Factbox: Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas

(Reuters) – A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by the new coronavirus. Following are some countries’ evacuation plans, and how they aim to manage the health risk from those who are returning. – In the United States, another 350 American evacuees from Wuhan

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Wilted flowers, empty cafes: China's small businesses bear coronavirus costs

BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – What is worrying Rao Yong more than the daily news updates of a virus outbreak gripping China is that he may soon have to shut his online handicraft store and tell the 1,400 craftswomen he employs he is no longer able to sell their work. Rao, from eastern China’s Zhejiang province, is among millions of small business

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Hong Kong medical staff strike for third day as locally transmitted virus cases rise

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Medical workers in Hong Kong began a third day of strike action on Wednesday, piling pressure on the city’s government to seal the border with mainland China as the number of locally transmitted cases of a new coronavirus increased. The former British colony saw its first death from the virus on Tuesday. It has confirmed 18

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China virus claims second life off mainland, hits supply chains

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from a fast-spreading outbreak that has killed 427 people and threatened economic supply chains around the world. But after Shanghai’s main market lost nearly $400 billion the previous day, global and Chinese markets bounced, with both Europe and metals enjoying their best

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United Airlines suspending U.S.-bound mainland China flights a day earlier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – United Airlines said on Monday it will move up its temporary suspension of U.S.-bound flights from mainland China by one day to Tuesday. The airline, which is the last U.S. airline still conducting China flights, said on Friday it planned to fly its last flight from China on Wednesday because of the coronavirus outbreak. Delta Air Lines

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Factbox: Companies feel impact of coronavirus outbreak in China

(Reuters) – Some companies have warned that a coronavirus outbreak in China that has killed more than 200 people and infected thousands could disrupt supply chains or hurt bottom lines as factories and shops shut and airlines suspend flights. FINANCIAL IMPACT: ** Electrolux (ELUXb.ST) said the epidemic could have a material impact if its Chinese suppliers were further affected and

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South Korea 'all out' to contain virus outbreak, vows to stabilize market

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Tuesday said it was going “all out” to contain the outbreak of the spreading coronavirus and vowed to stabilize financial markets should volatilities worsen as it confirmed the fourth case of the China-linked virus. “The government will be all out to protect citizens and minimize its impact on the economy,” Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki

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Hong Kong suspends some rail, ferry links with China mainland to curb virus spread

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday a suspension of high-speed rail and ferry links with mainland China as the global financial hub scrambles along with many countries to limit the spread of a new coronavirus. More than 100 people have died from the flu-like virus, which emerged in China’s central city of Wuhan in

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