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Coronavirus news – live: Foreign Office warns against ‘all but essential travel’ to China as almost 100 tested for deadly disease in UK

Samuel Osborne, Chiara Giordano
REUTERS

The death toll from the coronavirus spreading across China has risen to at least 106, as the United States and other countries prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at the centre of the outbreak.

Some 17 cities with more than 50 million people have been placed on lockdown, as the number of cases surged to 4,515 on Monday from 2,835 the previous day. Cases have also been confirmed in Germany, the United States, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Canada, Australia and Sri Lanka.

British ministers have said they are working to get Britons out of Hubei province in China, with Boris Johnson insisting the government is doing “everything we can”.

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