SEE MOREThe number of new coronavirus infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy and Iran emerging as epicenters of the rapidly spreading illness.
SEE MOREA cruise ship with more than 6,000 people aboard was given permission on Wednesday to dock in Mexico after passengers were denied entry in two Caribbean ports due to fears, later disproven, that a crew member was infected with the coronavirus.
SEE MOREThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday warned of the possibility of a community spread of the coronavirus in the country after a person who reportedly did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient was infected.
SEE MOREMainland China reported 433 new cases of coronavirus infections on Feb. 26, the National Health Commission said on Thursday, up from 406 on the previous day.
SEE MOREPresident Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday that the risk from coronavirus remained "very low," and placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the looming global health crisis.
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SEE MOREThe cases include 42 passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and three evacuees who returned from Wuhan.
SEE MOREIt comes as several schools close and some office workers are sent home due to virus fears.
SEE MORECases emerge in several countries involving travellers from Italy, but borders remain open.
SEE MOREFive years ago a change in the law stopped doctors helping the terminally ill to end their lives.
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SEE MOREThe CDC says it expects the coronavirus to spread in communities in the U.S. There are 57 cases in the U.S. and tens of thousands of cases around the world, with the largest number by far in Chin...