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      NBC DFW

      China’s massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new virus.


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      Scientific American

      They aim for clarity amid confusion surrounding the outbreak


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      The Asian Age

      China’s massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new virus.


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      Inside Story

      A cultured sample isolated from a patient in the United States and released by the National Institutes of Health last month. It shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. NIAID-RML


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      The Spokesman Review

      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom and potentially affecting plans later this year for millions more ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan and the annual hajj pilgrimage.


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      POLITICO Europe

      What’s driving the day in Westminster. Politics and policymaking in the UK capital.


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      Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the new coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom.


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      VOA Voice of America

      WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has not proved to be the bearer of reliable information when calamity threatens and people want straight answers about it. That’s happening again as he addresses the prospect of a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.


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      The New Times Publications

      Health workers in Rwanda screen people for COVID-19. Rwanda is one of the countries in Africa that have stepped up the efforts to prevent the virus from spreading onto its territory. Craish Bahizi


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      ArkansasOnline

      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the new coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom.


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      Portland Press Herald

      People wear masks during morning rush hour on Feb. 20 in Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on companies to allow employees to work from home. Sri Lanka and Laos imposed price caps for face masks, while India restricted the export of personal protective equipment. Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press


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      Fox Business

      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom and potentially affecting plans later this year for millions more ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan and the annual hajj pilgrimage.


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      The New York Times

      China’s massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new virus.


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      Belfast Telegraph

      You can’t blame them: the headlines are relentless and can be highly disturbing, with all the talk of potentially closing schools and curbing travel and experiencing severe disruption to daily life.


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      The Guardian

      Top story: Pandemic fears mount that virus ‘could get out of control’


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      The Times of India

      DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam’s holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the plans of millions of faithful ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and as the annual hajj pilgrimage looms.


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      USA Today

      President Donald Trump and top U.S. health officials addressed the nation Wednesday evening as governments worldwide worked to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. Their comments came as the U.S. saw its first instance of infection in a person without relevant travel history or exposure to another patient known to have the virus.


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      Counter Punch

      Moralising the way diseases and viruses are transferred is a very human, and particularly nasty trait. “We don’t need this kind of riff-raff on our shores,” screamed The New York Times in 1892 in response to Russian Jewish immigrants arriving at Ellis Island by boat. (The occupants hosted lice which, in turn, led to typhus.)


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      CTV News

      DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam’s holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the plans of millions of faithful ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and as the annual hajj pilgrimage looms.


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      The Independent

      Donald Trump has turned to his vice president, former Indiana governor Mike Pence, to take the lead on handling the coronavirus outbreak as it affects the US.


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      CNET

      The number of cases and deaths seems to be slowing in mainland China, with only 439 new cases and 29 reported deaths coming on Feb. 27. However, the spread of the virus appears to be gaining momentum outside of China. At least 56 countries have confirmed infections. Cases in Italy jumped to over 1,000 on Feb. 29, while South Korea is reporting over 3,000 infections.


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      CTV News

      DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam’s holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the plans of millions of faithful ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and as the annual hajj pilgrimage looms.


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      The Boston Globe

      The decision showed the growing worry across the Mideast about the virus as Iran confirmed that infected cases in the country spiked by over 100, to 254 now. Those with the virus in the Islamic Republic now include Iranian vice president Masoumeh Ebtekar, better known as the English-language spokeswoman “Mary” for the 1979 hostage-takers who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and sparked the 444-day diplomatic crisis, state media reported.


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