U.S. Passengers Evacuate Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan

TOKYO — American passengers evacuated a cruise ship that had been quarantined for more than a week in the Japanese port city of Yokohama, after hundreds of people on board fell ill with the coronavirus.The Americans boarded two chartered flights to the United States, and the flights departed Tokyo at 7:05 a.m. Monday, according...

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse

The cruise ship had been shunned at port after port for fear it might carry the coronavirus, but when the Westerdam arrived in Cambodia on Thursday, the prime minister greeted its passengers with flowers.Amid assurances that the ship was disease free, hundreds of elated passengers disembarked. Some went sightseeing, visiting beaches and restaurants and...

Rate of New Fatalities Drops in China

This briefing has ended. For the latest coronavirus updates, click here. Here’s what you need to know:105 new coronavirus deaths in China, as increase in fatalities slows.American passengers on a quarantined cruise ship are heading back home.Hundreds left a cruise ship in Cambodia. Then one tested positive for the coronavirus.‘Are you sick?’ For Asian-Americans,...

Troll Watch: Misinformation Around The Coronavirus

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the University of Washington, about the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus.

Life Kit: Living With Postpartum Depression

About 1 in 7 women go through pregnancy and postpartum feeling depressed. NPR's Life Kit team has tips on how to recognize the symptoms and where to look for help.

France Confirms First Death in Europe From Coronavirus

LONDON — A Chinese tourist has died in France of the coronavirus, the French health minister said on Saturday, becoming the outbreak’s first fatality in Europe and outside Asia.France’s health minister, Agnès Buzyn, said the tourist, who was 80 years old and from the Chinese province of Hubei, the center of the outbreak, died...

U.S. To Evacuate Americans From Virus-Struck Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Enlarge this image Passengers walk along the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined on-board due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images The U.S. State Department is sending a charter plane to evacuate Americans aboard the Diamond Princess...

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Epicenter Of The Coronavirus Outbreak

A cyclist crosses the Yangtze River Bridge. Residents of Wuhan are allowed to leave their homes on a limited basis. With public transit shuttered during the quarantine, they use cars, cabs, scooters and bicycles. Stringer for NPR hide caption toggle caption Stringer for NPR Wuhan is a ghost town, yet there are still definite signs of life. That's...

The End of Australia as We Know It

SYDNEY, Australia — In a country where there has always been more space than people, where the land and wildlife are cherished like a Picasso, nature is closing in. Fueled by climate change and the world’s refusal to address it, the fires that have burned across Australia are not just destroying lives, or turning...

U.S. Says It Will Evacuate Americans From Cruise Ship

Here’s what you need to know:The U.S. says it will evacuate Americans from the cruise ship quarantined off Japan.Xi began fighting the virus earlier than previously known, a newly published speech indicates.France announces the first coronavirus death in Europe and its 12th case.China reports more than 2,000 new cases and 142 deaths, most in...