New Chinese city locked down over coronavirus, as death toll passes 300

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China has imposed a lockdown on a major city far away from the epicentre of a coronavirus epidemic, as its death toll from the disease soared to 304

and the first foreign fatality was reported in the Philippines.

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China had reached 304 as of the end of Saturday, state broadcaster CCTV confirmed on Sunday, citing the country's National Health Commission.Meanwhile, six officials in the city of Huanggang, neighbouring the epicentre of Wuhan in Hubei province, have been fired over"poor performance" in handling the outbreak, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

All Hubei schools will postpone the opening of the new semester until further notice and students from elsewhere who visited over the holiday will also be excused from classes. Despite imposing drastic travel restrictions at home, China has chafed at those imposed by foreign governments, criticising Washington's order barring entry to most non-citizens who visited China in the past two weeks. Apart from dinging China's international reputation, such steps could worsen a domestic economic already growing at its lowest rate in decades.


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It's worse than Sars, though not as bad as Ebola.

This all seems rather extreme. Vast regions and millions in lockdown. Really? Given China’s population- this death toll is very low. Last year’s flu season killed 100 in 3 states. That’s high considering our tiny population. Seems CCP have hit panic stations.

Considering there is 1.6 BILLION PEOPLE in China the death toll is very ,very low so no need to panic

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