Canadian patient with China virus showed symptoms on plane

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian officials said Sunday that they are tracking down airline passengers and others who were in close contact with the first person in the country detected with an emerging virus t...

France ponders repatriating citizens from Wuhan amid virus

PARIS (AP) — The French government was meeting Sunday to decide whether to repatriate some 800 French citizens who are living in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly virus. ...

Coronavirus fears forces Olympic qualifier move to Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — Fear over the deadly viral outbreak in China has forced the Asian Football Confederation to move an Olympic qualifying event to Australia. Sydney will replace Nanjing,...

Tennis Fed Cup event moved from China amid viral illness

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already cau...

What's new in the China virus outbreak

Almost 2,000 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the illness as a new kind of coron...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish&rdqu...

Japan: Flight readied for Japanese to come home from Wuhan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that he is making arrangements to fly Japanese people home from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new viral illne...

Coronavirus: Death toll climbs, 690 new cases confirmed

A new strain of coronavirus discovered in China claimed 15 more lives since Saturday, bringing the total death count to 56. Figures reflecting developments in the past 24 hours revealed 688 new cas...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators. ...

Health officials confirm case of new virus in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — On the heels of confirmed cases in Chicago and Washington state, a patient in Southern California was diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials ...

China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

BEIJING (AP) — The outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade in and consumption of exotic species....

Taiwan tightens travel rules against Chinese visitors over epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced on Sunday (Jan. 26) stricter travel restrictions against Chinese visitors from Hubei, the epicenter of a viral outbreak that has sickened over 2,000 and c...

Taiwanese coronavirus patient faces hefty fine and possible jail time for lying about illness and travel history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus on Friday (Jan. 24) is facing a heavy fine and a possible prison sentence for concealing his illness, travel h...

Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with about 2,000 cases

The death toll from a new virus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 total cases reported, as China's leader called the accelerating spread of the disease a grave situation. The figures reported...

Four people in Taiwan's outlying island of Penghu quarantined over coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of four people in Taiwan’s offshore archipelago of Penghu are now being kept in quarantine due to suspected infections of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), wh...