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Police officers wearing masks are seen at at the Tiananmen Square, as the country is hit by an epidemic of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)

WHO declares coronavirus a global crisis; death toll mounts to 213

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 05:54 AM IST
The declaration was made as health officials in China said that the death toll from the outbreak has jumped to 213 across China with at least 42 new deaths reported from the most-affected central Chinese province of Hubei.
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An airport staff member uses a temperature gun to check people leaving Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, January 21, 2020(AP)
An airport staff member uses a temperature gun to check people leaving Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, January 21, 2020(AP)

Why it is important to tackle coronavirus now | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 06:21 AM IST
Like H1N1 , ebola, zika and polio, the new virus can wreck lives and economies
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