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U.S. to Evacuate Citizens From Quarantined Ship: Virus Update


Added 02-15-20 03:04:02am EST - “(Bloomberg) -- China is entering the "most critical time" in its fight to contain the spreading coronavirus, a government official said, as deaths in the country exceeded 1,500.There were 2,641 new confirmed infections, the National…” - Finance.yahoo.com

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(Bloomberg) -- China is entering the “most critical time” in its fight to contain the spreading coronavirus, a government official said, as deaths in the country exceeded 1,500.

There were 2,641 new confirmed infections, the National Health Commission said in a statement Saturday, bringing the total to almost 66,500. In Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus outbreak is centered, authorities further tightened the already-strict quarantine on residents.

The State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the largest infection cluster outside China and which is being quarantined in Japan, Dow Jones reported.

The virus is showing no signs of abating outside of China too. Thailand and Malaysia on Saturday confirmed new cases.

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