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Hong Kong reports its first China coronavirus death, risk sentiment remains tepid

After Philippines reported its first coronavirus death on Monday, Hong Kong is said to have confirmed the first death there.

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) Head Tedros again playdown rising risks from China’s coronavirus, reiterating that there is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade.

Meanwhile, the death toll in China rose on Tuesday by a new daily record to more than 420, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC). All of the new deaths were in central Hubei province, the epicenter of the virus outbreak.

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