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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wears a protective mask after a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan April 17, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota-Pool via REUTERS

Coronavirus cases in Japan rise by 202 to 14,097

The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 202 to reach 14,097, according to the latest figures from the Health Ministry and local authorities on Wednesday.
The Costa Atlantica infections come after the cases on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama two months ago, where more than 700 passengers and crew were found to be infected, although this time only crew members were on board.

Nearly 50 crew members test positive for virus on Italian cruise ship

Results on Thursday showed 14 more aboard, all either cooks or those serving food, were infected with the virus, an official in Nagasaki prefecture said. One patient who had been taken to hospital previously was now in serious condition and on a ventilator, he told a live-streamed news conference.
The giant Olympic rings are seen in the dusk at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 22, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato-File Photo

Tokyo Olympics organisers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time –...

The Tokyo Olympics next July will be a “uniquely risky” event, demanding flexibility from organisers amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly if a vaccine has not been rolled out by then, medical experts say.
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WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows virus can survive in...

The World Health Organization is considering “airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings.
Passengers wait aboard the cruise liner MV AidAmira as the ship sits at dock after it was quarantined due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa, March 18, 2020. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa clears quarantined vessels after suspected coronavirus case

South Africa ports authority said on Thursday that tests have come back negative for those onboard a cruise liner and cargo vessel which had been held under quarantine off Cape Town’s port limits due to a suspected coronavirus outbreak.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that “the preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are continuing as planned.”

IOC to hold talks with sport chiefs amid coronavirus crisis

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold talks with heads of international sports organisations on Tuesday in response to the coronavirus outbreak, a source close to an international federation briefed on the issue said.
At least 19 people have now died in the United States from the coronavirus as the virus spread to 30 states with the latest of the hundreds of confirmed cases nationwide reported in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and New York.

US coronavirus cases hit 1,020

New figures from the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in the U.S have indicated that the country now has over 1,000 people infected with Covid-19.
At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday.

California public venues, schools close to stop coronavirus spread

A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus and headed to the port of Oakland, California, will remain in international waters for at least another day as officials worked on plans to transport passengers to federal facilities around the country and local officials began ordering the closure of schools and public spaces to try and stop the spread of the virus.
China’s National Health Commission, on Tuesday, says no fewer than 12,552 have recovered in Chinese mainland out of 72,528 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

China, South Korea, Italy lead as coronavirus cases rise to 93,108 across 81 countries

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the world rose to 93,108, including 3,201 deaths, across 81 countries and territories by 0900 GMT Wednesday, according to a report compiled by AFP from official sources.
Coronavirus update live- medical staff working at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. Markets have fallen on coronavirus fears. AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: Indonesia confirms first case

Indonesia has recorded its first cases of COVID-19, after two nationals tested positive for the coronavirus earlier today.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth where the man, the first Australian to die of Covid-19, and his wife were being treated. Paul Kane-Getty Images

78-year-old becomes Australia’s first coronavirus fatality

A 78-year-old man evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan died at a Perth hospital Sunday, becoming Australia’s first fatality from the disease, officials said.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country’s fourth death linked to the outbreak.

Japan premier calls for nationwide closure of schools over virus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country’s fourth death linked to the outbreak.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech to demand the return of the Northern Territories, a group of islands held by Russia, at a national rally in Tokyo on February 7, 2019. – Called the Kurils by Russia and the Northern Territories by Japan, the string of volcanic islands are at the heart of a feud between the two countries has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a formal World War II peace treaty. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan premier calls for nationwide closure of schools over coronavirus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country’s fourth death linked to the outbreak.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump asks for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus

United States President Donald Trump’s administration is asking Congress for $2.5bn to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, the White House said on Monday.
China’s National Health Commission, on Tuesday, says no fewer than 12,552 have recovered in Chinese mainland out of 72,528 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Coronavirus infections drop as China reverts diagnostic guidelines

The number of new confirmed Covid-19 infections in China dropped significantly on Thursday as health authorities reverted a decision to count clinically diagnosed patients as confirmed cases.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus: Two former passengers from Japan cruise ship die

Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.

China: Daily cured cases of coronavirus surpasses new cases

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday said daily cured cases of COVID-19 surpassed new confirmed ones for the first time, which stood at 1,749.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

88 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japan cruise ship

An additional 88 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the Japan coast, the health ministry said Tuesday.

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