Updated: February 18, 2020 2:21:21 pm
Coronavirus Outbreak Update: The death toll due to coronavirus climbed to 1,868 in China on Tuesday as 98 more people died while the total number of confirmed cases jumped to 72,436, AP reported. Out of the 98 deaths reported on Tuesday, 93 were reported from Hubei Province, the epicentre of the virus, three from Henan, and one each from Hebei and Hunan, said the National Health Commission.
Hubei reported 1,807 new confirmed cases, taking the total number of such cases to 59,989 in the province. Another 1,432 new suspected cases were reported from the rest of China.
China virus outbreak threatens global drug supplies: European business group
The world’s pharmacies may face a shortage of antibiotics and other drugs if supply problems from China’s coronavirus outbreak cannot soon be resolved, the head of a European business group in China warned on Tuesday.
EU Chamber of Commerce President Joerg Wuttke added that Beijing was making supply chain problems worse with a mandatory quarantine of arrivals from abroad as it battles the virus, which has killed more than 1,800 Chinese mainly in the central province of…