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Coronavirus: First death outside China reported in Philippines

Coronavirus: First death outside China reported in Philippines
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Sunday, 02 February, 2020, 10:55

A man has died of the coronavirus in the Philippines in the virus's first confirmed fatality outside China.

The patient was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan, in Hubei province, where the virus was first detected.

He appeared to have been infected before arriving in the Philippines, the World Health Organization said.

More than 300 people have died in the outbreak so far, the vast majority from Hubei, and more than 14,000 people have been infected.

The US, Australia and an increasing number of other countries have barred the arrival of foreigners from China and are requiring their own citizens to undergo quarantine.