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At least 40,000 others have been infected by 2019-nCoV (Bloomberg)
At least 40,000 others have been infected by 2019-nCoV (Bloomberg)

Coronavirus updates: China rejects Foxconn's request to resume production

  • Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs
  • The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday there have been 'concerning instances" of coronavirus among people

Millions of people in China were returning to work Monday after an extended holiday designed to slow the spread of a virus that has already killed more than 910 people. The World Health Organization’s chief voiced concern over the spread of the disease from people with no travel history to China.

At least 40,000 others have been infected by 2019-nCoV, which is believed to have emerged late last year in a market in Wuhan.

Here are all the latest updates of deadly coronavirus:

China rejects Foxconn's request to resume production in key Shenzhen plant - source

Taiwan's Foxconn <2317.TW> was not allowed to resume production in its plant in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen that had been shut due to the coronavirus outbreak, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Airbnb Freezes Beijing Check-Ins Until March to Curb Coronavirus

Airbnb Inc. is suspending check-ins at all of its Beijing listings until March to comply with local regulations intended to curb the coronavirus outbreak that’s spreading across China.

The San Francisco-based company said in a statement that it will offer refunds to all those affected or that cancel their bookings. This is in adherence to municipal policy, Airbnb said, though the Beijing government’s press office didn’t answer calls from Bloomberg News seeking comment.

Virus transforms daily life on Hong Kong's fearful streets

Hunkering down in cramped apartments and raiding supermarket shelves for food and masks, Hong Kongers are fretting about the future as fear of the new coronavirus sweeps one of the world's most densely populated cities.

Many in the Asian financial hub of seven million -- where the 2002-03 SARS outbreak killed 299 people -- are weighing up their options against an unseen danger.

Coronavirus forces delay of trade fairs, conferences

Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of a coronavirus, potentially disrupting billions of dollars worth of deals.

American dies of coronavirus in China; five Britons infected in French Alps

A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year break that was extended to try to contain the outbreak.

While the vast majority of cases have been in China, the virus has spread to some two dozen countries abroad, including five British nationals infected in a French mountain resort.

WHO warns overseas coronavirus spread may be 'tip of the iceberg'

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday there have been "concerning instances" of coronavirus among people with no travel history to China, warning that it could be the "tip of the iceberg", as he urged all countries to prepare for the possible arrival of the novel virus that has killed over 900 people.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauded the doctors, nurses and health workers for doing "their utmost" at personal risk to contain the epidemic, terming them "true heroes" of the outbreak that first surfaced in December in Wuhan city in China's central Hubei province where millions of people are under lockdown in a bid to stop it from spreading.

Japan Cruise Said to Have More Cases

The Princess Diamond cruise ship in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan, has an additional 60 people with confirmed novel coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 130, TBS reported, citing unidentified people.

China Seeks to Minimize Impact on Foreign Investment

China’s Ministry of Commerce is seeking to minimize the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on foreign investment. The ministry will push forward foreign projects to ensure investment is implemented as planned, according to a statement. The ministry will also help foreign enterprises resume production and operations; foreign producers of masks and other protective wear are urged to resume output quickly.

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