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In Pictures: The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the economy is reeling and criticism is mounting over his government's handling of a new virus that began in China and has spread alarmingly in Japan.

January 28, 2020

A patient injects insulin at a temporary hospital at Tazihu Gymnasium in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's leadership sounded a cautious note about the country's progress in halting the spread of the new virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people, after several days of upbeat messages.

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A man uses a laptop computer at a temporary hospital at Tazihu Gymnasium in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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A doctor in a protective suit checks with patients at a temporary hospital at Tazihu Gymnasium in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, second from right, visits a mask production line at a medical supply company in Beijing. China's leadership sounded a cautious note about the country's progress in halting the spread of the new virus, after several days of upbeat messages.

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An official in protective suits measure the temperature of the foreign passengers disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship before boarding to buses at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

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A bus carrying some European passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leaves a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking since Wednesday.

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Personnel carry new beds inside the hospital of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy. Health officials reported the country's first cases of contagion of COVID-19 in people who had not been in China. The hospital in Codogno is one of the hospitals - along with specialized Sacco Hospital in Milan - which is hosting the infected persons and the people that were in contact with them and are being isolated.

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Workers wearing protective gears help clean each other's suits after disinfecting as a precaution against the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea.

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In this photo, medial workers wearing protective gears move a patient suspected of contracting the new coronavirus from an ambulance to the Kyungpook National University Hospital in Daegu, South Korea. The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu urged its 2.5 million people to refrain from going outside as cases of a new virus spike.

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A motorcade with police cars and busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, leave the the gate upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's effort to evacuate more than 70 people from China due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 virus was delayed because of bad weather as evacuees travel to a hospital where they are expected to be quarantined.

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Busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, leave the the gate upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea declared a "special management zone" around a southeastern city where a surging viral outbreak, largely linked to a church in Daegu, threatens to overwhelm the region's health system.

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This photo, shows an overview of the temporary hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The hospital, one of the dozen of its kind built in Wuhan, hosts COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms.

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A bus carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leaves a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking since Wednesday.

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People wear masks as they commute during the morning rush hour in Chuo district in Tokyo. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. More than 1,000 cases have been confirmed outside mainland China. Most of the cases outside China involve people from a cruise ship quarantined at a Japanese port.

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People wearing masks, walk in Central, a business district in Hong Kong. Russia says it will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country amid the outbreak of the new virus centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people.

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People wearing masks, walk on street in Central, a business district in Hong Kong. Russia says it will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country amid the outbreak of the new virus centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people.

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Dr. Kong Yuefeng, a recovered COVID-19 patient who has passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma in the city's blood center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients contains antibodies that can help reduce the virus load in critically ill patients, according to China's National Health Commission.

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An unidentified passenger is surrounded by the media after she disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking Wednesday.

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South Korean presidential airplane arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo to evacuate some passengers on a quarantined cruise ship docked in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

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In this photo, a nurse prepares medicines for patients at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, patients infected with the coronavirus take rest at a temporary hospital converted from Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19.

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S.

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In this photo, a doctor puts on a protective suit as he prepares to check on the patients at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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A woman wearing a mask and pajamas shop for vegetables at a store in Beijing, China. On Monday, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a study of earlier cases of the disease, finding more than 80% of people infected had mild illness and the number of new infection seems to be falling since early this month.

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Commuters ride in a quiet subway train during the morning rush hour in Beijing. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago.

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An emergency medic helps Alla Ilyina, who broke out of the hospital on Feb. 7 after learning that she would have to spend 14 days in isolation instead of the 24 hours doctors promised her, to fasten a seat belt inside an ambulance after a court session in St.Petersburg, Russia. A woman who escaped from a hospital in St. Petersburg, where she was being kept in isolation for possible inflection by the new coronavirus, was ordered by court on Monday to return back to the quarantine for at least two days.

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Officials help passengers off a plane to waiting vehicles at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska. American citizens who were on a cruise ship off Japan's coast who were at high risk of being exposed to the novel coronavirus were taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus after landing.

