CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK
Written by thereachfm on January 27, 2020
The number of people killed in China by the corona virus has risen to 80, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill.
The national New Year holiday has been extended by three days in an attempt to contain the spread.
On Monday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and centre of the outbreak.
The number of deaths in Hubei province has climbed from 56 to 76, with four deaths elsewhere.
Wuhan is in lockdown and several other cities have imposed travel bans.
The overall number of confirmed cases in China is 2,744.