On January 31, 2020, medical personnel visited the building of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.
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7:49 am: Princess Cruises confirms that 10 passengers tested positive
"We were informed that 10 of the samples that completed the tests tested positive for coronavirus," Princess Cruises said in a statement Tuesday after the first phase of the health check for guests and crew on board the Diamond Princess.
There are more than 3,700 people on board and about half of the 2,666 guests come from Japan, the cruise ship said.
7:23 am: Hubei reports 65 additional deaths
The province of Hubei reported another 65 deaths and 3,156 new cases related to the mysterious corona virus at the end of Tuesday.
The Hubei Province Health Committee reported Wednesday that 479 people have died and a total of 16,678 cases have been confirmed. So far, the province – the epicenter of the pneumonia-like virus – has been responsible for most deaths from the new corona virus.
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5:24 p.m .: Outbreak costs Disney theme parks $ 175 million
Disney expects the recent corona virus outbreak to cost $ 175 million if Disney parks in Hong Kong and Shanghai remain closed for two months. Christine McCarthy, Disney’s chief financial officer, said the company anticipates an impact of $ 135 million on the operating income of the Shanghai park in the second quarter and approximately $ 40 million from the closure of the Hong Kong park.
4:48 p.m .: Nike expects significant effects on business activities in China
Nike has closed half of its stores in China, saying the outbreak will have a "significant impact" on its operations there. "This situation was not taken into account at the time the Q3 forecast was published as part of our earnings call for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020," the company said. "The momentum continues to evolve, so we will release an update on the operational and financial impact on our Q3 earnings."
Read CNBC's US coverage overnight: Nike believes the virus will have "material effects" and Disney will cost $ 175 million
– CNBC's Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and William Feuer contributed to this report.