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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan interacts with Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following out-break of the deadly novel cornavirus, before their release from the ITBP quarantine facility, at Chhawla, in New Delhi. A total of 650 people were brought back from Wuhan in China on Feb. 1- 2 in two 747 Boeing Air India aircraft. While 406 of these are being looked after at the ITBP facility, rest are at an Army center at Manesar in Haryana.

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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan interacts with Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following out-break of the deadly novel cornavirus, before their release from the ITBP quarantine facility, at Chhawla, in New Delhi.

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A security wearing a proetctive mask stangs guard as Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following out-break of the deadly novel cornavirus, prepare to leave following their release from the ITBP quarantine facility, at Chhawla, in New Delhi.

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Wuhan-return Indians after they were released from the ITBP quarantine facility at Chhawla, New Delhi. All 406 Indians who were evacuated from the Wuhan city of China and quarantined in the facility, are being released one by one, in a phased manner, after they were tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

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ITBP officers present a rose to a Wuhan-return Indian as he is released from the ITBP quarantine facility at Chhawla, New Delhi. All 406 Indians who were evacuated from the Wuhan city of China and quarantined in the facility, are being released one by one, in a phased manner, after they were tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan interacts with Wuhan-returnd Indians after they were released from the ITBP quarantine facility at Chhawla, New Delhi. All 406 Indians who were evacuated from the Wuhan city of China and quarantined in the facility, are being released one by one, in a phased manner, after they were tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

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People wear face masks at a subway train in Hong Kong. COVID-19 viral illness has sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December.

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People wearing face mask walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong. COVID-19 viral illness has sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December.

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Masked commuters ride in a subway train as a monitor showing a doctor talks about precaution of COVID-19 virus, in Beijing. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago.

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Government workers wait for patients to arrive at a tumor hospital newly designated to treat COVID-19 patients in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus is thought to have infected more than 67,000 people globally and has killed at least 1,526 people, the vast majority in China, as the Chinese government announced new anti-disease measures while businesses reopen following sweeping controls that have idled much of the economy.

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A bus leaves the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The U.S. says Americans aboard a quarantined ship will be flown back home on a chartered flight Sunday, but that they will face another two-week quarantine.

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Nepalese evacuees from China arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. More than 150 Nepalese citizen were evacuated from several different cities across Hubei Province including Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus.

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A man wears a mask as he walks across an empty intersection during the morning rush hour as snow falls in Beijing. China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, undergo screening at a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area in New Delhi.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, nurses in protective suits treat a patient in the intensive care unit at Ditan Hospital in Beijing, one of the hospitals in China's capital that are receiving COVID-19 patients. China reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, being examined by medics at a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area in New Delhi.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), medics work to examine the final samples of Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, at a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area in New Delhi.

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A nurse tears up as she talks about the situation in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries.

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A health official takes the temperature of a passenger at a cruise ship terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia. COVID-19 sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December, and more than 170 cases have been confirmed on another cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, which made stops in Hong Kong and other ports before arriving in Japan last week.

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A man wearing a face mask looks at his mobile phone outside a cruise ship terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia.

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A jogger looks at the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, anchored in Yokohama near Tokyo. Two Indian crew members are among the 39 more people who have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese military medics arrive at the Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. China has mobilized its military resources in its fight against the COVID-19 viral outbreak.

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A man fishes behind the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Life on board the luxury cruise ship, which has dozens of cases of a new virus, can include fear, excitement and soul-crushing boredom, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a stream of tweets and YouTube videos.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), one of the Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, gives final sample to medics before release from the quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla in New Delhi. As many as 404 people were looked after for 12 days by the ITPB.

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Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, at the ITBP's quarantine facility at Chhawla in New Delhi.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) medics prepare to collect final samples the Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, before their proposed release from the quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla in New Delhi.

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A health official watches travellers on a thermographic monitor at a cruise ship terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia. COVID-19 sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December, and more than 170 cases have been confirmed on another cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, which made stops in Hong Kong and other ports before arriving in Japan last week.

