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World prepares for coronavirus pandemic; global recession forecast

   People wearing masks after the coronavirus outbreak wait in a line to buy masks in front of a department store in Seoul, South Korea, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 

   Hopes the coronavirus would be contained to China vanished on Friday as infections spread rapidly around the world, countries started stockpiling medical equipment and investors took flight in expectation of a global recession.
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Tokyo Disneyland to close through mid-March on coronavirus concerns

   FILE PHOTO: A child wears mask as she tries a themed ears at a souvenir shop in Disneyland hotel after Hong Kong Disneyland that has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo 

   Tokyo Disneyland will be closed starting from Saturday through to March 15 due to concerns about coronavirus infections spreading in Japan, its operator said on Friday, leaving all of Walt Disney Co's  theme parks in Asia temporarily shut.
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New Zealand confirms first case of coronavirus - health ministry

   New Zealand's health ministry on Friday confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus in a person who recently returned from Iran.
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Australia minister urges calm as virus looms over F1, major events

   FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk by Flinders Street Station after cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo 

   Australia's health minister on Friday urged the sports-mad country not to fear being infected by the coronavirus when attending major events such as Formula One's season-opening Grand Prix in Melbourne next month.
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Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, total reaches 41 - health official

   FILE PHOTO: Commuters wearing protective masks walk inside the Skytrain BTS in Bangkok, Thailand February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa 

   Thailand recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 41 since January, a senior health official said on Friday.
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Italian man becomes Nigeria's first case of coronavirus - minister

   FILE PHOTO: An official monitors thermal scanners as a passenger walks past upon arrival of a flight into Lagos, Nigeria January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja 

   An Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African country's first case of coronavirus, the health minister said on Friday, as infections spread rapidly worldwide.
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Japan scrambles for workarounds after Abe urges March school shutdown to stem coronavirus

   Elementary school students walk toward their school in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato 

   Angry Japanese parents joined bewildered teachers and businesses on Friday in a rush to find new ways to live and work for a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shock call for all schools to close in a bid to stop coronavirus spreading.
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Vietnam to suspend visa-free travel for South Koreans: Yonhap

   The Vietnamese government plans to suspend visa-free travel for South Koreans starting on Saturday amid concerns about the coronavirus spreading, Yonhap News Agency said on Friday.
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Lithuania confirms first coronavirus infection

   Lithuania reported its first coronavirus infection on Friday, in a woman who returned this week from a visit to Italy's northern city of Verona, the government said, as the disease spreads rapidly worldwide.
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Hyundai shuts down factory after worker tests positive for coronavirus

   FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song 

   A Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> worker has tested positive for the new coronavirus, leading to a suspension of production at one its factories in South Korea's southeastern city of Ulsan, the company said on Friday.
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Iran coronavirus death toll reaches 26, many Friday prayers canceled

   Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting coronavirus, as they walk in the street in Tehran, Iran February 25, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS 

   Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26, by far the highest number outside China, and the total number of infected people now stood at 245, including several senior officials.
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Japan's Abe says ready to protect economy from coronavirus impact

   FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2020. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via REUTERS 

   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday to take policy steps as needed to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from dealing a severe blow to the country's fragile economic recovery.
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China's February factory PMI seen at lowest since 2009 as coronavirus slams production: Reuters poll

   FILE PHOTO: A worker welds a bicycle steel rim at a factory manufacturing sports equipment in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 2, 2019. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo 

   Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector likely shrank at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis in February as the coronavirus suspended large movements of goods and people in most parts of the country.
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South Korea coronavirus cases raises to 2,022, BTS cancels concert

   Employees from a disinfection service company sanitize a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 

   South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
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China's 2019 disposable income further cools, consumption subdued

   Disposable income growth slowed further in China last year while household consumption cooled, as the world's second-largest economy clocked its weakest pace of expansion since 1990.
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Hong Kong finds coronavirus in pet dog samples, unclear if infected

   Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested "weak positive" for the virus, though they added they did not yet have evidence that it can be transmitted to pets.
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Pence says virus poses low-level threat in U.S., working with Congress on spending bill

   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is seated with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar; Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin as he leads a coronavirus task force meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria 

   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the threat from coronavirus to the American public remains low, and the White House has begun discussions with leaders of the U.S. Congress on a supplemental spending bill to fighting the spread of the deadly infectious disease.
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South Korea boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns

   FILE PHOTO: Members of K-Pop band, BTS appear on ABC's 'Good Morning America' show in Central Park in New York City, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 

   South Korean boy band BTS canceled its scheduled April concert in Seoul, amid growing concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak, its music label, Big Hit Entertainment, said on Friday.
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U.S. spy agencies monitor coronavirus spread, concerns about India: sources

   FILE PHOTO: Medical staff with protective clothing are seen inside a ward specialised in receiving any person who may have been infected with coronavirus, at the Rajiv Ghandhi Government General hospital in Chennai, India, January 29, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar/File Photo 

   U.S. intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak.
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Japan schools may be shut longer depending on coronavirus outbreak: health minister

   Elementary school students walk toward their school in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato 

   Japan's health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Friday there was a chance schools could be closed longer than one or two weeks, depending on the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
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World prepares for coronavirus pandemic; global recession forecast

