Coronavirus Outbreak Sets Back China’s Biggest Political Assembly

China plans to postpone an annual political conclave originally scheduled for early March, setting back a showpiece event for demonstrating Communist Party authority as officials scramble to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has shaken confidence in President Xi Jinping’s rule. State media said Monday that…

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vietnam has put 10,000 people in quarantine after six cases were found in villages north of Hanoi Coronavirus cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The only exception…

Coronavirus Outbreak Has Killed More People Than SARS

BEIJING—The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak has now surpassed that of the severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, epidemic nearly two decades ago, as the number of fatalities from the virus topped 800. China’s health commission said it recorded a single-day high of…

Measles Outbreak Brings Samoa to a Standstill

A measles outbreak in the Pacific island nation of Samoa has killed more than 60 people, prompting authorities to declare a two-day curfew to accelerate immunizations while taking aim at antivaccination groups. The government ordered businesses to close and vehicles to stay off the roads…