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Fears grow as coronavirus outbreaks spread beyond China

An employee from a disinfection service company sanitizes the floor of a traditional market in Seoul, South Korea, February 24. Fears grew that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.   





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An employee from a disinfection service company sanitizes the floor of a traditional market in Seoul, South Korea, February 24. Fears grew that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for...more

An employee from a disinfection service company sanitizes the floor of a traditional market in Seoul, South Korea, February 24. Fears grew that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Employees from a disinfection service company sanitize the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, February 25. The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea rose to 893 on Tuesday, as health authorities said they plan to test potentially more than 200,000 members of a church at the epicenter of the outbreak.    Yonhap via REUTERS

Employees from a disinfection service company sanitize the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, February 25. The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea rose to 893 on Tuesday, as health authorities said they plan to test potentially more than...more

Employees from a disinfection service company sanitize the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, February 25. The number of coronavirus cases in South Korea rose to 893 on Tuesday, as health authorities said they plan to test potentially more than 200,000 members of a church at the epicenter of the outbreak. Yonhap via REUTERS
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Ambulances transporting confirmed coronavirus patients arrive at a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, February 23. 

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Ambulances transporting confirmed coronavirus patients arrive at a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, February 23. Yonhap via REUTERS

Ambulances transporting confirmed coronavirus patients arrive at a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, February 23. Yonhap via REUTERS
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People line up at a supermarket outside the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

People line up at a supermarket outside the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

People line up at a supermarket outside the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Iraqi children wear protective masks as they walk near a religious school where the first coronavirus case was detected, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, February 24.   REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Iraqi children wear protective masks as they walk near a religious school where the first coronavirus case was detected, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, February 24. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Iraqi children wear protective masks as they walk near a religious school where the first coronavirus case was detected, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, February 24. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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Empty shelves are seen at a supermarket, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Empty shelves are seen at a supermarket, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Empty shelves are seen at a supermarket, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A masked carnival reveller wears a protective face mask at the Venice Carnival, which has been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, February 23.  
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A masked carnival reveller wears a protective face mask at the Venice Carnival, which has been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A masked carnival reveller wears a protective face mask at the Venice Carnival, which has been cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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People wearing protective masks are seen at the Ueno park, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Tokyo, Japan, February 23. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing protective masks are seen at the Ueno park, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Tokyo, Japan, February 23. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing protective masks are seen at the Ueno park, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Tokyo, Japan, February 23. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A man stands outside the San Siro stadium after the Inter Milan v Sampdoria Serie A match was cancelled due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in Lombardy and Veneto, in Milan, Italy, February 23.  REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

A man stands outside the San Siro stadium after the Inter Milan v Sampdoria Serie A match was cancelled due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in Lombardy and Veneto, in Milan, Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

A man stands outside the San Siro stadium after the Inter Milan v Sampdoria Serie A match was cancelled due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in Lombardy and Veneto, in Milan, Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
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A woman is taken into an ambulance amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, February 22.    
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A woman is taken into an ambulance amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, February 22. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A woman is taken into an ambulance amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, February 22. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Carabinieri officers patrol outside the town of Castiglione D'Adda, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Italy, February 23.    
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Carabinieri officers patrol outside the town of Castiglione D'Adda, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Carabinieri officers patrol outside the town of Castiglione D'Adda, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A woman wearing a mask to prevent the coronavirus is reflected in the mirrors, in Seoul, South Korea, February 24.  
  REUTERS/Heo Ran

A woman wearing a mask to prevent the coronavirus is reflected in the mirrors, in Seoul, South Korea, February 24. REUTERS/Heo Ran

A woman wearing a mask to prevent the coronavirus is reflected in the mirrors, in Seoul, South Korea, February 24. REUTERS/Heo Ran
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A man wearing a face mask drives past members of the Guardia di Finanza, amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, February 24.  
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A man wearing a face mask drives past members of the Guardia di Finanza, amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

A man wearing a face mask drives past members of the Guardia di Finanza, amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, in Casalpusterlengo, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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The new Olympic National Stadium is seen as people wearing protective masks are reflected at the Shibuya sky observation deck, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan, February 24.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The new Olympic National Stadium is seen as people wearing protective masks are reflected at the Shibuya sky observation deck, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan, February 24. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The new Olympic National Stadium is seen as people wearing protective masks are reflected at the Shibuya sky observation deck, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan, February 24. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A worker wearing a face mask is pictured at a supermarket in the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A worker wearing a face mask is pictured at a supermarket in the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A worker wearing a face mask is pictured at a supermarket in the town of Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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A ground staff member of Vietnam Airlines and passengers wearing protective mask, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, wait for boarding at the Danang airport in Danang city, Vietnam, February 23.    REUTERS/Kham

A ground staff member of Vietnam Airlines and passengers wearing protective mask, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, wait for boarding at the Danang airport in Danang city, Vietnam, February 23. REUTERS/Kham

A ground staff member of Vietnam Airlines and passengers wearing protective mask, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, wait for boarding at the Danang airport in Danang city, Vietnam, February 23. REUTERS/Kham
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Iraqi people wear protective masks, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, February 23.   REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Iraqi people wear protective masks, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, February 23. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Iraqi people wear protective masks, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Najaf, Iraq, February 23. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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A police officer wearing a protective face mask stands next to a masked carnival reveller at Venice Carnival, which was cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, February 23.     REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A police officer wearing a protective face mask stands next to a masked carnival reveller at Venice Carnival, which was cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A police officer wearing a protective face mask stands next to a masked carnival reveller at Venice Carnival, which was cancelled because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy, February 23. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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People wearing protective masks are seen at the Shibuya shopping district, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan, February 24.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing protective masks are seen at the Shibuya shopping district, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan, February 24. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

People wearing protective masks are seen at the Shibuya shopping district, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in Tokyo, Japan, February 24. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A street vendor sells face masks outside the central railway station, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A street vendor sells face masks outside the central railway station, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A street vendor sells face masks outside the central railway station, after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy, February 24. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Christian faithful wearing masks to prevent contacting coronavirus pray during a service in Seoul, South Korea, February 23. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Christian faithful wearing masks to prevent contacting coronavirus pray during a service in Seoul, South Korea, February 23. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Christian faithful wearing masks to prevent contacting coronavirus pray during a service in Seoul, South Korea, February 23. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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