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More Businesses Reopen in China, but Many People Stay Home

BEIJING — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home. “In recent d...
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Unknowns of the New Virus Make Global Quarantines a Struggle

SEOUL, South Korea — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China, restricting visitors from the country and confining thousands on cruise ships for extensive screening after some passengers tested posit...

US Bars Foreigners Coming from China for Now Over Virus Fear

WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations. President Donald Trump has signed an o...
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Wary of Irking China, Trump Offers Rosy Take on Virus Threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump had plenty to talk about during his latest big campaign rally, regaling a friendly crowd in New Jersey with his thoughts about impeachment, the economy, the border wall, local politics and much more. “We're very much invo...