(Aljazeera) – The death toll from China’s coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 250, the government said on Saturday, as foreign nations tightened restrictions on travellers from China in response to the rapid spread of the illness.

At least 259 people have died and 11,791 people have been infected in China by the new coronavirus, according to new figures from China’s health officials, with thousands more suspected of having the virus, according to Chinese state media.

Most of the latest fatalities are from Hubei province, the capital of which – Wuhan – is the epicentre of the outbreak, but cases of infection have been reported in with more than 20 countries around the world.


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