BEIJING—France described the world’s 1st coronavirus demise outdoors Asia, an 80-12 months-previous Chinese vacationer in Paris, as China’s international minister defended his country’s handling of the speedy-spreading outbreak that has sickened extra than 66,000 men and women and killed extra than 1,five hundred.

A staff of Earth Well being Corporation gurus was envisioned to get there in China more than the weekend. The U.S. moved to repatriate hundreds of American citizens trapped on a cruise ship off Japan’s shore where extra than 200 men and women have contracted the coronavirus.