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Masked passengers are seen on the deck of the Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama port, near Tokyo.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency technicians work on a second generation disinfection robot in a technological company in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong Province. Qingdao has called on technological companies to research, develop and refit disinfection robots which can replace human in disinfection operations for possible use in isolation wards of hospitals.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers disinfect closed shop lots following the coronavirus outbreak, in Jiang'an District of Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, doctors scan a patient's lungs at Huoshenshan temporary hospital built for patients diagnosed with coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, centre, wearing a protective face mask waves as he inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work at a neighbourhoods in Beijing.

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A passenger wearing a full-body protective suit catches the eyes of others as they walk out from the Beijing railway station in Beijing.

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In this screengrab of a SOS video Binay Kumar Sarkar (R) along with other Indian crew members of the quarantined cruise liner Diamond Princess, requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save them and the passenger.

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A deliver man uses his phone while waiting on a street of Beijing, China. China's daily death toll from a new virus topped 100 for the first time and pushed the total past 1,000 dead, authorities said after leader Xi Jinping visited a health center to rally public morale amid little sign the contagion is abating.

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A cleaner walks through a deserted compound of a commercial office building in Beijing. China reported a rise in new virus cases on Monday, possibly denting optimism that its disease control measures like isolating major cities might be working, while Japan reported dozens of new cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship.

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Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of novel coronavirus infection to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus.

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People wearing protective suits stand near the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate, during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong.

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In this photo, medical workers treat patients in the isolated intensive care unit at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's virus death toll have surpassed the number of fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign its spread might be slowing as other nations stepped up efforts to block the disease.

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Medical staff, wearing protective suits, hold medical waste as they exit the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to novel coronavirus patients at Kochi Medical college, in Kerala. Fifteen students from the state who were stranded in Hubei province of China following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus have landed at the Cochin International Airport Limited and undergone a thermal screening for the infection.

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Medical workers transfer a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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French lab scientists in hazmat gear inserting liquid in test tube manipulate potentially infected patient samples at Pasteur Institute in Paris.

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View of a lab in the vaccine innovation department at Pasteur Institute in Paris. Scientists at the Pasteur Institute developed and shared a quick test for the new virus that is spreading worldwide, and are using genetic information about the coronavirus to develop a potential vaccine and treatments.

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Masked passengers are seen on the deck of the cruise ship Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo. Japan reported 41 new cases of a virus on the cruise ship that's been quarantined. About 3,700 people have been confined aboard the ship.

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A government worker sprays disinfectant in Beleghata ID Hospital as precautionary measures against the spreading of novel coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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People wearing masks pass by a notice as precautionary measures against the spreading of novel coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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A man cleans an ambulance before exiting the Special Isolation Ward, created for novel coronavirus, at Kochi Medical College, in Kerala.

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A plane carrying evacuees from the virus zone in China lands at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. One of two jets carrying Americans fleeing the virus zone in China landed at Miramar after first landing at an Air Force base in Northern California. Some will be quarantined at a hotel on the base for 14 days while others will be quarantined at a Southern California military base, officials said.

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The cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored at Yokohama Port for supplies replenished in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. The 3,700 people on board faced a two-week quarantine in their cabins. Health workers said 10 more people from the Diamond Princess were confirmed sickened with the virus, in addition to 10 others who tested positive on Wednesday. The 10 will be dropped off as the ship docks and transferred to nearby hospitals for further test and treatment.

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A passenger shows a note from the World Dream cruise ship docked at Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong official says more than 3,600 people on board the cruise ship that was turned away from a Taiwanese port will be quarantined until they are checked for a new virus.

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Disinfection equipment is carried by a worker as precautionary measures against the spreading of novel coronavirus, at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, Hungary. So far almost 900 passenger arriving directly from China have been examined at the airport.

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People pass by a notice as precautionary measures against the spreading of novel coronavirus, at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest, Hungary.

