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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: Death in Philippines Is First Outside China

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Death in Philippines Is First Outside China


As the overall death toll passed 300, a quarantine is being expanded in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus began.

By The New York Times
RIGHT NOWChina meets its promise to build a new coronavirus hospital within 10 days.


Here’s what you need to know:
A man from Wuhan has died in the Philippines.
The death toll passed 300, with more than 14,000 infections confirmed.
China reports an outbreak of a different sort: bird flu.
China builds a coronavirus hospital within 10 days.
Wuhan, the virus’s epicenter, expands its quarantine.
The list of countries restricting visitors from China grows.
Taiwan is upset about being lumped in with China.


A man from Wuhan has died in the Philippines.
A 44-year-old man in the Philippines has died of the coronavirus, health officials said on Sunday, making him the first known death outside China. The man, a resident of Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the virus, died on Saturday after developing what officials called “severe pneumonia.”

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