City Health Department unveils coronavirus information initiative01/31/2020 04:00"It's not widely spreading outside of China, but again, we have to be prepared in case it would".Officials say that all five of the people infected with coronavirus in the United States had traveled to China. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are eager to get a team of investigators into China, as NPR's science correspondent Richard Harris reports...
Airlines suspend China flights amid coronavirus fears01/30/2020 04:00Beijing's pledge to slay the "devil" coronavirus has won the trust of the World Health Organization (WHO) but confirmation of another 1,459 cases - taking the total to 5,974 in China - only fueled public alarm worldwide.Japanese citizens evacuated from the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak described an atmosphere of fear and confusion in the Chinese city and expressed relief as they arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday...
Coronavirus: 400 Australian Citizens Register To Be Freed From Wuhan01/29/2020 04:00Hong Kong's leader says it will cut all rail links to mainland China and halve the number of flights, as authorities in China and overseas sought to stem the spread of the new virus.The case involves a man in his 40s living within the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority region, which includes Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond, and the Sea to Sky corridor as far as Bella Coola...
Canada Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Infection01/28/2020 04:00French officials on Friday reported three confirmed cases of the newly identified coronavirus in France, the first ones in Europe.According to the commission, there were a total of 1,975 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 324 in critical conditions. "It's unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people", the CDC said...
NYC Council passes ban on cashless-only retail01/27/2020 04:00Businesses can refuse to accept currency notes of value higher than, and they can stay cashless as long as they have a machine available that can load cash to a pre-paid card.The legislation will penalize brick and mortar businesses who don't accept cash with fines of up to $1,500.A bill that would expand voting rights to some immigrants who are not United States citizens was introduced Thursday in the New York City Council...