Mayor in virus-hit South Korean city says outbreak may be slowing

SEOUL (Reuters) – The mayor of the South Korean city hardest hit by that country‚Äôs coronavirus outbreak expressed cautious hope on Sunday that the numbers of new cases may be dropping, after the rate of increase slowed to its lowest in 10 days. Women wearing masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus take a walk at […]

Ten die at collapsed China quarantine hotel; ex-Wuhan spread slows virus

SHANGHAI / BEIJING (Reuters) – Ten people have died and 23 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday. Rescue workers are seen on the site where a hotel being used for the […]

Cruise ship hit by coronavirus outbreak bound for Oakland, California

(Reuters) – The cruise ship Grand Princess, held at sea and barred from returning to San Francisco last week due to a coronavirus outbreak aboard the vessel, has been directed to the nearby port of Oakland, the cruise line said on Saturday, presumably to be placed under quarantine. The Grand Princess cruise ship carrying passengers […]

U.S. excludes Chinese face masks, medical gear from tariffs as coronavirus spreads

PHOTO FILE: Raymond Determann, a King County Metro equipment service worker, sprays a Virex solution to sanitize buses against the coronavirus in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 5, 2020. REUTERS / Jason Redmond WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s office in recent days granted exclusions from import tariffs for dozens of medical products imported from […]