World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, experts say

Original article by Angela Giuffrida, Patrick Wintour, Sam Jones
The Guardian – Page: Online : 24-Feb-20

The global death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 2,470, and more than 78,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness. There have been 2,444 confirmed deaths in China, while the number of fatalities in other countries is rising; there have now been eight deaths in Iran, six in South Korea and three in Italy. South Korea has raised its alert on the coronavirus to the highest level, while coronavirus expert Paul Hunter of the University of East Anglia has warned that time is running out to avert a global pandemic.


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