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Coronavirus cases spike as China sacks senior officials

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CNN features a quick roundup of the latest coronavirus developments for those who are just joining their coverage:

 

The first deadly case in Japan

Japan has recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus, a woman in her 80s who was not on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is quarantined in Yokohama port.

 

About the Diamond Princess

Passengers on board the ship have been told that the situation is “very dynamic,” but some vulnerable individuals may be allowed to disembark before the ongoing quarantine is scheduled to end on February 19.

 

Xenophobia in the UK

University students across the UK have criticized xenophobia against Asian students following multiple incidents involving discrimination related to the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Politics in China

China has replaced key Communist Party officials as the situation in the country shows no sign of improvement.

 

Effects on business

Experts predict that the outbreak will cause global oil demand to shrink for the first time in a decade, and Nissan has revealed worries over a shortage of parts as the coronavirus threatens the global auto industry.

 

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