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The cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored at Yokohama Port for supplies replenished in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Health workers said 10 more people from the Diamond Princess were confirmed ill with the virus, in addition to 10 others who tested positive on Wednesday. They were dropped off as the ship docked and transferred to nearby hospitals for further test and treatment.

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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against a new coronavirus at a theater in Seoul, South Korea. Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said, as China reported 73 more deaths and the World Health Organization appealed for more funds to help countries battle the spread of the disease.

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A medical worker in a protective suit looks at patients who diagnosed with the coronaviruses arrive at a temporary hospital which transformed from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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A medical worker in a protective suit walks by patients who diagnosed with the coronaviruses settle at a temporary hospital which transformed from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city of China's Hubei, inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city of China's Hubei play indoor games inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city of China's Hubei, inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi. As many as 647 Indians have been evacuated through two special Air India flights amid reports of more than 300 people being killed due to the virus in China.

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Medical staff, wearing protective suits, hold medical waste as they exit the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to novel coronavirus patients at Kochi Medical college, in Kerala.

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Security personnel wearing masks exits the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to novel coronavirus patients at Kochi Medical college, in Kerala. Of the three students who tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, two are medicos from Wuhan the epicentre of the deadly epidemic which has claimed 490 lives in China.

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A group of medical personnel meet 80 people, accompanied by medical specialists, carried by a Russian military plane at an airport outside Tyumen, Russia. Russia has evacuated 144 people - Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia - from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. All evacuees will be quarantined for two weeks in a sanatorium in the Tyumen region in western Siberia, government officials said.

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Medical staff strike over coronavirus concerns outside government headquarters in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, hospitals workers are striking to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off the virus, but four new cases without known travel to the mainland indicate the illness is spreading locally in the territory.

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A medical worker in a protective suit writes on a tube after collecting a sample for nucleic acid tests from a suspected virus patient at a hotel being used to place people in medical isolation in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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A medical staffer works with test systems for the diagnosis of coronavirus, at the Krasnodar Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology microbiology lab in Krasnodar, Russia. Russia has closed its land border with China and suspended most train traffic between the countries.

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Medical workers in protective suits take a passenger tested positive for a new coronavirus from the cruise ship Diamond Princess to ambulances at Yokohama Port in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Japan said 10 people on the cruise ship have tested positive for the new virus and were being taken to hospitals. Health Minister Nobukatsu Kato said all the 3,700 people and passengers on the ship will be quarantined on board for up to 14 days under Japanese law.

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A TV crew film a cruise ship Diamond Princess anchoring off the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

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A nurse checks the temperature of a visitor as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More than 100 Malaysians have been quarantined after being evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of a viral outbreak.

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A worker wearing protective gears sprays disinfectant inside a store as a precaution against a new coronavirus at Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea.

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Workers wearing protective gears prepare to spray disinfectant as a precaution against a new coronavirus at Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea.

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Medical staff, wearing protective suits, hold medical waste as they exit the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to novel coronavirus patients at Kochi Medical college, in Kerala.

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Paramilitary policemen wear face masks as they march in formation into a pedestrian underpass next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

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A cruise ship Diamond Princess anchors off the Yokohama Port upon arrival in Yokohama, near Tokyo. A person who was a passenger on the Japanese-operated cruise ship has tested positive for a new virus after leaving the ship in Hong Kong on Jan. 25. The ship returned to Yokohama carrying 3,000 passengers and crew members after making port calls in Vietnam, Taiwan and Okinawa. A team of quarantine officials and medical staff boarded the ship on Monday night and began medical checks of everyone on board, a health ministry official said on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.

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People wear masks on a downtown street corner in Hong Kong. Hong Kong reported its first death from a new virus, a man who had traveled from the mainland city of Wuhan that has been the epicenter of the outbreak.

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This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia's Ministry of Health shows a Malaysian national holding a child being directed onto a bus by health officials in protective suits as they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia after being evacuated from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia's Ministry of Health shows a Malaysian national being directed onto a bus by health officials in protective suits as she arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia after being evacuated from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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People wearing protective suits and military personnel walk inside a military complex where 56 Italians evacuated from Wuhan, China, will be kept in quarantine upon their arrival on the outskirts of Rome.

