Coronavirus: death toll rises to 25 in China, with 830 infected – live news

Possible cases being tested in Scotland and Belfast; World Health Organisation committee says ‘too early’ to declare emergencyFive people tested in Scotland amid reports of possible Belfast caseChina: five cities in lockdown as lunar new year festivities scrappedWhat is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?4.23amGMTFootage has emerged online of the quarantine measures being taken in China to halt the spread of the virus, including overcrowded hospitals, sick people collapsing, and barricades going up across Wuhan.4.19amGMTState media is now reporting 26 deaths from the coronavirus in China, not 25.Nervous sentiment is spreading in China. 830 cases of coronavirus have been reported. Among 26 deaths, nearly half are aged above 80. Good news is some relatively young patients are getting better.Continue reading...
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