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Factbox: Events affected by coronavirus epidemic

Fri, 2020-02-21 02:41
The following is a list of international sports events affected by a coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 2,200 people and infected more than 75,000 in China after emerging late last year in Wuhan, Hubei province.
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Northwest China's Gansu lowers coronavirus emergency response level

Fri, 2020-02-21 02:29
Northwest China's Gansu province has lowered its coronavirus emergency response measures from level I to level III, its local health commission said on Friday, making it the first region in the country to do so.
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Amid Japan coronavirus fears, hundreds leave quarantined ship, Tokyo scraps public events

Fri, 2020-02-21 02:02
Hundreds of Japanese and foreign passengers were set to disembark from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship near Tokyo on Friday amid growing disquiet in Japan about whether the government was doing enough to stop the virus spreading.
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Italian national tests positive for Coronavirus in Italy: Lombardy region

Fri, 2020-02-21 02:00
An Italian national has tested positive for the new coronavirus, a statement of the Lombardy region said early on Friday morning.
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Iran's election vetting body spokesman says honored to be blacklisted by U.S.

Fri, 2020-02-21 01:32
Iran's election vetting body spokesman said he was honored to be blacklisted by the United States, which sanctioned five members of the Guardian Council for preventing free and fair elections in the Islamic Republic.
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South Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the 'devil's deed'

Fri, 2020-02-21 01:27
The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the center of the country's largest coronavirus outbreak on Friday called the disease the "devil’s deed" and a test of faith.
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Honda delays plans to restart operations at Wuhan plant to March 11

Fri, 2020-02-21 01:26
Honda Motor Co on Friday said it would push back plans to resume operations at its vehicle plant in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, after government authorities asked firms to keep workers away through March 11.
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China's Hubei province revises up coronavirus toll, adds 220 cases

Fri, 2020-02-21 00:08
China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 in the country, revised up its total number of confirmed infection cases by 220 to account for cases in the province's prison system.
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Factbox: Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:56
Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.
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Asian funds seek a sheltered shore in U.S. assets

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:52
Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lifting the dollar to three-year highs.
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Trump's acting intelligence chief Grenell says won't be tapped for permanent post

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:50
Richard Grenell, U.S. President Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany who was tapped to be acting director of national intelligence, said on Thursday that Trump would not nominate him permanently to be the top U.S. spy.
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As Japan coronavirus concerns grow, hundreds to leave quarantined cruise ship

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:48
Hundreds of Japanese and foreign passengers were set to disembark from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship near Tokyo on Friday amid growing disquiet in Japan about whether the government is doing enough to stop the virus spreading.
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China says January-February trade to take sharp hit from virus outbreak

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:45
China's exports and imports will fall sharply in January and February as the coronavirus outbreak severely disrupts activity in the world's second-largest economy, the commerce ministry said on Friday, adding more measures are being studied to support companies.
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China finds spike in coronavirus cases in two jails, officials fired

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:18
The new coronavirus has spread in two prisons in China, infecting 234 people, and top officials deemed responsible for the outbreaks have been fired, authorities said on Friday.
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Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

Thu, 2020-02-20 23:01
Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub.
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Tokyo to cancel or postpone major indoor events for next three weeks: jiji

Thu, 2020-02-20 22:07
The Tokyo Metropolitan government said it will to cancel or postpone major indoor events planned for the next three weeks as Japan tries to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Jiji newswire reported.
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Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby

Thu, 2020-02-20 22:07
As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.
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China says earliest coronavirus vaccine to be submitted for trials late April

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:59
The earliest vaccine for the coronavius that has killed more than 2,000 in China alone will be submitted for clinical trials around late April, China's Vice Science and Technology Minister Xu Nanping said on Friday.
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Nagoya Women's Marathon restricted to elite runners over coronavirus

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:17
The Nagoya Women's Marathon on March 8 will be limited to elite runners, and the Nagoya City Marathon scheduled for the same day has been canceled, organizers said, marking the latest sports events to be affected by fears over the new coronavirus.
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China reports 889 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on mainland on Feb. 20

Thu, 2020-02-20 21:17
Mainland China had 889 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, the National Health Commission said on Friday, up from 394 cases a day earlier.
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