Americans disembark from virus-hit cruise; China says new cases slow

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said the rate of new coronavirus... Read more »

Federal government to bring home Canadians on board quarantined cruise ship

Latest developments: Government of Canada sending chartered plane to repatriate Canadians on quarantined ship. More than 2,000 new cases of infection, 142 deaths confirmed in China.  U.S. aircraft to arrive Sunday to take... Read more »

Taiwan confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that... Read more »

Americans to fly home from coronavirus-hit cruise; China says new cases slow

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. officials in hazmat suits boarded a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home Americans quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said measures such as locking down... Read more »

Courtroom psychology tests may be unreliable, study finds

WASHINGTON — Courts are not properly screening out unreliable psychological and IQ tests, allowing junk science to be used as evidence, researchers have concluded. Such tests can sway judges or juries and... Read more »

Nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is warning that the federal public health agency’s guidelines to protect front-line health-care workers from outbreaks of diseases like the novel coronavirus don’t go... Read more »

Virus spreads on ship in Japan, American passengers set to disembark

TOKYO (Reuters) – Hundreds of passengers were preparing to be evacuated from a cruise ship on Sunday after spending two weeks under quarantine off Japan over the coronavirus, with Americans expected to... Read more »

Taiwan’s confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that... Read more »

Taiwan’s health ministry confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A man has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island since the epidemic spread from mainland China, the island’s health minister said... Read more »

China battery recycler GEM to make disinfectants in virus epicenter

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s GEM Co Ltd, best known as a recycler of batteries for electric vehicles and producer of cobalt chemicals used in them, said on Sunday it had been given... Read more »