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Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 560 in China

By Kyodo News 6 February 2020

BEIJING—The new coronavirus has killed over 560 people in mainland China, with over 28,000 people confirmed to be infected with the pneumonia-causing virus, Chinese health authorities said Thursday.

The outbreak has put governments across the world on alert, prompting many to impose restrictions on travelers from China while quarantining people returning from the worst-affected areas of the country.

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