China coronavirus cases pass 70,000 as WHO mission gets underway
18 February 2020 | 6:32 am
China coronavirus cases pass 70,000 as WHO mission gets underway. The death toll from the virus has now passed 1,700. WHO experts have arrived in Beijing to talk with their Chinese counterparts on how to deal with the outbreak.
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