Tag: Beijing (China)

Coronavirus Live Updates: First Death Outside Asia Reported in France

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTourists in Paris this month. A Chinese tourist who had been hospitalized in the city since Jan. 25 died on Friday.Credit…Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters France announces the first coronavirus death in Europe. France’s health minister, Agnès Buzyn, said on Saturday that a 80-year-old Chinese tourist had died of coronavirus on Friday […]

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‘Let’s Not Shake Hands’: Xi Jinping Tours Beijing Amid Coronavirus Crisis

BEIJING — When he stepped inside the municipal office five miles north of the Forbidden City, China’s most powerful leader in decades pulled up the sleeve of his black overcoat and held out his wrist. A woman in a mask and surgical gloves then checked to see if he had a fever. It was Xi […]

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Coronavirus and the Panic Epidemic

ImageRiding the nearly deserted Beijing subway this week.   Credit…Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters BEIJING — The absurdity of the situation hit me on Wednesday when I was coming home from a local bar at 8 p.m. I had ridden my bike a few hours earlier to a park for a walk and then to meet a friend […]

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How to Prevent Coronavirus? Wash Your Hands

Americans are watching with alarm as a new coronavirus spreads in China and cases pop up in the United States. They are barraged with information about what kinds of masks are best to prevent viral spread. Students are handing out masks in Seattle. Masks have run out in Brazos County, Tex. Hang on. I’ve worked […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Chinese to Rethink Travel Plans

BEIJING — The Lunar New Year holiday in China is the world’s largest annual migration of people, with hundreds of millions of travelers fanning out across the country and the world, and hundreds of billions of dollars spent on hotels, restaurants and shopping. Now, with a mysterious new pneumonia-like coronavirus that spreads between people, it’s […]

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China Confirms New Coronavirus Spreads From Humans to Humans

WUHAN, China — The mysterious coronavirus that has killed at least three people and sickened more than 200 in China is now capable of spreading from person to person, a prominent Chinese scientist said on Monday, adding to fears of a broader pandemic. The disclosure increased pressure on the Chinese government to contain a growing […]

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