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Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

BANGKOK (AP) — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as a new virus troubled a mushrooming swath of the globe.With the illness pushing its way into a sixth continent and the number of…

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‘Are you still alive?’ Virus fears grip South Korean city

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A woman wearing vinyl gloves on a subway train. Guests donning masks at a sparsely attended wedding ceremony. People feverishly stocking up on instant noodles and rice. Friends calling each other and asking if they’re still alive.Fears of a soaring viral outbreak are gripping the South Korean city of Daegu…

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Desperate to stop virus’ spread, countries limit travel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemingly inevitable spread of a new virus.Clusters of the illness continued to balloon outside mainland China, fueling apprehension across the globe that was reflected in sagging financial…

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Italy tries to contain virus as neighbors fear its spread

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy’s north on Monday as authorities sought to contain cases of COVID-19 virus that have made Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread.Italians travelling abroad were already feeling the effects of a crackdown, with a bus…

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Iran lawmaker says 50 dead from new virus in city of Qom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A staggering 50 people have died in the Iranian city of Qom from the new coronavirus this month, a lawmaker was quoted as saying on Monday, even as the Health Ministry insisted only 12 deaths have been recorded to date in the country. The new death toll reported by…

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Virus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the country’s fourth-largest city, where health workers scrambled to screen thousands of worshippers. The country also reported its third death of…

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Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest front in a widening global outbreak.The country said a total of 204 people were infected with the virus, quadruple the number it…

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China’s new virus cases, deaths rise but increase is lower

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China rose by just 394 from the previous day, with a rise in the death toll of 114, the government said Thursday, as health inspectors went door-to-door to find every infected person in the worst-hit city.Mainland China has now reported 2,118 deaths and 74,576 total cases. While the…

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