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China virus hits cruise ships, carmakers, airlines and Airbus


REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins


Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters were placed in quarantine for China’s coronavirus on Wednesday as airlines, car manufacturers and other global companies counted the cost of the fast-spreading outbreak.


China said another 65 people had died as of Tuesday, the highest daily total yet, taking the overall toll on the mainland to 490, most in and around the locked-down central city of Wuhan, where the new virus emerged late last year.


There have been two deaths outside mainland China - in the Philippines and Hong Kong - both following visits to Wuhan.


The virus had disrupted air travel, with more than two dozen airlines suspending or restricting flights to China and several countries, including the United States, banning the entry of anyone who has been in China over the previous two weeks.


5th Feb 2020

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