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An Afghan health worker takes the temperature of a passenger as a preventive measure for Coronavirus, during a screening process of travelers who arrived from China, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Screening has begun in all airports and land ports in Afghanistan, especially of those who arrive from China.

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An Afghan health worker wearing protective gear waits to check passengers during screening of travelers for Coronavirus who arrived from China, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Stewardesses take temperatures of passengers as a preventive measure for the coronavirus on an Air China flight from Melbourne to Beijing before it land at Beijing Capital International Airport in China. China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi Jinping said "we have launched a people's war of prevention of the epidemic."

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Workers arrange beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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Workers arrange beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, are seen inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi. As many as 647 Indians have been evacuated through two special Air India flights amid reports of more than 300 people being killed due to the virus in China.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, undergo tests inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, undergo tests inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of China's Wuhan, play carrom inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi.

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Medical staff dispose garbage outside an isolation ward for coronavirus, at a hospital in Kochi.

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In this photo, a worker wearing a protective suit checks the luggage of an evacuee from Wuhan, China, after their evacuation flight landed at an airport in Marseilles, France. China sent medical workers and equipment to its just-completed, 1,000-bed hospital for treating victims of a new virus that has caused 362 deaths and more than 17,300 infections at home and abroad.

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A military officer wearing a protective suit gives instructions to evacuees from Wuhan, China, as they travel to a hospital after their arrival at a military base in Wroclaw, Poland.

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A maintenance worker wears a face mask as he sweeps snow during a snowfall in Beijing. China's death toll from a new virus increased to 304 on Sunday amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to prepare in the event the disease spreads among their populations as more nations report local infections.

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In this photo, funeral home workers remove the body of a person suspect to have died from a virus outbreak from a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this photo released by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Indonesians who arrived from Wuhan, China, are sprayed with antiseptic at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Indonesia. Indonesians evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of a deadly virus outbreak, were transported to a quarantine zone on a remote island at the edge of the South China Sea, shortly after landing on Batam, an island near Singapore.

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In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, a few of the ten Saudi students were evacuated from Wuhan on a special flight with King Salman's approval, arrive in Riyadh airport.

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People wearing masks at a market in Hong Kong. China's death toll from a new virus has risen hundreds and a World Health Organization official says other governments need to prepare for"domestic outbreak control" if the disease spreads.

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Medics screen Indian nationals after they were brought by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan, at the airport in New Delhi.

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Maldivian nationals who were brought along with Indians by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan, at the airport in New Delhi. India airlifted second batch of 323 Indians Sunday from Wuhan, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the deadly coronavirus a global health emergency.

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Indian nationals, stranded amid the coronavirus outbreak, board the specially-prepped Air India's B747 aircraft, in Wuhan, China. India airlifted second batch of 323 Indians Sunday from Wuhan, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the deadly coronavirus a global health emergency.

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Indian nationals, stranded amid the coronavirus outbreak, board the specially-prepped Air India's B747 aircraft, in Wuhan, China. India airlifted second batch of 323 Indians Sunday from Wuhan, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the deadly coronavirus a global health emergency.

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Indian nationals after they were brought by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan, at the airport in New Delhi. India airlifted second batch of 323 Indians Sunday from Wuhan, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the deadly coronavirus a global health emergency.

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Medics screen Indian nationals after they were brought by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan, at the airport in New Delhi.

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Indonesian migrant workers gather at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Indonesia flew back more than 200 nationals from Wuhan on Sunday and quarantined them on remote Natuna Islands for two weeks.

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People wearing masks walk in China Town, in London. China’s death toll from a new virus rose to over 250 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries.

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This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows construction workers at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China's death toll from a new virus has increased to 304 with more than 14,000 cases, amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads among their populations.

