G7 Health ministers to discuss coronavirus on Monday - Italy


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  • Monday, 03 Feb 2020

A women and her children wearing facemasks during their outing at a park in Seoul on Monday (Feb 3). The number of deaths in China from the coronavirus disease, which emerged in Wuhan city in the central Chinese province of Hubei in December, has risen to 362, as of Monday, up 57 from the previous weekend. - Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Health ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nations will discuss the new coronavirus in a teleconference call on Monday, the Italian health ministry said.

The number of deaths in China from the newly identified virus, which emerged in Wuhan city in the central Chinese province of Hubei in December, has risen to 361, as of Sunday, up 57 from the previous day.

The G7 call is scheduled for 1400 GMT, the health ministry said. The G7 comprises the United States, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Japan and Italy.

(Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni and Angelo Amante; Editing by Crispian Balmer)


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