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Covid-19 World Outbreak -- News Updates February 18, 2020

Reuters: Countries evacuating nationals from coronavirus-hit areas

A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China and a cruise ship in Japan hit by the new coronavirus.

Following are some countries’ evacuation plans, and how they aim to manage the health risk from those who are returning.

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Covid-19 World Outbreak -- News Updates February 18, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Map Shows More Than 73,000 Confirmed Cases in 25 Countries -- Newsweek
Locked in a coronavirus breeding ground: Cruise quarantine put hundreds of vulnerable people in the perfect environment for contamination and left the ship with more cases than the whole world outside China -- Daily Mail
Coronavirus cases top 500 on cruise ship off Japan -- AFP
Coronavirus cruise ship quarantine will be EXTENDED for anyone who was close to infected patients: Passengers must remain isolated for two weeks from the date they made contact -- Daily Mail
Coronavirus: American cruise passengers quarantined at US bases -- Al Jazeera
More passengers to leave cruise ship in Cambodia after coronavirus tests -- Reuters
Health experts question coronavirus quarantine measures on cruise ship -- The Guardian
Dozens of Australians from Westerdam cruise ship cleared of coronavirus as Cambodian PM Hun Sen promotes country -- ABC News Online
Cambodia PM defends ship docking despite virus diagnosis -- AFP
Philippines 'ill-prepared' as it grapples with coronavirus threat -- Al Jazeera
Germany sends more medical aid to China to fight virus -- AP
Coronavirus: Germany hopes to contain COVID-19 -- DW
Philippine workers allowed to travel to Hong Kong, Macau amid virus fear -- Reuters
North Korea health minister reports 'zero' COVID-19 cases -- UPI
Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases? -- Al Jazeera
Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak -- Reuters
Sports events affected by coronavirus epidemic -- Reuters
Coronavirus strikes Apple: Tech giant warns of a global iPhone shortage because the outbreak has limited its production in China -- Daily Mail
Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses -- AP
Coronavirus forces delay of trade fairs and conferences -- Reuters
Face masks vs coronavirus: How effective are they? -- France 24

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