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In this photo released by KBRI Beijing, Indonesian people wearing face masks gather at Wuhan airport in China, while waiting to depart for Indonesia. A government-chartered jet departed Jakarta Saturday to evacuate 250 Indonesian nationals from Wuhan.

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Indonesian people arrive from Wuhan, China, at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Indonesia. Indonesians evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of a deadly virus outbreak, were transported to a quarantine zone on a remote island at the edge of the South China Sea, shortly after landed on Batam, an island near Singapore on Sunday morning.

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In this image provided by the Turkish Ministry of Health, medical personnel work around a ambulance plane commissioned from the military at the airport in Ankara, Turkey shortly after it landed after flying from Wuhan, China. The Turkish government evacuated 42 people amidst the gathering nationwide concern on Coronavirus.Fahrettin Koca, Turkish Minister of Health said that among the 42 passengers 32 of them are Turkish, 6 are Azerbaijani, 3 are Georgian and one is Albanian. The evacuated passengers will be kept under quarantine for 14 days and will be subject to periodic analysis.

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Doctors and other team members of the specially-prepped Air India's B747 aircraft wait to examine those airlifted fromcoronavirus-hit Hubei province in Wuhan, in New Delhi.

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Shuttle buses and an ambulance stand parked near the specially-prepped Air India's B747 aircraft that airlifted Indians from coronavirus-hit Hubei province in Wuhan, in New Delhi.

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This handout photo provided by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police shows an Air India aircraft that brought back Indians from Wuhan stands after arrival at the airport in New Delhi. A plane carrying Indians from Wuhan landed in New Delhi. The government said they would be quarantined for two weeks in a facility set up in a nearby city, Manesar.

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Medical workers in protective suits move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People's Hospital in Fuyang in central China's Anhui Province. The death toll in China's virus outbreak rose to 259 and Beijing criticized Washington's tightening of travel controls to bar most foreign nationals who visited the country within the past two weeks.

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Medical workers in protective suits move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People's Hospital in Fuyang in central China's Anhui Province. Beijing criticized Washington's tightening of travel controls to bar most foreign nationals who visited the country within the past two weeks.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, front, and other government officials wear protective face masks before a press conference in Hong Kong. China has moved to lock down at least three big cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world.

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A girl wears a protective face mask as she does homework at a subway train in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries a global emergency after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday.

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People wear face masks and walk at a shopping mall in Taipei, Taiwan. According to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Friday, the tenth case diagnosed with the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Taiwan.

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A poster promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is posted next a train door as a commuter wearing a mask looks at his phone in a train, in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this summer's games might be cancelled or postponed because of the spread of a new virus.

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French passengers leave in buses a military air base, in Istres, southern France after arriving by plane from the virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan. A planeload of French citizens from the virus-hit city of Wuhan has landed in southern France and its passengers are being taken to a Mediterranean vacation resort for 14 days of quarantine.

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An airplane of the German air force lifts off towards China at the Cologne Bonn Airport in Cologne, Germany to fly German citizens out of the Chinese province of Hubei, which is affected by the new coronavirus.

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Passengers disembark from the plane carrying British nationals from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China, at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, England. A civilian passenger plane carrying British evacuees from China has landed at a Royal Air Force base in England. Eighty-three Britons are on board the Wamos Air Boeing 747, which will later fly on to Spain carrying the remaining 27 passengers, who are not UK citizens.

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A view of the quarantine facility which has been setup by the Army for the 300 students, who are being brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China, at Manesar, Haryana.

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A view of the quarantine facility which has been setup by the Army for the 300 students, who are being brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China, at Manesar, Haryana.

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Students are checked by body thermal scanners as a precautionary measure against the spread of a new virus at a school in Manila, Philippines. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries a global emergency after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday. Health officials in the country recently confirmed the Philippines' first case of the new virus.

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In this combination of photos, people wear various masks as they wait at an immigration counter at an airport terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, outside Kuala Lumpur. Face masks are in short supply in parts of the world as people try to stop the spread of a new virus from China. Health officials recommend strap-on medical masks for people being evaluated for the new virus, their household members and caregivers.

