Coronavirus news: Evacuated Americans flown home against medical advice and hundreds infected in China prisons

Kate Ng
A health worker wearing a face mask walks in a corridor of the Codogno Civic Hospital in Lodi, northern Italy: EPA

Britons still stuck on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan must wait another day for repatriation flight back to the UK amid logistical issues.

The UK's foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday the British nationals would be flown home on Friday, when the Diamond Princess' quarantine period ends, but the British embassy in Japan has said the flight will now leave on Saturday.

According to the BBC, the embassy said the flight is "logistically complicated".

Elsewhere, protesters in Ukraine have attacked buses transporting evacuees from China to a hospital to be quarantined by lobbing stones and lighting bonfires.

On Thursday, six buses carried 45 Ukrainians and 27 foreign nationals from Wuhan, where the outbreak began, to Novi Sanzhary.

Ukraine's Health Minister Zoryana Skaletska said she will join those being quarantined to "reassure both those in Novy Sanzhary and the rest of the country".

In China, where the outbreak is concentrated in the Hubei province, 75,465 cases have been confirmed alongside 2,236 deaths. Over 1,000 cases and 11 deaths have been confirmed outside the mainland.

Here's how we covered development as they happened: