China: Coronavirus death toll at 169

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China: Coronavirus death toll at 169
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The deadly coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China, with 169 deaths taking place there due to this disease so far. Also, 1,700 new cases of the virus have come to light in China in the last 24 hours.

Apart from China, cases of the coronavirus have been reported in other countries too. The disease has reached more than 15 countries, including India, and more than 7,500 patients suffering from this disease have been found across the world, including China.

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Amid this, several countries, including India, have cancelled flights bound for China.

An alert has been issued for the coronavirus in India too and several suspected patients have been found in various Indian cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Patna, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and in the state of Kerala. All the patients have been kept under observation.

Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry issued an advisory on Wednesday, appealing to Indian citizens to avoid non-essential travel to China. It also said that people who visited China on or after January 1, 2020, should inform the nearest Health Centre about it. The Ministry has also issued a helpline number 011-23978046.

The World Health Organisation has called an emergency meeting on coronavirus on Thursday, in which a global health emergency related to coronavirus could be declared.

The first case of coronavirus had been reported in China’s Wuhan city in December 2019.