BOJ Kuroda says to consider more easing if virus impact becomes big: Sankei - Reuters

BOJ Kuroda says to consider more easing if virus impact becomes big: Sankei - Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 2020~ REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank would consider additional easing steps without hesitation if the coronavirus outbreak significantly threatened Japan’s economy and price trends, the Sankei newspaper reported on Monday~

“We would need to consider monetary policy steps if (the virus outbreak) significantly affects Japan’s economy,” Kuroda was quoted as saying in an interview with the daily~

Kuroda called the coronavirus outbreak the “biggest uncertainty” for the domestic economy, Sankei said~

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Masks lax at prevention of viruses - News - Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

Q: I work in an open-plan office, and people aren’t good about staying home when they’re sick~ Would wearing a surgical mask help keep me from catching someone’s cold or flu?

A:Although the viruses responsible for respiratory illnesses are present year-round, they cause the largest numbers of illnesses in the winter months, when cold weather and short days keep people indoors~ We spend a lot of time in close quarters, and in spaces that are often poorly ventilated~ All of this makes it easier to transmit — and to become infected by — the viruses that cause influenza and the

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New Virus Has Infected More Than 71000 People Globally - The New York Times

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 71,000 people globally~ The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it~

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Monday in Beijing:

— Mainland China: 1,770 deaths among 70,548 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei

— Hong Kong: 57 cases, 1 death

— Macao: 10

— Japan: 415 cases, including 355 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death

— Singapore: 75 cases

— Thailand: 34

— South Korea:

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