Coronavirus evacuees go from lockdown in China to quarantine at home
More countries are confirming cases of the new coronavirus that has infected almost twelve thousand people in China - and killed 259. Those countries include Sweden, Russia - and the UK. Several countries have restricted travel to and from China in an effort to curb the outbreak. Many governments are also evacuating their citizens - including Sri Lanka, Indonesia - and Germany. A military plane bringing more than 100 people home from Wuhan is on its way to Frankfurt.
Chinese authorities are locking down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an effort to contain the deadly coronavirus; Seventeen people have died, all of them in and around Wuhan, China. (Jan. 23) The coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, last month has spread to more than 18 countries, as governments take steps to stop it. China has a mixed record on transparency during public crises, but President Xi Jinping, in a meeting with the director of WHO, said his country is ready to work with the organization and international community. This as Washington calls on Beijing to allow more public health experts into China to help halt the spread of the virus. More from VOA's Mariama Diallo. The death toll for the novel coronavirus outbreak surpassed 1,000 in China with over 40,000 cases.… The death toll for the novel coronavirus outbreak surpassed 1,000 in China with over 40,000 cases.…