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Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six, infects nearly 300
Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six, infects nearly 300
World NewsJan 21, 2020
BEIJING -- Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six and the number of cases jumped to almost 300, raising concerns in the middle of a major holiday travel rush.Nations across the Asia-Pacific region stepped up checks of passengers at airports to detect the SARS-like coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Fears of a bigger outbreak rose after a prominent expert from China's National Healt