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Two jets with Americans escaping virus zone land in California

Two jets carrying Americans fleeing the virus zone in China landed Wednesday morning at an Air Force base in Northern California. Some will be quarantined at a hotel on the base for 14 days while others will go under quarantine at another military base, officials said.

UN health agency tackles misinformation over virus outbreak

The World Health Organization chief has traveled a dozen times to monitor the Ebola response in violence-marred eastern Congo. But when he planned to visit China’s capital last week over a new viral outbreak emerging from central Hubei province, his daughter got worried.

Coronavirus infections are predicted to surge

BEIJING – One nation after another is closing its doors to most Chinese travelers as the death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise with no sign that the virus can be contained before it becomes a full-blown planetary health crisis. China’s increasing isolation threatens to turn this new epidemic into a geopolitical conflict, intensifying pre-existing tensions between China and the United States and having potentially significant impacts on the global economy. At 5 p.m. Sunday, the United States put into effect stringent new travel restrictions on people coming from China. But the official edict of the Trump administration, announced Friday, led to confusion late Sunday about where, exactly, travelers from China deemed in need of quarantining would be screened and housed at or near the airports where they would be arriving.

Europe steps up China virus fight, aims to repatriate 600

European officials and business stepped up efforts Wednesday to counter a spreading virus from China that has killed more than 130 people. Airlines canceled flights to the Chinese mainland, businesses told employees to work from home and EU nations made plans to repatriate some 600 citizens from China.

Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

The 195 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak are undergoing three days of testing and monitoring at a Southern California military base to make sure they do not show signs of the virus, officials said Wednesday.

Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40

China’s most festive holiday has begun in the shadow of a worrying new virus as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events

China locks down 25 million people; deaths rise to 25 among 830 cases

China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass around 25 million people to try to contain a deadly new virus. The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus rose to 830 with 25 deaths, the National Health Commission said Friday morning.

Travel from Chinese city at center of virus outbreak halted

The Chinese city at the center of a widening respiratory-virus outbreak suspended outbound flights and rail service, as China ramps up efforts to contain an illness that's killed at least 17 people and infected hundreds.

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Face masks sold out and officials at airports and train stations checked passengers for fevers as China on Tuesday sought to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.

In Brief: Ward shines as No. 6 Houston rolls

Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help sixth-ranked Houston beat Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night in Houston.

Venus Williams records 700th career victory

WUHAN, China – Venus Williams earned the 700th victory of her career Tuesday by beating German qualifier Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of Wuhan Open. Williams is a seven-time major champion who won her last Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2008.