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Coronavirus: China's death toll surges past 1,500 as Hubei province reports 139 new deaths

Coronavirus: China's death toll surges past 1,500 as Hubei province reports 139 new deaths

15.2.2020

Coronavirus : China's death toll surges past 1,500 as Hubei province reports 139 new deaths

WUHAN (AFP, REUTERS) - The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic surged past 1,500 on Saturday (Feb 15) after 139 more people died in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Chinese capital Beijing on Friday imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the city from holidays to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and threatened to punish those who failed to comply.A top Chinese official, in an interview with Reuters, acknowledged that coronavirus was a deep challenge, but defended Beijing’s management of the epidemic and lashed out at the “overreaction” of some other countries.

A WHO-led joint mission with China will start its outbreak investigation work this weekend, focusing on how the new coronavirus is spreading and its severity, its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.The revision added nearly 15,000 patients to Hubei’s tally on Thursday, with the WHO noting that cases going back weeks were retroactively counted.



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China sacks Hubei and Wuhan party chiefs amid Covid-19 epidemicBEIJING — China has sacked the top political leaders of virus-stricken Hubei province and its capital Wuhan , the highest-profile figures to be removed so far in a crisis that has killed more than 1,300.

China sacks Hubei and Wuhan party chiefs amid Covid-19 epidemicBEIJING — China has sacked the top political leaders of virus-stricken Hubei province and its capital Wuhan , the highest-profile figures to be removed so far in a crisis that has killed more than 1,300.

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China arrests former China Development Bank chairmanSHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Former China Development Bank chairman Hu Huaibang has been arrested for suspected serious violations of discipline, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday (Feb 13).. Read more at straitstimes.com.



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