29 March 2020,   06:09
China says death toll from coronavirus rises to 106

The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak has climbed to 106.

Some 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions by the end of Monday, said the National Health Commission.

The virus, which originated in Wuhan city, has spread across 30 provinces in the country.

Tens of cases have been reported in Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, France, Malaysia, Australia and Vietnam.