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Wuhan coronavirus: 75,000 in Wuhan infected, Italy declares state of emergency

Christian Fernsby |
More than 75,000 people, ten times the official tally of confirmed cases, have been infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan, ground zero of a global health emergency, according to research published today.

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"We estimate that 75,815 individuals have been infected in Wuhan as of January 25, 2020," a team led by Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong reported in The Lancet.

As of January 31, the Chinese government said the number of confirmed cases had risen above 9,700 for all of China, including 213 deaths.

The Italian government has declared a six month state of emergency after doctors confirmed two Chinese tourists had tested positive for coronavirus in the capital Rome.[break]

This move will allow local governments and municipalities to mobilize the resources needed more quickly and implement the measures required to contain the spread.

All flights to and from China have also been suspended until further notice at the request of health authorities.

The United Kingdom and Russia confirmed their first cases of the Chinese coronavirus on Friday, while the US and Japan advised citizens to avoid travelling to China.

Two patients in England, who are members of the same family, tested positive for virus, the government said. The patients are receiving specialist care in Newcastle.

In Russia, two Chinese nationals are being kept in isolation, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said. The Kremlin will weigh temporary curbs on work visas, and the country has closed the Mongolia-Russia border to Chinese nationals. Russia also said it was halting many flights with China.

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