Reports: Novel Coronavirus death toll crosses 100 mark

 

Novel Coronavirus has claimed the lives of up to 106 people, with new infections now recorded at 1,771, according to media reports.

It was also reported on Tuesday that Chinese authorities have closed off almost 20 cities amid efforts to contain the virus.

According to Al Jazeera, Germany has become the second European country, after France, to confirm its first case of coronavirus.

World Health Organisation’s latest update – published on Monday – shows that the novel coronavirus has spread to 11 countries – with 37 confirmed cases – outside China, where it was first confirmed last month. 

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