Coronavirus Update: Korea Cases Top 2,000; Nigeria Confirms Infection

Coronavirus cases confirmed in South Korea has crossed 2,000. Japan is closing schools to limit the spread of the outbreak. New cases continue to appear outside of China with New Zealand and Lithuania reporting their first infections.

Nigeria confirmed its first case, the first reported in sub-Saharan Africa.

U.S. health authorities moved to greatly expand the number of people who will be tested, adding travelers from several new countries and people with unexplained, severe respiratory illnesses.

California is monitoring 8,400 people for signs of the virus after they traveled to Asia. The virus has spread “very slowly” in the U.S., President Donald Trump said in a tweet.

Confirmed cases worldwide pass 83,000; global deaths more than 2,800. China death toll at 2,788, up 44; cases climb to 78,824, up 327.

South Korea confirms 256 more cases, bringing total to 2,022. Singapore emerges as litmus test for coronavirus containment. Hong Kong dog found to have ‘low level’ of virus. Coronavirus crisis seeds chaos in Washington and on Wall Street.

Source: Bloomberg News

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