Coronavirus keeps spreading on board the Diamond Princess. Is the quarantine working?

George Rehder

By North Asia correspondent Jake Sturmer, Yumi Asada and Rebecca Armitage Posted about an hour agoFri 14 Feb 2020,  Edited, Compiled & Copied by GW Rehder 14/02/2020 Video: Japan confirms 61 passengers infected with coronavirus on quarantined cruise ship It started with just one infected passenger. Then there were a […]

Western Australia’s Pilbara region rattled by earthquake amid cyclone recovery

George Rehder

ABC Pilbara By Karen Michelmore, Rebecca Parish, Susan Standen and Courtney Fowler Edited, Compiled & Copied by GW Rehder 13/02/2020 A 4.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia, less than 48 hours after a severe tropical cyclone swept through the region. Key points: Locals in the […]

The question I get asked the most: How much of what China is reporting on coronavirus is actually true?

George Rehder

By China correspondent Bill Birtles Edited, Compiled & Copied by GW Rehder 12/02/2020 Doctors reprimanded for “spreading rumours”. Multiple accounts of families in Wuhan with deceased relatives who never got tested. An army of state media workers being sent to the epicentre to help “guide” public opinion about the outbreak. […]

Coronavirus: Diamond Princess passengers bored and isolated in quarantine, but many still love cruises

George Rehder

By North Asia correspondent Jake Sturmer in Yokohama Updated 28 minutes agoTue 11 Feb 2020, Edited, Compiled & Copied by GW Rehder 11/02/2020 In total isolation and with symptoms starting to hit, a 61-year-old Australian woman who caught coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess is passing the time by planning […]

Coronavirus is infectious even during incubation, and its ability to spread worldwide is strengthening, say Chinese authorities

George Rehder

Updated 52 minutes agoMon 27 Jan 2020, Copied, edited & compiled by GW Rehder 27/01/2020 The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission has said, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease. […]

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