A passenger on a U.S.-chartered flight out of Wuhan became the first to test positive for the coronavirus among those evacuated from the center of the outbreak, while in China the highest-level officials yet were removed for the handling of a crisis that has killed more than 1,000 people.

In San Diego, a female passenger who arrived on an evacuation flight to a military base there tested positive after developing a cough and being taken to a hospital—but not before initially being given a negative result and being allowed…

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