Stuck in Spain, Wuhan soccer team gets to watch Madrid-Barça

MADRID (AP) — It’s been a tough journey for the first-division soccer club from Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the ...
12:03 28 February 2022

Parents of ‘terrified’ Africans stranded in China want help

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side ...
9:21 28 February 2022

How deadly is new coronavirus? It’s still too early to tell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and d...
7:18 26 February 2022

China’s leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus fight

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leadership sounded a cautious note Friday about the country’s progress in halting the spread of t...
13:07 21 February 2022

ASEAN diplomats praise China’s handling of virus outbreak

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia’s top diplomats praised China’s handling of the virus outbreak and pledged Thursda...
12:44 20 February 2022

China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

BEIJING (AP) — Protective suit-clad inspectors in the epicenter of China’s viral outbreak went door-to-door Wednesday to...
8:28 19 February 2022

China virus outbreak chilling recovery for Asian economies

BANGKOK — The virus outbreak in China has put South Korea's economy into an "emergency situation," its president says. Japan is on the brink of recess...
11:46 18 February 2022

Quarantine ends for Germans; Italy to fly citizens from ship

BERLIN — More than 100 Germans evacuated from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, were set to end their p...
14:06 16 February 2022

Cost of China’s anti-virus fight rises with workers idle

BEIJING — Real estate agent Du Xuekun’s sales usually jump after the Lunar New Year holiday. But this year, Du has been at home for a month with no in...
2:28 16 February 2022

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

BEIJING — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer...
18:58 12 February 2022

Virus stretches limits of strained public health systems

BANGKOK — The virus outbreak that began in China and has spread to more than 20 countries is stretching already-strained public health systems in Asia...
2:13 11 February 2022

UK calls virus “serious” health threat; will detain people

LONDON — Britain has declared the new coronavirus that emerged from China a "serious and imminent threat to public health'' and announced new measures...
8:42 10 February 2022

Mainland China virus cases rise again after earlier decline

BEIJING — Mainland China has reported another rise in cases of the new virus after a sharp decline the previous day, while the number of deaths grow b...
0:13 10 February 2022

China scrambles to keep cities in virus lockdown fed

BEIJING — The manager of the Wushang Mart in Wuhan, the locked-down city at the heart of China’s virus outbreak, says its shelves are loaded with 50% ...
4:54 8 February 2022

Its Wuhan plants shut, Honda reports quarterly profit drop

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a nearly 31% dive in its October-December profit as strong demand for its motorcycles failed to make ...
7:39 7 February 2022

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summe...
2:36 7 February 2022

Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

BEIJING — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak d...
20:54 6 February 2022

Italy, Turkey screen all arriving passengers for coronavirus

ROME — Italy and Turkey said Wednesday they were taking the temperatures of all arriving airline passengers in new prevention measures aimed at haltin...
14:22 5 February 2022

Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

SEOUL, South Korea — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details...
3:56 5 February 2022

Built in 10 days, China’s virus hospital takes 1st patients

BEIJING — The first patients arrived Monday at a specialized hospital built in just 10 days as part of China's intensive efforts to fight a new virus.
4:35 3 February 2022

Philippines reports world’s 1st virus death outside China

BEIJING — The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death outside China from the new coronavirus, as Chinese authorities delayed the opening of sch...
16:40 2 February 2022

Quarantines await Europeans flown home amid virus outbreak

FRANKFURT, Germany — European governments ramped up military airlifts Saturday to bring their citizens back from China amid the outbreak of a new viru...
17:43 1 February 2022

U.S. evacuees ‘relieved’ about quarantine on military base

RIVERSIDE, California — Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are "very relieved' to be quarantined at a military base in...
23:47 31 January 2022

The shunned: People from virus-hit city tracked, quarantined

BEIJING — Meron Mei, a sophomore at Wuhan University in the Chinese city at the heart of a viral outbreak, went back to his home village and started t...
18:22 31 January 2022

Thai holiday over, Chinese visitors fly home to Wuhan

BANGKOK — The holiday was over for almost 80 Chinese visitors to Thailand.
13:01 31 January 2022

Some Americans to leave China, many stay after US advisory

BEIJING — Some Americans plan to leave China after the U.S. government advised about a spreading virus outbreak, but many others are staying.
11:15 31 January 2022

Evacuated American says Chinese city was like a ghost town

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Jarred Evans, a professional football player in China, is used to wearing a helmet and shoulder pads. But in the wake of a deadly ...
3:31 31 January 2022

US reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of new virus

NEW YORK — Health officials Thursday reported the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China.
17:44 30 January 2022

The Latest: Russia closing its land border with China

BEIJING — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):
15:11 30 January 2022

Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Officials say the 201 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of the virus outbreak are undergoing three days of m...
19:57 29 January 2022