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There Aren’t Enough Medical Masks to Fight Coronavirus. Here’s Why It’s Not Going to Get Better Anytime Soon

With cases of coronavirus breaking out across the globe, demand for medical masks is far outpacing the ability of manufacturers to keep up.

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10:42pm PST - February 26th, 2020

'We're fine but bored,' says guest in Tenerife hotel in coronavirus lockdown

"Everything is very quiet," says Briton Christopher Betts, one of more than 700 guests spending a second day in lockdown at a four-star Tenerife hotel on Wednesday after four cases of coronavirus were detected there among a group of Italians.

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3:27am PST - February 26th, 2020

Facebook is banning ads that promise to cure the coronavirus (FB)

Facebook is tightening up its rules on ads that reference the coronavirus outbreak. It is banning ads that mentioned it if they attempt to "create a sense of urgency" around the virus or promise to cure it. Like other tech platforms, Facebook is has seen a wa…

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5:44pm PST - February 25th, 2020

Could North Korea handle a Covid-19 outbreak?

So far, the country claims to have no cases of Covid-19 - but that has been questioned.

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4:15pm PST - February 25th, 2020

Google searches for 'face mask' hit an all-time high amid coronavirus fears

The images streaming out of China as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak depict masses donning protective medical face masks. As Wired has pointed out, these masks have become a symbol of the pandemic. And Americans are taking notice. As…

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2:30pm PST - February 25th, 2020

South Korea is testing 200,000 members of a doomsday church that is the source of more than 60% of its coronavirus cases

Reuters South Korea is testing all 200,000 members of a doomsday cult which has been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. 60% of the country's 977 infections are members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, based in Daegu, officials said. South Korea is the …

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2:20am PST - February 25th, 2020

Chinese jails have become hotbeds of coronavirus as more than 500 cases have erupted, prompting the ouster of several officials

More than 500 cases of coronavirus have been reported in jails across three Chinese provinces. Over half of these are in prisons in Hubei, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. Prison officials and jail guards have lost their jobs for ineffective "preventio…

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2:11pm PST - February 21st, 2020

South Korea accepted that its efforts to stop the coronavirus infecting the country failed, and says it's pivoting to containment

With coronavirus cases soaring, the government in South Korea said Friday that it has failed to keep the virus out of the country, and must now focus on containment. The number of reported cases in the country tripled in the past three days to 156. It is the …

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2:55am PST - February 21st, 2020

The Coronavirus Cruise Ship Was a Disease-Spreading Hellscape

Crew members weren't quarantined, and passengers have reportedly been spotted talking to each other without masks across neighboring balconies.

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6:33am PST - February 19th, 2020

Fashion house Chanel cancels Beijing show over growing coronavirus fears, as the outbreak continues to wreak havoc on luxury brands

Thomas Peter/Reuters Chanel cancelled its May show in China due to the coronavirus outbreak. "At the foremost are the health and well-being of its teams and clients," a Chanel spokesperson told Reuters. No new date was given for the show. Visit Business Insid…

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5:14am PST - February 18th, 2020

Knife-Wielding Robbers in Hong Kong Steal 600 Rolls of Toilet Paper Amid Coronavirus Panic

Armed robbers stole 600 rolls of toilet paper outside a supermarket in Hong Kong, where at least 57 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.

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10:46pm PST - February 16th, 2020

The coronavirus has infected more than 1,700 healthcare workers in China, killing 6 of them

Chinese officials said that 1,716 healthcare workers in China have been infected by the coronavirus. Six of them are dead. "Health workers are the glue that holds the health system and outbreak response together," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gheb…

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9:45am PST - February 14th, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is dealing Chinese retailers a 'devastating' Valentine's Day blow, as shoppers steer clear of restaurants, flower shops, and romance flicks

Tyrone Siu/Reuters The coronavirus outbreak is throwing retailers in China for a loop this Valentine's Day. February 14 has traditionally been a popular day for young people in China to shop at malls, eat at restaurants, and visit movie theaters. But fears ov…

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7:55am PST - February 14th, 2020

China says 1,716 health workers infected by coronavirus

China National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin said on Friday that 1,716 health workers have been infected by the coronavirus and six of them have died as of Tuesday.

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10:50pm PST - February 13th, 2020

Alibaba pledged $140 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak with a platform to coordinate deliveries of crucial medical supplies

Alibaba Group launched a new digital platform to help increase access to essential medical supplies like face masks and respirators in Chinese communities hardest hit by the deadly coronavirus. The Chinese e-commerce giant pledged more than $142 million to fi…

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12:26pm PST - February 13th, 2020

More than 500 healthcare workers in Wuhan have gotten the coronavirus. One study found that 29% of infections were in medical staff.

As the new coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, continues to spread, hundreds of healthcare workers are getting sick. The South China Morning Post reported that in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began, up to 500 healthcare workers have confirmed diagnoses. A…

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2:29pm PST - February 12th, 2020

Chinese citizens are challenging the official narrative about coronavirus, and Beijing is going after them

Associated Press Citizen journalists in China have been reporting on the ground amid the coronavirus outbreak, challenging Beijing's official narrative. Beijing, in turn, has put those journalists under pressure, and some of them have disappeared as authoriti…

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7:10am PST - February 11th, 2020

Factbox: What we know and do not know about the new coronavirus

The spread of a new coronavirus in mainland China and to more than two dozen countries and regions beyond is alarming health experts. Here is what we know - and do not know - about the virus:

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1:42pm PST - February 10th, 2020

Coronavirus: China's Xi visits hospital in rare appearance amid health crisis

The leader's visit to a hospital comes as the death toll from the coronavirus surges to more than 900.

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8:50am PST - February 10th, 2020

12 photos show the chilling futuristic tech being used to find people with the Wuhan coronavirus

The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has now been identified in 28 other countries as authorities scramble to contain the outbreak. Officials and volunteers at train stations and airports on country borders are at the front lines of screening indi…

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1:48pm PST - February 8th, 2020

Panicked shoppers in Hong Kong snapped up supplies like masks and toilet paper amid coronavirus fears and rumors about shipment cut-offs

People in Hong Kong have been raiding supermarkets and pharmacies for supplies from masks to toilet paper amid growing coronavirus fears and rumors that shipments could be cut off. Thousands of people in Hong Kong camped out overnight Tuesday to Wednesday to …

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11:41am PST - February 7th, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong imposes quarantine rules on mainland Chinese

Travellers from mainland China will be isolated for 14 days in new efforts to stem the coronavirus.

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9:45am PST - February 7th, 2020

iPhone maker Foxconn tells Shenzhen staff not to return to work

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has warned employees at its Shenzhen HQ not to return to work on February 10th. The company has also set up new production lines to make medical face masks.

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4:18am PST - February 7th, 2020

Chinese citizens under coronavirus lockdown are making memes to cope with the boredom

The deadly coronavirus in Wuhan, China, has killed more than 630 people and infected nearly 31,000. On January 23, authorities in Wuhan shut down the city's public transportation, including buses, trains, ferries, and the airport. Quarantine orders were exten…

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10:30pm PST - February 6th, 2020

‘It brings our hearts together’ - the Hubei medic battling coronavirus

"Yao" told the BBC that hospital staff are not allowed to eat, rest or use the toilet while at work.

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3:32pm PST - February 6th, 2020