More than 2,000 now infected with coronavirus; 56 dead in China

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By Samuel Shen and David Stanway

SHANGHAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – More than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority of them in  China , where 56 people have died from the disease, according to figures released on Sunday.

President Xi Jinping said during a politburo meeting on Saturday that  China  was facing a “grave situation”, as health authorities around the world scrambled to prevent a pandemic.

The virus, believed to have originated late last year in a seafood market in the central...


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