   People wearing masks after the coronavirus outbreak wait in a line to buy masks in front of a department store in Seoul, South Korea, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 

   Hopes the coronavirus would be contained to China vanished on Friday as infections spread rapidly around the world, countries started stockpiling medical equipment and investors took flight in expectation of a global recession.
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Tokyo Disneyland to close through mid-March on coronavirus concerns

   FILE PHOTO: A child wears mask as she tries a themed ears at a souvenir shop in Disneyland hotel after Hong Kong Disneyland that has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo 

   Tokyo Disneyland will be closed starting from Saturday through to March 15 due to concerns about coronavirus infections spreading in Japan, its operator said on Friday, leaving all of Walt Disney Co's  theme parks in Asia temporarily shut.
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New Zealand confirms first case of coronavirus - health ministry

   New Zealand's health ministry on Friday confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus in a person who recently returned from Iran.
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Australia minister urges calm as virus looms over F1, major events

   FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk by Flinders Street Station after cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo 

   Australia's health minister on Friday urged the sports-mad country not to fear being infected by the coronavirus when attending major events such as Formula One's season-opening Grand Prix in Melbourne next month.
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Thailand reports one new coronavirus case, total reaches 41 - health official

   FILE PHOTO: Commuters wearing protective masks walk inside the Skytrain BTS in Bangkok, Thailand February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa 

   Thailand recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 41 since January, a senior health official said on Friday.
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Italian man becomes Nigeria's first case of coronavirus - minister

   FILE PHOTO: An official monitors thermal scanners as a passenger walks past upon arrival of a flight into Lagos, Nigeria January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja 

   An Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African country's first case of coronavirus, the health minister said on Friday, as infections spread rapidly worldwide.
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Japan scrambles for workarounds after Abe urges March school shutdown to stem coronavirus

   Elementary school students walk toward their school in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato 

   Angry Japanese parents joined bewildered teachers and businesses on Friday in a rush to find new ways to live and work for a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shock call for all schools to close in a bid to stop coronavirus spreading.
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Vietnam to suspend visa-free travel for South Koreans: Yonhap

   The Vietnamese government plans to suspend visa-free travel for South Koreans starting on Saturday amid concerns about the coronavirus spreading, Yonhap News Agency said on Friday.
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Lithuania confirms first coronavirus infection

   Lithuania reported its first coronavirus infection on Friday, in a woman who returned this week from a visit to Italy's northern city of Verona, the government said, as the disease spreads rapidly worldwide.
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Hyundai shuts down factory after worker tests positive for coronavirus

   FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song 

   A Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> worker has tested positive for the new coronavirus, leading to a suspension of production at one its factories in South Korea's southeastern city of Ulsan, the company said on Friday.
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Iran coronavirus death toll reaches 26, many Friday prayers canceled

   Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting coronavirus, as they walk in the street in Tehran, Iran February 25, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS 

   Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26, by far the highest number outside China, and the total number of infected people now stood at 245, including several senior officials.
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Japan's Abe says ready to protect economy from coronavirus impact

   FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2020. Kimimasa Mayama/Pool via REUTERS 

   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday to take policy steps as needed to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from dealing a severe blow to the country's fragile economic recovery.
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China's February factory PMI seen at lowest since 2009 as coronavirus slams production: Reuters poll

   FILE PHOTO: A worker welds a bicycle steel rim at a factory manufacturing sports equipment in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 2, 2019. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo 

   Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector likely shrank at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis in February as the coronavirus suspended large movements of goods and people in most parts of the country.
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South Korea coronavirus cases raises to 2,022, BTS cancels concert

   Employees from a disinfection service company sanitize a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji 

   South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.
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China's 2019 disposable income further cools, consumption subdued

   Disposable income growth slowed further in China last year while household consumption cooled, as the world's second-largest economy clocked its weakest pace of expansion since 1990.
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Hong Kong finds coronavirus in pet dog samples, unclear if infected

   Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested "weak positive" for the virus, though they added they did not yet have evidence that it can be transmitted to pets.
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Pence says virus poses low-level threat in U.S., working with Congress on spending bill

   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is seated with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar; Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin as he leads a coronavirus task force meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria 

   U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the threat from coronavirus to the American public remains low, and the White House has begun discussions with leaders of the U.S. Congress on a supplemental spending bill to fighting the spread of the deadly infectious disease.
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South Korea boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns

   FILE PHOTO: Members of K-Pop band, BTS appear on ABC's 'Good Morning America' show in Central Park in New York City, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 

   South Korean boy band BTS canceled its scheduled April concert in Seoul, amid growing concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak, its music label, Big Hit Entertainment, said on Friday.
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U.S. spy agencies monitor coronavirus spread, concerns about India: sources

   FILE PHOTO: Medical staff with protective clothing are seen inside a ward specialised in receiving any person who may have been infected with coronavirus, at the Rajiv Ghandhi Government General hospital in Chennai, India, January 29, 2020. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar/File Photo 

   U.S. intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak.
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Japan schools may be shut longer depending on coronavirus outbreak: health minister

   Elementary school students walk toward their school in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato 

   Japan's health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Friday there was a chance schools could be closed longer than one or two weeks, depending on the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
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