FAST FIVE: Italy Reports 1st Covid-19 Death, Locks-Down 10 Towns Amid Contagion Fears: Virus Updates

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Well, now China is planning to build another 19 makeshift hospitals to quarantine more infected patients in Wuhan.

Health experts and local officials (probably all the way up to PM Shinzo Abe) have been fretting about the possibility of an outbreak in Japan, especially with the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Just a few hours ago, Chinese state media reported that 500 cases – roughly half of the new cases reported in China on Friday – involved prisoners at a handful of jails across the country, according to the Washington Post.

Right now, infectious disease experts see Japan as one of the riskiest places outside China, according to BBG.

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