Coronavirus outbreak: special powers enacted in Italy after deaths – live news

Number of cases in north of the country jumps causing disruption to Milan fashion week and Serie A matches

What’s happening and where? The World Health Organization (WHO) is worried about the number of cases with no clear link – including those with no travel history to China or contact with a confirmed case.

However, the total number of cases outside China remains relatively small, WHO’s director general said on Saturday. It added that there have been more than 1,200 cases in 26 countries.

Iran has confirmed eight deaths from the the new coronavirus, with the number infected rising to 43.

Most of the infections have been in Qom. Health Minister Saeed Namaki urged people to avoid traveling to the city, a major site for Shi’ite pilgrims 120 km (75 miles) south of the capital Tehran.

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