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Death Toll from China's Coronavirus Outbreak reaches 41 in China, More than 1,300 Affected Worldover

  • China’s coronavirus outbreak has taken a serious turn as the country embraces its Lunar New Year. The death toll on Saturday increased significantly from 26 to 41 within 24-hours. The Chinese authorities have reportedly curbed travel and also canceled gatherings. Over 1300 people have been infected by the coronavirus world over. Reports say that this virus-outbreak started from a seafood market in Wuhan’s central city where wildlife selling was going on. State-run China Global Television Network has said that a 62-year doctor, Liang Wudong, treating patients in Wuhan has died. Reports say Starbucks and McDonald have decided to close all their outlets in Hubei province during the on-going week-long Lunar New Year holiday. Authorities in the capital city of China’s Hainan province, Haikou city, have decided to start a 14-day centralized medical observation from Saturday afternoon for tourists coming from Hubei province. The US, Australia, France, and Malaysia have confirmed cases of coronavirus-affected patients in their respective countries.