This is a live blog. Please check back for updates.
All times below are in Beijing time.
9:30 am: Guangzhou bans people from dining out in restaurants
In a bid to curb the spread of the virus, China’s Guangzhou city has banned people from going out to eat at restaurants. That ban was effective Feb. 12, as people came back to work this week after the extended Lunar New Year break.
Guangzhou is the capital of the manufacturing hub of Guangdong province, and is one of the largest cities in China. — Cheng
9:10 am: Bank of Japan warns coronavirus could hurt the country’s economy
Japan’s central bank said the impact of the outbreak on production and tourism must be monitored.
The country’s economy may already have contracted sharply in the October to December quarter due to slowing overseas demand and consumption taking a hit due to natural disasters, it said, according to Reuters.
8:45 am: Chickens meant for China are being rerouted due to outbreak
Shipments of chicken from the U.S. to China…