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Sheriff Places 1,200 Fresno Inmates Into COVID-19 Quarantine

About 1,200 inmates at Fresno County’s north annex jail went into quarantine Friday after 13 COVID-19 tests came back positive, the sheriff's office said in a news release. "These 13 positive tests represent the largest spike in cases we have seen associate...
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Fall in New Cases Raises Hope in Virus Outbreak in China

BEIJING — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,100. Chine...
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China Opens Virus Hospital, Market Plunges as Toll Grows

BEIJING — China opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into its tumbling financial markets and further restricted people's movement in sweeping new steps Monday to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact. Chinese President ...
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Americans Evacuated From China Virus Zone Pass Health Test

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials offered a reality check Tuesday about the scary new virus from China: They're expanding screenings of international travelers and taking other precautions but for now, they insist the risk to Americans is very low. “At thi...