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Coronavirus outbreak live updates china japan saudi arabia india

Coronavirus outbreak live updates china japan saudi arabia india
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Military trucks spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outside the Dongdaegu train station in Daegu, South Korea, Saturday. (Photo: AP)

Coronavirus outbreak LIVE News Updates: A total of 112 people, housed at an Indo-Tibetan Border Police isolation facility after being evacuated from China’s Wuhan, have tested negative for coronavirus after their first samples were taken, an official informed news agency PTI.  “The samples of all the 112 people were sent to the AIIMS and the reports are negative. The quarantine period will continue for about a fortnight,” a spokesperson for the border guarding force was quoted as saying.

The death toll from the outbreak in mainland China had reached 2,835 on Friday, up by 47 from the previous day. China had 427 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Friday, the country’s National Health Commission said on Saturday, up from 327 cases a day earlier. The total accumulated number of confirmed cases in mainland China is now 79,251.

Meanwhile, an Iran Health Ministry spokesman told Associated Press that the new coronavirus has killed 43 people amid 593 confirmed cases in the Islamic Republic. He urged people to stay away from mass gatherings and limit their travel. Iran has the world’s highest death toll outside of China, the epicenter of the outbreak. South Korea also reported 594 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, it’s biggest daily increase since the first infection was confirmed on January 20, taking its tally to 2,931 cases.