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Health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Jan. 25, 2020.
China's National Health Commission says the death toll from the new virus has jumped to 41, with more than 1200 infections in 29 provinces across the country
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:34
FILE - A man looks at caged civet cats in a wildlife market in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, China, Jan. 5, 2204.
The virus that has caused deaths and illnesses worldwide emerged from a market that sold live food animals, including animals caught in the wild
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:29
A flight crew, wearing masks, arrives on a direct flight from China, after Canada's Public Health Agency added a screening
More than 1,000 cases reported in China as first cases identified in Europe
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 20:58
Indonesian Chief Security Minister Mohammad Mahfud MD gestures as he talks during an interview at his office in Jakarta,
Philip Jacobson, reporter for California-headquartered environmental news outlet?Mongabay, was detained December 17 in Borneo for?alleged visa violation
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:33
This picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows passengers wearing masks prepare to disembark from a flight from Hong Kong on
China has shut down Wuhan and other cities in the Hubei province, which is the center of the outbreak of the newly identified coronavirus
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:19
Health Officials in hazmat suits wait at the gate to check body temperatures of passengers arriving from the city of Wuhan.
1,000-bed hospital will be dedicated to patients infected with new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 07:30
People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under a flag flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney
Specialist investigators were sent to the crash site in the states Snowy Monaro region and a team was working to recover the victims bodies
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 07:11
This picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows passengers wearing masks prepare to disembark from a flight from Hong Kong on
World Health Organization says deadly virus is not yet a global emergency
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:03
US-China Trade War Has Given a Lift  to Other Countries, but Not Indonesia
Southeast Asia has been a major winner in the U.S.-China trade war. The region has seen a wave of new factories, as manufacturers move out of China to avoid U.S. tariffs. But Southeast Asias biggest economy, Indonesia, has struggled to attract new investment. Thats in part because of the countrys sprawling bureaucracy, as VOAs Bill Gallo explains.
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 22:33
WHO Warns Coronavirus Is 'High Risk,' Stops Short of Declaring Emergency
Experts warn true number of cases could be much higher than 584 reported infections
Henry Ridgwell
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:25
Passengers wear protective face masks at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 23,
China locked down three cities to contain the coronavirus, which has killed at least 17 people in China
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:23
A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China Jan. 23, 2020.
Decision aims to contain deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during busy Lunar New Year travel period
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:04
Security officers check a person at an entrance to the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 23, 2020.
The epidemics impact on local retail, tourism-related and transportation sectors will be imminent shall Chinese authorities fail to soon contain the outbreak, economists say
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:56
Greetings on traditional red paper, including protest slogans like "Reclaim Hong Kong", "Revolution of our era" handed out at the Chinese new year market.  (Photo: Verna Yu)
Pro-democracy demonstrators use 'yellow economic circle' to resist what they perceive as China's dominance
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:54
Travelers wear face masks as they stand in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Jan. 23.
Unprecedented effort aimed at containing a new viral illness that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 07:51