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China: 116 new coronavirus deaths in Hubei

China's government health commission in Hubei province reported on Friday that the daily death toll from coronavirus rose by 116.

The Hubei province health commission did not report the total number of deaths from the newly identified virus, which was 1,310 on Thursday.

From Reuters:

Of the new deaths, 88 occurred in the provincial capital of ...

Mobile World Congress canceled, coronavirus made it “impossible” to hold the event – GSMA

The GSMA says it has canceled Mobile World Congress after the coronavirus made it “impossible” to hold the event.

The world's biggest phone show, MWC 2020, is no longer taking place this year.

GSMA CEO John Hoffman says in this statement that the coronavirus outbreak made it “impossible” to hold the event, which was ...

Coronavirus emergency is ‘Public Enemy Number 1,’ says World Health Organization

• UPDATE from WHO: China has reported 42,708 confirmed cases of "COVID-19" (coronavirus disease 2019), and 1,017 deaths

• Fewer than 400 cases reported in 24 other countries, one death

• World leaders must “wake up and consider this enemy virus as public enemy number one,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said today

The global outbreak of Novel ...

Coronavirus: ‘When Fury Overcomes Fear,’ a ‘Viral Alarm’ by Xu Zhangrun

This essay on the Wuhan coronavirus by Xu Zhangrun, translated from the original Chinese and annotated by Geremie R. Barmé on Chinafile.com, is absolutely amazing. I'm grateful it is now available for English-speaking audiences.

"rage against this injustice; let your lives burn with a flame of decency." Tsinghua professor ...

Leaked emails show Amazon is stockpiling made-in-China products due to coronavirus after saying ‘no interruptions’

Leaked emails reveal that Amazon.com is stockpiling products made in China over fears that coronavirus will harm its supply chain — after the company said the outbreak will cause 'no interruptions' to operations.

Business Insider reports that Amazon reached out to a number of suppliers last week to quickly increase its inventory of products ...

Chinese President Xi Jinping reappears for a coronavirus photo opp

After 12 days out of sight while the coronavirus death toll surged, Chinese President Xi Jinping finally made a public appearance on Monday. He wore a face mask and a medical worker took his temperature at a “front-line” coronavirus facility in the Chaoyang district of Beijing.

For the last two weeks, Xi has been out of ...

First American coronavirus death confirmed

On Saturday, February 8, the United States Embassy in Beijing confirmed that a 60-year-old American national died of the new coronavirus last Thursday at Jinyintian Hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

A U.S. State Department spokesperson says this is the first known American death from Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

The Chinese government today offered ...

Video diary of Wuhan man whose wife is infected with Coronavirus

VIDEO: Episode One of “Our Coronavirus Diary.”

There is an incredible series of videos making the rounds today, and they are identified as being produced by a man in Wuhan, China, self-quarantined in his apartment with his wife--who is infected with the deadly Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

Hard to know how to verify the content.

Here's ...

About 350 more Wuhan coronavirus evacuees land at California military base from China

More Americans fleeing the coronavirus outbreak are being evacuated from Wuhan, China, to the U.S. On Wednesday, 2 State Department-chartered jetliners carried an estimated 350 U.S. citizens from Wuhan, China, to a U.S. military base in California.

All of the recent arrivals will be quarantined for 14 days, said the U.S. Defense Department.

First, the two ...

Financial Coronavirus booster shot: China to inject $174 Billion of liquidity Monday Feb. 3

China’s central bank today announced plans to inject 1.2 trillion yuan worth of liquidity ($174 billion in U.S. dollars) into the financial markets via reverse repo operations on Monday, as stock markets prepare to reopen amid an escalating Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

Stock, currency and bond markets have been shut down in China since January 23, and ...