WHO: Coronavirus cases outside China may be "tip of the iceberg"
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  • 16:58 10 February 2020

WHO: Coronavirus cases outside China may be "tip of the iceberg"

People across China trickled back to work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization said the number of cases outside China could be just “the tip of the iceberg”, ONA reports citing Reuters.

The death toll from the epidemic rose to 908, all but two in mainland China, on Sunday as 97 more fatalities were recorded - the largest number in a single day since the outbreak was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.

The Diamond Princess cruise ship with 3,700 passengers and crew onboard remained quarantined in the Japanese port of Yokohama, with 65 more cases detected, taking the number of confirmed case from the Carnival Corp-owned vessel to 135.

Stocks and oil fell in global markets on concerns about the impact of the closure of factories in the world’s second-largest economy on supply chains for companies from Taiwan’s iPhone-maker Foxconn to carmakers Kia Motors and Nissana.

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