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In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, photo, a huge electric screen about precautions against the COVID-19 illness is seen in Seoul, South Korea. Even as cases and deaths from the new virus mount, fear is advancing like a tsunami - and not just in the areas surrounding the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viralEven as illnesses and deaths from the new virus increase, fear is advancing like a tsunami, and not just around the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has been declared a global health emergency
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South Korean capital Seoul bans rallies in major downtown areas in efforts to fight viral outbreakSouth Korean capital Seoul bans rallies in major downtown areas in efforts to fight viral outbreak
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South Korea reports 52 new cases of coronavirus, raising its total to 156, after declaring southern city a special zoneSouth Korea reports 52 new cases of coronavirus, raising its total to 156, after declaring southern city a special zone
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a staff member works at the workshop of Fusen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in Nanyang in central China's Henan Province, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020. The company has resumed production to ensure the supply of medicines during the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with comprehensive measures taken to protect the workers. (Feng Dapeng/Xinhua via AP)
China reports further fall in new virus cases, 118 deathsChina reported a further fall in new virus cases to 889 as health officials expressed optimism over containment of the outbreak that has caused more than 2,200 deaths and is spreading elsewhere
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China reports further fall in new cases of virus to 889, number of deaths rises by 118China reports further fall in new cases of virus to 889, number of deaths rises by 118
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Passenger train partly derails in Australia, killing 2Several cars on a passenger train derailed in southeastern Australia, killing two operators and injuring 12 other people
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, photo, workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant against the coronavirus in front of a church in Daegu, South Korea. The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu urged its 2.5 million people on Thursday, Feb. 20, to refrain from going outside as cases of a new virus spike. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP)
South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surgeSouth Korea has declared a “special management zone” around a southeastern city where a surging viral outbreak, largely linked to a church in Daegu, threatens to overwhelm the region's health system
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South Korea declares Daegu City as a "special management zone" following an explosion in new virus infectionsSouth Korea declares Daegu City as a "special management zone" following an explosion in new virus infections
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New Zealand killer of British backpacker sentenced to lifeThe New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a young British backpacker whose mother told the court a hole had been ripped in her heart by her daughter's stolen life
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Report of aircraft crash in Thailand appears to be false Searchers in Thailand say what was reported by police to have been an aircraft crash on a mountain appears to have been false, and was only a wildfire
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In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 photo, the handmade cotton masks are made by volunteers in Hong Kong. Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping out against the new coronavirus, sewing reusable protective masks for those who can't access or afford them. Jo Ngai, a drama lover and founder of the Nonsensemakers, along with her friend Jessie Han, have turned a theater rehearsal room into a temporary handmade mask factory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong volunteers make homemade masks to combat virus Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping fight the new virus, sewing reusable protective face masks for those who can't access or afford them
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, talks with Philippines Foreign Affaires Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., left and Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith following a joint press conference of the Co-Chairs Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' meeting on the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in Vientiane, Laos, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
ASEAN diplomats praise China's handling of virus outbreakSoutheast Asia’s top diplomats are praising China's handling of the virus outbreak and pledging to help fight the disease that emerged in a central Chinese city and spread in the region and around the world
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Thailand unhappy with Israel's entry ban over virus concernsThailand's government is scrambling to cope with new travel restrictions after Israel banned the citizens of Thailand and three other Asian countries and territories from entering over concerns about a new virus
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Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from the new virusYonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from the new virus
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, photo, medial workers wearing protective gears move a patient suspected of contracting the new coronavirus from an ambulance to the Kyungpook National University Hospital in Daegu, South Korea. The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu urged its 2.5 million people on Thursday, Feb. 20, to refrain from going outside as cases of a new virus spike. (Kim Jong-un/Yonhap via AP)
S. Korea reports 1st virus death; 2.5M urged to stay homeSouth Korea is reporting its first death from a new virus, as the mayor of a southeastern city urges its 2.5 million people to stay inside as infections linked to a church congregation spike
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