As deaths from the coronavirus top 800, China is stepping up its efforts to control the spread of infection. Most new cases and nearly all of the deaths are in Hubei province, where the virus was first discovered. Concerns persist outside China too.
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.
The French health minister has reported the first death from COVID-19 in Europe. It is thought to be the first death from the virus outside of Asia.
China's Hubei province has registered the highest-ever one-day total of infections and deaths from coronavirus following a change in how it counts cases. Authorities had been optimistic that infections had peaked.
China's Hubei province, the hardest hit, reported 103 dead, the highest single-day toll since the virus began to spread. The World Health Organization says the virus posed a "very grave threat" to the rest of the world.
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