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Factbox: the latest news on the spread of coronavirus in the world

(Reuters) – The new coronavirus now appears to be spreading much faster outside of China than inside, and airports in the affected countries have accelerated the screening of travelers.

A woman wearing a protective mask walks on a sidewalk in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 2, 2020. REUTERS / Willy Kurniawan

Mainland China has reported 125 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 80,151. The death toll reached 2,943 at the end of Monday, an increase of 31 over the previous day.

* The global death toll has exceeded 3,000 units, with the virus spreading to over 60 countries. The virus broke out in Wuhan late last year and has since infected more than 89,000 people, mainly in China, according to a Reuters count.

* Outside China, there are now over 8,700 infected and over 125 dead.

* The Chinese authorities have asked overseas Chinese to reconsider or minimize their travel plans as the number of imported viruses increases. Guangdong Province and Shanghai said they would require travelers from virus-affected countries to be quarantined for two weeks.

* Morocco, Andorra, Armenia, the Czech Republic, Iceland and Indonesia have confirmed their first cases.

* The president of South Korea declared war on coronavirus on Tuesday, ordering to make more hospital beds and more face masks available as the number of cases increased by 600, bringing the total infections to 4,812, while the total deaths rose to 34 .

* Australia will use a little-known biosecurity law to limit the movements of people suspected of having the virus, its attorney general said Tuesday as the country’s confirmed cases increased to 38.

* Six people in the Seattle area died of diseases caused by the virus, prompting health officials to plan new containment measures, ranging from possible school closings to temporary quarantine housing for mildly ill homeless patients.

Florida on Monday confirmed that two suspected coronavirus cases were positive. One patient had recently traveled to Italy, while the other had no relevant travel history.

* Pakistan reported a new coronavirus case, bringing the total to five in the South Asian nation since last week, while neighboring India reported three more cases on Monday, including an Italian citizen.

* Germany on Monday confirmed at least 28 new cases, bringing the number of infections to 157 from 129 on Sunday.

* Iran, one of the hardest hit nations, has reported rising infections to 1,501, with 66 dead, including a senior official.

* The death toll in Italy rose to 52 on Monday from 34 the day before and the total number of confirmed cases in the most affected country in Europe exceeded 2,000.

Confirmed cases in Spain rose to around 120 on Monday from 81 on the previous day, said a health official.

* Major concerts and events in the UAE have been canceled or postponed.

* Britain is not planning to cancel mass gatherings or major sporting events because of concerns about the coronavirus, said Health Minister Matt Hancock.

Global stocks and oil prices have extended their rebound on rising speculation policies around the world that would move to alleviate the economic consequences of coronavirus.

Compiled by Milla Nissi, Sarah Morland, Shailesh Kuber and Uttaresh.V; Editing by Tomasz Janowski

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