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Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region - BBC News

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Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region - BBC News

The death toll of the coronavirus has risen to 170 and with a confirmed case in Tibet, the virus has now spread to every region in mainland China.

Chinese health authorities have said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of 29 January.

Infections have also spread to at least 16 other countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet on Thursday to discuss whether the virus constitutes a global health emergency.

In the last few days the progress of the virus, especially in some countries, especially human-to-human transmission, worries us, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday, pointing to Germany, Vietnam and Japan.

Although the numbers outside China are still relatively small, they hold the potential for a much larger outbreak.

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China coronavirus: The virus spread to Europe with 3 cases confirmed in France - BBC News

The death toll from a newly-discovered coronavirus in China has risen to 41 on the day of the Lunar New Year.

Another 15 deaths in the Hubei province, where the outbreak began, were announced on Saturday.

Health officials are struggling to contain the outbreak as millions of people travel for the new year festival, one of the most important dates in its calendar.

There are now more than 1,200 confirmed cases in China.

The virus has also now spread to Europe, with three cases confirmed in France. The UK is investigating a number of suspected cases, while officials there are trying to trace around 2,000 people who have recently flown to the UK from Hubei province.

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China coronavirus: Death toll rises as more cities restrict travel - BBC News

China has widened its travel restrictions in Hubei province - the centre of the coronavirus outbreak - as the death toll climbed to 26.

The restrictions will affect at least 20 million people across 10 cities, including the capital, Wuhan, where the virus emerged.

On Thursday, a coronavirus patient died in northern Hebei province - making it the first death outside Hubei.

Another death was later confirmed in north-east Heilongjiang province.

The province borders Russia and is more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) from Wuhan.

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China coronavirus 'spreads before symptoms show' - BBC News

A new coronavirus that has spread to almost 2,000 people is infectious in its incubation period - before symptoms show - making it harder to contain, Chinese officials say.

Some 56 people have died from the virus. Health minister Ma Xiaowei told reporters the ability of the virus to spread appeared to be strengthening.

Several Chinese cities have imposed significant travel restrictions.

Wuhan in Hubei, the source of the outbreak, is in effective lockdown
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China coronavirus: Authorities shut major tourist sites including the Forbidden City- BBC News

China has widened its travel restrictions in Hubei province - the centre of the coronavirus outbreak - as the death toll climbed to 26.

The restrictions will affect at least 20 million people across 10 cities, including the capital Wuhan, where the virus emerged.

On Thursday, a coronavirus patient died in nearby Hebei province - making it the first death outside Hubei.

Another death was later confirmed in north-east Heilongjiang province.

The province borders Russia and is more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) from Wuhan.

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Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region | 30 Jan 2020 | Aap News

Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region | 30 Jan 2020 | Aap News

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Coronavirus: Flight taking Britons out of Wuhan is delayed - BBC News

A flight to bring about 200 British nationals back to the UK from coronavirus-hit Wuhan is unable to take off as planned on Thursday.

It is understood relevant permissions from Chinese officials have not yet come through.

The Foreign Office said it was working urgently to organise a flight to the UK as soon as possible.

The virus has caused at least 170 deaths, spreading to every Chinese region and at least 16 other countries.

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Coronavirus hits all 50 US states as death toll rises - BBC News

The deadly coronavirus has now hit all 50 states in the US as West Virginia reported its first case of the infection on Tuesday.

Announcing West Virginia's first Covid-19 patient, Governor Jim Justice said: We knew this was coming.

New York City said it was considering a lockdown similar to one in the San Francisco Bay area.

There have so far been 108 deaths in the US from coronavirus and more than 6,300 confirmed cases nationwide.

Globally, there are about 200,000 cases and nearly 8,000 people have died.

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China coronavirus deaths and cases spike - BBC News

Some 242 deaths from the new coronavirus were recorded in the Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday - the deadliest day of the outbreak.

There was also a huge increase in the number of cases, with 14,840 people diagnosed with Covid-19.

Hubei has started using a broader definition to diagnose people - which accounts for most of the rise in cases.

China sacked two top officials in Hubei province hours after the new figures were revealed.

Until Wednesday's increases, the number of people with the virus in Hubei, where the outbreak emerged, was stabilising.

But the new cases and deaths in the province have pushed the national death toll above 1,350 - with almost 60,000 infections in total.

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China coronavirus: Beijing cancelled Chinese New Year celebrations - BBC News

Lockdown measures are increasing across China's Hubei province to try to control the spread of a new virus that has left 17 people dead.

Wuhan, Hubei's capital of 11 million people where the virus first emerged, has no trains or planes in or out.

At least four other provincial cities are seeing clampdowns on transport.

There are more than 500 confirmed cases of the virus, which has spread abroad, with Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam the latest affected.

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Coronavirus: Russia closed its far-eastern border with China - BBC News

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 170, and a confirmed case in Tibet means it has reached every region in mainland China.

Chinese health authorities said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of 29 January.

Infections have also spread to at least 15 other countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet on Thursday to again consider whether the virus constitutes a global health emergency.

In the last few days the progress of the virus, especially in some countries, especially human-to-human transmission, worries us, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

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Coronavirus: China warns against travel to virus-hit Wuhan - BBC News

Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed nine.

