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Wuhan Ends Lockdown as Health Workers Buckle Under Strain

LONDON — After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened Wednesday, and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the virus...
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16 Cruise Ship Evacuees Being Moved to US Hospitals

SEATTLE — Eleven Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals, because delayed Japanese test results showed they had the new virus that caused an outbreak i...
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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...
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Mongolia Closes Border, China Extends Holiday to Fight Virus

BEIJING — China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81. Mongolia closed its vast border with China, and Ho...