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Japanese data on cruise ship coronavirus infections backs quarantine strategy

20 February 2020, 3:38 PM

Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the government’s case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in stemming contagion of the coronavirus among passengers.

Quarantined passengers disembark ship in Japan

19 February 2020, 5:47 AM

Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the country fell for a second straight day.

Japan approves bill to help firms to develop 5G, drone technologies

18 February 2020, 5:54 AM

Japan’s cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies amid growing alarm among Tokyo policymakers over the increasing influence of China’s 5G technology.

China says coronavirus curbs start to work; 70 more cases on cruise ship

16 February 2020, 4:26 PM

The number of new coronavirus cases in China fell on Sunday and a health official said intense efforts to stop its spread was beginning to work, as another 70 people tested positive on a virus-stricken cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

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Japan records first coronavirus death, two taxi drivers test positive

13 February 2020, 4:13 PM

A woman has died from the coronavirus in Japan, the first such death in the country since the epidemic spread from China, the Health Minister said on Thursday.

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