(Reuters) – Here are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak:
*China reported 108 more deaths on Tuesday, taking the total toll in the country to 1,016.
*There were 2,478 new confirmed cases on the mainland on Feb. 10, down from 3,062 on the previous day, bringing the total to 42,638, the National Health Commission said.
*China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, reported 2,097 new cases and 103 new deaths on Feb. 10, the local health authority said.
*There are 319 cases in 24 other countries and territories, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Chinese health officials.
*Hubei province has dismissed the Communist Party boss and a director of the provincial health commission amid widespread public criticism of the authorities handling of the epidemic.
*The 13th case of the coronavirus in the United States was detected in California in a person under federal quarantine after returning from Wuhan, China, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.
*Four people evacuated from a residential building in Hong Kong where a man and a woman confirmed with coronavirus lived have showed symptoms of the flu-like virus, a government official said.
*Vietnam’s health ministry confirmed another case of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing its total to 15.
*Thailand on Tuesday barred passengers from Holland America’s cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, the latest country to turn it away amid fears of the coronavirus despite no confirmed infections aboard.
*Asian share markets followed Wall Street higher even as doubts grew about how quickly China’s factories could get back to work given that the coronavirus continues to spread and deaths mount. [MKTS/GLOB]
*The WHO said 168 labs globally have the right technology to diagnose the virus.
*The World Bank is offering technical assistance to China to help battle the epidemic but no new loans, the development lender’s president, David Malpass, said.
*The virus outbreak could trim China’s full-year economic growth rate by as much as 1 percentage point in 2020, a senior member of a Chinese government think tank said.
*Britain has declared the coronavirus a serious and imminent threat to public health.
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