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People wearing surgical masks walk out of the government general hospital where a student who had been in Wuhan is kept in isolation in Thrissur, Kerala state.

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People queue up to buy face masks at a cosmetics shop in Hong Kong. Hong Kong cut off rail service to mainland China at midnight on Wednesday to Thursday to try to stop the spread of a new virus to the city.

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Journalists wearing surgical masks stand outside the government general hospital where a student who had been in Wuhan is kept in isolation in Thrissur, Kerala state.

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This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows construction workers at the site of the Leishenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.

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Construction workers labor at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

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Buses carrying some South Korean evacuees from Wuhan, China, leave after arriving at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea sent planes to fly back home more of their nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new virus.

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Ambulances carrying some South Korean evacuees from Wuhan, China, leave after arriving at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea sent planes to fly back home more of their nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new virus.

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A South Korean chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, taxis after landing at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

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A doctor attends to a patient in an isolation ward at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation.

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Travelers wearing face masks walk through the international arrivals area at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing.

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In this photo provided by Thai Government Spokesmen's office, a health worker watches thermal images monitoring arriving passengers at Suvarnabhumi International airport to help detect passengers who may be infected with new coronavirus virus in Bangkok, Thailand.

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A passenger from Beijing is screened as part of measures to prevent coronavirus infection at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Passengers arriving from a China Southern Airlines flight from Changsha in China are screened for the new type of coronavirus, whose symptoms are similar to the cold or flu and many other illnesses, upon their arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi, Kenya. Some countries began evacuating their citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of the new virus that is thought to have killed over one hundred people and infected more than 6,000.

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Passenger from Beijing pass through a scanner as they are screened as part of measures to prevent coronavirus infection at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Passengers board buses after arriving on an airplane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. The passengers will undergo additional screenings in California and be placed in temporary housing. Officials have not said how long they will stay there.

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A journalist with a face mark reports a gathering of hospital directors and provincial public health officials in a medical preparedness meeting to face the threat of new coronavirus virus outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand. Foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region began returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed "great concern" that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China.

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Hospital directors and provincial public health officials gather to participate in a medical preparedness meeting to face the threat of new coronavirus outbreak in Bangkok, Thailand. The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed "great concern" that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China.

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Students and a teacher wear masks as a precautionary measure at Matribhumi school in Bhaktapur, Nepal. There has been one confirmed case of a new coronavirus infection in the Himalayan country.

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A government worker sprays disinfectant on a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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A worker wearing a face mask sprays disinfectant along a path in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China's death toll from a new viral disease that is causing global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak.

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The north terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, where a flight plane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China is expected later Tuesday, is seen.

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Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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Employees disinfect ticket gates in hopes to prevent the contraction of the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. Deaths from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 in China on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak.

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Takeo Aoyama, center left, an employee at Nippon Steel Corp.’s subsidiary in Wuhan, China, and Takayuki Kato, center right, an employee at an information and communications technology company Intec, speak to journalists, all wearing protective face masks, after returning home by a Japanese chartered plane at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. Japan began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus. Aoyama said more than 400 Japanese people wishing to return to Japan are in Wuhan.

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An infrared thermal imager is placed to check the temperature of passengers at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Authorities have started screening passengers after one confirmed case of a new coronavirus infection was detected in the Himalayan country.

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A Japanese chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, landed at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. Countries began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical personnel wearing protective suits work in the department of infectious diseases at Wuhan Union Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Hong Kong's leader announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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Government workers take the temperature of passengers as they exit a railway station in Fuyang in central China's Anhui Province. Countries began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad.

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This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows construction workers at the site of Huoshenshan Hospital, a temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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People wear masks at a metro station in Taipei, Taiwan. According to the Taiwan Centers of Disease Control (CDC), the eighth case diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed in Taiwan.

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Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of the coronavirus (CoV) at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, in Chennai.

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People queue for free face masks outside a cosmetics shop at Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently.

