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World News: Coronavirus cases outside China may be 'tip of the iceberg': WHO

Shivani Singh 6-7 minutes - Source: Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) - 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”. 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 Ta

The Coranavirus: Death Toll 362; Hong Kong Shuts Mainland Crossings: Virus Update

10-13 minutes - Source: Bloomberg Chinese officials are evaluating whether the target for economic growth this year should be softened, according to people familiar with the matter. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose past 360 and total confirmed cases reached almost 17,400. Global efforts to contain the spread escalated after the Philippines reported the first fatality outside China and the U.S. confirmed more infections. Trading resumed in China after the Lunar New Year holidays, with stocks plunging the most since 2015 as they caught up with declines elsewhere. U.S. equity futures rallied. Bloomberg is tracking the outbreak here . Key Developments: Hong Kong closing more checkpoints with mainland; medics strike China’s worst stock rout in years leaves 3,257 shares limit down China deaths at 361, with confirm