Health officials examine passengers from Singapore, China and Hong Kong amid Coronavirus outbreak shortly after they arrived at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, on 30 January 2020.
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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide is nearly 14,380, most of which are in China, according to Chinese and World Health Organization data. The death toll has risen to at least 304. A 44-year-old man in the Philippines died of the virus on Saturday, making him the first reported death outside of China. All territories and provinces in China have now been impacted by the virus.
8:31 am: Plane evacuating French and Europeans from Wuhan lands in France
A plane repatriating 250 French and European nationals from Wuhan, China, landed at a military airbase in Istres, France on Sunday. About 65 French citizens will be quarantined in the South of France, while other non-French citizens will travel back to their home countries.
8:19 am: Medical resources in China are weak, official says
The situation in Hubei, the province at the center of the outbreak, remains “severe and complicated,” and medical resources are weak, Vice Governor Xiao Juhua told a press conference Sunday. However, the accuracy of virus testing kits has improved, according to Wang Wei, director of Hubei’s science and technology department. The time needed to confirm the virus with the kits has been cut in half to roughly two hours.
6:01 am: White House advisers studying potential impact of virus on US economy
White House economic advisers are looking into a potential hit to the U.S. economy by the coronavirus outbreak, as the U.S. continues to implement travel restrictions to and from China, according to The Washington Post.
The White House National Economic Council and the Council of Economic Advisers are together studying the potential impact, according to officials. White House economists forecast a hit to the first quarter of 2020 of roughly 0.2%.