The new sign for Biohazard

The latest scary new virus that has captured the world’s horrified attention, caused a lockdown of 56 million people in China, disrupted travel plans around the globe and sparked a frantic chase after medical masks in Wuhan, Hubei Province. (NYtimes)

The health commission of China’s Hubei province said on Tuesday that 100 people had died from the virus as of Jan. 27, according to an online statement, up from the previous toll of 76, with the number of confirmed cases in the province having risen to 2,714. (France24)

This has caused global stocks to fall, oil prices to hit three-month lows, and China’s yuan to dip to its weakest level in 2020 as investors fretted about damage to the world’s second-biggest economy from travel bans and the Lunar New Year holiday, which China extended in a bid to keep people at home…

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