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CBS News 30 Jan 2020

How residents in China are dealing with the deadly coronavirus outbreak


About 99% of all coronavirus cases so far are in China. CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio joined CBSN AM from Bejing with a look at how residents are dealing with the viral outbreak.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to step up their response to the coronavirus, as the global death toll passes 6,500.
The head of the WHO is imploring governments to test far more people with suspected cases of COVID-19.
The European Union is considering banning all but essential foreign travel to the bloc for thirty days. Despite Brexit, this will not include the United Kingdom.
The British government, which has been under pressure to toughen its approach, is now asking Britons to avoid non-essential travel. And in the last half hour, Canada has issued the same advice to its residents.
There are mounting concerns the pandemic will cause a global recession. It has been another torrid day on the markets. Stocks plunged around the world, despite a coordinated effort by central banks to protect growth and jobs.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker begins our coverage with a look at the situation around Europe.
As more nations ask their citizens to stay at home and practice social distancing, street vendors in Colombia are going broke. Their business depends of personal contact with their customers. Here's what some are saying about the pandemic's impact.
The largest coronavirus outbreak outside mainland China is not in a country, but on a cruise ship.

It's been more than a week since the Diamond Princess went into lockdown, after a previous passenger tested positive for the virus after disembarking.

With almost 500 out of 3,700 people on board tested, 174 people have now tested positive for coronavirus. Those still on board are in quarantine for another week.

But it's not just the Diamond Princess.
Financial expert Ted Jenkin says people should stock up on financial reserves rather than food and toiletries during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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