▶️ China death toll rises to 1,665, as total cases reach 68,500. Hubei’s health authorities reported 1,843 new cases and 139 more deaths as of Feb. 15.
▶️ The White House doesn’t trust China’s coronavirus numbers.
▶️ Nepal evacuates 175 citizens, mostly students, from Wuhan after coronavirus outbreak.
▶️ 25,633 medical workers sent to Hubei, about 20,000 are now working in Wuhan city.
▶️ Test kits that show results in 15 minutes are reportedly being developed in China.
▶️Toyota will resume production at three of its four primary auto plants in China on Monday.
▶️ The Diamond Princess cruise ship that is in quarantine in Japan confirmed 67 new cases of the virus on board. American passengers aboard the ship will be evacuated on Sunday with chartered aircraft, according to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. There are 400 U.S. citizens on board and at least 40 Americans who were infected have been taken off the ship for treatment.
▶️ Pentagon to extend availability of 4 military bases to help with coronavirus efforts.
▶️ An 83-year-old American woman who disembarked from Holland America’s MS Westerdam in Cambodia has tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia, according to the Malaysian Ministry of Health.
▶️ President of China Xi Jinping began fighting the virus earlier than previously known, a newly published speech indicates.