China has quarantined cities and shut major tourist attractions as it battles to stop the coronavirus from spreading further. Public transport has been stopped in over 10 cities, with train stations shut.
Chinese health officials are optimistic as the number of new cases of COVID-19 has tentatively stabilized. Health experts think the disease could be less deadly, with many people only showing mild symptoms.
The German carmaker, which was expected to resume production on Monday, has cited supply-chain and logistical issues. The virus threatens to halve February car sales in China, the largest market for VW, BMW and Daimler.
The number of deaths and confirmed cases, though continuing to increase, is rising at a slower rate for the third day in a row. China's central bank is taking measures to stem the outbreak by disinfecting money.
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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