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10:40 am: US evacuating residents aboard quarantined cruise ship off Japan
The U.S. is evacuating its residents and their households who’re onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan that has been quarantined for nearly two weeks, in keeping with the Wall Avenue Journal, which cited an official from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
There shall be two evacuation flights from Japan for round 380 individuals, the report mentioned.
No less than 218 passengers on the Diamond Princess have been confirmed to be contaminated.
10:25 am: Help for corporations to battle outbreak in China
As of midday on Friday, banks and monetary establishments have equipped greater than 537 billion yuan ($76.9 billion) in credit score to battle the virus, Liang Tao, deputy head of the China Banking and Insurance coverage Regulatory Fee, mentioned Saturday morning at a press convention in Beijing.