the deadly new coronavirus that’s engulfed China and spread to over two dozen countries. Rather than new drugs, they’ll be studying existing medications already used to treat HIV and other viral diseases. But why exactly are researchers hopeful that these drugs can be repurposed for the new coronavirus, and how likely are they to work? Read More >>

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COVID-19 is Causing iPhone Shortages

Apple's iPhone factories in China have had to temporarily close down because of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus), which the company says will cause global supply shortages of iPhones, and will also result in it missing its quarterly revenue target of 49-52 billion pounds. Read More >>