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Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam adjusts protective face mask during a press conference held in Hong Kong. Lam has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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A central team visits the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of the coronavirus (CoV) at a hospital, in Hyderabad.

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Workers in protective gear catch a giant salamander that was reported to have escaped from the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, wears a mask to inspect the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. Moon visited the medical center in Seoul amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center left talks to shoppers at a supermarket in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's No. 2 leader, Premier Li Keqiang, visited Wuhan to "guide epidemic prevention work," the Cabinet website said.

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This provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows him posing for a photo in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues.

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A medical worker in protective gear walks in the street near a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection.

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Passengers buy face masks at a pharmacy at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea.

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A worker wearing a hazardous materials suit takes the temperature of a passenger at the entrance to a subway station in Beijing. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.

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Workers package medical masks in a factory in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. China expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection.

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Signage advising passengers for self-reporting and other precautions displayed at Mumbai International airport in view of the coronavirus (CoV) outbreak.

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A thermal screening device checks passengers arriving in India from China in view of the coronavirus (CoV) outbreak, at Delhi International airport.

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A student (L) who arrived from China sits beside her mother in an ambulance before leaving for Patna Medical College and Hospital for a check-up, in view of the novel coronavirus (CoV) outbreak, from Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna.

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A student who arrived from China, proceeds to Patna Medical College and Hospital for a check-up, in view of the coronavirus (CoV) outbreak, from Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker attends to a patient in the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker attends to a patient in the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday.

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Passengers wearing protective face masks enter the departure hall of a high speed train station in Hong Kong. China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday.

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Heavy equipment works at a construction site for a field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country's most important holiday.

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An employee works to prevent a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea.

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An employee sprays disinfectant on a train as a precaution against a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea.

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Paramilitary police stand guard at an entrance to the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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A flight attendant walks through body temperature scanners and a notice board on coronavirus at Narita international airport in Narita, near Tokyo.

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A quarantine officer, right, checks the body temperature of a passenger at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea.

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Passengers wearing protective face masks enter the departure hall of a high speed train station in Hong Kong. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush.

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Airport personnel look at thermal scanners as they check on arriving passengers at Manila's international airport, Philippines. The government is closely monitoring arrival of passengers as a new coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China has infected hundreds and caused deaths in that area.

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Health officials watch travelers on a thermographic monitor at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.

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A thermal screening device for passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong in view of outbreak of Novel coronavirus (CoV) in China, at T3 of IGi airport in New Delhi. The coronavirus (CoV) is a large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory syndromes, but the virus that has killed four people in China is a novel strain not seen before.

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A worker monitors display screens for infrared thermometers as they check travelers at Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in southern China's Hubei province. The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle.

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Health officials watch thermographic monitors at a quarantine inspection station at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. Countries both in the Asia-Pacific and elsewhere have initiated body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching those at risk of carrying a new coronavirus that has sickened more than 200 people in China.

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A thermal screening device checks passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong in view of outbreak of Novel coronavirus (CoV) in China, at an airport in Kolkata. The coronavirus (CoV) is a large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory syndromes, but the virus that has killed four people in China is a novel strain not seen before.

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Travelers wearing face masks gather at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove to control the outbreak of a new coronavirus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.

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A box of masks imported from Japan sits inside a Yifeng Pharmacy in Wuhan, China. Pharmacies in Wuhan are restricting customers to buying one mask at a time amid high demand and worries over an outbreak of a new coronavirus.

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Staff sell masks at a Yifeng Pharmacy in Wuhan, China. Pharmacies in Wuhan are restricting customers to buying one mask at a time amid high demand and worries over an outbreak of a new coronavirus. The number of cases of the new virus has risen over 400 in China and the death toll to 9, Chinese health authorities said.

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Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen to over 400 in China health authorities said Wednesday.

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A health official scans the body temperature of a passenger as she arrives at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia. Indonesia is screening travelers from overseas for a new type of coronavirus as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease after its first death reported in China.

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