Wuhan Coronavirus Hospitals Turn Away All but Most Severe Cases 

Designated hospitals in the Chinese city at the center of a coronavirus outbreak started taking only severe or critical patients, as more Chinese cities imposed restrictions on movement to help contain the fast-spreading pathogen that has killed nearly 500 people. Meanwhile, two major U.S. airlines,…

Coronavirus: Search for close contacts of first UK cases

Image copyright Getty Images Officials are trying to trace people who had close contact with two Chinese nationals diagnosed with the new strain of coronavirus in the UK. Public Health England (PHE) said anyone who had close contact – defined as being within two metres…

U.K. and Russia Report Their First Coronavirus Cases

HONG KONG—The U.K. and Russia each reported their first cases of the dangerous coronavirus, and other countries moved to limit air traffic with China as the number of people infected there approached 10,000. Pakistan, a strategic ally of China, said it would ban all commercial…

China Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to Nine, Confirmed Cases Pass 400

BEIJING—A newly identified virus originating in central China is spreading between people primarily via the respiratory tract, according to Chinese authorities, and the number of confirmed cases now exceeds 400. Nine people have died in China from the coronavirus, which causes pneumonia, Li Bin, vice…