Those living in the city of 8.9 million people have also been told to avoid crowds and minimise public gatherings.

The new virus has spread from Wuhan to several Chinese provinces, as well as the US, Thailand and South Korea.

There are 440 confirmed cases, with the origin a seafood market that conducted illegal transactions of wild animals.

Basically, do not go to Wuhan. And those in Wuhan please do not leave the city, said National Health Commission vice-minister Li Bin in one of the first public briefings since the beginning of the outbreak.

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Coronavirus: Reporter begins quarantine at home after visiting infected zone - BBC News

The BBC's Stephen McDonell has returned to his home in Beijing after visiting the Hubei province - the centre of the coronavirus outbreak.

He, like others who have been to the Chinese city of Wuhan and its surrounding area, is expected to stay away from his workplace for two weeks.

As evacuations of foreign nationals take place, he describes how even the capital feels deserted.

Hundreds of foreign nationals are being evacuated from Wuhan, the centre of China's coronavirus outbreak, as more deaths and cases are confirmed.


Hundreds of British citizens being flown back to the UK from Wuhan on Thursday will be put in quarantine for two weeks.

It comes as British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Australia, Japan, the US and EU nations are also repatriating citizens.

The virus has caused more than 130 deaths, spreading across China and to at least 16 other countries.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll rises in China as virus continues to spread

Mi Feng, spokesperson for China’s National Health Commission said on Friday afternoon that the number of dead from an outbreak of novel coronavirus had risen to more than 200, with the number of infections continuing to rise as it spreads to every Chinese region.

The outbreak, which is believed to have originated in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan, prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a public health emergency of international concern on Thursday.

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Coronavirus: Companies tell workers 'stay at home' - BBC News

The death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, as cases of new infections have almost doubled in a day, Chinese authorities said.

The number of total confirmed cases in China rose to 4,515 as of 27 January, up from 2,835 a day earlier.

Travel restrictions have been tightened and wearing masks in public is now mandatory in some cities.

The city of Wuhan is at the epicentre of the outbreak but it has spread across China and internationally.

Wuhan, and the Hubei province it is located in, are already effectively in a lockdown with transport restrictions in and out of the area.

On Monday, authorities in Beijing confirmed a 50-year-old man had died - the first fatality in the Chinese capital from the virus.

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Coronavirus: US bars foreigners who recently visited China - BBC News

The US has declared a public health emergency over the spread of the coronavirus and said it would deny entry to any foreign nationals who have visited China in the past two weeks.

US citizens returning from Hubei province, where the outbreak started, will be quarantined for 14 days.

Almost 12,000 cases of the new virus have been confirmed, most of them in China, since it emerged in December.

More than 100 cases have been reported outside China, in 22 countries.

On Friday, Beijing said the death toll had risen by 46 to 259 - all of them in China and 249 in Hubei.

Earlier, it emerged that the number of new coronavirus cases worldwide had overtaken that of the Sars epidemic, which spread to more than two dozen countries in 2003.

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Coronavirus: Italy to close all schools as deaths rise - BBC News

Italy has confirmed that it will shut all schools from Thursday for 10 days as it battles to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

And all professional sport, including Serie A football matches, will be played behind closed doors for a month.

A total of 107 people have now been killed by the coronavirus in Italy, which has the most serious outbreak in Europe.

PM Giuseppe Conte said the health service risked being overwhelmed.

Most of the more than 3,000 cases are in the north but others have been confirmed in 19 of Italy's 20 regions.

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Coronavirus: New coronavirus clusters have been reported in China - BBC News

China recorded only three new infections in the past day, officials said on Thursday. That's down from seven new cases a day earlier.

All three cases were local transmission and were recorded in the north-eastern provinces of Liaoning and Jilin.

The city of Shulan in Jilin had a small new cluster over the weekend, stoking fears of a resurgence that have yet to be realised.

The figures also showed there were no new fatalities and 12 asymptomatic cases.

The total number of cases stands at 82,929 - while the death toll remains at at 4,633.

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Coronavirus: Britons on Wuhan flights to be quarantined - BBC News

Hundreds of British citizens, waiting to be flown home from the region of China worst-affected by the new Coronavirus, will be put in quarantine for two weeks on their return to the UK.

Passengers will be asked to sign a contract agreeing to commit to what's called 'supported isolation' although the timing of the flight and the destination is not yet known. British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China because of the outbreak.

The virus which was first detected in the city of Wuhan has caused more than 130 deaths spreading from China and to at least 15 other countries.

The World Health Organisation warned on Wednesday that the whole world needs to take action to stop the spread of the new virus.

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Coronavirus Death Toll Rises, Reaches 80 In China : Prez Pushes For Faster Response To Virus

The death toll from the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China reached 80. On Saturday, Japan had confirmed a third case of infection by the virus. The latest case was confirmed in a woman in her 30s who lives in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak. She arrived in Japan on Jan. 18, the ministry said.

In India, the Prime Minister's Office on Saturday held a high-level meeting to review India's preparedness. A meeting of top government officials of different ministries was held, which was chaired by Principal Secretary PK Mishra, who was briefed about the recent developments, preparedness and response measures associated with the spread of the virus.

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